Thursday, 3 December 2015

Doctor Who: The 10 Christmas Specials: DVD Review

Doctor Who: The 10 Christmas Specials: DVD Review

Rating: PG
Released by BBC and Roadshow Home Ent

The Doctor is in.... a festive mood with this collection of the 10 Christmas episodes the show's dished out since its revamp.

Over a 4 disc set, you get to relive David Tennant's 6 Festive outings, including his demise and Matt Smith's more knockabout Xmas eps (apart from the one where he died obviously) and Peter Capaldi's first Xmas outing. (Though one wonders why this set wasn't released in the New Year after the latest with River Song)

Complete with a bonus feature where Rufus Hound takes a look at the Christmas specials and why they work, this set is a must for any Who fan - sure, they've all been released before, but when you have eps like The Christmas Invasion and Voyage of the Damned, you can see why it's all worth it.

Ongoing threads will make little sense to the casual viewer, but Dr Who this time around has never been afraid to embrace some of the excess of the festive period at the expense of the spectacle.

A nice collection of 5 graphically drawn cards makes this set a real treasure but to the die hard Who fan it's more a stocking filler as these are out already in many different forms.

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