|Two new classic Doctor Who DVD releases have been announced for North America in July, featuring the last complete Patrick Troughton story from 1969 and Jon Pertwee’s final Dalek story from 1974.
Season 6’s The Krotons is one of only six complete Patrick Troughton stories known to exist. While not looked at fondly by many fans, it does feature the Who debuts of writer Robert Holmes and actor Philip Madoc. The extra features on the DVD release are anchored by the keenly anticipated documentary “Second Time Around: The Troughton Years”, a 52-minute retrospective of the Second Doctor era, produced by Ed Stradling.
Smack dab in the middle of Season 11 is Death to the Daleks, which sees the Third Doctor meeting the Daleks for the last time, and Sarah Jane Smith encountering them for the very first time. A unique element of the production of this story is that a large amount of behind-the-scenes studio footage exists, and it is this footage that forms the basis of much of the extra features on the DVD.
Both releases, coming to store shelves on July 10, will each be single disc sets and carry an MSRP of $24.98. More details about these releases can be found at TVShowsOnDVD.com.
Update: Full cover art for both releases is now available. Click on the artwork for either of these titles for a larger version.
I love the cover art for both! However the Doctor Who logo on the covers looks lower than normal. Also, I see the 2/Entertain logo is now gone 😥 I’m just glad “BBC Worldwide’s Consumer Products division” didn’t change the look… other then the logo being down too far.