Thursday, 21 August 2014

Doctor Who: Series 8 Collector's Edition DVD Announced

BBC Worldwide have announced the release of a special collector's edition DVD and Blu-ray of the complete eighth series of Doctor Who.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray editions will be released on Monday 17th November 2014, just over a week after the final episode of Series 8, Death in Heaven, is expected to air.

No special features have yet been confirmed for the collector's edition release, which is set to include a bright embossed TARDIS slipcase finished with silver foil and a ‘press here’ button which when pressed plays the legendary TARDIS sound effect, as well as six exclusive art cards featuring images of The Doctor and monsters from the new series.

The collector's edition is now available to pre-order in the UK exclusively from the BBC Shop - follow the link here for the DVD (£39.99) and here for Blu-ray (£43.99).

The standard edition, meanwhile, is still available to pre-order from the BBC Shop and will be released on the same date, while standalone DVD and Blu-ray versions of Series 8's feature-length premiere Deep Breath are set to come out the week before.

Series 8 will be the first to star Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor alongside current companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and new recurring character Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson). The regular cast will be joined by a host of guest stars including Michelle Gomez, Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes and the recently-announced Chris Addison.

Doctor Who returns with Deep Breath, on Saturday 23rd August.

[Source: BBC Worldwide]