DOCTOR WHO: THE MOVIE
Sealed With A Kiss
released 19 september 1996 | 12 | blu-ray
Director Geoffrey sax Cast paul mcGann, daphne ashbrook, eric roberts, Yee Jee tso
Once it was Doctor Who: The TV Movie, a title that reeked of glossy American dramas about alcoholic widows. Now it’s quietly been upgraded to Doctor Who: The Movie, though it was never intended for cinemas.
Whatever you choose to call it, this American-made one-off stubbornly remains an odd, transatlantic curio. Now on Blu-ray – though this is just an upscale of the existing print, not a full remaster – it can still impress. Geoffrey Sax directs with real panache – Who has never looked so gorgeous – and Paul McGann’s boyish whirlwind of a Doctor, all curls and velvet and impulsive snogs, remains an intoxicating take on the Time Lord.
Extras This double-disc set recycles the extras from the 2010 special edition DVD. Highlights include two commentaries (one with McGann and McCoy), “The Wilderness Years” – an excellent documentary on Who’s absence from our screens – and McGann’s screen test. New to this release is 50th anniversary treat “The Night Of The Doctor”. Nick Setchfield
A proper Blu-ray remaster of the TV movie would be tricky: as it was edited on video, the effects would have to be redone.
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