Friday, 17 October 2014

Doctor Who: Series 8 DVD Artwork and Extras Revealed

New artwork and a full list of extras for the DVD and Blu-ray boxsets of the complete eighth series of Doctor Who have been revealed.

All twelve episodes from Peter Capaldi's debut series as the Doctor will be included on the five-disc set, beginning with feature-length series opener Deep Breath and ending with the upcoming two-part series finale Dark Water/Death in Heaven.

The announced extras include Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion, two documentaries hosted by former Doctor Peter Davison which originally aired on BBC America in the run-up to Series 8. They also include the complete run of the first series of behind the scenes show Doctor Who Extra as well as an exclusive panel with the show's stars recorded following the Leicester Square screening of Deep Breath.

The full list of extras is as follows:
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord - a 45-minute feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion - a second 45-minute feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison
  • Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - a 45-minute documentary about the 2014 Doctor Who World Tour
  • Four exclusive audio commentaries - episodes and contributors TBC
  • Doctor Who Exclusive - four two-minute cast interviews
  • Doctor Who Extra - 12 10-minute behind the scenes features
  • Deep Breath Cinema Panel - exclusive 30-minute feature recorded in London on 23 August 2014, featuring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat and hosted by Zoe Ball

As previously reported, the complete eighth series is currently available to pre-order in the UK from the following locations:

The release dates for both the DVD and Blu-ray sets are as follows:
  • 17th November 2014 - Region 2 (including the UK)
  • 19th November 2014 - Region 4 (including Australia and New Zealand)
  • 9th December 2014 - Region 1 (including the USA and Canada)

[Source: Doctor Who TV]