Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited, Ninth to Eleventh (BBC DVD Review)
|Doctor Who -- The Doctors Revisited: Ninth - Eleventh|
(MSRP: $39.98 US/ $49.98 CAN)
The set features a select two-part story from the eras of three exceptionally gifted performers: Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor), David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) and Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor), accompanied by three specials that explore the unique qualities each actor brought to the iconic hero. The first 10,000 copies of this DVD also include an exclusive, limited edition set of 4 fridge magnets.
*Bonus Material -- A specially recorded introduction to each two-parter by current series lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat
2013 is the year for Whovians. With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the BBC released a lot of new material for fans to enjoy before last month's big anniversary special including a series of DVDs featuring all of the Doctors, from one to eleven. Each DVD features cast interviews and special tidbits about each incarnation of the iconic character and their companions as well as the Doctors most fearful foes.
This DVD, which features the Doctor as played by Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith, is a treat for both "noobs" and lifelong Whovians. Although somewhat minuscule in length (75 minutes isn't nearly enough to cover even one of the Doctors), The Doctors Revisited examines the actors and what they brought to the role of the beloved Time Lord himself and his many companions. Captain Jack, Martha Jones, and Amelia Pond are just a few of the companions who brought the show back to life and engaged a whole new generation of fans. I was very disappointed that River Song/Melody Pond wasn't included, especially since she was such an important part of the series and Matt Smith's Doctor. That said, I still think this is a must have to add to any Whovian's collection. The awesome bonus features include Steven Moffat, the series' showrunner, introducing some of his favorite and the most loved episodes from the latest Doctors. The episode list includes the epic "Bad Wolf"/"The Parting of the Ways", "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", and the mysterious "The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon".
Doctor Who - The Doctors Revisited: Ninth - Eleventh would make the perfect gift for any Whovian. If this set was any indication, The Doctors Revisited: First - Fourth and Fifth - Eighth are worth asking for this Christmas. If I get one (or both!) DVDs in my stocking I won't need anything else...unless maybe a real TARDIS suddenly becomes available, then Santa and I will have to have a little talk. ;-)
Doctor Who -- The Doctors Revisited: Ninth- Eleventh is available now on DVD from the BBC Shop online and other retailers!
~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher/publicist for review purposes. I received no compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!