Sunday, 27 December 2015

The Complete Ninth Series on Blu-ray and DVD

Details have been confirmed of a box set release of the 2015 series of Doctor Who. The Complete Ninth Series is now available to pre-order and will be released on 7 March 2016, at £51.05 for DVD and £56.16 for high-definition Blu-ray.

The series is the second to star Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, with Jenna Coleman returning as Clara alongside guest stars including Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, comedian Rufus Hound and Michelle Gomez as Missy. In addition to the twelve episodes comprising the main series, the release is also set to include two Christmas Specials - 2014's Last Christmas (not included in any other 'complete series' release) and this year’s The Husbands of River Song - and more than four hours’ worth of bonus material.

Four episodes will feature an optional audio commentary track. The two-part adventure Under the Lake/Before the Flood features insights from actor Sophie Stone, writer Toby Whithouse and producer Derek Ritchie, who is also on duty for The Woman Who Lived alongside actor Maisie Williams. Lastly, the experimental 'found footage' episode Sleep No More includes a commentary from actor Reece Shearsmith and writer Mark Gatiss.

Every episode barring Last Christmas is accompanied by a short Doctor Who Extra feature, going behind the scenes with cast and crew. Additionally, a number of other extras are also included. Writing Who follows Sarah Dollard's journey as she wrote Face the Raven, while in Dalek Devotion, Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat recall their earliest memories of the killing machines. In The Adventures of River Song, Alex Kingston and Steven Moffat explore how the character came to be created and what happened when the cast discovered River's true identity.

Other items include Sublime Online - a video selection of online clips from behind the scenes - and Clara's Journey, in which Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Eleventh Doctor actor Matt Smith reflect on the longest-serving companion of the revived series to date. Rounding off the set are web prelude The Doctor's Meditation and the prologue to The Magician's Apprentice, deleted scenes, a recap of the 2014 series, BBC trailers, the 2015 San Diego Comic Con Panel, an interview with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman hosted by Wil Wheaton, and a brief look at the online series Doctor Who: The Fan Show.

With thanks to BBC Worldwide
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