As Bon Jovi once sung “Woah, we’re half way there!” Today marks the release of the 13th box set in The Collection range. So that means we are halfway through the releases for the 26 Seasons of Doctor Who’s original run.
Many of us are waiting impatiently for their post to arrive. Others, who have more efficient letter carriers, are already tucking into the disc-filled delights. Some are popping along to their local DVD retailer to pick up their copies. However and whenever we manage to acquire it the latest release in the Doctor Who: The Collection range is cause for excitement.
Following a hugely successful screening of ‘The Sea Devils’ at the BFI in London, Season 9 is a much sought after release. It marks Jon Pertwee‘s third season as the Third Doctor and completes Katy Manning‘s time as Jo Grant onto Blu-Ray. Stacked full of memorable episodes and brand-new special features, this is a release not to be missed.
Across an action-packed twenty-six episodes of Season 9, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) face off against Daleks, Ogrons, Sea Devils, Ice Warriors, Mutants and their old enemy the Master (Roger Delgado). Joining them in their adventures are the UNIT team of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (Nicholas Courtney), Captain Yates (Richard Franklin) and Sergeant Benton (John Levene).
All episodes have been newly remastered from the best available sources – these classic adventures have never looked or sounded so good on home media.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 9 includes the following stories from 1972:
- DAY OF THE DALEKS
- THE CURSE OF PELADON
- THE SEA DEVILS
- THE MUTANTS
- THE TIME MONSTER
The Collection: Season 9 Blu-ray box set also includes extensive special features including:
- MAKING THE TIME MONSTER – Looking back on the Season 9 finale with Katy Manning, John Levene and more.
- MICHAEL E BRIANT AT THE HELM – A profile of director Michael E Briant.
- LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION – Katy Manning and friends revisit the filming locations of Season 9.
- THE FELL GUY – A profile of prolific stuntman Stuart Fell.
- BEHIND THE SOFA – Five new Behind the Sofa episodes featuring Katy Manning (Jo), Peter Davison (The Fifth Doctor), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sophie Aldred (Ace) and director Michael E Briant.
- BLU-RAY TRAILER – A brand new slice of classic Doctor Who.
- MOVIE-LENGTH EDITIONS – Special repeat screenings of DAY OF THE DALEKS and THE SEA DEVILS, previously unavailable.
- CONVENTION FOOTAGE – A chance to hear from UNIT’s Nicholas Courtney and Richard Franklin, recorded in 1986.
- 5.1 SURROUND & DOLBY ATMOS SOUND – On THE SEA DEVILS (episodic and omnibus edition).
- HD PHOTO GALLERIES – Including many previously unseen images.
- AUDIO ARCHIVE – Featuring many unreleased gems.
- INFO TEXT – Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.
- PDF ARCHIVE – Including scripts, exclusive unseen BBC production files and other rarities.
- and loads more!
This eight-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD including Documentaries, Featurettes, Audio Commentaries, Day Of The Daleks Special Edition and more.
Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 9 is available in HMV stores now and can be to ordered online from Amazon, Zavvi and HMV in the UK, and Amazon in the US. Pick up your copy today!
BlogtorWho will review the box set later in the week. Once we’ve had a chance to watch it!
Any body else had their blue ray box set cancelled today
Reordered and still waiting from Amazon. But ordered another for a friend in Scotland got theirs yesterday.