September 2012 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

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The first DVD release for September has been announced for North America, to wit the last complete William Hartnell serial yet to be made available on shiny disc.

Planet of Giants, which led off Season 2 in 1964, was originally a four-part story before the decision was made to edit together the final two installments in order to make the action flow a little better. An audio reconstruction of the original fourth episode, entitled “The Urge to Live”, will be presented on the DVD as an extra featuring the vocal talents of William Russell and Carole Ann Ford. The DVD comes out on September 11.

Update: As expected, Warner has now announced the release of the 2-disc Vengeance on Varos Special Edition for release on the same day. The Revisitations version of Vengeance on Varos is the first such title to be released in the UK outside of a box set, and we expect all further Revisitations titles (such as Inferno and Ark in Space) to be released separately in the UK as they always have been in North America.

Planet of Giants is a single disc release with an SRP of $24.98 while Vengeance on Varos will carry a $34.98 SRP. More details about these releases, including extras, can be found at TVShowsOnDVD.com. Click the cover art for larger versions.

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