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Published on August 25th, 2010 | by Brian A Terranova

He’s Back… on DVD in the USA!

Doctor Who is back… and it’s about time. No really, it is about time. It’s only been 14 years since Doctor Who the TV Movie – starring Paul McGann in the title role – was first broadcast on American and Canadian TV, and still to this day we don’t have a DVD release of this story.

Heck, we don’t even have a VHS release of this story.

Doctor Who - The Eighth Doctor on DVD in North America!But today Wednesday August 25 2010, that all changes with the news from Dan Hall himself – commissioning editor for Classic Doctor Who at 2Entertain – that the TV Movie is to get a DVD release in North America, Australia, and New Zealand estimating that we will see it sometime within the next 12 months.

The news broke on Hoo on Who’s podcast blog earlier today and can be heard at

But if you don’t want to listen to the pod cast – can’t see why you wouldn’t since it is very short and a good listen – just stick you head out the window and listen to all the lucky Doctor Who fans singing and dancing for joy in the streets over this news. Why are they so excited? Weren’t you reading above? It’s only because it’s the TV Movie, in North America, Australia,  and New Zealand on DVD! Not enough for you? Ok, how’s this: not only are we getting the movie itself, but it’s also going to be the new DVD release from the UK Revisitation Box Set with all the bells and whistles.

How’s that then? Wait, is that singing I hear? Yes, yes it is…

Madame Butterfly if I am not mistaken.


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Doctor Who and me go way back. I first discovered it on my local PBS Station WHYY in the suburbs outside Philadelphia when I was a young kid; though I am uncertain of the exact age.

2 Responses to He’s Back… on DVD in the USA!

  1. avatar Rick714 says:

    About time.

  2. avatar 23skidoo says:

    Very happy to hear the news. The movie may not have been a classic, but it’s still part of Doctor Who and all the rationales in the world didn’t hide the fact that it was simply unfair for the place where it was made – it was shot in Vancouver, BC – not to be able to see it on a home video format. This has turned out to be a pretty good year for “impossible” releases to finally happen. Max Headroom had some issues preventing its release until this year, I recall reading somewhere, and the “impossible” is going to happen with the release of the original Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man later this year (think 14 years is a long wait, try waiting 32 years for those!). And now the Doctor Who movie. At this rate I’m half expecting the announcement that the Holy Grail of unreleased TV shows, the original Batman, is coming out!

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