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April 18th, 2019 99 comments

Doctor Who The Complete Series 4 Steelbook

Available to order from www.zoom.co.uk Use The Code SIGNUP10 for 10% off

Also available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

BBC Studios to release Doctor Who Series Four as Blu-ray Steelbook. Release date 27th May

Re-live the action of David Tennant’s final season as the Doctor in Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series on Steelbook Blu-ray, with new and exclusive artwork. Released on Monday 27th May.

Series Four marked the arrival of the award-winning actor Catherine Tate (The Catherine Tate Show) as the Doctor’s new companion, Donna Noble.

Series Four sees the return of previous companions – Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) plus an array of guest cast including Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Felicity Kendal (Inside No.9), Fenella Woolgar (Call the Midwife), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones), Peter Capaldi (The Thick of It, Fallen Angel, Skins), Phil Davis (Vera Drake) and Tracey Childs (Broadchurch).

Bonus features exclusive to the release include Doctor Who confidential, video diaries, commentaries, Children In Need ‘Time Crash’, plus teasers, trailers and deleted scenes.

The 14 episodes are:

  • Voyage of The Damned
  • Partners in Crime
  • The Fires of Pompeii
  • Planet of the OOD
  • The Sontaran Stratagem
  • The Poison Sky
  • The Doctor’s Daughter
  • The Unicorn and the Wasp
  • Silence of the Library
  • Forest of the Dead
  • Midnight
  • Turn Left
  • The Stolen Earth
  • Journey’s End

The Doctor and Donna travel back to Pompeii on the eve of the infamous eruption where people are slowly turning to stone, investigate a series of grisly murders with the help of Agatha Christie, journey to the home world of the sinister Ood and come face to face with an old enemy of the Doctor.

RELEASE DATE: 27th May RRP: £35.73


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD, Featured

99 comments

  • Anonymous

    April 25th, 2019 - 1:26pm

    Bought the Steelbook as it’s slimmer than the standard Blu-Ray set also the artwork is excellent 🙂

    Reply
  • Doctor909

    April 23rd, 2019 - 11:30am

    Anyone else kinda hoping that when they get round to Series 8 the get Alice X Zhang to do it in the style she did 9&10? Just thought it’d be pretty cool to have like ‘themes’ for each Drs steelbooks

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2019 - 11:57am

      Strangely enough yes, I really do perhaps with capaldi looking like he did when he looked at the camera in deep breath after pushing the half face man on to big Ben

    • Prowl

      April 23rd, 2019 - 8:07pm

      Like the newer style of having the Doctor and companion on the front with series baddies on the back myself. Plus series 9 is soooo expensive now, I would want another chance to get a series 9 steelbook.

  • Anonymous

    April 23rd, 2019 - 2:58am

    Is it possible to email the BBC if I only want to ask if day of the doctor, time of the doctor and twice upon a time are possible steelbook releases?

    Reply
    • Prowl

      April 23rd, 2019 - 9:29am

      I’d like to email them about it as well. Would love those steelbooks.

    • Daz

      April 23rd, 2019 - 11:15am

      They will no doubt say there is no information at this time….

      Although I have Specials to Series 10 on Bluray already and the Season 5 (crack) steelbook, I will happily buy them again on Steelbook if done. They just look so much better on the shelf.

      Just wish they would speed up the releases so we get them faster. Even if 2 series a year.

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2019 - 11:27am

      In 2017 we got series 1, 2 and 10 but last year all we got was series 3… I emailed them last year about series 4 and they said that it wasn’t on their release schedule for 2018/2019 but obviously they changed their minds. If we emailed about TDOTD, TTOTD and TUAT, do you think they would subconsciously consider it?

    • J45ON96

      April 23rd, 2019 - 12:46pm

      It was probably not on the release schedule for that financial year (April 2018-April 2019) so that’s why they didn’t mention it at the time, that’s normally how they plan these sorts of things.

    • Rob W

      April 23rd, 2019 - 8:02pm

      For information on content, potential and forthcoming DVD releases, contact the DVD Enquiry line:-

      dvdenquiryline@bbc.com

  • Anonymous

    April 19th, 2019 - 1:40pm

    Would have been really cool if they’d included the specials in this, as usually they are counted as part of series 4

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    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 4:56pm

      Specials are not part of Series 4. They were shown the follwing year in 2009. They have always been seperate releases. On past DVD’s and Blurays.

      They were however numbered as part of series 4 in production.

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2019 - 5:08pm

      Release position really doesn’t count for much. Episodes are included for convenience (see The Next Doctor which was produced alongside Series 4 and not the Specials) or because of fan demand (see The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe which was not considered part of any series and was not intended to be included in any box sets until there was a fan outcry).

    • MJS

      April 20th, 2019 - 7:13pm

      Agreed. It seems pointless to have 5 episodes for £3X when you can have 14 for the same. I wish they’d included them in this too.

    • Prowl

      April 21st, 2019 - 7:10am

      I wanted the specials to be seperate. I’m getting this line for the awesome Steelbook art and want one more Tennant steelbook. Wonder if the specials steelbook would be just him on the front.

    • JK

      April 22nd, 2019 - 3:58pm

      Agreed. Technically the Christmas specials aren’t part of a series, yet most are included on boxsets as a way to round up a whole series without leaving any extras floating around. The same can be said with “The Day/Time of the Doctor” being apart of Series 7.

      Also, they stretched out the 2009 Specials boxset across 5 discs when there’s really only 3 discs worth of content, they could have easily reduced it and bookended it onto S4, but the BBC aren’t in the market of redoing disc content (e.g. that rough copy of Born Again on Series 2 boxset really needs to be replaced), only the packaging now.

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2019 - 2:38am

      They are produced and classified with various series, but that’s not always a guarantee of how they’ll be released or marketed.

      It’s also possible somebody will come along five years later and completely reclassify everything (The Face of Evil was marketed at the time as the start of a brand new series, yet now we lump it in to “Season 14” because of JNT’s marketing to the Americans in the 80s).

  • The Flying Shark

    April 19th, 2019 - 9:03am

    If only people would stop complaining about the logo! I get the collection will look slightly different, but it’s no surprise considering literally everything else has the 2018 logo on now. Doctor Who has never been consistent, but at least you’ll finally have the (almost) complete Tennant era as a steelbook, rather than the different sized cases that plagued the DVD/Blu-Ray range.

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    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 9:53am

      Exactly!! Thankyou! The logo isn’t important

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 11:05am

      Do you think they’ll do steelbooks for standalone releases, such as day of the doctor, time of the doctor and twice upon a time? As these 3 stories were never included on a complete series boxset

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 11:20am

      Hope so as it would seem like a waste of resources to do three seperate releases when they could incorporate the stories into the related series cover art

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 12:27pm

      The only problem for twice upon a time is there has already been a steelbook for series 10. Would they do a separate one for it? Day of the doctor, time of the doctor and twice upon a time are all significant enough to warrant a steelbook (imo)

    • Star Lord

      April 19th, 2019 - 4:28pm

      Day/Time were released in the 4 disc 50th Collector’s Edition set, not sure they’d rerelease those discs in a steel book though as it would greatly diminish the value of the original.

      I would love to see TwiceUponATime get the steelbook treatment however, as I don’t intend to buy it unless it fits in with the rest of my collection

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 5:01pm

      Hoenslty if they re-released the 50th specials in the form of a steel book, then I would buy

      Or perhaps a 4K steelbook. C’mon, Name / Day / Time of the Doctor are some of the best looking doctor who stories and need a 4K treatment, and also include the rest of the 50th stuff as extras. I would pay whatever price they wanted to get an adventure in space and time on blu Ray aswell as the five ish doctors reboot

    • Star Lord

      April 19th, 2019 - 5:38pm

      I’d actually forgotten Adventure only ever got a blu-ray release as part of the 50th set, pity that.

      Anyone know if the 4K version of TUAT is actually all that amazing?

    • Prowl

      April 19th, 2019 - 10:26pm

      I’d love to see Day/Time get a steelbook together with Day of the Doctor art on it, and I would love a TUAT steelbook as well since it is a regeneration story and a multi doctor story, would buy both in a heartbeat.

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 10:29pm

      Ummm…TUAT’s 4K isn’t exaclty amazing

      Filled with tons of ups along issues. Some parts are really blurry and other very detailed. You can make out the glue on David Bradley’s Wig (deliberate or not). Also it doesn’t help that the episode looks a bit cheap so it doesn’t look all that good. A better use of the 4K treatment is day and time of the Doctor

    • Anonymous

      April 20th, 2019 - 12:57pm

      Right I am probably the only one one who thinks this. But I honestly love the new logo on the side of the dvd’s And stuff. I love the slipcover for the Macra Terror I didn’t want to take it off. But I do like the old logo on the front, it’s just the new logo is better suited for the side. But that’s very unpopular

    • Omega63

      April 20th, 2019 - 4:15pm

      I don’t think people have an issue with the new logo itself, just the lack of consistency that it’ll cause here.

    • J45ON96

      April 22nd, 2019 - 11:01am

      Unfortunately everything is still recorded in plain 1080p up until the start of Series 11, as far as I’m aware.

      4K will therefore be an upscale, and while this will allow HDR functionality, and therefore richer colours on screen, you’ll see diminishing returns with regards to the quality of the image comparing it between 4K and standard Blu-ray.

    • Anonymous

      April 23rd, 2019 - 5:33pm

      Series 11 was still shot and edited in HD

  • René

    April 18th, 2019 - 8:52pm

    I also think that this set should have included the specials but hey ho. I understand that season 5 has already had a steel book but it was completely stand alone. Please don’t exclude it. Don’t stop at series 4. Please take greater care with design and continuity in future Amazon

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    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 12:55am

      These steelbooks aren’t Amazon exclusive, the artist also said that it was the BBC who put the logo on the spine, she only did the artwork, but she also said that she would pass on feedback, maybe if enough people have her similar feedback, it would encourage the BBC to keep the 2018 logo to the front of the j card but have the 3rd doctor logo printed on the spine

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 10:24pm

      Will they redo the season 5 Steelbook?

    • Prowl

      April 19th, 2019 - 10:27pm

      If the Series 4 steelbook sells then hopefully we will get a Specials steelbook and it that sells then hopefully a series 5 one.

    • Jakcson

      April 22nd, 2019 - 4:01pm

      What will the side of the Specials steel book say?

      THE SPECIALS / 2008-10 SPECIALS?

      And how about the 50th with Time of the Doctor – 50th ANNIVERSARY SET?

      These are the real questions lol

  • Step Pasqua

    April 18th, 2019 - 1:43pm

    Is that the same artwork for the ‘April Fool’ announcement of this?

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    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 4:07am

      No, but it is similar.

    • Anonymous

      April 21st, 2019 - 2:20pm

      Do u have a link?

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:40pm

    I’ve come to accept that Doctor Who isn’t consistent with branding however as the Logo on the Steelbook isn’t that dominant I think the cardboard slipcase should have the new logo on for the sake of wanting the brand to be 100% consistent but then on the spine for continuity purposes have the old logo on.

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    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 1:46pm

      Well thats good for the environment. I know people want everything to be uniform, i did when i used to collect the dvds. But its the content, not the packaging that should be the focus. At least they are finally releasing it.

    • Omega63

      April 18th, 2019 - 4:15pm

      How can you argue the content should be the focus when the content has been released many years prior. Literally the main selling point of this product is the packaging.

    • JK

      April 18th, 2019 - 4:42pm

      They could at least try to get one set of DVD/blu-ray boxsets looking consistent, these steelbooks were the closest thing until the logo / artist change 🙁

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 5:26pm

      Well you will still buy it anyway so what does it matter if the artist is different and the logos not the same? It is one tiny issue that doesn’t detract from the beautiful artwork or the fact that there is still some interest in rereleasing these series in a better standard for the fans. I love the target books, none of the spines look the same throughout the entire range but it doesn’t stop me from appreciating that it is the content and cover art that entice me. You wont spend hours pouring over the logo, you will spend hours enjoying the artwork and the content which are the most important things.

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 10:40pm

      I’m not complaining with my original comment. I’m just pleased we’ve got this release. I was just suggesting a potential thing that could be done.

  • Star Lord

    April 18th, 2019 - 10:59am

    Pre-ordered from Zoom with 10% off code.
    Love that the artist combined Binding’s stardust effects with the softer character art of the Series 3 set. Would still love to see Lee commissioned for the The Specials though.

    Reply
  • Moodbeam

    April 18th, 2019 - 10:40am

    I LOVE THIS! But there is ONE problem for me. I know that they want to push the new logo out but WHY OH WHY on a set built for serious collectors do they insist on changing the logo on the spine halfway through the releases. It’s irritating me to no end.

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    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:00pm

      Same here. They never changed the logo on the complete History even though the spines didn’t even use a logo, but it’s very jarring for these steel books isn’t it 🙁

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:41pm

      That was probably down to that line nearing completion at the time the new branding was in place.

    • J.L

      April 18th, 2019 - 4:44pm

      The new logo thing is a bad idea..I know they want EVERYTHING Doctor Who-related to have one logo but there’s probably gonna be a new one in a few years time, so that kinda defeats the purpose.

    • Bushboy

      April 18th, 2019 - 9:33pm

      I just wish that for all merchandise they would use the logo appropriate to the era of the show it represents.
      That would at least create a sort of constant diversity, with every period of the shows history made recognisable in its own right.

  • DWS

    April 18th, 2019 - 10:30am

    Booboo, the comments are closed for The Dalek Parliment eaglemoss set, just wanted to know if they’d fit in with the 5″ inch range?

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    • booboo

      April 18th, 2019 - 10:36am

      no they are much smaller, more like the 3.75″

  • Judooning

    April 18th, 2019 - 9:28am

    Oh go on then, I’ll start collecting these now as well as everything else haha

    Reply
  • OllieOz

    April 18th, 2019 - 8:50am

    Looks awesome, so glad we’re finally getting this! One minor thing, I think Tennant’s face looks just a bit too soft? Might just be me though.

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  • Prowl

    April 18th, 2019 - 8:27am

    Doesn’t look like Lee did this one to me, would have prefered him. Still looks nice, already pre-ordered it. I wish Donna wsn’t takng up more room on the front than David is, I prefer a 50/50 split of room used by the doctor and compaion more like the first two had. I’m spoiled by the style used for them, still looking forward to owning this one, just as I love my season 3 one. The purple background looks awesome.

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    • booboo

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:34am

      This is the artist…

    • Prowl

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:39pm

      The back feels photoshopped too quickly, but the front is really growing on me. I think it captures both the Doctor and Donna’s personalities and the dynamic of their frienship perfectly. Happy with my pre-order.

    • René

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:48pm

      Love the front. Back seems a little rushed and cramped and cheap. Could have been more detailed. At least it’s been released and it’s not ugly like season 11

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 8:17am

    OH ONE YEAR AFTER THE LAST ONE’s ANNOUNCEMENT. I am so glad I never bought series 4 on blu Ray normal. Also the artwork is amazing. Yes it’s got the new logo. But I honestly at this point do not mind that it doesn’t fit the last one. Also this is the regarded best series of New Who by many so it will sell a few copies.

    Reply
  • DalekAgent

    April 18th, 2019 - 8:07am

    Now this is a really nice surprise, i have been really tempted for a while to just buy the standard series 4 blu ray box set but i thought they have just cancelled the whole range and im so glad i waited

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    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:20am

      I think i’ll Just say the same

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 3:57am

    This is perfection. I can’t think of anything I would improve.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 1:36am

    I love how they lost someone from just from game of thrones, despite his starring role in skins, and then have Capaldi credited for a very minor skins role

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 1:37am

      List*

    • SJF

      April 18th, 2019 - 1:44am

      Yeah…Tim McInnerny wasn’t in Skins…at all…

    • Robert Sienicki

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:59am

      They should credit them all for being in Doctor Who.

      Starring Sarah Lancashire (Doctor Who), Felicity Kendal (Doctor Who), Fenella Woolgar (Doctor Who), Tim McInnerny (Doctor Who), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Phil Davis (Doctor Who) and Tracey Childs (Doctor Who).

    • Anonymous

      April 19th, 2019 - 1:42pm

      I took a gamble that is was the guy who plays Chris in skins, as he’s now back in GOT in a big way, and he’s in the Doctor’s Daughter. Got that wrong haha

    • SJF

      April 19th, 2019 - 3:45pm

      That really confused me, I was like when was Mr Halpen a main character in skins. He’d be a bit out of place.

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:59am

    Hope for the continuation of the steelbook releases to continue after this one has returned.

    Reply
  • Doctor Stu

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:57am

    Is this just a standard set you can buy at any time? It’s not limited edition or anything? I really like the art and it’d be good to have the best series as a collection but I’d rather wait until birthday or Christmas so will this still be around by then or is it something that you should order as soon as possible? I’m not really familiar with steel books

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    • booboo

      April 18th, 2019 - 1:10am

      limited edition but then they all were and most are still available, its just a gamble waiting in case they lowered the edition numbers but i expect it will be around for a while

    • Doctor Stu

      April 18th, 2019 - 11:29am

      Alright thank you

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:47am

    I think zoom has sorted itself out now

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:34am

    Big step up from the last steelbook

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:33am

    I JUST HAD THE DEEPEST BREATH OF LOVE IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:36am

      AND THE BEST SERIES IS GETTING THIS RELEASE ON MA BDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry for this over excited-ness)

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:28am

    I just bought from zoom.co.uk for £21.50 and it’s now gone up to £999.99 on the website

    Reply
  • booboo

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:18am

    well this time zoom’s on the ball

    Reply
    • WhovianLife

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:26am

      £999? lol what

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:30am

      was 23.99 they changed it goodness know why and Amazon link not working

      unbelievable

    • WhovianLife

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:35am

      Maybe it’s being held back for an official announcement from @bbcdoctorwho on Twitter tomorrow?

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:37am

      official press release had gone out for 00.01 today so all links should have worked properly for then because they were contained with in it

      the Amazon page is there they just haven’t made it viewable on time

      goodness knows what zoom are doing, they did just add pictures

    • WhovianLife

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:42am

      Unusual! It looks stunning though! I wonder what they must be doing with the specials? Separate release?

    • TheDoctor99

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:47am

      Looks like Zoom fixed the price

    • booboo

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:48am

      yes all good now

  • MadamWhatYearIsThis

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:17am

    I was hoping that the specials would be part of this steelbook but oh well, they’ve already ruined the logo uniformity

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    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:42am

      There’s always one….

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:45am

      I’m not too bothered as we’ve never had a completely uniformed collection, plus I’m just glad that it’s getting a release as I emailed them last year and they said that this was not on their 2018/2019 release schedule, guess they changed their minds!!!

    • Richard Turner

      April 18th, 2019 - 1:26am

      Why on earth would it have the specials? They’ve always had their own release.

    • JK

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:37am

      Having the specials with Series 4 collection is just tidier, no gaps on the shelf.

    • MadamWhatYearIsThis

      April 18th, 2019 - 2:29pm

      that’s exactly why I wanted the specials in with series 4 JK

  • TheDoctor99

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:14am

    Finally! looks great, I’m guessing the specials will get its own steelbook release then?

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    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:42am

      Most likely (most hopefully)

    • Prowl

      April 18th, 2019 - 8:41pm

      I’m hoping we get the Specials next. even though it’s just 5 episodes, I’d still fork over the money for it.

  • Anonymous

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:11am

    Do zoom charge right away for preorders?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 12:43am

      No, as I ordered the season 19 blu ray but my card changed between reordering it and dispatch date and my order got cancelled so I had to reorder, so the answer to your question is they charge you ON DISPATCH.

    • Anonymous

      April 18th, 2019 - 5:37pm

      Unless you use paypal

  • MJS

    April 18th, 2019 - 12:10am

    At last!!!

    Reply

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