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Maigret: Complete Collection: Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 11th, 2013

Various recent press and reviews for the newly released Region 1 DVD box set of Maigret: The Complete Collection.

USA Today: DVD extra: Michael Gambon’s ‘Maigret’ out this week: New boxed set features complete collection of episodes from 1992 detective series ‘Maigret’ starring Michael Gambon (Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Headmaster Dumbledore).

Sentinel Source: Old ‘Maigret’ returns to DVD in new edition: “Maigret” has now been reissued in a boxed set of 4 DVDs holding the 12 episodes that comprise Series 1 and 2 of this wonderful police drama.

HK Film News: Maigret: Complete Collection – DVD Review: A woman’s body is discovered in the basement of an upperclass hotel in “Maigret and the Hotel Majestic”, which finds the detective getting physical with an irate prostitute (Toyah Willcox) and receiving some nasty scratches across one side of his face. 

Blog Critics: DVD Review: Maigret, Complete Collection: There are some actors who have the ability to make everything they do seem effortless. Somehow they manage to make their characters seem like a natural extension of themselves.

DVD File: Maigret: The Complete Collection: DVD Review: Maigret: The Complete Collection isn’t must-see crime drama programming, but Gambon’s performance really is something special, so fans of the subgenre shouldn’t hesitate to give these discs a spin on their rental queues. A/V quality isn’t sensational (and there are no bonuses included at all), but from the right vantage point, these episodes can be pretty fun.

Maigret: The Complete Collection DVD (R1)

February 26th, 2013

A new Region 1 DVD box set of Maigret: The Complete Collection is released by Acorn Media this week.

The 4-DVD set features all 12 episodes, starring Michael Gambon in the title role, which aired in 1992 and ’93, with English subtitles, plus an 8-page booklet featuring articles on Georges Simenon, Jules Maigret, and the television series.

Based on Georges Simenon’s classic detective novels! “Gambon is terrific.” – The Times (U.K.). Emmy nominee Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Singing Detective) is Jules Maigret, the “wonderfully entertaining sleuth” (Austin American-Statesman) at the heart of novelist Georges Simenon’s beloved detective series.

The new collection includes the eighth epsiode of the series in which Toyah had a guest role:

Maigret and the Hotel Majestic – A rich American (Michael Shannon) wife strangled in hotel kitchen. A prostitute (Toyah Willcox) attacks Maigret. Michael J. Jackson and John Kavanagh are guest stars.

Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection: Full Artwork

December 21st, 2012

The full artwork, DVDs and box, for the UK version of The Legacy Collection, featuring Shada and More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS, has just been released by the BBC.

There is an abundance of content and extras in the three-disc set, including documentaries, features and interviews.

The Legacy Collection, which includes Toyah in More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS, is released in the UK on the 7th January 2013 and outside the UK the following day.

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Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection: UK Artwork

December 15th, 2012

It’s the artwork for the UK DVD release of Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection box set.

The release contains the unfinished 1979 story Shada and the 1993 BBC documentary More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS (in which Toyah appears), both previously released on VHS. The version of Shada on the DVD is a remastered version of the 1992 VHS release (including the Tom Baker linking scenes, the Keff McCulloch score) and contains no extra footage.

The other extras in the set include:

Shada – Flash version (2003 Paul McGann animated webcast)
Taken Out of Time
Now and Then
Strike! Strike! Strike!
Being a Girl — Women in Doctor Who
Remembering Nicholas Courtney
Doctor Who Stories – Peter Purves The Lambert Tapes – Part 1
Those Deadly Divas
Plus Photo Galleries, Radio Times Listings and Production Note Subtitles

• View more info on The Legacy Collection here.

Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection: Australia/USA Artwork

November 23rd, 2012

The artwork for both the Australian and American DVD releases of Doctor Who: The Legacy Collection (aka The Legacy Box) have now been made available. These go on sale in early January 2013. BBC Worldwide are releasing the DVD in the USA as Shada, but do still include More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS as an extra. No sign of the Region 2 artwork as yet. View much more info on this release at The Doctor Who Site.

Doctor Who: The Legacy Box: More Details

November 9th, 2012

More information on the forthcoming Doctor Who DVD set ‘The Legacy Box’ has been made available by the British Board of Film Classification.

The set will be bursting with extras, including tributes to Verity Lambert and Nicholas Courtney, the full 2003 Shada animation starring Paul McGann and a More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS photo gallery.

• A full rundown of ‘The Legacy Box’ contents is available at Doctor Who News.

Doctor Who: The Legacy Box: DVD Trailer

October 22nd, 2012

Screen caps from the trailer for the forthcoming Doctor Who DVD set The Legacy Box. Click here to view larger versions of the caps and below to view the trailer at You Tube.

Doctor Who: The Legacy Box

October 18th, 2012

The BBC have confirmed that ‘The Legacy Box’ will be the first Doctor Who DVD release of, the programme’s 50th anniversary year, 2013, being made available on Region 2 on 7th January and Region 1 the following day.

The two-disc set will include the “lost” Tom Baker episode Shada and the 1993 documentary More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS, in which Toyah appears. The set will also include numerous extras, including a feature on DW‘s first producer Verity Lambert.

Toyah News Briefs: Dr Jekyll/The Tempest/Quadrophenia

August 5th, 2012

• The 1980 BBC version of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde has now been released on DVD in Sweden. This release has a slightly different cover to the UK version (released in 2007). The cast includes David Hemmings, Diana Dors and Toyah. View a larger version of the Swedish cover here.

• Derek Jarman’s 1979 version of The Tempest is just about to be released on Blu-ray (Region A/1) for the first time. There’s a new review of the film at the Criterion Cast website: A less easy choice however came in the casting of Miranda, which went to punk rock mega-star (and also star of Criterion-approved Jubilee also from Jarman and the soon to be released Quadrophenia) Toyah Willcox. Always seen as a virginal young woman, Willcox’s punk rock persona far from fit the character, but her performance was really quite entertaining, and the relationship between she and Williams’ Prospero is vital and engaging.

• A larger version of The Tempest Blu-ray cover is also now available. View here.

Qudrophenia Region A/1 Blu-ray: Read more details on this forthcoming release at Modculture: As they say “You can get a UK Blu-ray already, but the Quadrophenia Criterion Collection Blu-ray release is a considerable step up from that.”

• Also at Modculture: View a limited edition Quadrophenia poster by Piper Gates Design, and read a new article on the movie by Eddie Piller.

Toyah News Briefs

May 5th, 2012

• Toyah’s German TV performances of ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’ are included on the 2010 DVD The Story Of MusikLaden, (No. 3: 1981 – 1984). The huge 10-disc collection features 100’s of performances from numerous new wavers and Eighties bands, including OMD, Hazel O’Connor, Visage, Adam & The Ants and Kim Wilde. Toyah’s aired on the long-running music show on 10th September 1981 (IWTBF) and 11th March 1982 (IAM).

• Official footage from ‘The Changeling Resurrection’ Bush Hall, London gig – ‘Voodoo Doll’. Watch at You Tube.

• View 135 photos of Toyah at The Robin2, Wolverhampton. Posted by ‘Midlands Live’ at Facebook.

• Toyah is mentioned in a Female First article on Stereo Influence. Their new single ‘Edgar Allan Poe’ is produced by Mike Bennet, also the producer of ‘Dreamchild’.

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Toyah News Briefs

May 3rd, 2012

• I think I may have mentioned this in the past, though possibly not! The 1986 film Toyah appeared in, alongside Christopher Lee, The Disputation, is available on DVD.

• Toyah Live 2012: Another new live date has been added to the Official Gigs page at Toyah plays a live PA at ‘Birmingham Pride’ at the Eden Bar on Sunday 3rd June 2012. Toyah is also playing Blackpool Pride (9th June) and Manchester Pride (26th August).

• Adam Ant (Adam Ant & The Good The Mad & The Lovely Posse) is playing a lot of live gigs this year, including festivals and a tour. View here.

• Books and Music and Stuff: Three Top British Films: 3. Quadrophenia. View here.

The Derek Jarman Collection: DVD Artwork

April 18th, 2012

The, just revealed, artwork for The Derek Jarman Collection 5 disc DVD set. This includes Jubilee and The Tempest and will be released in Australia (but available to everyone thanks to the internet) on 2nd May 2012.

A collection of five astonishing films from a visionary British filmmaker:

Jubilee (1978) Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom.

The Tempest (1979) Jarman’s Tempest is the story of Miranda’s growth from girlhood to woman; Prospero has retreated to a world of ideas but it is cold and loveless, he condemns Caliban as a monster but all Jarman’s Caliban is guilty of is possessing carnal appetites, the same appetites which Miranda is starting to discover for herself.

Toyah News Briefs

April 17th, 2012

• I’ve lost count of the number of times Minder has been reissued on DVD over the last 12 years. This latest box set is a goodie though: Minder: The Dennis Waterman Years. A 20 disc set featuring every episode (68), from the ‘classic’ series, with Arthur and Terry. Toyah, of course, plays Kate in Series Two, Episode Eight, ‘All Mod Cons’, which is included in this, recently released, set.

• ‘The Acoustic Album’ version of ‘Danced’ was included in the playlist for Dark Night Of The Soul with Julie last night on ‘WFMU’. View here.

• More press reports on the Toyah/Gareth Gates Sleeping Beauty panto announcement yesterday: This is Kent, Musical Theatre News, Your Canterbury, KMFM, Kent Business TV.

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More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS: DVD Delayed Until 2013?

April 12th, 2012

It looks as though the DVD release of More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS has been delayed until 2013, the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who.

The Doctor Who tv documentary Toyah participated in, filmed and televised in 1993, is to be released on DVD, as part of a set titled ‘The Legacy Box’.

The set will feature the incomplete 1979 Tom Baker story Shada (completed with animation), MTTYITT and a variety of exciting extras. There was no definite word that this would be released in 2012 but rumours were rife that it would be.

30 Years In The TARDIS originally aired on the BBC as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Doctor Who in 1993. When an extended version was released on BBC Video in 1994, it was retitled More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS.

Second Sight: Jubilee/The Tempest

April 3rd, 2012

‘Second Sight’, classic film and tv on DVD, has great pages dedicated to the DVD releases of Jubilee and The Tempest. Both of these. now iconic, films were reissued on Region 2 DVD in the mid-2000s.

Both are also just about to be reissued again, as part of The Derek Jarman Collection: A 5DVD box set of Derek Jarman films released by Umbrella Entertainment, in Australia, on 2nd May 2012.

• View the Jubilee page here, and The Tempest here.

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The Derek Jarman Collection: 5DVD Set

March 24th, 2012

A 5DVD box set of Derek Jarman films is released, by Umbrella Entertainment (who just uploaded the trailer for Jubilee to ‘You Tube’), in Australia on 2nd May 2012. The set includes both films Toyah starred in, Jubilee and The Tempest.

The Derek Jarman Collection: DVD A collection of five astonishing films from a visionary British filmmaker: Actors: Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Sean Bean, Toyah Willcox, Adam Ant.

The Tempest (1979): The tale of a potent magician, banished by his brother and the King to live on a desolate isle with his daughter. Last Of England (1988): A dark meditation on London under Thatcher. Jubilee (1978): Queen Elizabeth I visits late twentieth century Britain to discover a confronting civilisation. Sebastiane (1976): In Rome, 300 A.D, a man is exiled to a remote outpost populated exclusively by men. War Requiem (1989): A stirring visual representation of Benjamin Brittens famed work.

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