Friday, 3 October 2014

Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary collection: Blu Ray Review

Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary collection: Blu Ray Review

Rating: PG
Released by BBC and Roadshow Home Ent

Last year's 50th anniversary of Doctor Who was a big deal for a show that had been sidelined to the scrap heap at the end of the 80s. Managing to make a half century became a worldwide event for fans new and old, with cinema screenings of the special episode, various one offs and more Dr Whooey-goodness than we've ever experienced before.

So, in true limited edition style, a wonderful collector's edition set's been released - only 500 DVDs and 575 Blu Rays here in NZ - and if you're a fan, it's worth getting (though if you've collected the majority of the material before, you may question your bank balance first.

I've already discussed at length The Day Of The Doctor so, skipping over that, the special features are what makes this set worth investing in - the first Blu Ray outing for An Adventure in Space and Time (the story of William Hartnell's tenure and how the show was made) as well as The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, Peter Davison's ode to getting the classic Doctors into the 50th anniversary.

The set's beautifully put together, a nice compendium of everything that was done - including behind the scenes stuff, trailers, the Doctor Who at the Proms - everything a fan could want in one collection. Oh and a neat welcoming of Paul McGann into the fold that caused the internet to implode.

For the fact it's limited, and the fact it's such a historic outing, you'd be mad not to pick this set up.

Extras: Behind the Scenes, Night of the Doctor, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide, Behind the Lens, The Last Day,  The Day of the Doctor – Script to Screen, Cinema Intros – Strax & The Doctor, 50th cinema trails, Deleted Scenes – from The Time of the Doctor & An Adventure in Space and Time, Tales from the TARDIS, Farewell to Matt Smith, A Night with the Stars - The Science of Doctor Who, William Hartnell: The Original, The making of an Adventure, Reconstructions, Title Sequences ,The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, Doctor Who at the Proms 2013


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