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January 15th, 2021 383 comments

Doctor Who The Collection Season 8 Blu-ray

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Jon Pertwee’s second season as the Third Doctor, featuring the debut of Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Roger Delgado as the Master, is the next release to come to Blu-ray with Season 8 on the 23rd February 2021.

Stranded on 20th Century Earth, the Third Doctor teams up with UNIT and new companion Jo Grant to thwart alien invasions! And that’s not all, he must also contend with the arrival of his deadliest foe – arch nemesis the Master.

Battling Autons, Axons, an alien mind parasite and a mighty Daemon, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT must defend the Earth – and its future pioneers – in five action-packed adventures.

With all episodes newly remastered, this Blu-ray box set also contains extensive and exclusive special features including:

  • Behind the Sofa – New episodes with Katy Manning, Stewart Bevan, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Sacha Dhawan and Anjli Mohindra.
  • In Conversation – Matthew Sweet chats to companion Katy Manning.
  • A Devils Weekend – Actors Katy Manning and John Levene take a personal trip back to the picturesque village of Aldbourne, 50 years after they recorded the Doctor Who story The Daemons there.
  • The Direct Route – Doctor Who directors Michael Briant, Graeme Harper and Tim Combe take an epic road trip to all the filming locations from Season 8 as they discuss directing the show in the early 1970s.
  • Terrance and Me – Lifelong Doctor Who fan, Frank Skinner sets out to meet the family, friends and colleagues of the late, much-loved writer, Terrance Dicks.
  • Blu-Ray trailer – A specially shot mini-episode
  • Extended Episode 1 of The Claws of Axos
  • 90-minute omnibus edition of The Daemons
  • Immersive 5.1 surround sound on Terror of the Autons and The Daemons
  • Optional updated special effects and CSO clean-up on Terror of the Autons
  • Unseen studio footage
  • Rare archive treats
  • Convention footage
  • HD photo galleries
  • Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files
  • The eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD.
    And lots more!

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  • GeordieW

    January 24th, 2021 - 11:06pm

    Now from memory there’s no surviving 16mm material from this season is that correct? Except for a few trims maybe.

    • Gordon

      January 24th, 2021 - 11:19pm

      Some stuff in colony. Location stuff and some Sfx

    • GeordieW

      January 26th, 2021 - 4:13am

      Thanks Gordon. It’s no season 19 but it’s always good to get a little bit of something in true HD from each season.

  • Gez

    January 24th, 2021 - 6:47am

    Does anyone have a reason as to why season 24 is available for pre order in Australia and Season 8 is not. What is going on?

  • GeordieW

    January 24th, 2021 - 5:51am

    I’m trying to get hold of a copy here in Australia, Zavvi has sold out and it looks like Hive isn’t shipping to Australia anymore. Has anyone got any suggestions?

    • Mark C.

      January 24th, 2021 - 6:52am usually carry these and are well packaged. Bought S23 & S26 from them no problem. Don’t think they stocked S14 with lockdowns but they’ve stocked the recent steelbooks.

      Nothing listed on their website yet for S8 though but am keeping an eye out. I do have a preorder with Zavvi but will switch if I can as Zavvi always send in a jiffy bag.

      Agree Hive were great but that options gone.

    • GeordieW

      January 24th, 2021 - 11:57am

      Cheers Mark, I’ll keep an eye out.

  • Kenny

    January 24th, 2021 - 5:28am

    It’s odd, in the US you can already pre-order the Season 24 blu-ray, but they do not have a pre-order yet available for Season 8. I wonder when both will end up actually getting their US versions released.


      January 26th, 2021 - 1:27pm

      Just got an email from Amazon telling me that one of my pre-ordered items (S24) is now set for release date delivery. Maybe S24 is being rush released… got an email a fortnight ago saying S8 was being delayed to March 13th.

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