Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series
On November 9, the BBC proudly brings to Blu-ray and DVD the new era of Doctor Who - which delivered BBC AMERICA record ratings - with the release of Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series.
Street Date: 11/9/10
Order Date: 10/5/10
DVD SRP: $79.98
Blu-ray SRP: $89.98
The first full Doctor Who season to be released on Blu-ray Disc, the 6-disc DVD and Blu-ray sets include all 13-episodes from this thrilling series plus two exclusive new scenes, Doctor Who: Confidentials, outtakes and much more.
In the new rebooted series from BAFTA-winning writer Steven Moffat (Steven Spielberg's upcoming Tintin, Jekyll, Coupling), The Doctor has regenerated into a brand-new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. Matt Smith debuts as the new, Eleventh incarnation of the famous Time Lord alongside a new travelling companion, the enigmatic Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). With his time machine, the TARDIS, wrecked and the sonic screwdriver, his most crucial device destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world - and only Amy Pond to help him.
Steven Moffat, creator of some of the most frightening and award-winning Doctor Who episodes to date - including the BAFTA-winning episode “Blink,” which starred Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan - takes over as lead writer and executive producer. Guest stars include Alex Kingston (ER, Flash Forward), BAFTA-winner James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, History Boys), Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (The Secret Life of Bees, Hotel Rwanda), Tony Curran (24) and more.
Following its BBC AMERICA premiere, this new chapter garnered incredible media acclaim including The Los Angeles Times proclaiming “the new Who feels at once traditional and fresh, and completely right” and The Hollywood Reporter raving “it's some of the best-produced, cheekiest and imaginative storytelling on the tube.” The Doctor Who series is recognized by Guinness World Records as “the most successful sci-fi series on television” and “TV’s longest running sci-fi show.”
After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. Emerging from the wreckage of his crashed time machine, he meets young Amy Pond. Still wearing the remains of the Tenth Doctor’s suit, ripped and raggedy from the damage after the TARDIS control room exploded, the Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But before they can begin their journey, they become embroiled in an alien plot that could destroy the Earth.
Later the Doctor makes good his promise and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life. Amy and the Doctor explore time and space, visiting 17th century Venice, France during the 1890s and the United Kingdom in the far future, now an entire nation floating in space. As always, wherever the Doctor goes, his oldest enemies are never far behind - the Daleks are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. But they are not the only strange creatures the Doctor and Amy must face - there are also alien vampires, humanoid reptiles, old enemies such as the Weeping Angels, and a silent menace that follows Amy and the Doctor around wherever they go.
- Meanwhile in the TARDIS- Newly filmed scenes written by Steven Moffat, exclusive to DVD and Blu-ray, telling what happens between the episodes
- Doctor Who Confidential- An inside look at each episode
- Monster Files - Get under the skin and inside the minds of the new Doctor’s most challenging opponents
- In-Vision Commentaries
- Video Diaries
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