Friday, 28 June 2013

"The Green Death" - Special Edition DVD Contents

The cover art and content details for the forthcoming Special Edition release of "The Green Death" have been revealed.  "The Green Death" is a cracking story - and its "green" ideology is just as relevant today.  It'll make you'll make you cry - and this Special Edition is packed full of maggoty goodness:

Story Synopsis:

When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it’s not long before the Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots…

Disc 1 Contents:
  • 6 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio
  • Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
  • Bonus commentary with actors Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy), moderated by Toby Hadoke (episodes 3 – 5); and with actress Katy Manning and writer Russell T Davies (episode 6). 
Disc 2 Contents:
  • The One With the Maggots - Cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Global Conspiracy? - A spoof investigative report looks at the strange happenings in the village of Llanfairfach.
  • Visual Effects - An interview with the story’s visual effects designer, Colin Mapson.
  • Robert Sloman Interview
  • Stewart Bevan Interview
  • Wales Today - Two pieces from the BBC Wales news programme – a mute 1973 film insert from the filming of The Green Death, and a 1994 item with Jon Pertwee opening the new country park that was built on the site of the colliery used in the story.
  • Doctor Forever – The Unquiet Dead - In this unique interview, new series creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about the genesis of Doctor Who’s rebirth on television in 2005.
  • What Katy Did Next - A look at Serendipity, the TV series that Katy Manning presented after leaving Doctor Who.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures – Death of the Doctor - This two-part story from 2010 sees Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant and a guest appearance by Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Optional Commentary with actress Katy Manning and series creator Russell T Davies. 
  • Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
  • Programme subtitles
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Easter Eggs
  • Coming soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
"The Green Death" - Special Edition DVD is released in the UK on 5 August 2013 and is available to pre-order from the BBC Shop and Amazon (UK).  The DVD will be released in the US and Canada on 13 August 2013.