Exclusive US releases on 01/10/2002 by Warner Home Video.
Also appeared as Doctor Who: The Key To Time - The Complete Adventure box set (below).
Due to their workload throughout 2002, the Restoration Team were only able to give minimal attention to this release, providing some basic transfer and DVNR work - when this story appears in the UK, it will no doubt be fully remastered.
Commentaries appeared as follows:
The Ribos Operation: Tom Baker and Mary Tamm
The Pirate Planet: Bruce Purchase and Pennant Roberts
The Stones of Blood: Mary Tamm and Darrol Blake
The Androids of Tara: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and Michael Hayes
The Power of Kroll: Tom Baker and John Leeson
The Armageddon Factor: Mary Tamm, John Woodvine and Michael Hayes
And production text throughout by Martin Wiggins (discs 1-3) and Richard Molesworth (discs 4-6).
These were the first discs Dr Wiggins provided text for - he would later go on to alternate with Molesworth on the UK releases.
Photo galleries appeared throughout, and one further bonus was placed alongside The Pirate Planet: "Flim Clips" (the original film inserts, without effects, running to 10'22"). The inserts involve the Mentiads marching from place to place; Kimos guarding the entrance to the mountain; Mula and K9 walking; the Doctor, Romana and Kimos in the caves (the full cliffhanger of part 2/beginning of part 3); and inserts of the Captain's machinery, usually blowing up. There are twelve sequences in all, and most include sound.
The Armageddon Factor was the first BBC DVD to feature a non-4-part story (except the Five Doctors: SE and TV Movie releases, both of which run to around the same length as a 4-parter). Until this point, an embargo had been placed on longer releases due to concerns over quality, although this was lifted for this story in 2002 and then later for the UK release of The Seeds of Death in early 2003.
Stories 1 and 2 passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK.
12/04/1995: Stories 1 and 2 passed as 'G' by the OFLC for Aus/NZ
13/04/1995: Stories 3 and 4 passed as 'PG' by the BBFC for the UK
07/06/1995: Story 3 passed as 'PG' by the OFLC for 'Low Level Violence' for Aus/NZ
15/06/1995: Story 4 passed as 'G' by the OFLC for Aus/NZ
11/05/1995: Stories 5 and 6 passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK
20/07/1995: Stories 5 and 6 passed as 'G' by the OFLC for Aus/NZ
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