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This review is from: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD Combo) (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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Initial post: Nov 24, 2013 10:14:46 PM PST
Robert B. Madison says:
Does anyone actually have a clue what is ON these blu-rays, or have about 30 people "reviewed" it without knowing its contents?
I know it will have "The Day of the Doctor." Does anyone know what else it will contain?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2013 11:11:18 AM PST
P. Augustine says:
It has The Day of the Doctor, Doctor Who Explained, the two mini-episodes, "The Night of the Doctor" and "The Last Day," the 13-minute making of piece that was in cinemas, and two trailers, the trailer that played at Comic Con and the first 50th Anniversary trailer that came out. The episode plays in 3D or 2D. That's the whole of it.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2013 2:28:16 PM PST
Robert B. Madison says:
Ah -- so it doesn't have the "Adventure in Space and Time" feature. Boo! :-(
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2013 6:11:31 PM PST
P. J. Fusco says:
I wish it included the "5(ish) Doctors"
If you havent seen it, you should! Its amazing
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2013 9:17:07 PM PST
A. W. Duffy says:
An Adventure In Space and Time was a whole separate docu-drama, and is receiving its own separate release.
Posted on Dec 15, 2013 5:27:46 PM PST
W. Tan says:
This says that it's a DVD combo. Does this mean it'll play on a DVD player too?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2013 4:18:22 PM PST
Angel Ocasio says:
It also contains trading cards in a package, I have yet to open and never will.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2014 8:52:35 AM PST
Derek Donnell says:
Yeah, that's actually annoying to me. :p I want to see the cards but don't want to open the pack. Have to buy a second copy? argh!
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