Daemos Rising is coming to DVD 

Koch Media have announced the release date for the upcoming Daemos Rising, the 2004 sequel to the unofficial 1995 Doctor Who spin-off film, Downtime. The film also acts as a sequel to the Jon Pertwee classic ‘The Daemons’. Daemos rising will arrive on DVD in July.

Synopsis: 

In the film, Cavendish is broken by his experiences in Downtime and hides away in a country cottage where he becomes absorbed by the occult. Kate Lethbridge-Stewart of UNIT travels to see him after an appeal for help and together they battle the resurgent evil Daemons from the story of the same name.

The film has received a digital remaster and includes an additional 16:9 Widescreen version of the feature for the first time. The DVD also includes new Special Features:
Retrospective (New): 13mins

Behind the Scenes: 20mins

Cast and Crew: 9mins

Creative Feature: 4mins

Guy Leopold Speaks! : 3mins

Kents Cavern: 4mins

Making Music: 4mins

Slide Show (New)

Starring Beverley Cressman (Downtime) and Miles Richardson (Midsomer Murders) and narrated by Ian Richardson (House of Cards). Daemos Rising is Written by David J. Howe and Directed by Keith Barnfather.

Daemos Rising is out on DVD July 25th. 

Trailer-Downtime

The unnofficial 1995 Doctor Who spin-off, Downtime is coming to DVD for the time ever, on Monday, November 16th, To celebrate Koch Media has released a new trailer. Downtime acted as a sequel to the Second Doctor serials ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Web of Fear’.

Downtime is a unique British 1995 sci-fi movie from the Doctor Who universe (but unofficial) featuring treasured characters and talent from the franchise and only now released on DVD – it’s a must see for fans of the Time Lord.

We follow The Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney – Doctor Who) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen – Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures) of UNIT who investigate New World University; a sinister school run by Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers. The technology obsessed University holds a gateway to Earth made by classic foe the ‘Great Intelligence’. Fighting alone this time – without their famous time-travelling scientific advisor – The Brigadier and Sarah Jane are hard pressed to decide who is friend or foe as they search for a missing Locus, which binds the Intelligence’s power. The battle is broadened when the Brigadier’s own family is threatened and UNIT faces a powerful new breed of Yeti!

Doctor Who spin-off coming to DVD

Back in 1995, The Web of fear was still a missing episode that many had given up hope of ever seeing. But, a production company called Reeltime Pictures released an unofficial spin-off/sequel, which starred Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield, Jack Watling as Professor Travers and fan favourite Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

As the 70-minute movie was not a BBC production it was forbidden from referencing the Doctor.

Here is the official synopsis for the DVD:

We follow The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith of UNIT who investigate New World University; a sinister school run by old enemies Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers. The technology obsessed University holds a gateway to Earth made by classic foe the ‘Great Intelligence.’

Fighting alone this time – without their famous time-travelling scientific advisor – The Brigadier and Sarah Jane are hard pressed to decide who is friend or foe as they search for a missing Locus, which binds the Intelligence’s power. The battle is broadened when the Brigadier’s own family is threatened and UNIT faces a powerful new breed of Yeti!”

Downtime is released on DVD on Monday 16 November.