BBC Studios have revealed the artwork and extras for the upcoming animated reconstruction of the lost 1968 classic Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. The new animated release will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook from 14th September 2020. Pre-orders are available now from Amazon, HMV and Zoom.
Following the success of existing animations The Power of the Daleks, The Faceless Ones, Shada and The Macra Terror, Fury From The Deep fills another gap in missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC’s archive in 1975.
The three-disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy Fury From The Deep in high definition, either in full colour or in black & white. The release will include the surviving clips from the original 1968 production as well.
Fury From The Deep is told across six episodes and stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling, in a storyline that concerns a colony of sentient, parasitic seaweed, last seen in the eighteenth century, returning to attack a number of gas instillations in the North Sea in an attempt to take over humanity.
Animated episodes from Big Finish Creative Limited in association with Digitoonz Media & Entertainment and Thaumaturgy are joined by a wealth of exciting extras.
A making-of featurette ‘The Cruel Sea – Surviving Fury From The Deep’ sees original cast members Frazer Hines, June Murphy and Brian Cullingford revisit filming locations with production assistant Michael Briant, assistant floor manager Margot Hayhoe and helicopter pilot Mike Smith. Other contributors to this segment include the late Victor Pemberton (Writer) and actress Deborah Watling. There’s also an archive audio interview with director Hugh David.
As well as The Cruel Sea, other additional material includes audio commentaries, original surviving footage from the missing episodes, behind the scenes 8mm footage, Animating Fury From The Deep featurette, archive interviews with Visual Effects Designer Peter Day and Writer Victor Pemberton, the original animated teaser trailer for Fury, a photo gallery, PDF Scripts and Pemberton’s sci-fi radio serial The Slide from 1966.
Widely held up as a much-lauded classic from the Troughton era amongst Doctor Who aficionados, this release gives fans to chance to enjoy this long-out adventure in a complete presentation for the first time since 1968.