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January 4th, 2010 21 comments

Doctor Who The Complete Specials DVD Box Set

Doctor Who The Complete Specials DVD Box Set

American artwork but UK is virtually identical

The Next Doctor
Doctor Who at the proms
The next Doctor confidential
New special moving menus

Planet of the Dead
Planet of the Dead Confidential
New special moving menus

The Waters of Mars
Waters of Mars confidential

The End of Time: Part One
Xmas confidential
David Tennant video diary – the final days
BBC idents
Audio commentary on feature

The End of Time: Part Two
New Year confidential
Russell T Davies intro to deleted scenes & deleted scenes
Doctor Who at comic-con 2009
Audio commentary on feature

The Next Doctor: It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 in The Next Doctor and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor (David Morrissey), and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan (Dervla Kirwan). But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?

Planet of the Dead:
Starring Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans, Planet Of The Dead was the first of this year’s specials. When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly Swarm gets closer…

The Waters of Mars:
The Waters of Mars welcomes Lindsay Duncan as the Doctor’s cleverest and most strong-minded companion. The Waters of Mars is a dark, scary thriller that sees the Doctor land on the planet Mars, at a base in peril. A creeping infection beneath the Martian surface threatens not only the human race, but also the Doctor’s most fundamental beliefs. Together with Adelaide Brooke – the base’s commander – the Doctor must stop a seemingly unstoppable menace before it can reach Earth, and wipe out mankind.

The End of Time: Part One:
Join the Tenth Doctor for his final journey in The End of Time Parts One and Two, when his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

The End of Time: Part Two: The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master’s plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: “He will knock four times.”

Released on 11/01/2010


Categorised under: Blu-ray, Doctor Who DVDs, DVD


  • TheClassicsAreAce

    December 21st, 2016 - 11:48am

    I wonder why they didn’t re-release this on Blu-Ray, as the first 4 series were released on Blu-Ray around that time I think. Anyway, I’d got The Complete Specials on Blu-Ray and Series 1-4 on DVD on my birthday about 1 or 2 years ago.

  • josh smith

    July 21st, 2013 - 2:34pm

    the next doctor 2/10
    planet of the dead 7/10
    the waters of mars 9/10
    the end of time part 1 6/10
    the end of time part 2 1/10

  • Angel Of Death

    January 1st, 2013 - 5:14pm

    can’t wait to get this
    this month

  • The Flying Shark

    July 15th, 2012 - 8:29pm

    I got this from Cash Converters for £8.99. it should have been £9.99, but since I’m such a good customer, she let me have it cheaper. It is amazing, the episode guide is great, but it could have had more special features.

  • mad man with a box

    June 15th, 2011 - 7:55pm

    😆 really want this got everything else

  • biggest doctor who fan

    November 30th, 2010 - 4:32pm

    only got mine from the post saturday
    don’t have a clue what it’s like though as I’m keeping it for xmas
    here are my ratings for all 5 specials

    the next doctor:9/10
    planet of the dead:8/10
    the waters of mars:8/10
    the end of time part 1:10/10
    the end of time part 2:10/10

  • Blu-Ray Dvd

    October 26th, 2010 - 3:45pm

    if someone could create a page on wikipedia about the specials with the dvd artwork on, that would be great 🙂

  • Jamesbondisatimelord

    October 9th, 2010 - 8:25pm

    there not vanillas, they have special features so probably not

  • Chas

    October 9th, 2010 - 8:20pm

    should i bother with the boxset? i already have the vanillas

  • davidj

    August 21st, 2010 - 12:20pm

    ive got this sad theres no trailers but still awsom

  • Sontar 7

    May 28th, 2010 - 3:59pm

    I got this. It’s weird how the two parts of ‘The End of Time’ are on two different discs. Also there is a lot missing. Commentaries, trailers, David Tennants’ voiceover announcement…

  • McGann is The Doctor

    May 16th, 2010 - 7:40pm

    The Special features for this Box Set are pretty frail in total, there should have really been much much more. I find that with the Classic Series DVDs, the older releases (before dear old 2]Entertain took over) often had rather dissapointing cover, and looked less good without the too entertain Logo at the bottom of the spine, and the Special features were often CRIMINALLY low, apart from the Two Doctors ofcourse, which had Tonnes and Tonnes of them!!

    There were never any Box sets until too entertain took over, were there? Goota go now.

  • McGann is The Doctor

    April 3rd, 2010 - 2:16pm

    QUESTION: How much does it bother me that The Next Doctor, Planet of The Dead and Waters Of Mars, Two Great episodes, do NOT EVEN HAVE AN AUDIO COMMENTARY?! Answer: ALOT.

    I recall (Total Recall ,that was a great movie. Sigh Im so easily distracted.) taht when POTD (no, not Pirates Of The Dead-sea. Im referring to Planet of The Dead you stupid…) was being repeated on BBC something, you could press the red button on your remote control and listen to an audio commentary for that episode with David Tennant, and I think Russel T and J Gardiner were the other two people.

    The DV people could have EASILY put that onto the DVD. Did they run out of time or were they just to busy lying in bed when they were meant to be creating a worthy DVD Boxset for the Complete Specials?

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    January 26th, 2010 - 9:14am

    What is “As sen in America?” You mean we get to see “The Waters Of Mars uncut and gruesome edition too scary for kids?” Excellantay.

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    January 26th, 2010 - 9:12am

    Nope, cest pas de in the stores every where i have checked but only the rubbish little 3 special cuboid box, I want this one! I want the BIG BOX SET. But then again why buy it just after recently seeing the specials? Lets wait till March or May. Probably March because thats before the new series comes out.

  • drwhoiscool

    January 23rd, 2010 - 9:59am

    where can you get this ive tried everywhere but still cant find it even though its 23/01/10 when it was out on 11/01/10 HELP!!!

  • Za

    January 7th, 2010 - 12:49pm

    The cover is a bit of a letdown, but hey, who cares…?

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    January 6th, 2010 - 6:57am

    HAH! Its only a small matter of time until someone tells me off for writing such lengthy comments! It takes some getting used to, and i have alot to say.
    Youll forgive me, I am the Master.

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    January 6th, 2010 - 6:54am

    Nice! I know there wont be one on my Dr who DVD shelf for until about……mayish.
    Why? Well it makes sense not to buy a specials box set when you have only recently seen them! By may time it will be more enjoyable to watch them but for now my wallet will be losing weight on the following items:
    The four EOT AFs, starting with the gel haired Doctor.
    While i buy that, i might spoil myself to death with one Ice Warrior….in addition to two more Ice Warriors! Yes, my bros, the forecast is great:
    On jan 15 we can expect half a dozen classic series Dr Who villains and monsters, shortly after Time And The Rani, lets treat our selves to dreamland on DVD.
    What did i think of Dreamland? Well, in spite of….wait a sec, this has NOTHING to do with what i think of the Five Specials Box Set! Sheesh one day I could end up writing my life story on this thing.

  • abc123

    January 5th, 2010 - 3:08pm

    looks fab can’t wait to get it!!!!

  • Gsg2dws1

    January 5th, 2010 - 8:59am

    Pre-ordered mine 😛


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