Friday, July 26, 2013

Doctor Who - Complete Seventh Series boxset [UPDATE]

PLEASE NOTE: This post has been updated with new information and amendments regarding this set. It has also been updated with a new version of the artwork. This is now a FIVE disc set, not three as previously shown on the cover art [July 29].

Further to this, BBC Worldwide has announced that the 2011 Christmas Special, The Doctor, The Widow & the Wardrobe WILL be included on the set with its prequel. [July 30]

BBC Worldwide have released details of the Complete Seventh Series on DVD and Bluray, which hits the streets in October. Check out the details below and click on the image below for a bigger version.


BBC Worldwide releases all thirteen blockbuster episodes from the seventh series of the iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who on Blu-ray and DVD on October 28, 2013. In addition, the set includes the 2012 Christmas Special, and exciting bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, Doctor Who at Comic Con, specials The Companions and Doctor Who in the US, and more!

Additional content includes:
• Behind the scenes featurettes for every episode plus The Making of the Gunslinger and Creating Clara.
• Other Featurettes including: Doctor Who in the US, Last Days of the Ponds, Pond Life, The Science of Doctor Who, The Companions and Doctor Who at Comic Con.
• Prequels to episodes: Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowmen (x3), The Bells of Saint John and The Name of the Doctor (x2).
• Audio commentaries for episodes: The Snowmen, Cold War, Hide, and The Crimson Horror.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SERIES
is released on October 28 in the UK and Sept 24 in North America
RRP: DVD £51.05/Blu-ray £57.18  

Thanks to BBC Worldwide

27 comments:

Chris said...

Shouldn't there be like 15 episodes in it.
The doctor, widow and the wardrobe.
5 with Amy and Rory
2012 Christmas special.
8 this year
Makes 15.

Sandra Pascoe said...

Over a month after the US get it? Wow.

Anonymous said...

I guess most people will get moaning about the lack of The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe right about now. These people are silly. However, I am a bit put out that they no longer see fit to show us any deleted scenes. Why not? Having said that, the other extras seem like a good lot and the cover is bloody lovely!

Anonymous said...

So you can moan about deleted scenes but people who moan about The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe are 'silly'? Right. OK.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for share and share alike. I don't even mind the US receiving a few exclusives.

That said, BBC Worldwide do seem to blatantly shunning its British audience as secondary. After a while it just doesn't seem right.

May I suggest JJ Abrams starts premiering all Star Trek on British soil in future?

Anonymous said...

So not only is this set released after the American version it also contains less the American version. I don't see what is silly about complaining about that.

How hard would it of been to include both Xmas specials for us in the UK.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely furious that the American version gets The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe in their box set, but we don't! Now for the sake of a complete collection, I have to spend more money on a separate release on an episode I didn't particularly like.
Before anyone tells me I don't have to buy it, I feel that I do because I want a complete DVD collection.

Anonymous said...

Basically, yes. TDTWTW doesn't fit with series 7, no surprise it's not there. Perhaps a re-issue of series 6 with it would make sense, but then that would be annoying for all the people who already own that.

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Cameron McEwan said...

Please don't leave anonymous comments.

James Spiring said...

2012 Christmas Special? Don't you mean 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials? It's stupid having Doctor Widow and Wardrobe's prequel on there but not the episode itself.

not anonymous (Keep Blogtor happy) :-) said...

I certainly wont miss TDTWTW from the boxset. It was appallingly bad. (Just my opinion)

Corpus Christi Music Scene said...

in all fairness, the UK often gets releases of the classic series DVDs before the US does. And the recent Regenerations Box and the Tom Baker box arent even available in the US.

Roy Cossick said...

Well fancy that, BBC Worldwide manage to mess up something else. If Xmas 2011 doesn't belong with this set then why include it with the US edition?

Perhaps they're planning another tat box with that episode and a doll of Matt Smith wearing David Tennant's suit.

Rob W said...

The lack of a full episode - even though it's not my favourite - is beyondfrustrating, if they've chosen to also include its prologue that's utterly moronic (but I don't see it in the description so I'm not sure where that idea comes from), and I still feel shafted by the lack of commentaries. I know, I know, it's been five years - but time was, each episode would have two! Two!!

On the other hand, the cover art is absolutely gorgeous, so that's a nice thing.

Man. Very glad to see the full series being released in one set - I'd sort of stopped expecting it a while ago - but Doctor Who used to feel like much better value for money than it does today. I hate that I'm becoming one of those old grouches (in the anniversary year, of all years!) but with two patchy series in four years, my Doctor Who confidence is at a bit of a low ebb. Not because of any one big thing, but... all the little things like this box set really, really start to add up.

Crikey! What kind of mood am I in?! In the interest of balance, I am going to say that Hide, alone, will justify the price tag when it comes down a bit. Utterly superb episode. And any box set that contains Nightmare in Silver, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, The Bells of Saint John, Asylum of the Daleks, A Town Called Mercy and The Snowmen can't be too shabby!

There we go, nice things. Let's all do some smiles.

Chris Lindsay said...

If anyone wants to complain to BBC Worldwide about the lack of TDTW&TW on this set then the link is here - http://www.bbcworldwide.com/contact-us.aspx

Regardless of whether people like the story or not, all previous 'complete series' box sets have included the preceding Christmas special. If the US version has it, it's shocking the UK version doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Minor error in the post: "The Making of the Gunslinger" is not a behind the scenes featurette. It's the prequel to Town Called Mercy.

Jason said...

First news ive heard of a box set. Been dogging the BBCA and BBC DW twitter for months to see if there would be a box set in the US, and no response. Recently purchased the 3 blurays because I saw no announcement of there being a box set when Part 2 was released. Poor communication on BBCs part and crappy marketing. Was lead to believe the 3 Blurays were it. Guess ill have to trade them in for pennies.

Mark Brown said...

Well, looks like i'll be buying my copy from the US in September. Problem Solved.

Joanne Rothwell said...

Love Doctor Who, but let's face it, the BBC have to 'sell their soul' in order to keep the money coming in to make Doctor Who. It made tonnes of money in the U.S. and so the money managers will be keen to promote it to them and keep all that money coming in.
My only worry would be if they start to change Doctor Who itself when some American moneybags somewhere with no idea suggests fundamental changes.
As for the box set, I think it's annoying when I've bought both parts seperately that they now bring out a whole boxset with a couple of extra comic con bits and bobs on and there will be people that buy that as well! Although I didn't enjoy the 'wardrobe' story, I do think it's poor to include it on one and not on the other, whichever way it happened.
Let's hope the money people don't get too much of a say in the future.

Fox said...

Hey Blogtor, so is it definitely only three discs?

bromley001 said...

Well, I've just bought The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe for £4.50, seeing as it won't be on the boxset. If the BBC change their minds now, and decide to include it after all, I shall be a bit peeved.

And, of course, assuming they *don't* change their minds, the price of TDTWaTW is bound to go up. :/

badblokebob said...

I don't see why anyone's surprised at this complete series set turning up after the Part 1 and 2 releases -- it's how they've managed every other series.

Leaving out the 2011 Christmas special, on the other hand, is so moronic it borders on incompetence. We can have a run of "complete" box sets that somehow misses out an entire episode? OK then.

How hard would it be to include just the existing disc, even? Yes, we can buy that for ourselves to the same effect... except I doubt throwing one more disc in the box would raise the price by £6, and it wouldn't mess up the line of the collection for one (as other's have noted, not exactly that great) episode.

It's not the end of the world, but I'm rather miffed about this. I hope they don't treat the 50th anniversary ep so shoddily.

And don't even get me started on the reduction in commentaries...

bromley001 said...

I'm wondering how the 50th and Christmas specials will be released. maybe together in an 'End of the Eleventh' set, similar to the David Tennant specials? Because, even though there's no doubt that the 50th Special, being feature length, would be worthy of it's own release, I feel a s8 box should be devoted to the Twelth.

Gavin Bollard said...

Miffed.
Hoping Australia gets a PAL version of what the Americans got.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone complain about not getting The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe? I'd rather forget I saw it the first time.

Fox said...

Why do they keep putting so many discs on the Blu-ray?
The US Blu-ray is 4 discs
Yet another benefit of owning the States version. :/