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March 11th, 2021 912 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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912 comments

  • Steve R

    November 25th, 2020 - 1:16pm

    Can’t wait for this. With the news of this and Web of fear, I think my brain will explode.

    Reply
    • Philip Shaw

      November 25th, 2020 - 3:32pm

      I always get a shiver of excitement when I see the cover of a new collection set!

  • Richard

    November 25th, 2020 - 12:30pm

    Looks stunning. I have just pre-ordered mine from hmv, will make a nice treat for my birthday.

    Reply
  • the ergon

    November 25th, 2020 - 12:19pm

    I was surprised to see Frank Skinner in the Terrance Dicks tribute. Usually an extra i would have associated with Toby Hadoke. I like frank, and its nice to see they are using different people who are also lifelong fans. Extremly happy about the Autons CGI update and extended Axos part 1. A marvellous package. The question now is Zoom or Amazon?. Amazon seemed to get the first orders out quicker with the last release.

    Reply
  • James

    November 25th, 2020 - 12:10pm

    Trailer just released. Looks great. Given season 8 was televised beginning January 1971 I’m going to say it’s a possibility release date but maybe to soon. Jon Pertwee was born in July so maybe then to be his 102nd birthday. Or maybe 25 years since he passed away May?.
    You wait for a release and get 5 announcements within a week. (Web Of Fear-DVD, Blu-Ray, Steelbook-50th Steelbook)

    Reply
    • James

      November 25th, 2020 - 3:03pm

      There goes my theories. Release to be February 23rd 2021. Hopefully this is the ACTUAL release date and not a POSSIBLE release date

  • Ian Cotterill

    November 25th, 2020 - 11:23am

    Good selection of extras, though it would have been nice if they included ‘Return To Devil’s End’ as well.

    Reply
    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 11:43am

      They don’t have the rights. It’s a reeltime production. It’s available on the white witch of devils end dvd

  • Hi

    November 25th, 2020 - 11:21am

    When will this be available in the US

    Reply
  • Spiral

    November 25th, 2020 - 11:18am

    Why is the UK packing so much better? I don’t get why they can’t release it in that format anywhere else. The Region 1 packaging is pitiful.

    Reply
  • Auton

    November 25th, 2020 - 11:10am

    AMAZING!!! The trailer and every new special feature. Just amazing

    Reply
    • Alzie Who

      November 25th, 2020 - 12:41pm

      I am just so excited and have ordered. Will be delighted to get it whenever it comes out. My favourite Doctor and companion

  • Gordon

    November 25th, 2020 - 11:04am

    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
    ❉ And lots more!

    Out 23rd february

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    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 11:15am

      No wonder it’s 8 discs

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 12:59pm

      I’m really looking forward to the direct route and Terrance and me and the Devil’s weekend. Claws of axos is one of my favourite stories so an extended episode 1 is great and updated effects for another of my favourite stories Terror of the Autons. Behind the sofa and in conversation is always great as well, you can’t have too much Katy manning. Everything about this boxset is amazing and the third doctor era is my favourite! Only have to wait to February 23rd.

    • Bobby Davros

      November 25th, 2020 - 4:56pm

      Is Richard Franklin really Ill or something?

  • Sons of Skaro

    November 25th, 2020 - 10:43am

    At last! We’ve waited a fair while for this, thanks to covid.
    I had a feeling it would be a Pertwee boxset next, as there are five seasons to complete.
    Colony on Space is the only weak story here, in my opinion.
    Can’t wait to see the trailer for this. They are usually entertaining to watch.

    Reply
  • Sarge

    November 25th, 2020 - 10:06am

    Any idea how those in the U.S can snag one? I’ve ordered each set from Amazon and it says it not deliverable here now.

    Reply
    • Rob W

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:19am

      Try Zavvi – £3.99 to £9.99 but they don’t have this to pre-order yet.

    • Ken

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:30am

      Dream release for me.Always thought this would be at end of the schedule

    • Lior

      November 25th, 2020 - 11:53am

      Same here. Been told due to COVID they cannot accept pre orders for foreign customers. It would be open for international shipping once the item release.

      But in this case it might get sold out before that.

      Have previously released sets been available on Zavvi?

  • D84

    November 25th, 2020 - 9:35am

    Cover art looks beautiful on this one, can’t wait.

    Does anyone have a suspicion on release date?

    I guess the usual “slots” are all over the place given the state of the world at the moment

    Reply
    • Ricky

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:04am

      Lovely set, im hoping for a january release, i think thats realistic.

    • Ian

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:54am

      Preordered from zoom first thing this morning, it said released 2099.
      Think I need a tardis.

    • daz

      November 25th, 2020 - 1:20pm

      End of February. Going by release date that was leaked on a couple of international shops a few weeks ago.

  • Antonio

    November 25th, 2020 - 9:35am

    Had too sadly sell my blu ray classics thanks too the ps5 but defo happy this is coming out ain’t missing on it maybe might buy season 12 again aswell

    Reply
  • MJS

    November 25th, 2020 - 9:32am

    The first single digit season release of the collection! I was wondering when we would start seeing those. Cannot wait!!

    Reply
  • the ergon

    November 25th, 2020 - 9:13am

    Looking forward to the trailer. A U.N.I.T spoof perhaps?

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    • the ergon

      November 25th, 2020 - 12:39pm

      Enjoyed the new trailer with Katy and husband. The effects for Terror look promising. The scenes with the laid out Auton and Mrs Farrells kitchen scene definitely needs the makeover. The New look Troll doll looks good.

  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:52am

    I know it will probably change, but I really hope they keep that old PG logo on there in order to keep consistency in the collections box sets.

    Reply
    • Iain

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:29am

      Actually the logo change is currently only for theatrical and on-demand. According to the BBFC ‘for packaged media, introducing the new symbols requires changes to the relevant piece of secondary legislation, the Video Recordings Act (Labelling) Regulations 2012. It is expected that the necessary changes to legislation will be made in time for the new symbols to be used on packaged media starting from 6 April 2020’. That would likely be before this release.

    • Iain

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:31am

      *after

    • Rob W

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:36am

      They use the new logos – at least on the discs I have bought this year.

    • Iain

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:44am

      Ah yes. Just realised I’m still living in 2019. Can’t wait for 2020!

    • The Fishmonger

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:49am

      It’s going to be an amazing year Iain. Invest in toilet roll and hand sanitizer.

  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:38am

    I have so many questions

    8 Discs???. Why is the old PG logo there. Will those both change.

    Is this season is gonna need major remastering to fit blu ray standards?. Asking Gordon. Do you know anything about the remastering process for this time?. Is it a complete re-re-remaster from Scratch. Like did they go back to the original reels and reapply the colour. Surely technology has moved on a ton since the DVD. I’m existed for this set.

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    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:50am

      I’ve no idea what they have done to it but I’m sure we will find out soon. It would have been a lot of work that’s for certain.

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:52am

      It seems that there is going to be at least 2 discs for the daemons and because quite alot of the episodes dont exist In there original colour format then they will have to use one of the many colour restoration techniques to restore them. Terror of the autons definitely needs to be recoloured with more recent recolouring techniques as the dvd was released a long time before more modern techniques were available and does look to the standard of the restored colour on the more recent dvds mind, claws and colony. I think they daemons will also have to be recoloured like terror but for the bluray I think and I dont know because they havent said anything yet that all the episodes that need recolouring will have to be recoloured to look good on blu ray

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:53am

      Basically we dont know enough to say what there doing

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:16am

      I think autons actually doesn’t look too bad considering the source material. Colony looks a lot worse than autons but again that’s down to source materials. Colony and mind 2-6 are probably going to be the most challenging

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:30am

      I haven’t watched colony in years so you would know more about the picture quality than me. I’m sure the restoration team will get the best possible picture out of the limited source material available

    • Rob W

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:13am

      The previous BD boxsets worked from the existing DVD masters improving what they could.

  • daz

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:29am

    Beautiful.

    I’m glad they have started announcing things without release dates as means we can at least get our orders in.

    Probably helps them gage interest and potentially make more of the Season sets if demand is there.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:24am

    Yay!

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:21am

    The PG is the old logo? I thought it changed?

    Reply
    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:35am

      It will probably be updated for the final product

  • Jeroen

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:14am

    Just wow

    Reply
  • R

    November 25th, 2020 - 8:04am

    I think the announcement trailer will be set in devil’s end as referenced in the season 10 announcement trailer with probably Katy aka Jo and Sergeant Benton and maybe Captain Yates if they have made up. Cliff might make a guest appearance as this will be set directly after defeating the maggots

    Reply
  • Auton

    November 25th, 2020 - 7:22am

    It’s back! This has been heavily rumoured but still this is amazing news. One of my favourite seasons with Terror, Mind, Claws and the daemons all being so of the best stories. I’m hoping there is a teaser trailer for it and an announcement of all the new special features. This boxset must have been a challenge for the restoration team with so many episodes needing to be recoloured but I’m sure it will make every story on here look so much better than the already great quality picture on the DVDs

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  • David Havers

    November 25th, 2020 - 7:22am

    Getting this one. I know fans were hoping for season 20, but this is perfect for the Masters 50th anniversary.

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    • Philip Shaw

      November 25th, 2020 - 4:48pm

      Probably why the new Master is on the Behind the Sofa sections…

  • Gordon

    November 25th, 2020 - 6:56am

    This cover is gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what the restoration team have done for this set as it’s by far the hardest set they have tackled in terms of restoration. Really surprised that it’s 8 discs. Can’t wait to find out what’s on it

    Reply
    • the ergon

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:37am

      When can we expect them to disclose all the contents gordon? Can we expect more CGI or a brand new colour restoration on Terror do you think?

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 9:49am

      Hopefully we will find out later today fingers crossed. I think there maybe a new alternative cgi story (autons, axos or daemons are all possibility’s). I’m not actually sure what they will do restoration wise but I’m looking forward to see what they will do

    • Auton

      November 25th, 2020 - 10:08am

      Hopefully Claws will get alternative cgi but I would happily have updated special effects for any of the stories.

    • Pete X

      November 25th, 2020 - 12:15pm

      Hopefully the updated effects for Terror of the Autons will replace the electric fuzz of the materialising Nestene with something that looks like the Lovecraftian monstrosity on the cover of the second edition of the Target novelisation. It was a source of disappointment when TotA was released in 1992, that the Nestene didn’t look like that cover.

    • the ergon

      November 25th, 2020 - 7:33pm

      I,m sure those effects will be easier to overlay and be included, but i,m sure they can work wonders on the poor CSO background scenes as well.

  • SilentNinjaZero

    November 25th, 2020 - 6:25am

    Wow this is amazing! A bit surprised it has been announced this soon after the 2 steelbooks, but thrilled nonetheless. I wonder why the set is 8 discs though? Maybe this hints that they’re including the omnibus version of the Daemons. It could be that Claws or Daemons need second discs, as some of the studio recordings are quite long.

    I’ve been waiting for a Collection announcement for a long time. The artwork is great. Really happy every story got included on the cover, including Colony. Can’t wait!

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    • SilentNinjaZero

      November 25th, 2020 - 6:58am

      Ah didn’t look at the discs closely enough. Seems that Daemons is getting three discs. Very likely they are including the omnibus version then. Happy days 🙂

    • Gordon

      November 25th, 2020 - 7:17am

      The last couple of omnibus inclusions have been included on the bonus disc (genesis, green death) so it will be interesting to see what’s on that disc if they are having to give it a disc of its own

    • Robert Sienicki

      November 25th, 2020 - 7:22am

      But it looks like two discs of The Deamons on top got the same picture.

    • Pete X

      November 25th, 2020 - 7:36am

      The apparent third Daemons disc might be an error in the picture. Two of the discs show Bok in the same position when you would expect a different image like the other six discs.

      So, I would suggest a third Daemons disc is yet to be confirmed.

  • Prowl1701

    November 25th, 2020 - 6:09am

    I hope the zavii link gets added as soon as it is available as that’s the only place to import from lately.

    Reply
  • Flo

    November 25th, 2020 - 5:23am

    Youhou !!!!!
    Ok … now I’m broke again with Series 7/ 50th Anniversary steelbook/ DWC 08.
    Did you miss that feeling ?

    Reply
  • Kenny

    November 25th, 2020 - 4:52am

    One of my favorite seasons! Looking forward to it! With all the rumors I am shocked it wasn’t Season 20 first.

    Reply
  • Lee D

    November 25th, 2020 - 4:36am

    Wow! This looks great and a bit unexpected.

    Reply

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