DC Comics artist Johnny Dombrowski delivers stunning art for new Doctor Who Blu-ray releases

Both 1960s Doctor Who films are being reissued on 4k Blu-ray by StudioCanal soon, and will also be released in cinemas across the UK from 10th July 2022, featuring cover art by New York-based comic artist and illustrator Johnny Dombrowski.

Doctor Who & The Daleks will be released on 20th June and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD on 18th July, both 4K UHD releases accompanied by a 42-page booklet, 32-page “mini-book”, collectable coin, five artcards and two posters.

Both films will also be released in cinemas from 10 July.

There will also be a special screening of both at BFI Southbank on 19th June, including a Q&A with actors Roberta Tovey and Jill Curzon, assistant director Anthony Waye, and Jason Flemyng, son of director Gordon Flemyng.

Tickets go on general sale on 5th May, or 3rd May for BFI members.

Artist Johnny Dombrowski is an award-winning illustrator working in New York City, whose client list also includes DC Comics, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Mondo, Black Dragon Press, Upper Deck, SciFi Now, Wired, and more.

Here’s a guide both releases, and the extras with each release, available to order now. (with AmazonUK Affiliate Links).

Both StudioCanal 4K Collector’s Editions will also include a regular Blu-ray Disc.

Doctor Who and the Daleks 4K

Doctor Who and the Daleks 4K [Region A & B & C]

An out of this world 4K restoration of Dr. Who & The Daleks (1965), starring British film legend Peter Cushing. This was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour.

Having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space.

Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro, a primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines, merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• New featurette The Dalek Legacy: Destination Skaro
• New Restoring Dr. Who in 4K
• Audio Commentary with critic Kim Newman, screenwriter/writer Robert Shearman, and actor/writer Mark Gatiss
• Audio Commentary – actors Jennie Linden (Barbara) and Roberta Tovey (Susan)
• Dalekmania documentary
• Interview with Gareth Owen
• Original Trailer (remastered for 2013 release)
• Stills Gallery

Also available: Doctor Who and the Daleks Steelbook [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 4K

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 4K Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. directed by Gordon Flemyng, again stars Peter Cushing in his return to the big screen as Dr. Who.

The Earth of 2150 A.D. is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet, crumbling at the edge of civilisation, slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet Earth now belongs to the Daleks, a destructive army of alien invaders who have turned humans into cowering slaves.

Meanwhile deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. But there’s only one man who could possibly help them succeed in destroying their extra-terrestrial enemies and take back control of planet earth. A man of mystery, a man of time and space, a man known only as… The Dr.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• New featurette – The Dalek Legacy: Invasion Earth
• New Restoring Dr. Who in 4K
• Audio Commentary with critic Kim Newman, screenwriter/writer Robert Shearman, and actor/writer Mark Gatiss
• Dalekmania documentary
• Interview with Gareth Owen
• Interview with Bernard Cribbins
• Original Trailer (remastered for 2013 release)
• Stills Gallery

Also available: Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Steelbook [Blu-ray] [Region A & B & C]

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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