Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Christian Cawley
BBC Adds 2011 Christmas Special to Series 7 Boxset!
BBC Worldwide has announced the release of all thirteen blockbuster episodes from Doctor Who Series 7 and the 2011 and 2012 Christmas Specials on Blu-ray and DVD on October 28, 2013. In addition, the set contains exciting bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, “Doctor Who at Comic Con”, specials “The Companions” and “Doctor Who in the US,” and more.
These latest adventures test the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and prove that even a madman with a box needs help sometimes.
But hold on a moment: hadn’t they already decided not to include The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe in the UK release? Well, yes… Says BBC Worldwide:
Originally the decision was taken not to include this release on the box set as it had previously been released as a standalone product. However after listening to feedback from our fans we have decided to include the episode and its prequel on the set. The price of the set will not change as a result of the change of contents.
So, it’s time to move on – we got our way, fellow fans! Now the UK release and the US release feature the same episodes – makes sense, don’t you think?
With an incredible list of guest stars that includes John Hurt (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), Warwick Davis (Willow, the Harry Potter films) Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), David Warner (Titanic, TRON), Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove, Ever After: A Cinderella Story), Ben Browder (Farscape), David Bradley (Game of Thrones) Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, The Woman in Black), the mother-daughter duo of Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) and Rachael Stirling (Women in Love, Snow White and the Huntsman), and the voice of Sir Ian McKellan (The Lord of The Rings films), these episodes are written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, with Neil Gaiman, Mark Gatiss, Neil Cross, Chris Chibnall, Toby Whithouse and Stephen Thompson.
Planning to buy this DVD or Blu-ray collection? Additional content includes:
- Behind the scenes featurettes for every episode (except The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)
- Additional featurettes include: “The Making of the Gunslinger” , “Creating Clara”, “Rain Gods”, “Clara and the TARDIS”, “Inforarium” and “Clara’s white Christmas”
- Other Featurettes including: “Olympics: Good as Gold” (UK ONLY), “Last Days of the Ponds,” “Pond Life,” “The Science of Doctor Who,” “The Companions,” and “Doctor Who at Comic Con”
- Prequels to episodes: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, Asylum of the Daleks, The Snowmen (the great detective, Vastra investigates, Demons Run: Two Days Later), The Bells of Saint John and The Name of the Doctor (“she said, he said”, “Clarence and the whispermen”)
- Audio commentaries for episodes: The Snowmen, Cold War, Hide, and The Crimson Horror
Covering two years’ worth of Doctor Who episodes, the Series 7 boxset is currently not listed on Amazon UK. North American readers can order their copy for just $69.99.