Doctor Who: the Curse of Fenric

Doctor Who: the Curse of Fenric

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Director: Nicholas Mallett, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Alfred Lynch

Cast: Nicholas Mallett, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Alfred Lynch

     
 
Considered by many to be the greatest cult television series of all time, Doctor Who consisted of story arcs that would last anywhere from two to seven episodes. One of those arcs, The Curse of Fenric, is presented in full on this release. The show is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby

Overview

Considered by many to be the greatest cult television series of all time, Doctor Who consisted of story arcs that would last anywhere from two to seven episodes. One of those arcs, The Curse of Fenric, is presented in full on this release. The show is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. and English subtitles are accessible. The plentiful supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by a variety of the actors, two making-of featurettes, a panel discussion held at a science-fiction convention, interviews with screenwriter Ian Briggs and costume designer Ken Trew, and a credit-free rendition of the opening sequence. This is an excellent disc that is practically a must-own for fans of the show.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0794051199324
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Special edition - A new movie-length version featuring extra footage, new CGI effects, and a remixed soundtrack in Dolby 5.1; Commentary by actors Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, and Nicholas Parsons; Music-only option; Nebula 90 convention panel; "Take Two" behind-the-scenes report; Modeling the dead; Claws and effects; "Shattering the Chains": Interview with screenwriter Ian Briggs; Interview with costume designer Ken Trew; "Recutting the Runes": DVD production featurette; Production note option; Photo gallery; Easter eggs; Clean title sequences

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Chapter 1 [3:42]
2. Chapter 2 [4:36]
3. Chapter 3 [7:13]
4. Chapter 4 [5:18]
5. Chapter 5 [2:23]
6. Chapter 6 [1:11]
1. Chapter 1 [3:45]
2. Chapter 2 [6:36]
3. Chapter 3 [5:20]
4. Chapter 4 [4:09]
5. Chapter 5 [3:06]
6. Chapter 6 [1:12]
1. Chapter 1 [4:51]
2. Chapter 2 [5:02]
3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
4. Chapter 4 [5:51]
5. Chapter 5 [3:03]
6. Chapter 6 [1:12]
1. Chapter 1 [4:33]
2. Chapter 2 [4:33]
3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
4. Chapter 4 [3:23]
5. Chapter 5 [6:25]
6. Chapter 6 [1:14]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Chapter 1 [4:51]
2. Chapter 2 [3:30]
3. Chapter 3 [1:58]
4. Chapter 4 [3:35]
5. Chapter 5 [5:10]
6. Chapter 6 [3:27]
7. Chapter 7 [4:10]
8. Chapter 8 [4:24]
9. Chapter 9 [6:25]
10. Chapter 10 [4:27]
11. Chapter 11 [4:35]
12. Chapter 12 [6:11]
13. Chapter 13 [1:40]
14. Chapter 14 [2:34]
15. Chapter 15 [4:46]
16. Chapter 16 [4:37]
17. Chapter 17 [4:21]
18. Chapter 18 [4:49]
19. Chapter 19 [4:14]
20. Chapter 20 [5:00]
21. Chapter 21 [5:46]
22. Chapter 22 [4:27]
23. Chapter 23 [5:41]
24. Chapter 24 [1:27]

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must admit, I had never watched an episode of Doctor Who before the series was revived in 2005. I relished this reincarnation of the series, however, and soon set out on a mission to see as many episodes as I could. Initially, I had to slightly alter my standards as to what I could expect from the old series in terms of production values, but the charm of the actors and the screenplays eventually won me over. This episode is one of the few that I think actually holds up when compared with the new series. After exposure to all ten incarnations of the Doctor, I must confess a certain fondness for Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, not least because of his wonderful, father-like bond with companion Ace. Their chemistry often saves the show. More than that, however, I enjoy his darker take on the role. He abhorred violence of any kind (an admirable trait), but would often manipulate and play mind games with those he encountered. I liked the edge this brought to the character. This episode, with its ponderings on the justification of war and the idea of absolute faith, stands as quite strong. However, what makes me love this episode so much does ultimately fall back on the Doctor and Ace. I love the way in which their relationship develops. Their bond is constantly tested, and they play that aspect with such believability that the viewer cannot help but emotionally invest. Anyone who watches the new series and finds themselves affectionate for the Rose and Martha type companions, have Ace to thank.Her strength and development came as quite the relief after several flat companions. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, as the less you know going in the better, but the ending works beautifully and the ideas the episode hopes to convey work quite well. The cast is one of the better casts seen on Doctor Who, and the touches of humor compliment the show rather than detract from it. In short, pick this episode up if you wanna see the beginning foundations of the new series, or the heights of the which the original was capable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago