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January 14th, 2020 317 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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317 comments

  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2020 - 9:17pm

    From what I can make out in the video, the back of the box depicts the TARDIS within the Mandragora Helix.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2020 - 7:28pm

    YESSSSSS! I’ve been waiting for an updated rat special effect for AGES!

    Reply
  • David

    January 14th, 2020 - 6:23pm

    Does anyone know if the whose doctor who documentary will be included in it entirety as well as being shown in parts of the revisited feature with Toby Hadoke ? I don’t think I’ve seen this before either unless I just missed it on the dvd release?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      January 14th, 2020 - 7:22pm

      Yes it’s in full and all the footage filmed for it still exists so it will be presented in hd

  • Tim M

    January 14th, 2020 - 5:09pm

    Season 14 is a brilliant season of Doctor Who. Certainly part of a golden era. In particular, ‘The Deadly Assassin’ , ‘The Robots of Death’ and ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ are all time greats in my opinion.

    Reply
  • Chris

    January 14th, 2020 - 4:53pm

    The Deadly Assassin is my fav story ever. Brilliant acting with the Matrix sequence filmed during the incredible summer of 1976

    Reply
  • Chris

    January 14th, 2020 - 4:49pm

    Any news of the re release of 12 anyone?

    Reply
    • Type 40

      January 14th, 2020 - 5:14pm

      May/June seems to be the rumour.

    • Negative Matter

      January 14th, 2020 - 6:12pm

      I was going to ask the same.

    • Gordon

      January 14th, 2020 - 7:24pm

      Lee binding said on twitter today: “details soon I hear”

      Probably won’t be out till may as not to clash with the new releases

    • Chris

      January 15th, 2020 - 4:45pm

      Yes I was thinking May or June because of 26 and now 14

  • The Sons of Skaro

    January 14th, 2020 - 1:05pm

    OH YESSSS!
    Robots of Death is my favourite episode.

    Reply
  • Danielc

    January 14th, 2020 - 12:56pm

    Really looking forward to this, great stories and new extras. Please BBC Studios don’t delay it. Good to see that Louise already has the set lol 😉

    Reply
  • Gordon

    January 14th, 2020 - 11:57am

    The filmed eliments for whose doctor who still exist so that will be in hd

    Whos doctor who revisited is 51 minutes
    Our Sarah Jane is 79 mins

    Reply
  • John T

    January 14th, 2020 - 11:52am

    Stunning artwork and great new bonus extras as well. There’s a lot of care taken by the people who put these sets together.

    Reply
  • Sarge

    January 14th, 2020 - 11:38am

    Who else thinks the secondary console room will be the interior chosen for the booklet pocket?

    Reply
    • Anonyyymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:56am

      And from the menu

    • Anonyyymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:57am

      And for the menu

    • Irish

      January 14th, 2020 - 1:06pm

      It is! I’ve seen the inside somewhere on Twitter today.

    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 9:16pm

      It does, Chris Allen opened the box set on Twitter.

  • DoctorRomanaTARDIS

    January 14th, 2020 - 11:07am

    Do we know if the “Our Sarah Jane” feature length is available elsewhere?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:11am

      No it’s brand new made especially for this release.

  • dazzleshell

    January 14th, 2020 - 9:43am

    Pre-ordered from Zoom as usual. Looking forward to this and the trailer is great.

    I made the hard decision at weekend and sold all my remaining Classic DVD’s at CEX as won’t be watching them again. Kept the booklets though. I just hope we do get the full collection on Bluray as promised even if it takes 10 years.

    Reply
    • The Ergon

      January 14th, 2020 - 10:30am

      Did you watch the Dvds that much before you sold them off. What if you feel like dipping in to a certain story. I,d have kept the seasons that so far haven,t been announced. Unless you have Britbox it would feel like a long wait to physically owning them at hand.

    • dazzleshell

      January 14th, 2020 - 12:44pm

      I’d watched them all over the years but only went back to certain episodes more recently.

      I’m happy to wait considering it took a good 15 years to build up the full dvd collection. And it looks so much better on Bluray especially on my 55 inch 4K TV.

      Originally keeping them was my plan as I was selling the Seasons as they were announced/rumoured but better to maximise my return now as the price was beginning to drop for all DVD’s.

    • The Ergon

      January 14th, 2020 - 2:59pm

      Its a wonder you could get hardly anything at all for them. They only give 10p for earthshock. I would rather a charity shop benefit from the sales if i couldn,t sell on an open market stall or Ebay.

    • dazzleshell

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:12pm

      I was happy to get £180 cash. Although would have been £250 if I took a voucher for CEX instead. But It would have taken years to spend it in store.

      The prices for the Seasons on DVD drop once the Bluray sets are announced as more people trade in the DVD’s. Although some are less due to how much they have in stock Nationally.

      I got £4 for Earthshock for example before Season 19 came out on Bluray.

    • The Ergon

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:33pm

      Youre lucky. Thats not the case now. Theyve really reevaluated those Who DVD selling prices along with the Blurays especially when word got out about season 12 being rereleased and certain types of people quietly planning on cashing in. Those Blu-ray prices soon plummeted.

  • Josh

    January 14th, 2020 - 9:32am

    Couldn’t skip this as talons is easily my favourite 4th doctor story.
    And this announcements pretty timely given I’ve just finished relistening to all of jago and litefoot

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  • the 14th doctor

    January 14th, 2020 - 9:11am

    DAM!!!!!!! 20th of april, thats my birthday!!!!!!!!!!! i was going to get this for my birthday but i bet it will get delayed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice set though and it is my favourite season!

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    • Mitchell Tregale

      January 14th, 2020 - 10:09am

      Haha – 20th of April is also my birthday. Special one too – 18th. Happy birthday for then.

    • the 14th doctor

      January 14th, 2020 - 5:27pm

      i bet your so annoyed! i will be 14.

  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2020 - 9:06am

    Booboo can you please delete this comment. It has my email in it

    Reply
    • booboo

      January 14th, 2020 - 9:13am

      done

  • Gordon

    January 14th, 2020 - 9:03am

    Great set of new extras. They certainly pull the rabbit out of the hat for these new extras.
    5.1 on the deadly assassin
    new Tommenatries
    Elizabeth Sladen biography
    Whose doctor who revisited
    Philip Hinchliffe in conversation
    Behind the sofa
    Alternative effects for talons

    Superb

    Reply
  • Kevin225

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:53am

    Good news – looks good. I guess actual release date will be mid to late May?!!! With the delayed Season 26 – looking like only 2 more sets after this one in 2020?

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    • Hi

      January 14th, 2020 - 9:21am

      I hope the two more sets are season 22 and season 7

    • Gordon

      January 14th, 2020 - 9:34am

      Both unlikely this year to be honest. 7 has a ton of problems with the colour of ambassadors of death and they just not that long ago released season 23. As there is only 1 Colin season left they will probably want to space out his only other season. Maybe late 2021/2022 for that. Season 20 has been unofficially confirmed for the summer by someone who worked on an extra for it so that will probably be next. 2 and 11 are also both rumoured for after that so it could be either of those 2

    • Hi

      January 14th, 2020 - 10:30am

      Hello Gordon
      I don’t think it will be season 2 because of animations unless if they put the vhs links or get it animated late 2020 or photo reconstruction but I will be happy to have a season 2 even though if it would have a reconstructed by photos

    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 10:40am

      Well there are two Hartnell episodes confirmed (by Paul Vanezis) to be in the hands of a private collector. Maybe they’re the two episodes of The Crusade.

    • Gordon

      January 14th, 2020 - 10:59am

      Not saying it’s never going to happen but Crusade is unlikely to be animated anytime soon. With the exception of masterplan and Marco Polo It’s the most expensive story to animate. There is the same amount of sets characters and costumes as galaxy 4/evil/abominable combined. It’s going to take more than a year which is longer than the time bbc allows these projects currently. It’s unlikely to be considered at the moment when there is cheaper and easier animations that can be done. Animation Probably won’t get considered till long after the collection range is done. A telesnap recon is most likely

      Those 2 episodes are said to be from separate stories and rumoured to both be from season 3 stories

    • MIKK89

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:48am

      Im kind of hoping its Seasons 11 and 20 for pretty much similar reasons for both. If Season 11 is released, we would already have 10, 11 and 12 and like wise we would have 18, 19 and 20 as well.

    • MIKK89

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:49am

      Im hoping its Seasons 11 and 20 for pretty much similar reasons for both. If Season 11 is released, we would already have 10, 11 and 12 and like wise we would have 18, 19 and 20 as well.

    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 1:49pm

      They have very explicitly said countless times for several years now that The Crusade is not getting animated, the costs involved would be absolutely ridiculous.

    • Anonimo

      January 14th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      What exactly is known about these two episodes? And when could we see them in your opinion?

    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 5:15pm

      They are held by a private collector, very busy individual, not a Doctor Who fan, no malicious intent, being kept in good storage conditions. His initial thought from the identity of the episodes was that they were part of the Australia return batch from 1975, but apparently they have come from another source (it’s worth noting that only narrows it down to 47 episodes, and The Crusade is definitely not among them).

      Don’t expect them any time soon, any chance of recovery is still several years off.

  • The Ergon

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:39am

    The original rat attack on leela was ok, in fact it was terrifying as a child watching it was just that big fluffy Roland Rat thing with the whitened teeth that spoiled the effect.

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    • Prof Horner

      January 14th, 2020 - 12:04pm

      When I was seven bok the terrified me , now I think he is rather sweet! Looking forward to this release .

    • The Ergon

      January 14th, 2020 - 11:54pm

      I wasn,t old enough to have seen Bok, only through pics i,d seen in the 80s Doctor Who Mags and i wasn,t that impressed. He looked more eerie at first when i bought The Daemons VHS. I started watching during Pertwees final season and was Transfixed and hooked by all those bizarre looking creatures (in Black and White for me. Didnt have colour TV till late 70s) so i,m of the Gen that was scared by Davros on Genesis, zygons, the clown from Deadly Assassin and keelers transformation in Seeds. Nightmarish to a small child of the 70s but it was the autons from terror and Spearhead that freaked me the most when i saw clips on those celebratory programmes plugging those repeats of the ‘five Faces of Who’ in 1981. Series 12 to 14 will always be my all time favourites.

  • DalekAgent

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:37am

    In that trailer Tom mentions updated special effects but what story is it for?

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    • DalekAgent

      January 14th, 2020 - 8:39am

      Actually it looks like it could be The Talons of Weng Chiang

  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:29am

    Shame about no 5.1 surround for Talons, maybe they’ll update and include it later like they did with Leisure Hive

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  • Mark Dickinson

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:25am

    Game on!! Pre-ordered immediately. One of my favourite series.

    Reply
  • Alvin

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:24am

    I was hoping they would be doing another 4th Doctor set, season 14 is another favourite of mine, I’m really looking forward to Behind the Sofa 🙂

    Reply
  • Master of M

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:14am

    Pre ordered! Very nice looking cover, and some really interesting sounding bonus material.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:13am

    I’ve just started collecting classic dvds, and I always have at least one of the stories in these box sets already. It’s a shame as they look really nice but if it’s cost effective for me I’ll get one someday. Really cool.

    Reply
  • Nick

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:13am

    Oooohhh have I just seen new effects for Talons (didn’t see video clip initially)????!!!! Now I am excited!!!

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    • Anonymous

      January 14th, 2020 - 8:29am

      The rat looks even more scary now!!

  • Nick

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:07am

    What? No CGI?? Lovely looking set though…

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    • The Ergon

      January 14th, 2020 - 8:15am

      Expected updated CGI for Masque or Hand at least. Shame about that.

    • The Ergon

      January 14th, 2020 - 8:22am

      Love that trailer and I wonder if that rat for the best part has been updated for Talons. May buy this one for that alone now.

  • The Flying Shark

    January 14th, 2020 - 8:04am

    Bit of a shame the crispy Master isn’t on the cover (they’ve missed their chance as Season 18 is already out), but I love it!

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  • Scott

    January 14th, 2020 - 7:56am

    Same pre ordered mine from Zoom 🙂 I may as well have a subscription with them for these haha

    Reply
  • Mitchell Tregale

    January 14th, 2020 - 7:10am

    I’ve just pre-ordered mine now from Zoom for those who can’t wait

    Reply

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