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Doctor Who: The Complete Specials (The Next Doctor / Planet of the Dead / The Waters of Mars / The End of Time Parts 1 and 2)
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Disc 2: Planet of the Dead
Disc 3: The Waters of Mars
Discs 4-5: The End of Time, Parts One and Two
Doctor Who Confidential
Doctor Who at the Proms
Deleted scenes with introduction from Russell T. Davies
David Tennant Video Diaries: The Final Days
Doctor Who BBC Christmas idents
Doctor Who at Comic-Con
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Special Features:English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
* Doctor Who at the Proms
* Doctor Who Confidential - The Next Doctor (New)
* Doctor Who Confidential - Planet of the Dead
* Doctor Who Confidential - The End of Time, Part One
* Doctor Who Confidential - The End of Time, Part Two
* Deleted Scenes
* David Tennant Video Dairy - The Final Days
* BBC Indents
* Audio Commentary
* Doctor Who At Comic Con
* 5.1 Surround Sound
On the chance that you're not familiar with these special episodes themselves, here's a quick run-down. Please note, this review does contain minor SPOILERS:
THE NEXT DOCTOR: The 2008 Christmas special. The Doctor visits Victorian England, where he encounters another man claiming to be the Doctor. I won't spoil the surprise, but there are some nice twists and a standout performance from David Morrisey in the title role. This was the first of the modern Doctor's episodes without a regular companion. It was also the last episode before the switch to hi-definition, but the upconvert used here looks fantastic, so it's really a non-issue as far as I'm concerned.
PLANET OF THE DEAD: Aired on Easter, 2009. The Doctor and a woman on the run (The Bionic Woman's Michelle Ryan) are among a busload of passengers who find themselves stranded on a desert planet overrun with terrifying flying creatures. Most folks agree this one's just an average adventure. But, it looks stunning.
THE WATERS OF MARS: A great, creepy tale set on mid-21st century Mars.Read more ›
Of course, I'd really prefer to see some confirmation from Amazon that this release matches the Region 2 release in the UK (which is out in January, incidentally). If it does, I'd say it's worth what they're asking.
That doesn't mean that the last three episodes don't leave you with a bit of a broken heart to see Tennant go, but it's the kind of ending that dazzles. As much as I loved the Parting of the Ways, I really appreciated being able to see the emotions and tribulations of a regeneration in more depth, and to witness his attempt to say his farewells was lovely. And frankly, I needed the opportunity to wallow.
These are the final five episodes of David Tennant as The Doctor, who many viewers, (especially newer viewers,) consider to be one of the best doctors throughout the show's history and all of them are amazing episodes.
Russel T. Davies, (who wrote all the episodes,) is now stepping down as executive producer of Doctor Who and many people admire him for helping to bring Doctor Who back to life and for his many other works, which are incredible.
All of the extras are completely worth it. The Doctor Who Confidential and the David Tennant video diaries are not only good for a laugh, but they're very interesting to say the least.
Overall the show is brilliant and with all the bonus material, it's worth the price. That and the run time must be a typo. The final two episodes alone are roughly an hour each, and the other three are forty-five minutes. There's no way the run time could be that short, just to help clarify if anyone was confused.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Total Doctor Who fan! Must have to complete your collection! Great for kids and adults! Great buy!!Published 18 days ago by Jess
Way better than having to buy each special individually since season's don't always come with specials and there is always at least one special (the Christmas specials)Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I LOVE THIS SERIES and now to have the 10th dr specials on one disc!Published 1 month ago by Joshua Comeaux
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I have this problem as well.
Feb 14, 2011 by Amazon Customer | See all 5 posts
|run time 131 minutes??||
The Blu-Ray version of the same package shows 311 minutes, so I assume that 131 minutes was just a typo.
Dec 30, 2009 by Dustin Scobee | See all 6 posts
|"As seen on BBC America"||
I think the "As seen on BBC America" is simply to hype the channel and it's existence... and even for the edits that bother me as well, it *is* nice to have both UK shows we here in the US would never have the chance to see, as well as show that we would have hunted for on PBS back in... Read More
Feb 11, 2010 by Ian M. Perge | See all 5 posts
|does this pack come with seperate cases?||
The Blu-ray version does not, it's in a cardboard fold out case like the DVDs of season 1-4.
Feb 4, 2010 by Kami Amaya | See all 10 posts
Or you could just have waited until they were all available in a set. Patience has its rewards....
Jan 19, 2010 by Lesley Suddard | See all 6 posts
|Doctor Who Blu Ray Intermittent sound drops?||Be the first to reply|
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