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  • Actors: Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,584 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FAVRFXE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,990 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Behind the Scenes
2 x Mini-Episodes, "The Night of the Doctor" and "The Last Day"
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Editorial Reviews

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th Anniversary Special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic story, extremely well done.
Chris in Phoenix
I enjoyed watching every minute of it and I'm looking forward to the new direction the series will have thanks to the clever ending.
Coffee Addicted Writer's Reviews
Love Matt Smith and David Tennant side by side as the doctor.
Ashley

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275 of 295 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Johnson on November 23, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This could have gone so very wrong. There are so many elements that shouldn't have worked, but in the end the Doctor's 50th anniversary was a rousing success. I'm going to start this review off by saying that I will offer no spoilers beyond the confirmation that, quite regrettably, Christopher Eccleston does not appear in Day of the Doctor. It is disappointing but thankfully Smith, Hurt, Piper, and Tennant more than make up for his absence.

A phone call from U.N.I.T. sets off a fascinating chain of events that eventually brings 11, 10, and the Warrior together. The action is fast, the story is fun, the Doctors are an absolute joy to watch, and by the end of the special, the series will be headed in a bold new direction. There are several other surprise appearances that I will absolutely not spoil. Suffice to say that fans, new and old, will be very, very happy with them.

This special was as close to perfect, without Eccleston, as it could get, though I do wish the villains were a little more threatening, though that is nothing more than a nitpick. Smith and Tennant are simply marvelous together, and John Hurt only makes them more fun to watch. All in all, The Day of the Doctor is a fantastic tale that no Whovian should miss.
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57 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Robin McDonald on November 29, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The show itself is good with its ups and downs, but I am here to say the 3D is mind blowingly good.
Definitely up there with the best live action 3D I have ever seen. Being Blu Ray this should be even better than what I saw.
But the resolution was fantastic. The imagery was highly dimensional and I can't even imagine watching this episode in 2D.
You wouldn't be seeing a world in a painting. It would be like a black and white picture telling you how colorful a painting is.
Everything about it is first rate at least for the first forty minutes. Then a little less attention gets paid to the 3D aspect.

I hope this spurs more 3D broadcasts because it was such a great experience. 3D on televisions is so well done and yet there is so little content readily available to customers who own 3D capable sets. Hopefully Netflix will get this one soon so more people will have access. (Netflix is one of the only streaming service providing some 3D content) Almost a must have for fans of the Doctor and 3D.
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79 of 97 people found the following review helpful By East Tx Lilly on November 23, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Just saw the 50th anniversary episode on BBC America. It is totally brilliant. The writing is amazing. Moffat tied the 12 (yep, I said 12) doctors together seamlessly. I will be ordering this dvd so I can see it over and over again.
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51 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Michael H on November 24, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Day of the Doctor is absolutely fantastic. A bit slow at first but the moment David Tennant comes on screen, You will flip out...in a good way mind you. Matt Smith is good as always and works great with David and John Hurt really ties it all together and is fantastic as War Doctor, I hope we see more of him in the future.

I love the nod to Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor, at the end of the special and I love how Peter Capaldi, the 12th Doctor, appears during a sequence with every other doctor during the big scene near the end of the special. It makes me far more excited to see him as the doctor.

Overall, Without a doubt it's a great special and well worth buying. I just wish Eccleston would have taken the time to film at least one scene for it because it not only would have made it that much more better but it would have been a real treat to the fans.
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Format: Blu-ray
An Entertainment Milestone was reach these past few weeks and it was so big, it made the history books…again…read on…however, I am warning you….there are spoilers ahead…..
* On November 23rd 1963, a worldwide phenomenon started broadcasting from the BBC. It was called “Doctor Who”. The ambiguous title along with a very eccentric, ambiguous, cantankerous, old, young, funny, witty, gadget orientated, sportsman-like, tall, short, blonde, brunette, dark haired, white haired skinny, chunky straight-haired curly-haired….main character otherwise known as ‘The Doctor’, has traveled through time and space for last 50 years in an original Police Box of the late 50’s and early 60’s. These Police boxes were commonly seen around the streets of England way yonder when. Why a Police Box? The T.A.R.D.I.S. (the Doctors time machine which is an acronym for “Time And Relative Dimensions In Space’) broke its chameleon circuit which is designed to shape the TARDIS into the background environment wherever it goes so as not to be seen or distracting. (But, then was fixed only to be set back again to the Police Box setting by the Doctor himself – for ‘sentimental reasons’ he says.)

This year, on November 23rd, 2013 (in America on the 25th) – 50 years to the day - a worldwide event occurred both on the small screen and the large (silver) screens in Global Geo Sync for the first time ever. ‘The Day of the Doctor’ was first presented with a wonderful behind the scenes treat for the fans before the screening itself and an intro that introduces the audiences to 3D! A “Doctor Who” first! In 660 theatres across the US, $4.77 million was made for one night for one showing.
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