DAEMOS RIS­ING

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews - Calvin Bax­ter

re­leased OUT NOW! 2004 | PG | DVD

This DTV fol­low-up to 1971 Doc­tor Who “The Dae­mons” starts promis­ingly: Miles Richard­son is ex­cel­lent as a bro­ken UNIT vet­eran who stole an oc­cult book, and the at­mos­phere is ef­fec­tively spooky. Then a “ghost” turns out to be a time trav­eller cart­ing a ton of who-cares ex­po­si­tion. Plus the cli­mac­tic face-off be­tween the Brigadier’s daugh­ter and some bad CGI is as corny as that of the story which in­spired it.

Ex­tras A widescreen ver­sion, ret­ro­spec­tive, and slide show; six old fea­turettes.

“As cock­tails go, I’ve seen bet­ter.”

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