Merchandise The Day of the Doctor DVD

Published on September 25th, 2013 | by James Lomond

The Day of the Doctor on DVD & Blu-ray

This Christmas you can own a PIECE OF HISTORY. The DVD and Blu-ray of 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, will be available in the UK on 2nd December, and not long after in North America on 10th December.

For the first time ever, the Blu-ray release will come with a 3D version! This won’t be the first 3D venture for the good Doctor – those of us who’ve been knocking around a little longer may recall the Children in Need Dimensions in Time special with its slightly dubious 3D credentials. The otherworldly visuals and complex set-pieces in Doctor Who lend themselves well to the medium though this may well be a one-off; The Beeb previously announced it has indefinitely suspended its 3D TV plans due to a lack of public “appetite”.

While a cinema viewing is more of an event and donning special specs seems worthwhile I can’t really see people on the sofa at home in oversized 3D glasses. Time will tell. Meanwhile details on extras are still awaited but we do know there will be a bespoke 50th anniversary documentary…

“Each version will also come with bonus material, starting with the featurette ‘Doctor Who Explained,’ which is described as ‘the entire 50-year history in one hilarious 50-minute special!’ As far as other extras go, the studio simply says for now, ‘Other exclusive content still to be announced.’”

The article also comments on rumours that the Mark Gatiss’s drama about the origin’s of Doctor Who, An Adventure in Space and Time, will be included on the UK version. While this might seem plausible there is clearly more money to be made from separate releases and if the leaked trailer is anything to go by, it looks to be a beautiful piece of television.

Day of the Doctor Blu-ray

So it’ll be turkey, Brussels sprouts, gifts including The Day of the Doctor on Blu-ray which the family all watches, board games, then Smith’s farewell and Capaldi’s debut in the Christmas Special. What more could we wish for?

The Day of the Doctor is available to pre-order now from Amazon UK on Blu-ray for £11.25 and DVD for £9.25.

Meanwhile US-based fans can pre-order for $20.99 on Blu-ray and 7.49 on DVD.

(With thanks to Joe)

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6 Responses to The Day of the Doctor on DVD & Blu-ray

  1. avatar Christine says:

    According to this site, An adventure in Space and Time will be included on the DVD: http://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/doctor-who-50th-anniversary-dvd-pre-order/
    and they are supposed to have got this information from BBC Worldwide…

  2. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Early Christmas present! I’ll be out of town that day but I’ll be sure to swing into a Best Buy where I’ll be and snag me a copy.

  3. avatar Mark Lenton says:

    “What more could we wish for?”

    Well ‘a series each year rather than spread over two’ is the one thing that springs to mind… but I bet that’s not gonna happen again until we get a showrunner with his eye on the ball. (Still no official announcement on when series 8 will air (only that it will start in Autumn))

  4. avatar vortexter says:

    Wonder if they’ll release it early by mistake this time…

  5. avatar Ian Gettings says:

    Gosh, do people actually own Blu-ray new fangled things. Will it also be 3d on the old fashioned dvds?


    • Don’t think so. One of the reasons for he recent wave of 3D was that it was superior to high def (in that it had an extra dimension, of course). To my knowledge all 3d tvs are HD and DVD doesnt have the space for HD.

      However I find the idea of Blu-ray remarkably quaint, the movie industry desperately trying to maintain control of its product with a largely pointless media that was superseded by the Internet before it even went on sale.

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