I'm disappointed that the DVD release Silver Nemesis has received is just the basic broadcast version and not the far better extended version which was released on VHS. Some of the extended footage from the longer version is included in the deleted scenes section of the DVD however I really think it is a missed opportunity that the option to watch the extended version wasn't included on the DVD. Also to make matters worse the Silver Nemesis DVD is only available in a double set along with Revenge of the Cybermen. I can only hope that 2Entertain will eventually rectify the situation by releasing a special edition DVD of Silver Nemesis complete with the extended version restored and included as a feature length movie version of the serial similar to what was done on the special edition Curse of Fenric DVD.
A welcome bonus would also be the inclusion of the documentary which was included on the VHS as well.
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2013 17:27:13 GMT by Mark Brown
I think the US broadcaster asked too much for the Silver Nemesis doc this time round, but I can't remember why the extended version wasn't reused. More confusing than the original version...?
I can overlook the American documentary being omitted from the DVD due to cost or rights issues however I think its inexcusable that the option to watch the extended version of the serial wasn't included as an extra. The extended version of Silver Nemesis is the only one I have seen as I don't remember watching it when it was originally broadcast so for all intents the extended VHS release was Silver Nemesis in my mind and I can't see the story working as well without the longer scenes. Even more infuriating I read that not all of the extra footage was included in the deleted scenes section which I'm bitterly disappointed about.
Of course some people may question why I am bringing this up here but I consider this serial to be missing if the full version of it which I know isn't represented on DVD and also some people probably won't even care but I hope that at some point 2Entertain give this serial the special edition DVD release it deserves.
The Hartnell and Troughton era of the 60s have always been my favourite period of the show in many ways but I also hold season 25 and 26 in very high esteem and consider the serials of this era to be some of the most original and inspiring the show ever produced.
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2013 16:17:20 GMT by Deleted: spelling