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This review is from: Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is the *Complete* Sixth Series featuring everything from where the Complete Fifth Series leaves off. It's not just Part 1:Doctor Who: Series Six, Part One [Blu-ray] & Part 2: Doctor Who: The Sixth Series - Part 2 [Blu-ray], but also the Christmas Special Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol [Blu-ray] which preceded it. The 14 episodes are as follows:
A Christmas Carol
The Impossible Astronaut
The Day of the Moon
The Curse of the Black Spot
The Doctor's Wife (not who you think)
The Rebel Flesh
The Almost People
A Good Man Goes to War
Let's Kill Hitler
The Girl Who Waited
The God Complex
The Wedding of River Song
Slightly more than the sum of the parts, but to quote River Song, "it's early days" and the price should go down from competition. I have mine on order so I can capture any price drops. :-)
Also included are the following extras (for the first time available):
Meanwhile in the Tardis feature - Newly filmed scenes telling what happens between the episodes:
Bad Night (Runtime: 3m 37s)
Good Night (Runtime: 4m 50s)
First Night (Runtime: 2m 13s)
Last Night (Runtime: 3m 32s)
Up All Night (Runtime: 1m 55s)
Comic Relief 2011 mini episodes - Space and Time (Approx. 8m; These are worth watching multiple times!)
The Impossible Astronaut (Runtime: 1m 48s)
Curse of the Black Spot (Runtime: 1m 23s)
A Good Man Goes to War (Runtime: 1m 36s)
Let's Kill Hitler (Runtime: 1m 55s)
The Wedding of River Song (Runtime: 1m 11s)
Doctor Who Confidential featurettes - An inside look at each episode (Note: These are shortened versions of "Doctor Who Confidential", lasting about 10 minutes each, not the original 45 minute versions shown only in the UK. I've always been disappointed in this.)
Monster Files featurettes - Get under the skin and inside the minds of the new Doctor's most challenging opponents
Trailers and Trails feature
UPDATE (Oct 9th): What it does NOT contain is the "Doctor Who at the Proms 2010" Special that was included with the Christmas Carol single. While disappointing, it is still nice to have the bevy of previously unreleased material.
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Initial post: Sep 21, 2011 7:21:03 PM PDT
Why they're not including the full DW Confidentials as they did with Series 5; there should be enough space? Hopefully, the UK bluray will have the complete versions.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2011 4:47:46 PM PDT
I can only speak for the US versions, but I was under the impression that the UK/US releases contained exactly the same material. To the best of my knowledge, the official disc (DVD/Blu) releases have *never* contained the full Confidentials. I just looked at the Series 5 disc and the episodes time between 10 and 16 minutes while the originally broadcast on BBC3 versions time out between 43 and 46 minutes. That's *quite* a difference. They are usually as long as (if not longer than) the episodes which they cover. You would need the same number of discs for the Confidentials as for Doctor Who itself and none of the sets are like that. This one should be right in line with the previous 5 series.
I think the cost of that would drive up the cost of the "complete" series. And before you say "wait..."--it's called "Doctor Who, the Complete Fifth Series", not "Doctor Who Confidential, the Complete Fifth Series".
That said, I do agree that a two-tier release would be preferable; one containing just the stories and one with all the extras, including the complete confidentials.
My P.O.V. stems from being able to remember only being able to see Doctors 4 & 5 repeated over and over for a couple of years and only dreaming about seeing others, then "poof" nothing for years--occasionally being invited somewhere where there was a multi-system setup and a PAL tape sent through the mail that had been exchanged for some US show. So, I'm very happy with what these are, that they include those short Red Nose Day specials, etc. My biggest fear is that if 2|Entertain do decide to make a change, we will get less, not more, IMHO.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2011 6:09:53 PM PDT
Your're correct; it's only the partial DW Confidentials on Series 5. Thanks for the detailed response. I've been keeping all the Series 6 DW Confidentials, Best of Companions/Monsters/etc., DW in America, DW Ultimate Guide, etc. on my DVR. I was hoping they all would be on the Bluray. I like having and rewatching everything so would pay extra for a separate or "special" edition. Regardless, I'm appreciative of what they have included and at least we only have to wait about two months.
Posted on Sep 24, 2011 7:13:50 PM PDT
Joshua M. Collis says:
YAY! i hope they do a version for dvd.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2011 7:49:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 24, 2011 8:14:26 PM PDT
Yes, here: Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series.
It should contain all the same material, as well.
Posted on Sep 27, 2011 5:38:14 PM PDT
Thanks for the detailed post! And I was thinking getting the separate BluRay for "A Christmas Carol"! heh, speaking of which... Do you know by any chance if this Box Set will include the same extras as the Separate Christmas BD? Like its Confidential & the 2010 Proms?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 7:58:45 PM PDT
The movies with Tennant contained the full length confidential. Is there any legal reason why they are doing this?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 8:07:25 PM PDT
Hey Joe! The seasons with Tennant and Eccleston didn't have Full lenght confidential neither. They are also cut-downs to 10-15 min :( I THINK that the only Full Confidential was on the post-season 4 Specials.
Posted on Oct 7, 2011 10:33:50 AM PDT
Michael Poteet says:
Does anyone know whether the box set will include the 2010 BBC proms, the one that was on the single-disc release of "A Christmas Carol"? Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 11:01:56 AM PDT
Without more to go on, it's a 50/50 shot. Since it's a 1-disc issue, they may just include the disc itself with a slightly different label. They might also use the use the "extra" space to save room on other discs.
IF it isn't included, then completists may have to double-dip. (Frowny face)
By the way, the BBC have announced that "Doctor Who Confidential" (not "Doctor Who" itself) has been CANCELLED! There may or may not be one final one for the 2011 Christmas Special. Amazon will remove external links, but there is an online petition to save it. Twitter account SaveDWC has the link.