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Doctor Who: Paradise Towers

Sylvester McCoy , Bonnie Langford , Nicholas Mallett    Unrated   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Build High For Happiness! Feb. 15 2004
Format:VHS Tape
"Welcome to Paradise Towers, which will be your new home for a good few years to come. Some of you will understandably feel nervous at leaving everything you know for a strange new environment. However, we believe once you've tasted the Paradise Towers experience you won't want to change it for any other. Our motto is Build High For Happiness." --prospectus of Paradise Towers. Additional prospectus follows:
Ground level: the main materials for this story is J.G. Ballard's High Rise, with supporting structures Monty Python's Architect Sketch, Lord of the Flies, and A Clockwork Orange. However, include a wandering Time Lord and his red-haired companion Mel, the former who wants to explore, the latter who wants to enjoy the swimming pool at the top of the 304 story building, only to find the Towers littered and graffitied.
Level 42: Now, meet the Kangs, Red Kangs, who are a gang of crossbow wielding, graffiti-spraying girls in red outfits and rinsed red hair, led by Bin Liner and Fire Escape, who take to the Doctor's "ice hot" clothes, but not to Mel. And to stir things up a bit later, some Blue Kangs, who are a gang of crossbow-wielding, graffiti-spraying girls in blue outfits and... you get the idea. Unfortunately, we only see one Yellow Kang, who like many others in this story, become, in a phrase used by the Kangs, "taken to the cleaners" or "made unalive." Some of their lingo seems taken from Orwell's Newspeak from 1984.
Level 68: Here, we have the Caretakers, the authority wearing Fascist Germany-style grey uniforms who are after the "wall scrawlers" or Kangs. Their officious bureaucratic-ness will make the most hidebound Dickensian clerk blush with shame. However, some of the Caretakers are being "made unalive" as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Red Kangs, Red Kangs, Red Kangs' the Best!!! Feb. 1 2004
By Jon
Format:VHS Tape
I love this film. It is really neat that the people in Paradise Towers have lived there all of their lives. With acceptions to the elderly people; who used to live on earth, all of them are being ruled by an Villianous evil robot that lives at the bottom of the building.
It is up to the Doctor to destroy the evil robot that rules the tower. The robot has so many enemies around, especially those garbage collecting machines, that roam around killing people.
There is even three girl gangs that themsleves "Kangs". There is the red, blue and yellow. The yellow Kangs were killed off by the Villian's army, so the only Kangs left are the red and blues. They both hlep to destroy the Villian and save Paradies Towers, before they all die.
This video is pure fun, and is a must have for all, Sylvestor McCoy fans. I love his sidekick, she is so cool. You've got to have this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST Dr. Who Episode Ever! Jan. 8 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This is the best episode of Dr. Who ever made. It's a bit silly and weird, but is so much fun to watch. Before I saw this episode, I had never really cared for Dr. Who all that much. Whenever my brother watched it I would halfheartedly watch it just to keep him company, but I became a fan after viewing this episode. This is a good episode for viewers new to Dr. Who to watch because it is easy to understand and it doesn't take itself too seriously. Plus, it has a cool 80's feel that is impossible not to love. Before you give up on Dr. Who, try Paradise Towers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This episode is FANTASTIC FUN Oct. 22 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Watching this takes me back to high school when it first aired. Sure the story is goofy as is the acting, but it is fun entertainment. The New doctor series goes from the FIRST Episode "Time and the Rani" which is a serious story to this lighthearted and silly one which explores more of the NEW doctors personality. There is a darkside though... Watch out for old ladies drinking tea...
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2.0 out of 5 stars "Nothing is as it appears.Like me ." --The Doctor Feb. 14 2003
By S.D.S
Format:VHS Tape
I wont bore anyone with the plot. This is just plain silly and bad. Typical of the Sylvester McCoy era. BAD BAD BAD writing. McCoy ofcourse puts in a great performance in a silly story. Ashame the show had no budget at this time to hire decent writers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Très bon service et produit.
Gabriel Daniel
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