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Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series Lands On DVD/BluRay In December

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So how’s this for fast service?  There are still three episodes of Doctor Who left to air in the eighth series, but BBC Home Entertainment has already announced the release date for the DVD/BluRay set.  The final episode of this series, Death in Heaven, will be broadcast on November 8 and you’ll be able to purchase the entire series on December 9.  That’s almost no wait time at all and plenty of time to have it under the Christmas tree for all your favorite Whovians … and one for yourself!

You can even pre-order it from the BBC’s Doctor Who Shop.  Just click here:  Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series on DVD & BluRay to get the best Christmas present in all of time and space.

From the press release:

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SERIES

Includes Exclusive Footage from London Premiere featuring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat

Street Date: December 9, 2014

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $79.98 ($99.90 in Canada)

Blu-ray $89.98 ($109.50 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 586 mins + bonus material / 4-disc set (Blu-ray)/ 5-disc set (DVD)

New York – October 23, 2014 – The new era of Doctor Who has begun and on December 9, 2014 Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series lands on Blu-ray and DVD. The most recent season sees a brand new face at the controls of the TARDIS with Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It) as the Doctor. TV Guide Magazine calls his performance “Absolutely brilliant” and People Magazine says “His arrival in the premiere is a jolt – and a joy.” Relive all 12 episodes of this electrifying season, as well as bonus features including EXCLUSIVE footage from the London Premiere Q&A with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, four EXCLUSIVE episode commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, a special documentary following Doctor Who: The World Tour, and many more.

The new era of Doctor Who starring Peter Capaldi delivered the highest rated season premiere ever on BBC AMERICA. In the feature-length premiere, the new Doctor crash-lands in Victorian London. As Clara (Jenna Coleman, Dancing on the Edge) struggles to recognize the man she thought she knew so well, killers are stalking the capital. A slaughterhouse restaurant and a buried spaceship lead the Doctor into a confrontation with a long forgotten foe… but how far is this new man ready to go to protect his friends? The new season sees the Doctor and Clara encounter wonders and horrors. They meet a fleet of Daleks as they attempt to rescue a stranded ship of human survivors, face ranks of Cybermen stalking the Earth, go back in time and join Robin Hood in a fight with killer robots in Sherwood Forest, become bank robbers when they break into the deadliest bank in the cosmos, face a mummy on the Orient Express, discover a deadly horror dwelling on the Moon, and come to know the last man standing at the end of the Universe. And as Clara falls for handsome fellow teacher, Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson, The History Boys), can she keep her two extraordinary lives going?

Bonus materials include:

  • EXCLUSIVE footage from London Post-Premiere Q&A with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat
  • EXCLUSIVE Doctor Who episode commentaries for Into the DalekRobot of SherwoodThe Caretaker, and Kill the Moon
  • Behind-the-Scenes featurettes (12 total)
  • Doctor Who Exclusive (4 total)
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (special with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (special with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
  • Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (World Tour Documentary)
  • Tour of the TARDIS
  • Doctor WhoDeep Breath Live Pre-Show & After Who Live (hosted by comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick)
  • FOXES – “Don’t Stop Me Now” (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express)

Doctor Who premieres on BBC AMERICA in the U.S. and SPACE in Canada.

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Tom Gardiner