Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series [5 Discs] [DVD]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (117 out of 118)

Special Features


  • 12 x behind the scenes
  • Commentary
  • 4 x Doctor Who exclusive
  • Tour of the tardis
  • The ultimate time lord
  • The ultimate companion
  • Doctor Who: earth conquest - the world tour
  • Doctor Who live pre-show & after who live
  • London post-premiere Q&A
  • Foxes: don't stop me now


Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Weakest Series Since the Show was Revived in 2005

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    Steven1805
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    Series-8 of (the new) Doctor Who is the weakest since the show was revived in 2005. Some have blamed this on the new lead actor, Peter Capaldi, but he plays the Doctor as well as anyone could given the poor quality of the writing of some of the episodes, combined with the exceedingly dark tone of this season (or series in Britain). That said, there are several very good stories, such as "Robot of Sherwood" and "Time Heist". "Deep Breath" and the 2-part finale "Dark Water" / "Death in Heaven" were also pretty good. The episodes that I consider real clunkers are "Kill the Moon", where Earth's Moon turns out to be a giant moth egg infested with giant spiders, and "In the Forest of the Night" which has more plot problems than I can to cover in short review. For those, I'm only giving the series set 4-stars. Thankfully, series-9 is better. I'd recommend series-8 on Blu-ray, but with some reservations.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad if you're a Capuldi fan

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    j1701
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    This review is intended for fans of the 12th Doctor (Peter Capuldi) . I bought this DVD set to keep my collection of Doctor Who complete. As for the product itself, the packaging is very colorful and the cover graphic very compelling that captures the latest Doctor's personality. As a fan of the show, I'm not that impressed with either the Doctor or his companion. I find John Hurt's portrayal of the guilt-ridden war doctor more believable than Mr. Capuldi's dark and introverted perspective. I tend to drift more to the 9th-11th doctors myself. This review is no means a negative on bestbuy and their price point. If you like the new doctor, this set is as good as its gets.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Peter Capaldi is the 12th actor

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    Gamer
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    I still am not a fan of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Colman. Jenna Colman was and is to bossy for my taste. Probably why Matt left! The producers almost make her taking on the part of the doctor verses Peter...so far in the first three Dics of the complete eighth series , I just do not care for the actors, although I love, love Doctor Who so I am on the fourth disc and still trying to get use to the two new actors, also in the series is Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink, Clara's boyfriend helped as it seems Clara has to have a boyfriend or someone to boss . I really miss Matt and David's style of the doctor! I would recommend this only because it is Doctor Who!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Excellent Season of Doctor Who...

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    Raife
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    I'm a big "Doctor Who" fan. And, I have every one of the new series' DVD sets. However, I failed to pick-up this set when it first came out, and then the price shot, way up, everywhere. So, I was quite unhappy for a while, but then I happened to see this set in BestBuy for around thirty dollars, and grabbed it. I don't know how you feel about Peter Capaldi (it took a while for me to like him), but after getting used to him... and then re-watching his first season... "Series Eight"... I have come to appreciate (and really like) his Doctor. If you're a Doctor Who fan, and have the other sets... this is a no-brainer.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal, powerful, and morally grey

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    SeparateWay
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    As Murray Gold's solemn piano notes score the final scene of the finale, I am contently happy and satisfied that Season 8 of Doctor Who has become my favourite season, created my favourite companion, and possesses Peter Capaldi who I feel is the best, if not my favourite, Doctor. After almost three seasons of unnecessarily convoluted story arcs and shallow uninteresting companions, the show has returned to full form with powerful character development, intriguing adventures, and drama as morally grey as the Doctor's hair. Season 8 is absolutely phenomenal and I hope for the best for Season 9 this Fall.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An ok season for the new doctor.

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    mcquaid
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    I have watched Doctor Who since I was in Middle School and PBS began to rebroadcast the fourth Doctor (Tom Baker). That was nearly 35 years ago. I have enjoyed the revival of Doctor Who with improved scripts, actors and special effects compared to decades ago. I like Peter Capaldi but I am not prepared to give this season lower marks despite liking some of the prior seasons better but this is because the transistion between doctor's can sometimes be rough.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The doctor character is a bit jerky and dry at fir

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    Hermit
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    Enjoyed the clarity of the blue ray format. Regarding the storyline and doctor characterization it seemed a bit jerky and dry at first but grows on you with time. The turn over of seasons left the storyline which was starting to develop at the end of Matt Smith's 11th doctor namely the reemergent of the Timelord's hanging. Hopefully a plot can be developed to bring them back without fear of universal armageddon. Perhaps the'll come through a CVE to fight back the dreaded Dalek's (with doctor help of course).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the Doctor!

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    Firefly15309
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    So this season we have a new Doctor! New face and personality. Love the opening episode Deep Breath. Lots of changes with this Doctor and can't wait to see what happens next. Love that I can get all the episodes at once with this set. Only thing that frustrates me is the price since the sets usually start at 60 in the past and now they have jerked it up an extra $20 everywhere.

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