Doctor Who - 'The Time of the Doctor: 2013 Christmas Special': Date, Cost, Extras, Art!
Blu-ray Disc and DVD versions will be available from the BBC this coming March
Posted by David Lambert
In this hugely anticipated follow-up to the record breaking Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, we bid adieu to Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and welcome Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It, The Hour) in his first televised appearance as the new Doctor. Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. This landmark episode is bound to be a thrilling adventure for the ages!
BBC Home Entertainment has already graced us with DVD and Blu-ray releases of The Complete 7th Series with the exciting season finale, "The Name of the Doctor." And recently followed up with DVDs and BDs for the astounding 50th Anniversary Special, The Day of the Doctor. Now, one week from today, the BBC will broadcast the 2013 Christmas Special, "The Time of the Doctor"...and today the studio has announced a first-quarter-2014 release of the upcoming story on both DVD ($14.98 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray ($19.98 SRP).
This title - well-publicized as Matt Smith's last outing in the role of the 11th Doctor - will arrive in stores on March 4th. It also stars Jenna Coleman (Room at the Top) as companion "Clara," Orla Brady (Fringe), and before it's over Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) - a veteran guest star of both Doctor Who and Torchwood in other roles - will be formally introduced as the 12th Doctor. Amazon.com has already begun taking pre-orders for Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor: 2013 Christmas Special, at discounted prices of $10.49 on DVD and $13.99 on Blu. For that cost you'll get the hour-long story, plus you'll also get these additional bonus features:
Behind the Scenes
A Tribute to Matt Smith
Tales from the TARDIS
Here's the package cover art in each format for this item, followed by the BBC America extended trailer for next week's airing of the show...with Cybermen, The Silence, Weeping Angels and Daleks!