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Dalekmania was an independent documentary video release that looked at the making and marketing of the two Doctor Who "Dalek movies" released in the 1960s.

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A nostalgic look back at the making of the 1960's Dalek movies Dr Who & The Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150A.D. which starred Peter Cushing as Dr Who, with Roy Castle, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Jennie Linden, Jill Curzon, Barrie Ingham and Roberta Tovey. Having wowed TV audiences since their original appearance in 1963, the dreaded Daleks first blasted their way onto the cinema screen in the summer of 1965 in glorious technicolour and Techniscope. Today the films are still a firm favourite with children of all ages on TV and video.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of both movies, this documentary reveals their history for the first time. From the extraordinary advertising campaigns, through the hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes to the amazing Dalek publicity appearances, via recently discovered archive material and newly shot interviews with the cast and crew, this tape is a must for all movie buffs, Dr Who fans and lovers of pure 60's kitsch!

Includes the uncut movie trailers, made available here on this video for the very first time!

Sleeve by Machine Design. Exempt from classification.

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Acting scenes[edit | edit source]

As with Kevin Davies' previous documentary More than 30 Years in the TARDIS, Dalekmania included freshly filmed scenes with in character acting.

  • A cinema commissionaire watches a young boy and girl watch Dr. Who and the Daleks from the projection room.
  • The young boy and girl run out of the back door of the cinema and are confronted by Robomen, whilst a Dalek saucer hovers overhead.
  • TARDIS lands outside the cinema and the young boy and girl run to and hug their mother, as the cinema commissionaire looks on.
  • A Dalek saucer in space flies towards the screen and starts firing.

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Home video releases[edit | edit source]

  • It was released in Australia in 2001 by Universal / Studio Canal as a special feature on the double release with Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D..
  • It was included as a special feature on The Dr Who Movie Collection DVD released in the UK on 29 July 2002.
  • It was included as a special feature on Doctor Who: The Dalek Collection DVD released in the UK on 25 September 2006.
  • It was included as a special feature on the Dr. Who and the Daleks DVD & Blu-ray released in the UK on 27 May 2013.
  • A steelbook was released exclusive to Zavvi.
  • It was also released on Blu-ray alongside Dr. Who and the Daleks in a limited edition collector's set.
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