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Doctor Who rental contains nasty surprise

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2007 14:52 User comments (9)

Doctor Who rental contains nasty surprise Consumers who rented a DVD of BBC's Doctor Who series got some unexpected extras. Reportedly, they not only had the episodes of the TV show, but also scenes from the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. UK tabloid The Sun reported that "a manufacturing blunder led to footage of a maniac hacking off limbs appearing midway through an episode seen by hundreds of families"
The episode in question was "New Earth", the first episode of the second season, dispatched by online movie rental giant Netflix. A BBC insider said the mistake may have occurred because "both DVDs were made at the same time for release on the same day". The BBC has released a statement to address the issue.

"Due to a manufacturing problem, Disc One of the Netflix copies of 'Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series' DVD collection contains incorrect footage from another film. The special features section on Disc One is also inaccessible on rented Netflix copies."

"This error is only found on Disc One of Netflix copies of the series, not on any Doctor Who DVDs available for purchase in stores. We are doing our best to rectify this problem as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience or distress."

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9 user comments

128.1.2007 15:26

YOU'RE FIRED!

228.1.2007 15:59

lmfao, thats just rich, probably the worst mastering error in DVD making history!

328.1.2007 16:32

NYAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Newbs...

428.1.2007 17:14

This reminds me of Fight Club. I don't remember his character's name but Brad Pitt is a film cutter in part of the movie. He puts man parts, just a frame or two, in family movies and says something like "Its a quick flash, everyone knows they have seen it, yet they deny it".

528.1.2007 21:55

@Pop_Smith, tyler durdun splices a single frame of a man's penis into a family animated movie, then u see all the ppl in cinema smiling and all of a sudden hear a slight female "moan" and straight back to the movie... ppl looking around at each other and kids start crying, then edward norton (jack in movie) says "nobody knows that they saw it.... but they did" ;-) priceless scene

629.1.2007 3:52

Originally posted by Dela:
@Pop_Smith, tyler durdun splices a single frame of a man's penis into a family animated movie, then u see all the ppl in cinema smiling and all of a sudden hear a slight female "moan" and straight back to the movie... ppl looking around at each other and kids start crying, then edward norton (jack in movie) says "nobody knows that they saw it.... but they did" ;-)

priceless scene
I love that movie, also, if you don't know, they actually do that in the movie itself. A few times before Tyler appears in the movie, he flashes in a few times for just a frame, theirs some symbology there but I won't mention what it is in case someone hasn't seen the movie (if you haven't you should rent it). Also, at the very end of the movie they cut in a frame as well.

729.1.2007 7:44

I just re-up'd with Netflix I wounder if I can still get the first disc snaffu? :D

829.1.2007 13:15

well i doubt it will unbalance dr.who fans that much, now if it had appeared in the middle of the Barbie Princess Collection, that would have been fun !

930.1.2007 6:44

lol thats great! They must of been in a rush to finish the job and then this happens.. Patience is a virtue kids.

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