Just What the HD Doctor Ordered

Dr Who fans won’t have to wait long to see the newest Time Lord on Blu-ray: Roadshow Entertainment will release the two-hour series eight premiere on disc 10 days after its SD broadcast on Prime.

The new series introduces In the Thick of It’s Peter Capaldi as the 12th doctor.

It goes to air Saturday in the UK and the premiere, which was directed by Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England), will have a cinema release ahead of its August 31 launch on Prime.

The Blu-ray also will have more than 40 minutes of extras, including another chance to watch Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, in which Peter Capaldi was revealed as the next incarnation.

Roadshow’s also releasing a special collection of 50th anniversary Doctor Who highlights, including Mark Gatiss’ award winning drama An Adventure in Space and Time on Blu-ray for the first time, and Five-ish Doctors – starring Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and special guests – on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. 

The limited edition numbered collector’s set (500 DVD, 575 BD in New Zealand) also features the 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor, Matt Smith’s Farewell The Time of the Doctor, the series seven finale The Name of the Doctor, and the Eighth Doctor’s (Paul McGann) surprise regeneration into John Hurt’s War Doctor in The Night of the Doctor

Extras include an exclusive cut of the read-through of The Day of the Doctor, featuring Matt Smith and David Tennant, deleted scenes, Doctor Who at the Proms 2013 and the mini-episodes The Last Day & Night of the Doctor.

Releasing on September 10, the DVD set will cost $80 and the Blu-ray, $85.

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4 Responses to “Just What the HD Doctor Ordered”

  1. I can’t see any reason to buy the 2 hour premiere by itself. I will be waiting for a complete series release on Blu-ray and purchasing the entire series.

  2. I have got the 50th anniversary Doctor Who Blu-ray on pre-order with Mighty Ape 🙂

  3. I pre-ordered the 50th Anniversary collection off Amazon in July. I look forward to its arrival!

  4. Not really interested in getting these on BD. Would rather watch in HD here but with Sky wanting to stay in the last century mindset of SD on Prime, guess we will never see it in HD. I’m surprised that they haven’t held this show over until they can put it on their new Sci-Fi channel first, maybe in HD.

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