Peter Cushing’s Doctor Who Movies Will Get a 4K Ultra HD Treatment


Two classics Doctor Who movies, Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD, are finally getting a 4K Blu-ray remastering treatment. Both films will also return to UK cinemas on July 10 after decades of trying. Fans can expect to see Dr Who and the Daleks arrive on Blu-ray on June 20, and land of invasion arrives July 18.

As for the Blu-ray collection releases, each movie will come with retro posters, a collector’s book, and movie stills. The movies feature Peter Cushing as a popular main character, however, he’s not part of the Time Lord race, just an eccentric inventor who’s built his own time machine – at least, it’s still a police box. Both films offer unique viewing for fans of the series as they will be able to experience the early start of the timeless series that exists now.


Along with Cushing, Dr Who and the Daleks showcase the acting talents of King’s Castle as Ian Chesterton; Jennie Linden as Barbara; Roberta Tovey like Susanna; Barrie Ingham as Alydon; Michael Coles as Ganatus; Yvonne Antrobus like Dyoni; and more. The second film features Bernard Cribbins as Tom Campbell; Ray Brooks like David; Andrew Keer as Wyler; Jill Curzon like Louise; Roger Avon as a well; and others. As some fans may have noticed, Cribbins appear in these classics as well as modern. Doctor Who series as Donna Noble’s fan-favorite grandfather, Wilfred Mott.

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Doctor Who first appeared on UK television screens in 1963. It follows The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, on adventures across the universe. These explorations usually involve investigating strange phenomena on different worlds that lead the Doctor and his fellow humans to battle one-off and recurring villains in order to save a planet. Since its debut, the series has become a fan favorite and has spawned several comic books and movies based on the series.

In the classic first film starring Cushing, The Doctor appears on Skaro, the Daleks’ home planet, where he finds himself in a precarious situation as the Daleks plan to detonate a neutron bomb to bring down the Thal. The Daleks eventually sabotage their own plan, and the Doctor and his crew make their way safely to safety. The following, Daleks: Invasion Earth: 2150 ADfinds Cushing’s Doctor confronting the Daleks as they nearly destroy the planet with cosmic rays and create a spaceship from its hollow shell.

In total, there have been thirteen regenerations of The Doctor, the most recent being the first woman to take on the role. Needless to say, the series has become a classic among sci-fi fans and The Doctor remains an icon of British television. So grab a jammie dodger, put on your fez cap, and check out 4K Blu-ray of these classic films. Let’s go!

Studio Canal has also released a trailer for the remaster celebration – watch it below:


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