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Doctor Who Christmas Special 2011 - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe [Blu-ray]

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Product details

  • Actors: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Jan. 2012
  • Run Time: 58 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006H4R9BQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,531 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

Special Features:
• Prequel
• 3 x The Best of Doctor Who 45-minute features, commissioned by BBC America and only seen in the US. Showcasing the favourite moments of all the series that feature Matt Smith as the Doctor.
> Best of the Doctor
> Best of the Monsters
> Best of the Companions

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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I only bought this once the price came down as the BBC told us it would not be included in the box set. Well it was and if believed the BBC and then brought Matt Smiths last outing as the Doctor, then you have for no explicable reason you now own this story 3 times over.

It is a fair idea, a lonely Doctor hearing the cry of a child, (Night Terros anyone?) but the story feels that Steven Moffat is just dipping into his bag of what was to become old tricks. A set up that stops us getting to the dilemma of the story, and cuts down on the drama, and his old favourite using timey wimey to wrap things up. Here it is just about okay, but this trick has now become his hallmark of writing himself out of the corners he puts himself into. At the time I enjoyed this bit of nonsense as a stand alone, viewed as part of the on-going ark for the 11th Doctor it just echoes the previous Christmas story, with lets go back in time to sort thing out. True this was by way of an incredible coincident in the time vortex. But with one leap he wrapped everything up neatly endings, because everything has become too complicated. It was great fun in Blink as everything feel into place, The Big Bang where you had to keep on your toes as we raced to the end of the story. Here it is the start of Moffatt's get out of jail free card. Is this ending really written by the bloke who gave Silence in the Library, Asylum of the Daleks, and Flesh and Stone. Unfortunately for me this story marks the start of lazy writing and no one is as clever as me attitude that so many fans have come to feel let down by the programme they kept alive. Nice idea but only fore shadows the reason why twitter accounts are closed down. (Sometimes you must admitte that if you out you name on something you have to except the responsibility).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Hevingham on 14 Aug. 2013
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Matt Smith is/was a great Doctor Who. Inventive, funny, serious and above all totally right for the role.

I feel sorry for him therefore to have been caught up in this puerile slice of stodge. Its AWFUL TV as well as bad Doctor Who.

The Doctor is not a kid's magician, he's a time travelling genius and yet here he is reduced to his lowest ebb.

Nice transfer and sound but oh dear, what was the writer thinking!!!!?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord on 7 Jun. 2013
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If you love Xmas, the Narnia plot, you will love this. The Doctor without the companions, but new chums and a promise he is repaying, will bring a tear at the end !
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RICHARD HILL on 1 Mar. 2013
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Well I think that the 2011 Christmas Special of Doctor Who was a good episode. I mean some people say that this was not
a PERFECT Christmas special but in general terms I liked it. Once again I think that Matt Smith who is of course playing the nation's favourite Time Lord has stolen the show and he presents his imagination into the character superbly. The cast of the episode was particularly good. The famous faces in this episode that I know of is Claire Skinner who played the character of 'Sue' in the BBC sitcom of Outnumbered a comedian who worked alongside Ben Miller in the Armstrong and Miller Show. He is called Alexander Armstrong and a musician who is called Bill Bailey. There were all good characters. The casting of Madge Arwell's children were slightly average but I did not mind that too much. That is all I will have to say. Overall this a brilliant DVD for collectors who cannot wait when Christmas comes round again or I would recommenced it to any Doctor Who fan who is young or old of the show. Thank you Amazon.co.uk! Four stars all round.
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65 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Paper Davros on 2 Jan. 2012
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For a long while now Steven Moffat has been getting lazy with his plots and this Christmas "special" seals his reputation as the new master of corny Deus Ex Machina. Just when you believed they couldn't wheel out the "love conquers all" ending again, BBC Cardiff proves you can never have enough of a terrible thing.

I miss the old Doctor Who show, where the Doctor used to actually get put in genuinely threatening situations which he couldn't just cockily extract himself from with a flick of the sonic screwdriver or an exhortation to "believe". It's insulting to the intelligence of the viewer, but moreover, it's just plain boring telly.

Nice visuals, a creepy forest and a touching couple of last minutes are about all the good you'll be able to extract from this story unfortunately.

D- Must try harder.
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By dahardy on 11 Feb. 2014
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Revamped Narnia story almost, mixing that with a very Christmassy theme during WW 2, some nice comedic scenes, wasn't too impressed with the forest spirits stuff, but still good viewing!!! ;0)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Schiltz on 10 Jun. 2012
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I actually rather liked this and it reminded me of the stories produced in the comic versions of Doctor Who in the sixties.
It is a very pleasant reminder. I could easily see the whole thing drawn by John Canning and in colour. Matt Smith, playing The Doctor,ably takes in the Troughtonesque but isn't a copy. In the light of Troughtons shadow ? The ending is wonderfully played between Matt and a returning Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. If you buy it, don't just leave it for Christmas. Annuals can be for any time of year.
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It's like watching a sci-fi make of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but better, a Time Lord, and mother who wants her husband back from the dead to help take care of the children.
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