of the Cybermen DVD
Well, after a few years I have finally got round to watching
the complete serial of Tomb of the Cybermen.
Sadly, I've had the VHS copy for a number of years but never
got past episode two without switching it off....don't ask
why but for a few years I never really liked this story.
I pre-ordered my copy from an internet company and eagerly awaited
it's arrival...strange really, why eagerly when I could just switch
on the VCR?? Anyway, the review:
Well, the DVD doesn't actually make the story what it is but
it does add to the treasures.
Superb acting from all the cast
I feel in this Patrick Troughton romp
from the sixties with
some excellent sets and cybermen costume,
a friend of mine actually
owns one of the original cybermen suits,
A well paced four-parter with some great cliffhangers and I feel
good that the cybermen are not actually brought in in the
scenes of the first episode like in subsequent stories...
. Behind the Scenes at the BBC Visual Effects Department:
Splendid 5 minute nosey into the chaps that made the
monsters and BEMs that made the programme what it is....Cybermats.
.Commentry by Frazer Hines and Debbie Watling:
and Watling provide a running commmentry which you can turn on
or off while watching the story commenting on memories from the
floor and other tidbits!
. Intro by director, Morris Barry:
From the original VHS
release Morris Barry, the director of Tomb talks
Never seen before footage of the cast
and crew of Tomb reunited for the
first time in 1992 discussing
the production of Tomb!
.Unused title sequences and 8mm Cine footage:
title sequences, not to mention the last moments of Evil
-Rare shots including some never before published!
Mark out of Ten : 9/10