Thursday, 5 September 2013

Doctor Who: Complete Series 1-7 Boxset Details Revealed

A Blu-ray release of Series 1-7 of Doctor Who was listed on Amazon recently, but now BBC Worldwide have confirmed the boxset, and have released details of the 29-disc boxset's contents. The press release is as follows:
Fantastic! Allons-y! Geronimo! For the first time ever, the epic adventures of the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors are brought together in high definition in a special Blu-ray release. 
The set includes the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston, Thor: The Dark World) and Tenth Doctor (David Tennant, Broadchurch, Fright Night), available in newly remastered Blu-ray versions at full 1080p resolution for the first time ever, sitting alongside those of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in this high definition collection.
The first four series, originally broadcast in standard definition, have been upscaled to 1080p resolution:
  • Doctor Who: The Complete First Series, starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series, starring David Tennant and Billie Piper
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series, starring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate
And Series 5-7, plus David Tennant's final Specials (which were shot in high definition) are also included in 1080p:
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Specials, starring David Tennant
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Jenna Coleman
A bonus Blu-ray disc is also included, featuring three special features:
“The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists”
From BBC AMERICA’s The Brit List – BBC AMERICA’s pop culture correspondent, Asha Leo, is joined by special guest John Barrowman (“Torchwood,” “Doctor Who”) to announce the rankings of the “Top Five Companions,” “Top Five Scariest Moments,” “Top Five Best Monsters,” “Top Five Guest Stars” and “Top Five Things You’ll Only See on Doctor Who.” 
Doctor Who at the Proms 2010
Doctor Who’s own Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill host a spectacular evening of music from the series played live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. Includes video projections, appearances by the monsters and a special guest appearance from 11th Doctor Matt Smith. For the first time, the collection will include the full 90-minute concert and has been remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound. 
Doctor Who: The Best of the Christmas Specials
This previously unreleased special from December 2011 takes an inside look at the very best moments from the incredible Doctor Who Christmas specials that have captivated audiences around the world. A collection of fans from the celebrity, comedy, sci-fi and digital worlds discuss their favorite moments from both David Tennant and Matt Smith era Christmas episodes.
The boxset will be released in the UK on 4th November, and in the US (a Sonic Screwdriver remote is also included in the US set) on 5th November.

What do you think of the boxset? Will you be picking it up on release or as a Christmas gift? Comment below!

[Source: Doctor Who TV]