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Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride, 2006 Christmas Special [DVD] [2005]

David Tennant , Catherine Tate , Colin Teague    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: David Tennant, Catherine Tate
  • Directors: Colin Teague
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 April 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000N8UZOA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,309 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



A disc that features three more superb episodes from David Tennant's first series in the TARDIS, this DVD finds Doctor Who facing one of his deadliest opponents--the Cybermen.

The lethal foes are brought back to life in the first two episodes on this disc, Rise Of The Cybermen and The Age Of Steel. They find the Doctor, Rose and Mickey in an alternative version of Earth, where zeppelins dominate the London skyline and Roger Lloyd Pack's maniac genius is hard at work on an enhanced version of humankind. Ruthlessly harvesting humans, his work is soon revealed as the all-new Cybermen, who are as fatal as ever. And while the two-part story may cut the odd corner here and there, it's nonetheless a triumphant return in an action-packed, tightly scripted story.

However, the real treat on the disc is the lower profile episode, The Idiot's Lantern. Set at the time of Elizabeth II's coronation, the Doctor and Rose find a shop offering strangely low cost television sets, and people worried by rumours of strange goings in. Buoyed by a guest appearance by Maureen Lipman, this is yet another highpoint for an increasingly confident series, by turns clever, sinister and intriguing.

In short, the best disc yet of episodes from the second new series of Doctor Who. And there's the promise of even better around the corner...--Simon Brew

Product Description

No sooner has the Doctor said a tear-stained farewell to Rose Tyler than he finds himself face-to-face with a woman, played by comedienne Catherine Tate, dressed in a fluffy white wedding frock.

Who is she? Who is she supposed to be marrying? And how did she get on board the TARDIS?

This popular Doctor Who Christmas special aired in December 2006 and little did we know at that stage that Catherine Tate's Donna Noble might be back for more.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a series 2 Jun 2006
Having been an avid fan of Doctor Who in the era of Tom Baker I was a little sceptical about a "new Doctor Who". I must say I shouldn't have worried wow this is great.

It has the feel of the original series without the Blue Peter type props. It has grown up and gone into the electronical age - sonic screwdrivers and all. If you have any hesitation in buying this as an old Doctor Who fan don't its new, original, fresh and well done Doctor - the only strange thing being that Doctor Who is actually good looking!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic from Doctor Who 7 Mar 2010
it is a rare thing that a series can bring together a whole family to enjoy a good piece of quality BBC drama/Sci fi. This is perfection and the scary bits are never too much for the kids.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!! 23 Jun 2006
That's the only word I can think of to describe the 3 episodes on this Dr Who DVD (Series 2 vol 2). First up, TOOTH & CLAW. Wow!! The Doctor faces off against a cool looking werewolf and meets Queen Victoria. I hope that Tennant's Doctor gets to meet Queen Victoria again given her departing warning. SCHOOL REUNION ... gotta admit I watched this one first as I couldn't wait to see Lis Sladen's Sarah Jane again. Tennant & Sladen were great together making it disapponting she didn't leave with them. Of course I have to mention the humourous bits between Rose and Sarah. (I suspect that was genuine laughter between them.) Oh, I loved the bit where Mickey realises he's 'the tin dog'. Finally, THE GIRL IN THE FIEPLACE. Coming from Steven Moffat, I noticed the bit about the Doctor dancing following up from his WWII story last year. The theme of the loneliness of the Doctor continues to be played very well here and I hope this continues throughout the rest of the season. All said, three terrific episodes that not only prove Tennant and Piper are a great TARDIS team, but that DOCTOR WHO is still the best show on TV ... EVER! Roll on Volume 3!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This DVD contains three episodes from the new second series of the BBC's revived hit 'Doctor Who'. The disc contains no extra features, but there will be a 6-disc boxset released in November that will contain a mass of bonus material. David Tennant continues to provide a thoroughly enjoyable and zany interpretation of the Tenth Doctor, and Billie Piper is still fabulous as his companion, Rose Tyler. Tennant's two debut episode 'The Christmas Invasion' and 'New Earth' were both excellent, and I was apprehensive that the standard may not be maintained throughout the whole series. Luckily however, there is a wealth of things to enjoy in this episodes, and this DVD is definitely worth purchasing. The DVD also contains subtitles.

The three episodes on the disc are:

Tooth and Claw

Writer: Russell T Davies

Director: Euros Lynn

Originally broadcast: 22/4/06

After the somewhat camp, frenzied and energetic series opener 'New Earth', the second episode of the series expounds a completely different tone and style. The Doctor and Rose encounter Queen Victoria and a genuinely frightening warewolf (which is why this episode has been given a 12 certificate). There are lots of great moments throughout, such as the recurring 'We are not amused' joke, the exciting and cryptic references to Torchwood (the impending spin-off series) and an army of sinister warrior monks. The special effects/CGI are visually stunning and impressive, and the atmosphere of this episode is seeped in darkness and tension. Brilliant.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proven 25 May 2006
The last series continually took me by surprise! I sat down expecting to lightly pass 45 minutes and became well engrossed, drawn in, amused and often moved. The new series and the new Doctor built brilliantly on the strength of series one, at the same time bringing a freshness and vitality to the show. These episodes are among the best so far, and show the imagination and inventiveness of the writers off well. Tenant is brilliant as the Doctor, compassionate to the oppressed, ruthless to the guilty, and always switiching effortlessly between playing it for laughs and serious drama. Piper shows herself to be far more than just a good actress too; her range is impressive, complimenting Tenants Doctor perfectly. All of the episodes on this disc are strong, my personal favourite being "The Girl in the Fireplace," when the doctor falls for Madame De Pompador in a plot that twists space and time while having some genuinely jumpy moments- check out the tick-tock robots face masks! "Tooth and Claw" is also fantastic, scary and atmospheric, with a memorably haunting performance from the boy who eventually becomes the beast. "School Reunion" sees the return of Sarah Jane Smith and the iconic K-9, and is lighter than the other two. That said it has it's brilliant moments of emotion as Rose finds she's not the only woman the Doctor has ever shared his adventures with. Tenants playimg of the "You'll age and I won't" scene is moving, and gives us insight his character.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another trip in the TARDIS 8 May 2006
This DVD contains the first two episodes of Series 2 of the revived television classic 'Doctor Who', starring David Tennant and Billie Piper. I confess that I was somewhat apprehensive about the new series, because Christopher Eccleston's portrayal of the Time Lord was quite simply sublime, so I was worried that Tennant would not be a worthy successor. I am glad to see that I was wrong, because the Tenth Doctor has charm, wit and can range from happy, to playful, to furious, etc. Although this first installment of 'vanilla' releaes contains no extra features, it is still well worth buying because both episodes are hugely enjoyable. However, there is a 6-disc boxset to be released in November, which is going to be crammed with special features.

The two episodes on this DVD are:

The Christmas Invasion

Written by Russell T Davies

Directed by James Hawes

Originally transmitted 25/12/05

'The Christmas Invasion' was the greatest piece of festive television ever, and David Tennant's first proper outing as the Doctor managed to capture an audience of almost 10 million people. This a very entertaining episode, filled with humour, action and excitment, and definitely contains something for everyone. An alien invasion by the evil Sycorax puts the whole world in danger because the monsters are using blood control to manipulate the planet, but with the Doctor still recovering from his regeneration process, Rose is left to defend Earth alone. This episode is notable for David Tennant's swashbuckiling debut as the Doctor, and his 'what kind of man am I?' speech is just perfect. A truly wonderful episode.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars TOO EXPENSIVE!!!
Just get the Complete boxset. The picture quality is better. But it only contains the episodes, that's all, no special features or audio navigation or commentaries. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ian Jefferson
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
if u like doctor who then youll love this too, david tennant is great as the doctor and his side kick is great too.
Published 2 months ago by james
4.0 out of 5 stars Great opening season 2 !
I like the new show of Dr Who and this episode with David Tennant is fantastic. I only give four stars because of French soundtrack and subtitles are missing.
Published 3 months ago by KOMIKMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars "I'm in my wedding dress!" - Catherine Tate and a great giant alien...
`The Runaway Bride' is one of the most memorable, exciting and funny episodes of `Doctor Who' from the new series. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tim Bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a DVD, It's fine
It is a DVD no complex issues or problems at all. the episode itself is a good episode although I think donna's character would act a little differently after suddenly being... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M8Tty
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Love this episode..lots of action with the Doctor and Donna which keeps you interested from beginning to end...A must for Who fans.
Published 6 months ago by D.Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars runaway excitement from start ti finish
superb fun from start to finish catherine tate funny im not bovvered shes in doctor who good actress david tennant best doctor ever
Published 6 months ago by donald mcneil
5.0 out of 5 stars great
as always dr who is just great especially with catherine tate. an all rounder , just right for a night in
Published 8 months ago by Paula Macey
5.0 out of 5 stars :)
I have wnated this for quite a while and I finally got it and they are brilliant episodes, certainly some of the best out there!
Published 9 months ago by muzza1995
4.0 out of 5 stars Runaway Bride Dr Who
Good fun and the chemistry between Catherine Tate (Donna) and David Tennant (The Doctor) is great. I enjoyed Tate's all too brief incarnation as the Doctor's assistant, it was a... Read more
Published 9 months ago by RingoT
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