Two months ago we had the early word
that Doctor Who - The 10th Series, Part 1
was in-the-works for both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc, with a release date of June 6th
. At the time we had early "placeholder" package art for this item, but we warned you that " it may not be finalized yet and could be subject to change"...well, it has! With last Saturday's series premiere for the tenth season, the folks at BBC Home Entertainment have released new front cover art images, revised and updated to show the 12th Doctor and new companion "Bill" leaning out the front door of the TARDIS while it's out in space. You can check that out, below.
BBC Home Entertainment has confirmed the pricing of these as $24.98 SRP for the DVD set, and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray version. Both are 2-disc sets running 276 minutes long, and no extras are mentioned. The studio info points out that 6 episodes are included. Series 10 will have a total of 12 episodes, so it makes sense that the first six episodes will be the ones included: "The Pilot," "Smile," "Thin Ice," "Knock Knock," "Oxygen," and "Extremis." Guest stars include Stephanie Hyam, Mina Anwar (The Sarah Jane Adventures
), Nicholas Burns, David Suchet, Kieran Bew, and Michelle Gomez as "Missy."
What about the second half of the season? Doctor Who - The 10th Series, Part 2
is still apparently on schedule for a possible August 1st release date, but (as we like to say!) that may not be finalized yet, and could be subject to change. It WILL be available on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and are also running at $24.98 SRP and $29.98 SRP, respectively. Part 2
currently has the same "placeholder" art that Part 1
originally did; we will bring you finished package images for that title once its available. For now, though, here's an Amazon.com pre-order button link for both titles in both formats. Under that is the above-mentioned finalized artwork for Doctor Who - The 10th Series, Part 1
on DVD and Blu-ray; our thanks to reader Keith Hiatt for the heads-up about it!