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November 18th, 2013 164 comments

Day of The Doctor (DVD) Final Details & Extras

Day of The Doctor (DVD)

Please note An adventure in space and time is now NOT included as it has been given a separate release.

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The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space, an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by Nick Hurran, Executive produced by Steven Moffat and Faith Penhale, Produced by Marcus Wilson,

Additional content includes:

  • The Last Day – exclusive mini episode
  • The Night of the Doctor – Day of the Doctor prequel starring Paul McGann
  • Doctor Who Explained
  • Behind the lens
  • Early trailer
  • 50 year trailer.

The disc also contains English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.
The main feature contains a 5.1 soundtrack.

Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special will be titled The Day of the Doctor, and has been confirmed as feature length, with 75 minutes of adventure.

Release date: 02/12/2013


Categorised under: Doctor Who DVDs, DVD


  • whotoys

    November 4th, 2014 - 8:27am


  • Morlu

    December 30th, 2013 - 10:15am

    I wait until the complete series box set comes out which include xmas specials rather than get things in parts or separately. Wonder if series 8 box set would include the 50th special as well as the 2013 xmas special?

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      December 30th, 2013 - 10:17am

      No, it definitely won’t.

  • I Froze Gallifrey

    December 8th, 2013 - 1:31pm

    My name and gravatar tie in with this episode/ DVD.

    • gallifrey falls no more

      December 13th, 2013 - 4:45pm


  • Rob C

    December 6th, 2013 - 10:25pm

    Does anyone know how much this is in HMV?

    • Johnny

      December 9th, 2013 - 10:17am


  • callum simmons

    December 3rd, 2013 - 10:05pm

    Does anyone else have any audio issues on the blu ray as my audio when I watch the blu ray in 2D distorts more whooshier wispier effects like the helicopter at the beginning is so distorted it is almost impossible to hear. The Tardis sounds terrible like the landing sound sounds so distorted that it sounds like it is being sick! The time fissures also are not clear at all. It’s a bit of a shame as most of the audio is fine just a few sound fx are bad. No idea whether its just mine or everyone’s then I know whether or not to send it back.

    • luge

      December 4th, 2013 - 10:01am

      The suspicion is it’s to do with the badly done 4% slow down, which requires audio processing – pitch correction.

    • gordon

      December 6th, 2013 - 9:44am

      there is a few people complaining about the audio

    • Mark

      December 6th, 2013 - 4:40pm

      Yes the slow down is noticeable and has left a sluggish feel to it with poor audio. Very disappointing.

    • Fletch

      December 8th, 2013 - 11:59pm


      I watched the bluray for the first time last night in 2D and was disappointed with the audio. It sounded to my ears like it was encoded at a low bitrate or something. I noticed it straight away, especially the scene with the helicopter. I thought perhaps they’d tried to squeeze too much onto one disc. Most bluray editions that include 2D and 3D versions of a feature usually have two discs.


  • GallifreyanKnight

    December 3rd, 2013 - 6:16pm

    You know, I honestly would’ve expected the BBC to go the “limited edition” route with this.
    Like, packing it full of exclusive bonus features…
    Or putting it in a limited edition blu-ray steelbook.

    But no. It’s extremely basic.
    The only version that I’ve seen that could be a “limited edition”, was the US release that includes a lenticular slipcase and trading cards.

    Didn’t even get those in the UK!
    Would’ve liked for the intros that were played at the cinema to be included too. 🙁

    Pretty lackluster blu-ray release, if you ask me.

    • gordon

      December 6th, 2013 - 9:47am

      They will probably save the extras for the specials boxset which will no doubt happen next year.

  • The Saviour of Gallifrey

    December 3rd, 2013 - 4:29pm

    Just realised I own a prop replica from The Dy of the Doctor, my inhaler!

    • pwilc1967

      December 4th, 2013 - 12:19pm

      I got a toffee tin from Planet of Fear and a TV remote from Caves of Androzani

    • Anonymous

      December 4th, 2013 - 3:28pm

      What replica?

  • CyberGuy500

    December 3rd, 2013 - 4:29pm

    I’m disappointed that The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot and An Adventure in Space and Time isn’t included but it is still a good set.

    • Johnny

      December 6th, 2013 - 1:29pm

      “An Adventure in Space and Time” has been released on it’s own as it’s not aimed specifically at the Doctor Who fans market but is also of interest other demographics.

    • The Saviour of Gallifrey

      December 6th, 2013 - 1:39pm

      I see what you did there!

  • Pwilc1967

    December 3rd, 2013 - 10:05am

    Bonus UV copy. That was pleasant surprise

    • Shane McEntee

      December 3rd, 2013 - 6:59pm

      But its SD and kind of pointless since if you rip the disk yourself you’ll get a far superior video file. Would rather more extra features over UV.

  • The Saviour of Gallifrey

    December 2nd, 2013 - 7:51pm

    Seems everyone’s getting it today apart from people like me who spent £7 on same day delivery! Not happy!

    • The Saviour of Gallifrey

      December 3rd, 2013 - 1:53pm

      Oh we’ll at least it came today! woop! And it’s the 3D Bluray. Bigger woop!

    • nichloas r

      December 3rd, 2013 - 10:51pm

      me to im still waiting for my copy of andventure in time I space aswell wich I got from amazon.

  • HalfPintOfInnes

    December 2nd, 2013 - 7:49pm

    Picked this up today from HMV, came with the 50th anniversary keychain too which I have already clipped onto my car keys, gonna watch the DVD later I think, nice to see a digital copy and BBC Shop voucher included aswell! Well worth £10!

  • Nathan

    December 2nd, 2013 - 7:01pm

    bought this DVD at Tesco’s today for £10. Just need to find the time to watch it again…

  • itew

    December 2nd, 2013 - 9:02am

    Seems the blu ray version is weirdly slowed down, increasing the running time and leaving the picture juddery. Any word on whether the DVD is the correct speed/running time?

    • Cpl Hicks

      December 2nd, 2013 - 7:52pm

      Watched mine twice now and picture was excellent

    • ianzygon

      December 2nd, 2013 - 8:21pm

      Try a firmware update on blu Ray player. Usually cures disc problems.

    • Mark

      December 6th, 2013 - 4:39pm

      It is slowed down (approx 4% apparently) – you’ll see the running time on the box says 76 mins, but when you watch the Blu Ray it is around 79-80 mins. They reduced the blu ray to 24 fps – something to do with technical requirements for 1080 and 3D. However this has just left it feeling slow and affecting the audio also. Real shame as picture quality itself is good.

  • Alex Noonan

    December 1st, 2013 - 9:12pm

    Guys!!! Should I buy this or wait for a 2013 Specials boxset?? It hardly seems likely they’ll do one considering it’d only be two episodes?

    HELP ME!!!!

    • A New Dalek Paradigm

      December 1st, 2013 - 9:32pm

      Personally I’m going to wait to see if they release a set next year with this, Adventure and Time of the Doctor all together. If it turns out they don’t I’ll buy them all separately when, hopefully, they’ll be at a cheaper price.

  • Anonymous

    November 26th, 2013 - 6:37pm

    Why no five(ish) doctors that was amazing it should be on here but it’s not

    • Pwilc1967

      December 3rd, 2013 - 10:03am

      Yeah. This needs to be released

    • Pwilc1967

      December 3rd, 2013 - 10:04am

      Not even on the iTunes package 🙁

  • US fan

    November 26th, 2013 - 10:57am

    Where’s the “Five(ish) Doctors: Reboot” special? This compliments the main special by explaining where the other doctors were.

  • AlzieWhozie

    November 25th, 2013 - 8:07am

    I’m going to be more than happy to buy this and “Adventure” – loads of extras on both and both deserving their own releases, IMHO.

    As for Day of the Daleks – I’m no big fan of “the Moff”, but IMHO again, he pulled it off – I loved it and trying not to do any spoilers, there were many lump in the throat moments, even more so on the two times that I’ve re-watched it. Can’t wait for the DVD and to own my own bit of telly history.


    November 24th, 2013 - 7:18pm

    No Five-ish Doctors reboot?

    • Johnny

      November 25th, 2013 - 8:23am

      Slightly disappointed this has been left off, if I’m honest.

  • Harold Saxon

    November 24th, 2013 - 1:24pm

    GOOD EXTRAS ON THERE,but i think they should sell it as a double pack with AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE & TIME.

    • Johnny

      November 25th, 2013 - 8:24am


      Personally I’m ghappy that the two are seperate releases as AAIS&T has nothing to do with the current series.

  • Doctor 13th

    November 22nd, 2013 - 6:02pm

    Will the Blu-Ray 3D be a regular Blu-Ray as well? Because it seems to cheap to be a 3D Blu-Ray.

    • Doctor 13th

      November 22nd, 2013 - 8:36pm

      Ahh to hell with it; I’m buying it on DVD with An Adventure In Space and Time. Can’t be asked to constantly check on updates.

  • ag97

    November 22nd, 2013 - 9:57am

    booboo do you think that the day of the doctor and the adventure on space and time will be included on the complete series 8 boxset ?

    • booboo

      November 22nd, 2013 - 10:32am

      no idea, perhaps not in this case

  • Day of the Doctors

    November 22nd, 2013 - 12:36am

    I really like this picture.

  • Cyberking281

    November 21st, 2013 - 7:44am

    I hope it comes in a slip case

  • Thehostproductions

    November 20th, 2013 - 9:51pm

    Going to get this and an adventure in space and time it would have been nice to see that doctor who the ultimate guide that was on BBC Three earlier this week


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