Doctor Who fans who have been particularly good will be hoping Santa brings them one of these limited edition DVD boxsets when he makes his annual trip next month.
Spanning eight discs and with an epic running time the Davros Collection contains 12 television and audio stories featuring the creator of the Daleks plus a wealth of extras.
The television stories consist of previously released stories Genesis of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks plus a new Special Edition of the previously released Remembrance of the Daleks and the Tom Baker story Destiny of the Daleks which is also released separately this month.
The re-released Remembrance of the Daleks has a number of fixed effects which were missing from the original release and includes two Beatles tracks in the soundtrack which were used on original transmission but previously unclearable for DVD release.
The audio stories are part of the BBC licensed Doctor Who range from Big Finish, the titles here are Davros, The Juggernauts, Terror Firma, the I, Davros collection (a 4-part mini-series ) and The Davros Mission which has been recorded especially for this set.
The audios are superb, each is a full cast radio-style drama with sound effects and music. Cleverly plotted and well paced they fully deserve their place in the affections of Doctor Who fans. Now with the series once again winning audiences on TV it’s easy to forget that only a few years ago the Big Finish range was the only new Doctor Who being made.
There’s also a special documentary – Davros Connections – which places all the included stories in chronological order to tell the biography of the character. Contributors include actors David Gooderson who played Davros in Destiny of the Daleks and Terry Molloy who took over the part from Resurrection of the Daleks onwards and also stars in the audio adventures.
Whilst the �99.99 asking price (expect to pay less at most online retailers) might initially seem steep the set’s actually excellent value for money – bought separately the just audio adventures would set you back almost �80.00
As such it’s a great buy for newer fans or long term followers of the show with gaps in their collection.
Doctor Who: Complete Davros Collection is released on BBC DVD on November 26th