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January 14th, 2020 263 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 14 Blu-ray

Available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

Also available to order from www.zavvi.com and www.zoom.co.uk

BBC Studios announce release of Season 14 in the Doctor Who: The Collection Blu-Ray range.

Doctor Who fans will be delighted to hear that BBC Studios is releasing Season 14 on Blu-Ray. Tom Baker’s third series as the Doctor will debut on Monday 20th April.

Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 14:

  • THE MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA
  • THE HAND OF FEAR
  • THE DEADLY ASSASSIN
  • THE FACE OF EVIL
  • THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
  • THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG

In 1976, Doctor Who took a dramatic new turn, electrifying audiences with changes in format,
companion and appearance of the TARDIS. Season 14 saw the departure of the Doctor’s long-term
companion Sarah Jane Smith, and the introduction of Leela. The season contains some of Tom
Baker’s most iconic serials, with intrepid investigations in Victorian London, deadly robots in a
murderous whodunit, a return to the Doctor’s homeworld, and one of the saddest goodbyes in Doctor
Who history.

Producer Phillip Hinchliffe led Doctor Who through a creative high, joined by Elisabeth Sladen as
Sarah Jane Smith, Louise Jameson as the Doctor’s captivating new companion Leela and guests
stars Tim Pigott-Smith, Stephen Thorne, Peter Pratt, Pamela Salem, David Collings, Christopher
Benjamin and Trevor Baxter.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also
contains extensive and exclusive special features which include:

  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound – The Deadly Assassin
  • Brand new audio commentaries – Tom Baker and Matthew Sweet on selected episodes of
    The Face of Evil and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • Behind the Sofa – New episodes with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Philip Hinchcliffe, plus
    companions Sophie Aldred and Peter Purves.
  • Our Sarah Jane – Elisabeth Sladen Tribute – A feature-length look at the life and career of
    Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen.
  • Whose Doctor Who Revisited – Toby Hadoke meets the producers and grown-up stars of
    the very first Who Documentary.
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to producer Philip Hinchcliffe.
  • Blu-Ray trailer – Louise Jameson has trouble with her new home assistant.
  • Brand new interviews
  • Rare archive material
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries

The eight-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COLLECTION – SEASON 14 stars Tom Baker as The Fourth Doctor, Elisabeth
Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Louise Jameson as Leela. The Master reappears in The Deadly
Assasin, played by Peter Pratt. RRP: £56.16


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263 comments

  • Anonymous

    February 24th, 2020 - 8:56pm

    Looks like this one has sold out now!
    That didn’t take long at all did it. All the others made it to release date before selling out. But this one has weeks ahead! Must be very popular.

    Reply
    • Antonio Zambonini

      February 24th, 2020 - 10:07pm

      Still available on zoom and surely hmv/Argos

    • Danny

      February 24th, 2020 - 10:11pm

      Amazon have probably removed the listing temporarily (they sometimes do this during the “Pre-order period” but it will come on again). The newer sets seem to last till release date and beyond whereas Season 12 sold out as not released in as many numbers each time (2018 and 2020). If someone doesn’t want to pre-order they can probably still get it once released 🙂

    • Anonymous

      February 25th, 2020 - 9:06am

      Why do Amazon do this tactic like in the past make a pre ordered item currently unavailable then bring it back on a week or so later? Is it to create panic buying to ramp up sales?

    • booboo

      February 25th, 2020 - 9:19am

      Usually its because they have sold out of their 1st allocation, so they have to wait until they see how many more they can get (if any), its no different to any shop selling out of something then ordering more.

  • Anonymous

    February 22nd, 2020 - 1:50pm

    What are the episodes of the 60’s that can be in true HD?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2020 - 4:48pm

      Everyone. The old masters (which don’t exist) where shot on videotape (basically SD) but for overseas Use they made a16mm (basically HD) telerecordings (made by pointed a camera at a screen playing the episode to sell to international buyers). The old episodes only exist on those 16mm. They have tried (successfully) to convert them back to the look of videotape by using the VIDfire process which makes them look like videotape. Videotape had a higher frame rate per second than film. So technically. They have all the old episodes in 16mm from a recording of the original episode’s original video tape (in SD). And they then made the 16mm copies look like the Videotape copies for the DVD. So if you count a HD camera recording a screen playing SD content as It being in SD then they exist in HD. But the dvd masters are in SD

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2020 - 6:28am

      All this I know. I meant the episodes whose master was never a videotape but it was a film. And anyway if the film films a TV in SD, the image in the film will be in SD not in HD.

    • Anonymous

      February 23rd, 2020 - 11:40am

      I’m sorry, but if you make an HD copy of a SD video tape you don’t magically have an HD copy of the source material. You are being pedantic to the point of completely misrepresenting the situation.

      The episodes that still retain a native film copy are:

      The Dalek Invasion of Earth 5
      The Wheel in Space 6
      The Dominators 3
      The Mind Robber 5
      The Krotons 1
      The Seeds of Death 5
      The Space Pirates 2

    • TrixieTiger1995

      February 24th, 2020 - 9:27pm

      There are also two more 35mm film prints made but no longer exists. Those are
      The Daleks 4
      The Power of the Daleks 6

      I suppose you could still cull an actual HD image from the existing 16mm print for The Daleks 4 but I’m tugging at very weak strings.

  • Will

    February 13th, 2020 - 2:49pm

    In your opinion, could the first season box set contain “an adventure in space and time”?

    Reply
    • Kenman

      February 13th, 2020 - 3:21pm

      Not entirely implausible. But if they do have some sort of plan to someday include the New Series in The Collection (no idea if that is going to actually happen, though it should) then it could also fit in with all the other 50th stuff. Especially as the 60s have so many more episodes and will require more discs in general.

      But if that material gets split up across other sets then that is fine too. I assume the Revisited docs will be on sets of respective Doctors. Five-ish Doctors can easily be on the Five Doctors. Night of the Doctor with the TV Movie.

  • Anonimo

    February 11th, 2020 - 6:05pm

    Some people don’t really think. On reddit I am reading a lot of comments from people who suggest replacing Richard Hurndall with a CGI Hartnell or a David Bradley.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 11th, 2020 - 9:47pm

      That would be a dreadful thing to do.
      Richard Hurndall was great.
      He was also picked on by the other actors during filming of the Five Doctors. And he died shortly after, and didn’t even get to receive his payment for his appearance!
      Editing him out of the show would be disrespectful, and foolish, and would ruin the whole thing.
      I say leave it as it is.

    • Anonimo

      February 12th, 2020 - 5:45am

      They MUST leave it as it is. We are not talking about a question of costs as someone says, but of respect for the person he was and the courage that he had to accept such a challenging part despite the problems he had.

    • MJS

      February 22nd, 2020 - 3:13pm

      That’s silly! To some of us, bar the repeats of Unearthly Child and Three Doctors in 1981, by the time 1983 came around (no videos then!) Hurndall was just The First Doctor. It wasn’t until ages later we younger fans found out he really wasn’t! Hurndall was very good as the first, and his performance is charming. He’s an important part of Who-story, so I hope they never pull a stunt like that!!!

    • Anonymous

      February 22nd, 2020 - 4:50pm

      A deepfakes will appear on YouTube at some point in the future of that. No matter what. It’s free to use just takes a lot of time. No money. But it’s sad to think he was picked on. He did great!. Don’t know about the payment thing being true!

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