Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mara Tales - DVD artwork & details


Coming up in March from 2|entertain is a box set of classic Peter Davison stories on DVD. Mara Tales features Kinda and Snakedance - and includes the following extras:
KINDA
Commentary - Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Matthew Waterhouse and Nerys Hughes.

Dream Time – cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Janet Fielding, Nerys Hughes, Simon Rouse and Adrian Mills, director Peter Grimwade, writer Christopher Bailey, script editors Christopher H. Bidmead, Eric Saward and Antony Root, designer Malcolm Thornton, new series writer Robert Shearman.

Peter Grimwade: Directing with Attitude – a look at the Doctor Who career of writer and director Peter Grimwade. With Peter Grimwade, actors Janet Fielding and Nerys Hughes, writer Christopher Bailey, script editor Eric Saward, production assistant Margot Hayhoe, designer Malcolm Thornton, production secretary Jane Judge, script consultant Ian Levine, and Target Books editor Nigel Robinson. Presented by Mark Strickson.

Deleted and Extended Scenes – a fascinating collection of deleted sequences taken from timecoded domestic videotape copies of the story’s early edits.

Optional CGI Effects Sequence – option to view episode four with the original giant puppet snake replaced by a CGI snake.

CGI Effects Comparison – a side by side comparison of the original puppet and new CGI snake shots.

Trails & Continuity – BBC trails and continuity announcements from the story’s original transmission.

Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.

Isolated Music – option to watch the story with the isolated music score.


SNAKEDANCE
Commentary - Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton.

Snake Charmer – cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison and Janet Fielding, director Fiona Cumming, writer Christopher Bailey, script editor Eric Saward, designer Jan Spoczynski, and new series writer Robert Shearman.

Deleted Scenes – scenes from the original ending of episode four, courtesy of a timecoded recording kept by producer John Nathan-Turner.

In Studio – a rare glimpse inside the studio during recording of effects sequences for the story, including the infamous ‘farting Mara’!

Saturday Superstore – Peter Davison guests on the Saturday morning children’s show, where he plays cricket with Mike Read and John Craven and takes questions from callers.

Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.

Isolated Music – option to watch the story with the isolated music score.

Coming Soon - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.

Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.


MARA TALES is released
March 7, RRP £30.63
Thanks to 2|entertain

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