At the moment you can already enjoy Doctor Who on TV and on the BBC Sounds app – but this summer you can enjoy it on the big screen too. Well, sort of.
You see, it’s not Doctor Who coming to the multiplex but ‘Dr. Who’ – aka the two ‘Daleks’ films starring Peter Cushing which were created as big-screen remakes of the BBC sci-fi series in the 1960s (and made some changes to the original TV stories featuring star William Hartnell).
Now, nearly 60 years after they were first released in 1965 and 1966, Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD will return to theaters.
Remastered and restored to full 4K, they will hit theaters in the UK from July 10, 2022 – and RadioTimes.com can exclusively reveal an exciting new trailer for the films, showing off the restoration and is sure to intrigue a new generation of fans.
The Cushing films are the only big-screen outing for a Doctor Who adventure to date (barring a few screenings of the 50th anniversary special in 2013), and this outing will give Whovians another chance to see them as they were originally intended.
However, a home release option is also planned to give viewers the option to watch at home.
According to StudioCanal, both films will be released on 4K UHD Collector’s Editions, steelbooks and digital platforms, Dr. Who and the Daleks will be released first on June 20 followed by Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD on July 18.
The DVD releases will include booklets with an all-new essay, a 32-page Titan mini-book, two new posters – which RadioTimes.com can also exclusively reveal today – and behind-the-scenes features including audio commentary from the cast and Doctor Who experts (including Mark Gatiss, Rob Shearman, Kim Newman, Bernard Cribbins and Gareth Owen) and new features like as The Dalek Legacy and Restoring Dr. Qui in 4K among others.
In other words, even if the main Doctor Who series comes to an end and less regularly on TV before Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration, fans will have a lot to appreciate in the wider Whoniverse throughout 2022. Hip hip, Who -ray!
Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD return to UK cinemas on July 10, 2022. For more, see our dedicated science fiction page or our full TV guide.
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