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Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. [UK] Blu-ray Review

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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24 (24Hz)
  • Audio Codec: English LPCM 2.0 Mono (48kHz/16-bit)
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Subtitles Color: White
  • Region: B (Region-Locked)
  • Certificate: U
  • Discs: 1 (1 x Blu-ray)
  • Digital Copies: N/A
  • Run Time: 81 Mins.
  • Studio: StudioCanal
  • Blu-ray Release Date: May 27, 2013
  • List Price: £19.99

Overall
[Rating:3.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:3/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2.5/5]

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The Film

[Rating:3/5]

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1966’s Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Is the second feature film based on the Dr. Who television series of the 1960s. In this outing, the Doctor and his companions, niece Susan (Roberta Tovey) and disoriented London bobby Tom (Bernard Cribbins) whisk themselves away in the TARDIS to, well, you guessed it, 2150. There, in the future, they find a bombed out London overrun by the menacing metallic Daleks who have overrun humanity, converted some humans into rubber-suited servants, and are busy battling an underground force of dissident people fighting back against their invasion. The Doctor and his time-traveling companions join in the cause to thwart the plans the Daleks have for Earth and its people.

A reasonably entertaining sequel to Dr. Who and the Daleks, Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Doesn’t quite have the same visual impact of its predecessor, but it certainly ramped up on the action side of things. Peter Cushing does his best in the action sequences, but by contemporary standards, isn’t exactly the dashing Doctor viewers of BBC America or SyFy have come to expect.

Video Quality

[Rating:4/5]

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This restoration, taken from a 35mm interpositive of the original two-perf Techniscope negative, looks a little grittier and less consistent across the darker areas than the earlier Dr. Who and the Daleks restoration released alongside this. The colors pop just as nicely, however, given the age, and the image still looks natural and doesn’t seem to have had an excessive amount of DNR or HDVNR applied.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

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The original monaural soundtrack is included as LPCM 2.0 (48kHz/16-bit). It is clear and full with a good sense of depth, dynamics, and little hiss or crackle.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:2.5/5]

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This one doesn’t get an audio commentary, but the two interviews and the restoration featurette are very interesting watches.

The supplements:

  • Restoring Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1.78:1; 1080i/50; 00:07:11)
  • Interview with Bernard Cribbins (1.78:1; 1080i/50; 00:04:02)
  • Interview with Gareth Owen (1.78:1: 1080i/50; 00:04:08)
  • Still Gallery (1080p/24; 00:01:36)
  • Trailer (2.35:1; 1080i/50)

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:3.5/5]

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Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. is the sort of quirky B-grade sci-fi movie that is fun entertainment on a rainy Saturday night or Sunday afternoon. It evokes memories of childhood catching broadcasts over the air, or catching the freak of the week show at the cinema. It’s not Oscar-worthy stuff, but it’s timeless and good fun.

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Overall
[Rating:3.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:3/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2.5/5]

 

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