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4K restorations of 1960s Dr. Who movies heading to UHD, Blu-ray and cinemas in June/July

13 April 2022

StudioCanal has announced brand new 4K restorations of the two classic Dr. Who feature-length films starring award-winning actor Peter Cushing – Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

Released initially in 1965 and 1966 respectively and directed by Gordon Flemyng, these two films, shot in glorious Technicolor, have been regenerated in out-of-this-world 4K and are the perfect collector’s item for Doctor Who and sci-fi fans. The films, which are to date the only big-screen outings for the Doctor, also boast a beloved supporting cast including Bernard Cribbins, Roberta Tovey, Roy Castle and Jennie Linden. StudioCanal will release Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. theatrically in the UK from 10 July 2022 following a special double-bill preview at the BFI in London on 19 June.  Both films will be released on 4K UHD Collector’s Editions, steelbooks and digital platforms on 20th June (Dr. Who and the Daleks) and 18th July (Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.).

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour. Having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space. Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro, a primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines, a merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks!

The second film, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. sees Cushing return to the big screen – the future of Planet Earth now belongs to The Daleks, but deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack.  Can The Doctor help them succeed in destroying their extra-terrestrial enemies and take back control of Earth?

The preview at BFI Southbank on the 19th June will see both films screened back-to-back with a special guest Q&A including cast members Roberta Tovey and Jill Curzon as well as Anthony Waye (the assistant director of both films) and Jason Flemyng, son of the films’ director, Gordon Flemyng.  The Q&A will take place after 'Dr. Who and the Daleks' has screened and will cover both films. Tickets will be available to BFI Members from 3 May and to the general public from 5 May at www.bfi.org.uk/whatson   

THE 4K UHD COLLECTOR’S EDITION FOR EACH FILM WILL INCLUDE:

UHD and Blu-ray discs

  • 42-page booklet with brand new essays
  • Exclusive 32-page Titan mini-book
  • Collectable coin
  • 5 artcards
  • 2 Posters – new and original artwork

Dr. Who and the Daleks pack shot

DR. WHO & THE DALEKS 4K UHD COLLECTOR’S EDITION FEATURES:

  • New featurette The Dalek Legacy: Destination Skaro
  • New Restoring Dr. Who in 4K
  • Audio Commentary with critic Kim Newman, screenwriter/writer Robert Shearman, and actor/writer Mark Gatiss
  • Audio Commentary - actors Jennie Linden (Barbara) and Roberta Tovey (Susan)
  • Dalekmania documentaryInterview with Gareth Owen
  • Original Trailer (remastered for 2013 release)
  • Stills Gallery

Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. UHD pack shot

DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. 4K UHD COLLECTOR’S EDITION FEATURES:

  • New featurette The Dalek Legacy: Invasion Earth
  • New Restoring Dr. Who in 4K
  • Audio Commentary with critic Kim Newman, screenwriter/writer Robert Shearman, and actor/writer Mark Gatiss
  • Dalekmania documentary
  • Interview with Gareth Owen
  • Interview with Bernard Cribbins
  • Original Trailer (remastered for 2013 release)
  • Stills Gallery


DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS and DALEKS’ INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. will be released as a double bill in cinemas on 10thJuly and available as 4K UHD Collector’s Editions, steelbooks and digital on June 20th and 18th July respectively. The special double bill preview will take place on 19th June at the BFI.