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Doctor Who - S22E139 - Vengeance on Varos - (19th January 1985) [DVDRIP (ISO)]
This is a complete DVD5 ISO of the story Vengeance On Varos including menus and extras.
Plot Summary ....
On The planet Varos, prisoners and guards alike are subject to the severest forms of punishment, which are then broadcast to the masses as entertainment.
For the Doctor, Varos is the only hope for him to locate the rare mineral Zeiton-7, which powers his ailing TARDIS. But when he and Peri arrive, they are caught up in events beyond their control....
Freeing the rebel leader Jondar and incurring the wrath of the sinister alien Sil are just the beginnings of their ordeal. Hunted through the concealed terrors of the Punishment Dome, the Doctor becomes the subject of Varos's latest TV entertainment. But this is one show where he is not expected to survive beyond the cliffhanger ...
Video Codec Name ... MPEG2 (ISO)
Video Bitrate ... 2129kbps
Resolution ... 720x576
frames Per Second ... 25.000
Audio Codec ... 0xbd[0x80] AC3
Audio Bitrate ... 192kb/s
Frequency ... 48000Hz
Aspect Ratio ... 4:3
Main Soundtrack ... English Mono
Disc Format ... DVD5
Feature Length ... 89 mins approx
Region ... All (PAL)
Created by Clonedvd
Made region free by Anydvd
(From The Insert)
Vengeance On Varos offers the viewer a subtle (and sometimes not-too-subtle) commentary on the phenomenon that is television, and the impact TV has on its audience.
Does the viewing of violent acts desensitize the viewer and therefore give rise to a more violent society? At a time when Doctor Who was battling it out with 'The A-Team' for Saturday tea-time ratings, the contemporary accusations of excessive horror and violence that were levelled at this particular story in the Radio Times and other media, seem a little over the top.
For there is little in Vengeance On Varos that is objectionable, especially by today's standards.
Originally Transmitted 19th January 1985 to 26th January 1985
Produced By ... John Nathan-Turner
Directed By ... Ron Jones
Written By ... Philip Martin
Colin Baker ... The Doctor
Nicola Bryant ... Peri
Martin Jarvis ... Governor
Nabil Shaban ... Sil
Nicolas Chagrin ... Quillam
Jason Connery ... Jondar
Forbes Collins ... Chief Officer
Stephen Yardley ... Arak
Sheila Reid ... Etta
Geraldine Alexander ... Areta
Graham Cull ... Bax
Owen Teale ... Maldak
Keith Skinner ... Rondel
Hugh Martin ... Priest
Gareth Milne ... Mortuary Attendant (uncredited)
Commentary by Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Nabil Shaban
Extended and Deleted Scenes ... Ten deleted or extended scenes from the story are included on this disc.
On The Studio Floor ... An Insight into the making of this story, with unique behind-the-scenes footage illustrating certain production difficulties.
Unmixed Soundtrack ... Allows you the option to listen to the raw production sound as recorded in the studio, with no music or sound effects.
BBC1 Trailers ... Trailers for the 1985 BBC1 transmissions of both episodes are featured.
Production Subtitles ... Subtitles provide the viewer with cast details, script development and other information related to the production of the programme. This gives the viewer further insight into the making of this adventure.
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