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Doctor Who: The Complete First Series [Blu-ray] [3 Discs]

  • SKU: 5127400
  • Release Date: 04/12/2016
$49.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (48 out of 48)

    Special Features


    • Doctor Who Confidential
    • Commentary Interviews
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Features


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice set for fans

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      Musicman88
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      As someone who only just recently got into Doctor Who, I was happy to see this season on Blu-ray. Since it was filmed in SD, it has been upscaled to HD for this release; the picture quality is easily superior to that of the DVD release, and the audio has most definitely benefited from the jump from the DVD's Dolby Digital track to the Blu-ray's DTS-MasterHD track. I look forward to seeing series 2-4 released on Blu-ray sometime in the future. I know there are fans who gripe that since this season and also series 2-4 was filmed in SD that it doesn't need a Blu-ray release, but I disagree solely for the fact of the jump in audio quality (going from lossy DVD audio to uncompressed Blu-ray audio) and also for the inclusion of the original DVD bonus features as well. That being said, Christopher Eccelston is my least favorite doctor, so I was very happy to pick this season up for only $35. I don't think it's worth the full price of $67 due to the fact of it being upscaled picture and no new bonus material, but if you see it on sale it's definitely worth picking up and adding to, or starting, your Doctor Who Blu-ray collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A welcome launch of the newer episodes now in HD

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      MrGore
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      Newly available in HD, this is an upconversion because the first four series of the newer run were shot in standard definition. This is the relaunch of the series, also known as NuWho, bringing new audiences to the fold. It picks up after the long hiatus from the last new episode from 1996, continuing the mythos, but it stands alone for viewers who are unfamiliar with the show's history from 1963. Christopher Eccelston is an underrated Doctor, and fans have these episodes to thank for the starting point of Doctor Who becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Doctor Who Season 9

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      JV74
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      Chris Eccleston's turn as the Doctor is often overlooked, but is really worth a view just to see how far the series has come. I personally am a fan of this season and recommend it to everyone starting out with Doctor Who. Although, most people who watch it have already seen this season. It's just great to finally have it on Blu-Ray without having to buy the really expensive box set. I do hope that they continue to release the other seasons like Tennant's run. It would be nice if they did it with the previous Doctors as well.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great return of a Classic*

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      CapnHowdy
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      Doctor Who fans a probably already aware of the show, but it's worth pointing out that the * is for the picture quality. In case you weren't aware, the first four series (all of Eccleston and most of Tennant) were filmed in standard definition. The Blu-Rays for series 1-4 are up-converted standard definition, and accordingly won't look as good as later series. Series 1 is still a step up from the DVD set, but if you're expecting a mind-blowing upgrade, it might be important to keep your expectations in check. It's likely to look as good as it's ever going to.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Back In Blu... Ray That Is!

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      Nemisythe
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      For those of us who rejoined or began our adventures with The Doctor in 2005 can now rejoice... Because you and even new viewers can return to this relaunch point of the Classic (Now Revised) Sci-Fi series from across the pond on BLU RAY! Already shot in stunning visual quality the Blu Rays just take it to infinite levels! So pop in a disc and prepare for out of this world adventures you will go along with The Doctor.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic

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      notonicknames
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      I had recently read that, since the transfer was from a standard definition source, the Blu-ray wouldn't be, in fact couldn't be, much better. Well, they need to look again. I put the Blu-ray into my Sony Blu-ray dvd player and wow, fantastic definition and color. Lets hope they do this for the David Tennant years as well. I highly recommend all 'Whovians" purchase this, you won't regret it one bit.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally worth the price of admission!

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      yhtomitb
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      Knowing that this material was not shot in HD, I knew there would only be minimal improvements in the picture quality from the DVD I already owned, but it has a slightly sharper image as well as better color and contrast. The biggest improvement was in sound. The Blu-ray is clearly light years ahead of the DVD in the sound department. Definitely would recommend this purchase for any serious Doctor Who fan.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my Favorite series

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      Draale
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      I'm slowly building my collection. Finally glad to get the 1st series. i wish he would have stayed the Dr for a few more series but let's be honest, the next Dr.'s were fantastic. This series is good because it explains most things and allows you to get immediately involved into the story line without having to research the back story

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