Merchandise New Doctor Who boxset sees Ninght, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors on Blu-ray

Published on September 5th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Blu-ray Boxset!

Do you remember 2005, when the Ninth Doctor tempted you into his TARDIS for the first time, making all sorts of unlikely promises that somehow turned out to be true? It went something like this:

“Do you wanna come with me? ‘Cause if you do, then I should warn you, you’re gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past. Aliens from the future. The day the Earth died in a ball of flame. It won’t be quiet, it won’t be safe and it won’t be calm. But I’ll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime.”

Well, he’s back – about time – alongside his two replacements in the BBC’s biggest ever Blu-ray box set covering every episode of Doctor Who from 2005 to 2013 – and then some!

New Doctor Who boxset sees Ninght, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors on Blu-ray

Yes, you read that right – the Ninth and Tenth Doctors have been upgraded to HD!

The only thing better than watching Doctor Who is watching it in high definition, which is why BBC Worldwide is celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary with the release of Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Blu-ray Boxset on November 4, 2013. The set includes the complete adventures of the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) and Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) available in newly remastered Blu-ray versions at full 1080p resolution for the first time ever, sitting alongside those of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in this high definition collection.

BBC Worldwide has gone above and beyond to bring fans the best possible Doctor Who experience, and has also fully remastered the complete Tenth Doctor Specials as well as The Complete Fifth and Sixth Series (previously available on Blu-ray), to full 1080p resolution as well. Throw in the new Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series Blu-ray set along with hours and hours of bonus features from the past collections.

All of this PLUS 120 minutes of bonus material that has never previously been available on disc, as well as more goodies than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at, and this is one blue box that just might actually be bigger on the inside.

This astonishing limited edition contains 29 Blu-ray discs of episodes, specials and bonus features, as you’ll see below…

Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Blu ray Boxset includes:

  • Doctor Who: The Complete First Series, starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series, starring David Tennant and Billie Piper
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series, starring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate
  • Also included in1080p Resolution:
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Specials, starring David Tennant
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill
  • Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series, starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and Jenna-Louise Coleman

Bonus Blu-ray disc includes:

  • The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists from BBC AMERICA’s The Brit List – BBC AMERICA’s pop culture correspondent, Asha Leo (@ashaleo), is joined by special guest John Barrowman (“Torchwood,” “Doctor Who”) to announce the rankings of the “Top Five Companions,” “Top Five Scariest Moments,” “Top Five Best Monsters,” “Top Five Guest Stars” and “Top Five Things You’ll Only See on Doctor Who.” Rankings are based on votes from readers of BBCAMERICA.com’s Anglophenia blog.
  • Doctor Who at the Proms 2010 - companions Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill host a spectacular evening of music from the series played live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.  Includes video projections, appearances by the monsters and a special guest appearance from Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.  For the first time, the collection will include the full 90-minute concert and has been remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound.
  • Doctor Who: The Best of the Christmas Specials - This previously unreleased special from December 2011 takes an inside look at the very best moments from the incredible Doctor Who Christmas specials that have captivated audiences around the world. A collection of fans from the celebrity, comedy, sci-fi and digital worlds discuss their favourite moments from both David Tennant and Matt Smith era Christmas episodes.

Covering every episode from Rose to The Name of the Doctor, this fantastic collection is out on November 4th 2013. With an RRP of a massive £255.31, you can pre-order now at Amazon for just £167.25.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




14 Responses to Doctor Who: The Complete Series 1-7 Blu-ray Boxset!


  1. Excellent package but I also wish we could watch ALL the stories from seasons 1-7 of the original series. BBC, what the hell were you thinking?! *sob*

  2. Tongmaster5 says:

    Massive Rip-Off


    • In what way? Do you have Blu Ray? 104 episodes for £167 on Amazon? £1.60 an episode? How is that a rip off?

  3. Paul Bines says:

    I already have the DVD box set the BBC released of series 1-4, plus the Specials set – all I want is a matching 5-7 set. BluRay is nice, but WAY too expensive…

  4. TimeChaser says:

    I would love to have all these seasons on Blue-Ray. I only have Season 7 in that format right now. Hopefully after this box set they will eventually release the individual seasons.

  5. Philip Bates says:

    Yes, this is a thing of beauty and wonder, and we should be so proud that our little show is now so big that this boxset is even in the offering.

    But does anyone else find it odd that it looks as if each season only gets one normal plastic case, instead of the big boxsets we’re used to? Mind you, this might just be a Blu-ray thing, whereby everything is compressed just that little bit more.

    I dunno – I don’t have Blu-ray and don’t think it’ll ever take over fully from DVDs!

    • TimeChaser says:

      Its not that strange. You’re right, its the fact that blu-ray is compressed even more, so you use fewer discs, which leads to small case sizes.

      • Philip Bates says:

        Ah, thanks. Wasn’t sure. If I indulged in a Blu-ray player, I’d probably buy this set. Doctor Who in HD is amazing.

        I do think DVDs and Blu-rays will co-exist for quite some time yet, like physical books and eBooks.

        • TimeChaser says:

          Since wll blu-ray players are also required to play DVDs, I would imagine that the two formats will co-exist for a while yet. Thats why somethings get relased in combo pack, with blu-ray and DVD in the same package.

          • Philip Bates says:

            Ah right! Didn’t know that. Thanks. :)

            Are there Blu-ray recorders for sale too?

    • Fox says:

      Oh, it’ll definitely happen in the near future.
      I’ve been using Blu-ray for years now.
      I’m actually a little surprised it’s taking this long.


  6. I reckon DVD and Blu Ray will co-exist side by side for some time yet until top range HD TV’s and Blu Ray players get to the point where the cost makes if affordable to switch and then DVD’s will go the way of video.

  7. Quinton Kyle Hoover says:

    “…Ninth Doctor tempted you into his TARDIS for the first time…”

    Permission to face palm?


  8. Didn’t know that the Tenth Doctor specials and the Fifth and sixth series have been remastered and upgraded. :) XD

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