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Doctor Who: The Caves Of Androzani


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  • Format: Special Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Feb. 14 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005SH62X4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,095 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jason Bachand on May 11 2003
Format: DVD
Caves of Androzani was a high point for Doctor Who in many ways. First and foremost, it marked the peak of the series audience viewing and appreciation figures for the next five years - it was all downhill from here. More importantly, it was arguably the last ambitious and creative story that would be broadcast before the series degenerated into pantomime. The stark contrast between the gripping, emotional story in this episode and the sheer lunacy of Colin Baker's premier, The Twin Dilemma is impossible to ignore.
The scripting, pacing, and performances in this episode are simply brilliant. Peter Davison turns out the best performance of his time, skillfully balancing the Doctor's struggle for his own life with his unwavering impulse to protect the innocent. Superior production values and direction create gritty, edge-of- your seat drama throughout.
With the obligatory extras and the excellent remastering courtesy of The Doctor Who Restoration Team, Caves of Androzani is a five star disc all around. If you can only buy one episode from Peter Davison's era as the Doctor, this should be it.
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By Marcus Almighty TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 4 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. There is a reason why Doctor Who fans voted this story as the best of all time. It has everything a food story needs. Suspense, mystery and a regeneration! As with most of the best dvd's you should grab the two disc edition. This is the best Peter Davison story period.
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By Brandon Chase on Aug. 30 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I relly liked this episode. In it the Doctor and Perry contract a deadly virus and the Doctor only has enough andiote for one. He gives the andiote to Perry and isn't sure if he will regenerate. He does but his mind was affected.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Miller on April 8 2002
Format: DVD
I'm pleased to announce that the uniformly high quality of the first three States-side "Doctor Who" DVD releases was not a fluke. The newly-offered "The Caves of Androzani" is another highly-regarded story given a glossy new, features-packed look.
It's the final story for Peter Davison, the 5th Doctor, and is notably gloomy and dark. Roger Limb's militaristic score, replete with a rattlesnake motif, and Graeme Harper's inspired direction -- full of cross-fades, matched dissolves, and Shakespearean soliloquies to the camera -- is light-years beyond the dull visual look for which so much "Who" is unfortunately remembered. The script is Robert Holmes at his darkest: a planet run by a mega-corporation is involved in a bitter war against a deformed mad scientist and his android army over supply of a life-preserving drug. Into this picture stumble the Doctor and Peri, who both contract fatal poisoning within minutes. The acting is superb, from John Normington's evil-CEO Morgus, who delivers chilling asides to the camera, to former dancer Christopher Gable as the mad Sharaz Jek, stalking the camera (and Peri) in skin-tight leather and a memorable black-and-white mask.
The features are a slight decline from those in the first set of DVD releases. The raw studio footage of Peter Davison's regeneration scene is tolerable only with Davison and Harper's voiceover commentary -- but the DVD doesn't inform that this track exists over the featurettes as well as over the story. Similarly, the extended scene (featuring just 20 seonds of new material) works best with this commentary. The photo gallery and TV trailer strike of tokenism.
Better is a featurette narrated by (the late) Gable, describing the creation of Sharaz Jek: possibly the best original featurette on a DW disc thus far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By babydoh on Dec 29 2003
Format: DVD
Okay, first of all, I'd better start off by saying that no die-hard science fiction fan is going to mark this review "helpful". In fact, I suggest those of you who fall under that category stop reading this right now.
I am not and have never been a big sci-fi fan, but I have always been an almost ridiculously devoted fan of Peter Davison (ever since first seeing him in All Creatures Great & Small when I was six years old). As a result, I have no idea what was actually going on in this story, I just know that I loved watching him in it. I enjoyed watching Nicola Bryant (Peri) as well, though she didn't have a very good hold on her American accent!
To sum up: this would be an excellent buy for any sci-fi or Dr. Who fan - or those of you who are like me, and would gladly watch a DVD of Peter Davison staring at a blank wall. (With audio commentary, perhaps?) :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Huntsmæñus on Dec 27 2002
Format: DVD
The Doctor and Peri land on Androzani Minor, only to get caught in the middle of a war. Everyone believes that they're gunrunners for Sharez Jek or goverment spies. In the end, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor will not survive.
Possibly the best Davison serial, and one of the best serials from the JNT era. JNT recruited long-time Who writer Robert Holmes to pen the last Fifth Doctor story, his familiarity with the program helps tremendously. The production is pretty good, the camera angels and fade-in & out edits give it style, and the gritty atmosphere and high drama rank it above many Who adventures.
Also, the DVD itself is magnificent. The Doctor Who Restoration Team did an admirable job with the transfer and the wonderful extras. Their work on Who VHS and DVD releases have been Top Notch.
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