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March 24th, 2021 49 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 12 UK Standard Packaging Release

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available from www.zavvi.com and other selected retailers.

The Collection range of Doctor Who will be re-issued in standard packaging! The first titles to join this range will be Season 12 and Season 19, which are available to pre-order now.

Releases within the new, standard packaging Doctor Who: The Collection range will feature a standard, plastic Blu-ray case inside a slipcase, with a condensed, standard-printed 12-page booklet featuring disc-breakdowns and selected illustrations. The new range will include all of the watchable content and special features included in the Limited Edition Packaging release.

BUILD YOUR OWN DOCTOR WHO ARCHIVE WITH THIS 6-DISC COLLECTORS’ SET!

The Fourth Doctor’s classic first season – all 20 episodes newly restored for Blu-ray, packed with bonus material.

  • ROBOT
  • THE ARK IN SPACE
  • THE SONTARAN EXPERIMENT
  • GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
  • REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN

Special Features:

  • TOM BAKER IN CONVERSATION – A brand new candid one-hour interview with the Fourth Doctor
  • BEHIND THE SOFA – Classic clips, viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller
  • NEW MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARIES For The Sontaran Experiment and Revenge Of The Cybermen
  • IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIXES For The Ark In Space and Genesis Of The Daleks
  • OPTIONAL UPDATED SPECIAL EFFECTS For Revenge Of The Cybermen
  • GENESIS OF THE DALEKS – TV-MOVIE VERSION – Unseen since broadcast in 1975
  • DOCTOR WHO TIMES – 1970s TV context documentary
  • PDF PRODUCTION MATERIAL – Rare files from the BBC Archive

Also contains extensive Special Features previously released on DVD including: MAKING OF DOCUMENTARIES, FEATURETTES, OPTIONAL CGI EFFECTS, AUDIO COMMENTARIES, RARE FOOTAGE, PRODUCTION INFORMATION SUBTITLES, PDF MATERIAL AND MUCH MORE.

Starring: TOM BAKER, ELISABETH SLADEN and IAN MARTER with NICHOLAS COURTNEY


Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD, Featured

49 comments

  • Anonymous

    March 31st, 2021 - 9:20pm

    does any body keep the dvds after they buy the blu rays

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    • booboo

      April 1st, 2021 - 7:19am

      yes and the VHS, i see them all as part of our collection

    • daz

      April 1st, 2021 - 8:14am

      I sold all my DVD’s in early 2020 at CEX as they will never be watched again. Even as I wait for more Seasons to be released.

      The money made per Season helps towards the BR sets although I know CEX don’t offer as much now.

      Kept the booklets though and trimmed them to fit in the BR box.

    • Lee B

      April 1st, 2021 - 12:41pm

      I’ll be selling my DVDs once I have all the Blu-rays. These seem like the definitive releases to me, so I don’t see the point in keeping them in multiple formats. It’s just more clutter in the house, and I don’t have unlimited storage space.

      I started buying the DW VHS from when the very first ones were released, but I haven’t owned a VHS player for over 10 years, so got rid of all my VHS tapes (except for a couple of limited edition boxsets) a long time ago.

      The only thing about the DVDs that I do prefer is that each story has its own separate release and booklet. The season boxes work better for the modern series, but for the old multi-episode stories l actually prefer them all in their own separate releases. It’s not enough for me to keep onto them though. The Blu-rays will be the only ones I keep when they’re all out. I’ll probably just keep the booklets from the DVDs.

    • Coleman

      April 2nd, 2021 - 12:55pm

      Yes, i keep DVDs when I buy BluRay.
      It’s part of your collection really.
      Like most collections overtime they grow and grow.
      I don’t like parting with anything really.

    • Coleman

      April 2nd, 2021 - 1:00pm

      I understand space is an issue for most people, so I understand people’s reason for parting with merchandise. But it’s not for me.

  • Doctor Blu

    March 27th, 2021 - 11:33am

    I’ve been buying the U.S releases that come in standard Blu-ray cases. But now that in the U.K we will be getting re-releases of the original box set releases in cases, I will be buying them instead.

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  • JonVic

    March 26th, 2021 - 8:55am

    This is great news. I sold all of my limited edition boxsets as i was fed up of the mad scrabble and silly prices if you missed one. I’m not going to pre-order these as the only way I will buy is if they are made commercially available all the time. For me this will mean they sit in shops available anytime and no pre-ordering and mad scrabbling required (basically like the old DVD availability). If this is the case I will start buying them.

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    • Auton

      March 26th, 2021 - 9:32am

      Yes, they aren’t limited so you can buy them whenever

  • Lachlan

    March 25th, 2021 - 10:56pm

    Will these be available in Australia? I wasn’t initially going to get these (I vividly remember picking up the limited edition of Season 12 instores and decided against it as I have the DVD range) but now that I see how much restoration the team are doing and how much better the aspect ratio is on a 4K TV I’m tempted to get these.

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  • Tardis

    March 25th, 2021 - 2:49pm

    This is such good news.I thought I’d never get series 12 blu ray as prices were too much everywhere.

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  • James

    March 25th, 2021 - 1:19pm

    Will these standard Blu Ray sets be perfect? So far each release has had something wrong. (Disc art, picture/sound errors, booklets misprinted, wrong disc content).

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    • Auton

      March 25th, 2021 - 3:39pm

      It’s more likely too be and easier to get replaced and less likely to break so yes hopefully it will be

    • Gordon

      March 25th, 2021 - 3:45pm

      Only releases that had issues was 12, 19,18 and for a small percentage of buyers season 8. Seasons 10,23 and 26 and 14 had nothing wrong with them. Saying every release had something wrong is a bit of an exaggeration. As far as I’m aware none of the discs had wrong disc content on it.

    • James

      March 25th, 2021 - 6:28pm

      Gordon: just going by people’s comments on here. Background sounds, pictures jumps, boxes needing reglueing. Pretty sure one of the early sets some people received the correct disc art but wrong content, not many but a few

    • Bobby Fackrell

      March 25th, 2021 - 7:36pm

      Mine have all been perfect and I’ve got them all

  • Lee B

    March 25th, 2021 - 10:34am

    Now this is good to see! Never was a fan of the flimsy cardboard limited edition packaging tbh! It’s the one thing that let’s the boxsets down for me. Plus, the disc trays on two of my boxsets has already come unglued.

    I’ll probably start buying these releases instead, especially as they’re still including the booklet! Good move from the Beeb.

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    • Auton

      March 25th, 2021 - 11:02am

      The booklets for these standard releases are cut down versions of the ones on the limited editions

    • Lee B

      March 25th, 2021 - 3:04pm

      Cutdown as in what though? Less info? Smaller size? I’m not too bothered about that tbh. So long as it isn’t just a pathetic single sheet of paper, like the ones that come with some BBC releases, it’s all good with me!

      I’ve never been a fan of the cardboard packaging on the limited edition boxes. It just always felt like the only thing that let these boxsets down for me. Too easy to get damaged.

    • Auton

      March 25th, 2021 - 3:21pm

      I’m guessing the cutdown versions of the booklet will just have what’s on each disc not all the information and pictures that the full version has

    • Gordon

      March 25th, 2021 - 3:50pm

      It’s 12 pages unlike the original season 12 booklet which had 24 pages

  • James T

    March 25th, 2021 - 8:34am

    Oh this is fantastic news for me as I have the entire collection so far but missed this very first release.
    Really pleased I can finally fill that annoying gap!

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  • Auton

    March 25th, 2021 - 6:58am

    Is there going to be a limited pressing of these like the limited versions or are they getting a unlimited pressing?

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    • booboo

      March 25th, 2021 - 7:17am

      doesn’t say they are limited anywhere

    • Auton

      March 25th, 2021 - 7:38am

      Thank you

  • Dominic

    March 24th, 2021 - 2:33pm

    Dose this mean when the next box set gets announced it will get released along a normal edition

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    • Anonymous

      March 24th, 2021 - 3:15pm

      Possibly. They’re gonna have to catch up with the current releases, still Seasons 18, 10, 23, 26, 14 and 8 to go

  • Haza14

    March 24th, 2021 - 1:33pm

    Oh wow, these leave me with a dilemma! While great for people who missed out, and a way to possibly reduce number of sets that go to scalpers initially, I wish they had given the standard option from the start, or at least stated it was coming (although I guess they did always say that only the packaging was limited)! I don’t think prices of the limited edition sets on eBay will come down much as collectors will still want them.

    The limited edition packaging is lovely! But also it’s quite flimsy and I worry that in a few years all the plastic trays will be loose in some sets! So these standard editions might be a better bet for longevity.

    Ultimately I think the inclusion of the full booklets will mean I keep going with the limited editions. But it does make the errors and occasion lack of quality control on the packaging of the limited edition sets even more annoying!

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  • Luke Foord

    March 24th, 2021 - 1:28pm

    I purposely avoided buying the limited sets waiting for these. Worth it!!

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    • Haza14

      March 24th, 2021 - 1:34pm

      Possibly a very good call in the end! Patience is a virtue! Haha

  • daz

    March 24th, 2021 - 1:10pm

    Great news for fans who have less space or missed out on original sets.

    Personally I prefer the limited edition versions with the full sized artwork and the full booklet.

    But I display mine with cover facing outwards without the J-card so it will look like one large piece of artwork eventually.

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  • Star Lord

    March 24th, 2021 - 1:07pm

    Now these I like! Great that it still includes the booklet despite the slimmed down packaging.

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  • Whofan44

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:45pm

    This is great news. I have not been able to afford The Collection sets yet but this will make it much easier to get them when I can afford it.

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  • Kevin Megannety

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:45pm

    So these are going to kept in production and have no limit on production numbers? Wonder if this will reduce the demand/rush to get the limited edition packaging editions.

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  • Hi

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:42pm

    Will these still be limited

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    • booboo

      March 24th, 2021 - 12:53pm

      doesn’t say they are

  • Jordan9364

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:30pm

    If anything, these versions will be more consistent packaging wise (graphic errors will likely be fixed from previous releases, ratings symbols will all be the same). Seems more streamlined and desirable than the “limited edition packaging” in general, though I have all of those so far – so this has stumped me.

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    • Anonymous

      March 24th, 2021 - 12:56pm

      Yeah? Have a look at both blu ray spines. Haha.

    • Anonymous

      March 27th, 2021 - 2:54am

      They match…?

  • Prof Horner

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:28pm

    So this excalty like the American version .

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    • Peter Knapp

      March 24th, 2021 - 12:30pm

      The American versions stopped including slipcovers and inserts after the first few releases.

    • Coleman

      March 24th, 2021 - 12:31pm

      These will probably do the same.

    • Bobby Davros

      March 24th, 2021 - 12:48pm

      The US versions also do not have unique artwork on each disc.

    • James Turner

      March 24th, 2021 - 1:36pm

      No. These have booklets, a slipcase and disc art.

    • Anonymous

      March 24th, 2021 - 2:31pm

      And these might even keep all of Lee Binding’s art on the sleeve of the Blu-ray case. The Doctor Who logo isn’t on the front of the actual case, so the scene with the TARDIS in the vortex or something might be on the back of the case, and the Doctor’s face from the intro and the “booklet holder” TARDIS image might be on the other side of the sleeve, behind the discs. That’s just going off the fact that the Doctor Who logo isn’t on the case

  • Anonymous

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:26pm

    YAY!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:23pm

    I think this is great. As someone who owns all the collection box sets so far, it’s nice that those who missed out have the opportunity to own all the same content, whilst the original boxsets will still maintain their collectibility. I do wonder if this will stop scalpers, or whether demand for these sets will go up due to rarity though…

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    • Rory

      March 25th, 2021 - 10:17am

      Limited editions will still be sought after. Look at the steelbooks. Mostly straight repackages of the already existing BR sets, but they command high prices on the resale market.

  • Anonymous

    March 24th, 2021 - 12:19pm

    I own the originals but I’m glad they are doing this for fans who missed out and want a slim version.

    I want a slim version

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