DOC­TOR WHO: THE MOVIE

Sealed With A Kiss

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

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.

Gotta love the Saw movies…

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