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September 1st, 2018 79 comments

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time 4K UHD UK/USA

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This title includes 4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY For the first time, experience Doctor Who like never before – upscaled to glorious 4K. Relive Peter Capaldi’s final adventure as the famous Time Lord, as well as the introduction to Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor.

“Twice Upon A Time” sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), for one last adventure.

Two Doctors stranded in an Arctic snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. Enchanted glass people, stealing their victims from frozen time. And a World War One captain (Mark Gatiss) destined to die on the battlefield, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor’s story.

An uplifting new tale about the power of hope in humanity’s darkest hours, Twice Upon A Time marks the end of an era. But as the Doctor must face his past to decide his future, his journey is only beginning…


  • Doctor Who Extra: Twice Upon a Time
  • The End of an Era
  • Doctor Who Panel: San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Extras have not been upscaled to UHD

UK version left, USA version right.

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • Anonymous

    October 12th, 2018 - 10:10am

    Can I just say the upscale on this is absolutely awful
    Some shots are really blurry and some are really sharp, it just looks awful. I do see a lot more detail on Capaldi’s face but that’s it
    But the cgi looks worse and I thought this episode looked amazing on blu ray. Also the detail looked so fake with the rocks normally you see a lot more detail on the rocks but there’s the isslusion of it and not much else. And bill’s hair was this interlace effect on it which is very distracting. And clara green screen don’t get me started on that.

    • Gordon

      October 14th, 2018 - 12:43pm

      It’s the hdr that makes the difference. Personally I thought it looked pretty great round at my mates

    • Anonymous

      October 21st, 2018 - 4:15pm

      wait, did you buy a 4K TV also

      Mainly it’s just problems with the upscale, very carefree compared to the Season 12 boxsets, as that that is the best upscale of SD video I have ever seen, this looks so much worse, mainly with bill’s hair

  • Anonymous

    October 7th, 2018 - 12:02pm

    Can I just say, why is the bbc logo on the America version spin twice. And the logo just doesn’t fit

    • Crosby

      September 7th, 2019 - 2:09am

      It’s because it’s a BBC production

  • Anonymous

    October 3rd, 2018 - 1:58pm

    Does this have HDR
    Yes or no?

    • Gordon

      October 3rd, 2018 - 8:26pm

      Yes it does

  • TigerMan1995

    October 1st, 2018 - 3:49pm

    To those worried, the US Edition does come with a slipcover as usual. The stock images are different in the US, showing just a keepcase.

    • philip shaw

      October 3rd, 2018 - 7:53am

      No slipcover on the UK version, rather dissapointing as it shows it on pics of the item…

  • booboo

    September 24th, 2018 - 11:54am

    Has anyone received theirs?

    Does the UK version have the new logo?

    • Gordon

      September 24th, 2018 - 4:01pm

      Nope it’s the old logo

    • booboo

      September 24th, 2018 - 4:13pm

      Surprised as USA is showing the new one

    • Where In Time and Space

      September 25th, 2018 - 11:48am

      However when you load the 4k disc, before the menu appears, they show that video of the new logo. Quite a wierd place to put it

  • Anonymous

    September 2nd, 2018 - 8:58pm

    Would only get if was an extended version with more scenes of Ben and Polly but guess not…

    • Doctor Stu

      September 3rd, 2018 - 12:00am

      Those deleted scenes of them both were awful. I still to this day however will never understand why they didn’t connect twice upon a time to the tenth planet. Considering the twelfth doctor had just finished fighting the mondasian cybermen. Such a wasted opportunity

    • Anonymous

      September 3rd, 2018 - 11:53am

      The actress for polly was alright, but the actor for Ben was terrible, the guy looked like he didn’t even want to be there.


      September 3rd, 2018 - 1:12pm

      What’s worse is Moffat making the first doctor sexist. He was skating on very series 10 episode 3. He made an episode, which should have been fun and light hearted as it was Christmas despite Capaldi leaving, a cringy and painful farewell to 1 and 12.

    • Anonymous

      September 3rd, 2018 - 4:34pm

      And of course the episode had no value, no stake and no nothing. The doctor wanting to not regenerate is such a good idea and should be front and centre not the d plot

    • Anonymous

      September 3rd, 2018 - 4:38pm

      But seriously half an hour of the episode was cut. They should add it in for a worthy release

  • Gordon

    September 2nd, 2018 - 9:38am

    Just preordered it for 13.49 from zoom. Haven’t got a 4K player or tv yet but will do in the next few years so it will save me upgrading. It comes with a blu ray copy so I’m not missing out. The blu ray is currently 12-13 quid so it’s worth just paying the extra quid for it especially if it stops me double dipping later on

    • Anonymous

      September 2nd, 2018 - 10:30am

      I would recommend heavily getting a 4K tv and a 4K player
      Even though I bought a 4K player before the tv
      Blu ray’s look great on a 4K tv and UHD’s even better
      DVD’s are watchable but don’t expect amazing.
      I did buy a few 4k movies, the ones I liked and each one shot on different formats.
      But yes, do buy a 4K tv very soon as they are coming down in price

    • J45ON96

      September 2nd, 2018 - 10:35am

      Funnily enough, if you can find one reasonably priced, an Xbox One S is a very good UHD Blu-ray player. You also get the added bonus of a console, too!

    • Doctor Stu

      September 2nd, 2018 - 12:49pm

      I watched the last Jedi on our 4K TV and it looked sensational. I wasn’t expecting much at all but its definetly worth it

    • Leon Kerr

      September 2nd, 2018 - 11:24pm

      You need a decent sized TV too. 4K on a 32 incher doesn’t do it justice.

  • J45ON96

    September 2nd, 2018 - 12:10am

    I’m fairly mixed about this. Even though it’s a 4K Blu-ray, it’s stated in the description that it’s an upscale, more than likely from the 2K/1080p master. I would also assume the effects are rendered the same, at 2K. Unless they state that this release also has HDR, which would make a difference in the dynamic colour range of the picture, even at a 1080p upscale

    Even as someone that loves and collects 4K movies, this feels a bit pointless of a release, if I’m honest.

    I’m all for pushing new formats, I can’t wait for Season 19’s Blu-ray, for example, but I feel like they need a proper reason for it. Converting 16mm inserts to HD, video to 50/60fps, and having uncompressed multi-channel audio is a good reason for me in the case of Season 19, but in the case of this release, there’s no real reason to pick it up without them confirming HDR. Without it, this release would essentially be doing what most 4K Blu-ray players/TVs do anyway by upscaling, and so you’re essentially getting the standard Blu-ray release at a premium.

    I’d guess, therefore, that this is to test the waters for future 4K releases, but that’s a bit odd to me. Surely, if they’re upscaling, a more prominent story like the DWM Survey-topping Day Of The Doctor would be more suitable? I just don’t know what to think with this one at all.

    • Rob W

      September 2nd, 2018 - 8:43am

      The U.S. release does have HDR 10. Many UHDs have been upscaled too.

    • J45ON96

      September 2nd, 2018 - 10:33am

      Well, I suppose the HDR is something, then. I know why they’ve upscaled in this case, as Doctor Who was shot between 2009 and 2017 in 2K. No idea what the new cameras are for S11, if they are 4K or above, that definitely makes me think they’re testing the waters, but the choice of release seems unusual as a test.

      Yeah, I know a lot of UHDs are upscales, and it annoys me, especially in cases where the master exists in a film format or higher than 2k, and yet they don’t take advantage of the format and just upscale. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is an awful example of this. It was shot in 8K, but they used an upscale of the 2K master for the 4K release. Just doesn’t take advantage of the format whatsoever, and feels like you’re being sold an inferior product over what could’ve been released. In some cases, such as this, there’s no other option, which is why they usually add HDR.

    • TigerMan1995

      September 3rd, 2018 - 7:19am

      Series 11’s Upgrade is just being 21:9 Cinematic Widescreen rather than 16:9 TV Widescreen. Most US Commercials are filmed in 21:9 too. The series is still in 1080p/1080i. I’m now considering getting the release if it has HDR. BUT, I want confirmation, the Blu-ray item you tagged had no source of where they got the info it has HDR10.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 1st, 2018 - 11:33pm

    This would only be worth it to see ‘the doctor of war’ and the battlefield scenes at sunset. But £20 for it? The episode in itself is not very good, the plot is fine for a Christmas special but the awful Moffatt dialogue and terrible acting lets it down immensely so can’t see the point really in buying. Now the singing towers of Darrilium for example is something I’d like to see in 4K

    • Gordon

      September 2nd, 2018 - 9:31am

      It’s 13.49 from zoom using discount code SIGNUP10

    • Doctor Stu

      September 2nd, 2018 - 12:50pm

      Aw brilliant thanks

  • Anonymous

    September 1st, 2018 - 10:42pm

    Hate the episode
    But doctor who in 4k
    I can’t resist
    Been waiting years for this
    But I wish they do only do this maybe series 10 and later seasons in the format because series 1 upscaled and upscaled again would look wrong

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    September 1st, 2018 - 8:47pm

    Tempted, but it’s nothing new other than being 4K. Might wait for a price drop. Could this mean we could be getting series 11 in 4K? After all the cameras have been updated this series, so their’s a chance.

  • The Silent Silent

    September 1st, 2018 - 7:52pm

    Just Pre-ordered this ! £20.34 and it could drop before the Day of Release !!

    • Rob W

      September 1st, 2018 - 9:35pm

      £14.99 at

  • ReddDalek

    July 20th, 2018 - 10:58pm

    So what’s the extras on it?

    • John Hoover

      July 22nd, 2018 - 9:51pm

      Same as the blu ray so far as I believe. No plans for an extended version

  • John Hoover

    July 17th, 2018 - 10:25am

    I sent an email to the bbc dvd enquiry line about the release

    Here’s what I got back

    Morning John

    Yes we are planning to release UHD of this title. We have not been advised yet of the actual UK date nor whether it is being extended by additional material.

    Kind regards

    DVD Enquiry Line

  • Anonymous

    July 15th, 2018 - 8:17pm

    Any updates on this, I honestly can’t wait for a uk version

  • Anonymous

    July 14th, 2018 - 5:38pm

    If there is no region coding for 4K, why is this Region 1?

    • The Flying Shark

      July 14th, 2018 - 7:20pm

      This presumably means it’s only available in Region 1, so anybody in the UK wanting it would need it importing from America.

    • Gordon

      July 14th, 2018 - 10:49pm

      Probably referring to the region of the bonus blu ray disc

    • TigerMan1995

      July 25th, 2018 - 11:14am

      DVD use numbers and Blu-ray uses letters so it’s actually region A

  • Dr ?

    July 13th, 2018 - 4:32pm

    Looks like there’s a Complete Peter Capaldi Years 14 disc Blu-ray boxset on the way for US buyers packaged in a lay flat book with “over three hours of new bonus content”…

  • Gordon

    July 12th, 2018 - 11:46pm

    Don’t have a 4K player or tv yet but will be upgrading in the next couple of years so probably will get it. Still haven’t got twice upon a time yet and the 4K disc comes with a bonus blu ray disc so it’s still worth my time buying. At least I won’t end up buying it twice that way


      July 13th, 2018 - 5:02pm

      Thats the beauty of 4K and the prices will keep coming down in time. Had mine nearly a year and got a few discs. the upscale as it stands is superb and almost puts Blu-ray to bed. I,m just wondering though because now they are repackaging films in old retro VHS cases with added bluray and accessories. I wonder if they exhaust options whether they,d return this way to old WHO as a novelty to fans who never grew up on VHS tapes.

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2018 - 7:39pm

      I would adore that range, certain stories though

  • Anonymous

    July 12th, 2018 - 8:38pm

    I thought the BBC haven’t started filming in 4K yet? So this will be an upscale?

  • Jack S

    July 11th, 2018 - 8:15am

    It’s a miracle, they haven’t given it the new logo!

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 9:20am

      I don’t think that is the actual cover.

  • Jack S

    July 11th, 2018 - 7:08am

    It says the run time is 2 hours 40 minutes. Extended edition maybe?

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 9:40am

      Including the 2017 con panel (60 minutes) and the two extras (40 minutes)

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 9:41am

      Make this release worth something
      you cut 30 minutes from it
      An Extended Edition May make me like you more Episode

  • 6sek

    July 11th, 2018 - 2:28am

    What’s the episode even filmed in 4k? Because if not then it’s just an upscale again.

    • Dr ?

      July 12th, 2018 - 3:46pm

      The black and white scenes from The Tenth Planet won’t be…

    • TigerMan1995

      July 12th, 2018 - 6:05pm

      The special was not filmed in 4k, I’d get there was a normal bluray disc included or a separate “special” edition version.

  • Anonymous

    July 11th, 2018 - 12:39am

    even though it’s the second worst episode in the shows history

    • Phillip

      July 11th, 2018 - 2:25am

      2nd worst? It wasn’t the greatest but not that bad surely… It’s better than all of McCoy’s era, better than all of season 10, better than Smith’s final episode (albeit that’s primarily the directors fault along with the daft idea of holonudity and church mixed with the poorest outing of the weeping angels. )

    • The Outcast

      July 11th, 2018 - 3:59am

      Hey, McCoy’s era is great barring Season 24. And Series 10 was miles better than Series 9 and Series 2.

      But that is just my opinion, like your opinion is just your opinion and the original comment in this thread is just whoever’s opinion. It’s not fact.

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 9:15am

      Thank You
      The Outcast
      There is an episode worse than it (in my opinion)
      I know twice upon a time is divisive

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 9:41am

      and if this is an extended cut
      I may like it more

    • T.A

      July 11th, 2018 - 8:36pm

      At least it was not as bad as hell bent.

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 10:29pm

      Both as equally awful in my opinion

    • Phillip

      July 12th, 2018 - 10:41pm

      Hi Outcast,… I love Sylvester McCoy but the episodes of his are the worst of any era. That includes Production design, budget, and overall writing.

    • Gordon

      July 12th, 2018 - 11:57pm

      The McCoy era starts off bad but gets way better in some of 25 and the whole of 26. I’d go so far as to say s26 was one of the best of the 80s. No dud in my opinion. Such a shame the show was pretty much on life support behind the scenes in the last couple of years that it was lucky there was even a show for those last 4 years.


      July 13th, 2018 - 2:05pm

      As far as season 26 is concerned there wasn,t really a dud although Battlefield is for me the weakest link.Even Ben Aaronovich resigned himself that what he wrote never became fully realised on screen. As brigadier Bambera herself says ‘oh, shame’.

    • T.A

      July 13th, 2018 - 6:04pm

      There are some episodes from the McCoy, I would put over TUAT, delta and the banner men, dragon fire, remembrance of the daleks, sliver nemesis, greatest show on the galaxy and the curse of fendrick. Btw I have not watched every single episode of the Moffat era.

    • Anonymous

      July 31st, 2018 - 9:29pm

      I’ll be honest, I don’t particularly find any Seven story bad. Course, it gets much better in 25, but they’re not bad.

  • Phillip

    July 10th, 2018 - 10:42pm

    Whilst I would love Doctor Who to watch on 4K, I can’t see the Beeb dropping the extra cash to master any episodes in 4K… And I Know they won’t be rendering Any of the CGI in anything but 2k so this is a bit confusing LOL. I can see a slight increase in improvement of Colour and Audio but unless I’m terribly mistaken this is basically a Blu-ray straight Transfer… If you’re wanting to drop an extra couple of bucks for a cool black plastic case then heck yeah!!! Anyone with any specs on this mastering and transfer? If it has actual 4k content then I will double dip:)

    • Phillip

      July 11th, 2018 - 2:28am

      Admittedly I do like the cover

    • Phillip

      July 11th, 2018 - 2:39am

      I stand corrected, this should actually look quite a bit better on a 4K display in comparison to the Blu-ray release even with a 2K master…

    • Anonymous

      July 11th, 2018 - 9:43am

      I hope they re-render the effects in 4K for that Dyamic Range

  • Thommo

    July 10th, 2018 - 10:40pm

    4K releases are not Region coded. Only the DVD will be Region 1

    • James

      July 10th, 2018 - 10:54pm

      That’s not fair it should come out in Britain aswell , if you look at the run time there like an extra 100 minutes so I’m guessing the deleted scenes that steven moffent there were, if this is the case I will not be happy as I will miss this on DVD


    July 10th, 2018 - 10:11pm

    At long last and moving with the times, a 4k release


      July 10th, 2018 - 10:15pm

      Oh no, but Region 1

    • Leon Kerr

      July 11th, 2018 - 11:55am

      There’s no region coding on 4k….

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