Spearhead from Space Blu Ray

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Spearhead from Space Blu Ray

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Number of DVDs 1
DVD Number NA
Certification U
Duration 96 minutes

Synopsis

Exiled to Earth in the late 20th Century by his own people — the Time Lords the newly regenerated Doctor arrives in Oxley Woods alongside a shower of mysterious meteorites. Investigating these unusual occurrences is the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce — UNIT for short. Led by Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, UNIT are soon called into action when people and meteorites start going missing. Most puzzling of all is the attempted kidnapping of a strange hospital patient — a man with two hearts, who insists that he knows the Brigadier…
The new Doctor soon joins forces with his old friend, UNIT and the recently recruited Dr Liz Shaw, but time is running out…

Irregular things are happening at a nearby plastics factory, while faceless creatures lurk in the woods. The Nestenes have arrived, and want to conquer the Earth…

Episode entry

Special Features

The first classic series high-definition release, and likely to be the only one — other than the 1996 TV movie, Spearhead was the only classic series story shot entirely on film (i.e. no video inserts) so is the only story that would benefit from a Blu-ray release from start to finish.
(Note, technically The Pyramids of Mars was released on Blu-ray as an extra on The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 box set in 2011, but that was in standard definition, not HD)

It has been confirmed that this release will not contain all of the extras from the special edition DVD above, however it will contain 4 special features exclusive to this edition:

* A Dandy and A Clown — The Life of Jon Pertwee (42 mins)
* Carry On — The Life of Caroline John (24 mins)
* HD restoration featurette (2 mins)
* Jon Pertwee title sequence elements (22 mins)

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Reference

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