Thursday, 25 April 2013

Don't buy this DVD...

... not unless you are either stupid or have more money than you know what to do with (and even then you would be a bit thick with it).
I thought the lack of confirmation had consigned this misbegotten release to the rubbish tip - but sadly not.
The Tenth Planet is indeed going to be released as part of an expensive box set months before being issued on its own.
The other stories with it are The War Games, The Planet of the Spiders, Logopolis, The Caves of Androzani, Time and the Rani, The Movie, Bad Wolf / Parting of the Ways and The End of Time I & II.
As I said in an earlier post, if you were going to buy this as a new fan who hasn't been collecting classic DVD's, you will need to buy Logopolis again in order to get The Keeper of Traken and Castrovalava.
Both The Caves of Androzani and The Movie have been released twice already.
Time and the Rani is just crap and hardly worth buying once, let alone a second time.

This cynical release really annoys me. It is simply a money grubbing exercise, cashing in on the 50th Anniversary and a sign of desperation as they run out of new releases to flog.
All they're really doing is selling The Tenth Planet to the gullible for £45 a throw.
Use your intelligence and ignore this box set. The stand-alone release of The Tenth Planet will be only a couple of months away.

Update: this doesn't even have the extras which were released along with a couple of these stories. It's only a six disc set. Yet another reason why you'll have to buy these releases again if you don't already own them, and why you shouldn't waste money on this.

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