Doctor Who - Press Release for 'The Time of the Doctor: 2013 Christmas Special' on DVD, Blu-ray
BBC Home Entertainment gives new details about the March release of next week's special broadcast
Posted by David Lambert
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Complete Your Eleventh Doctor Collection
THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR
The Final Appearance of Matt Smith as The Doctor
March 4, 2014
New York; December 18, 2013 - BBC Home Entertainment announces Matt Smith's final appearance in Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 4, 2014. With over 60 minutes of sensational bonus features including an hour long special celebrating Matt Smith's tenure as the Eleventh Doctor, this is a must-have for any Doctor Who fan's collection.
Bonus features include:
"The Time of the Doctor: Behind the Lens" - It's Christmas! A time for peace and goodwill to all. But hang on, its Doctor Who, surely it can't be that simple? We take a peek behind the lens on this cracker of a Christmas special. The tinsel is out at the Oswald's and we meet a familiar enemy in a new form. The Doctor comes face to face with the enigmatic Tasha Lem and makes a new friend. With Matt Smith, Orla Brady, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Danny Hargreaves, Jack Hollington, Sheila Reid, James Buller and Elizabeth Rider.
"Farewell to Matt Smith" - Narrated by Alex Kingston (River Song), This compelling, hour-long special looks back at Matt Smith's extraordinary tenure as the Eleventh Doctor, featuring highlights from the show and copious interview footage with Matt, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and celebrity Doctor Who fans.
"Tales from the TARDIS" - A look back at the full, 50-year history of this iconic series. Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and past Doctors David Tennant, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison and Tom Baker tell what it was like to be the Doctor, how they got the job and how it changed their lives. With companions Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and more, this truly insightful special offers a unique insight into the world's longest running sci-fi series.
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 among 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. Orla Brady (Fringe, Mistresses) guest stars as Tasha Lem.
Lead writer and executive producer Steve Moffat commented: "It's his final battle and he's been fighting it for a while. The Doctor is facing the joint challenge of a mysterious event in space that has summoned lots of aliens to one place and helping Clara cook Christmas dinner. There are also elements from every series of Matt's Doctor, which will come to a head in this special. Things that we've laid down for years are going to be paid off."
Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor premieres Wednesday, December 25 on BBC AMERICA at 9:00pm ET in the US and on SPACE at 8:00pm ET in Canada.
About BBC Worldwide Americas:
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DOCTOR WHO: THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR
Street Date: March 4, 2014
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $14.98 ($18.74 in Canada)
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 60 mins - bonus material / single disc