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Day Of The Doctor DVD/BD Streets on December 10th!

Wow. I know that home video windows are shrinking, but I am not sure that I have ever seen a 17-day window, before. I mean, except for day-and-date releases, of course. At any rate, this would make a perfect Christmas gift for your favorite Whovian. I have to say, I loved the special and am sure to watch it over and over again, as I am wont to do with Dr. Who episodes (and The West Wing, Babylon 5, Buffy….but that’s for another post).

The disc has quite a few extras but not, alas, the wonderful and hysterical The Five(ish) Doctors, which you can see here. Either way, this was a fantastic entry to the Doctor Who franchise and a must have for any Whovian on your holiday gift list (including me…hint hint!) Buy it here!

 

Extras include:

• Doctor Who Explained – The entire 50-year history in one 50-minute special

• Two mini-episodes – “The Night of The Doctor” and “The Last Day”

• Behind-the-scenes featurette – Go behind the scenes at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special – on set and on location – featuring interviews with Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt.

• San Diego Comic-Con trailer of Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary tribute teaser trailer

Doctor Who – 50th Anniversary Special - The Day of the Doctor
Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as The Doctor, The Doctor and….The Doctor. Photo Credit: ADRIAN ROGERS, © BBC

 

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DVD Review – Planet Earth

Planet Earth
Narrated by David Attenborough
Produced by Alastair Fothergill
planetearth-cat-83024-sm.jpgI don’t think there are enough superlatives in the English language to fully convey how mind-blowingly cool the BBC series Planet Earth is. I am only 4 episodes in and already I know that as far as nature docs go, this is the ne plus ultra of the genre. Even when viewing the standard resolution DVDs (as opposed to the HD DVD or Blu-Ray editions, also available) on a 27-inch TV, you are bombarded with such astonishing image and sound (Dolby 5.1 stereo) as to make it very difficult not to watch all 11 50-minute episodes, plus the 150-minute extra series all in one go. Of course, that would mean 700 minutes of continuous viewing. But hell, that’s only just under 12 hours. Why not?

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David Bowie On Extras…..

The episode of Ricky Gervais’ series Extras wherein David Bowie is the celebrity guest and sings a new song about Ricky called, I shit you not: “The Little Fat Man (With The Pug-Nosed Face)” has recently aired in the UK and a few kind souls have posted it on You Tube. Thanks!