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5.0 out of 5 stars Regarding the other Christmas Specials., 14 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD] (DVD)
There's a lot of complaints here and elsewhere at the BBC's decision to include an extra disc featuring all the previous Christmas Specials for the Eleventh Doctor.

Please look at the price of this release.

That's the amount that it would have been priced at, even if the other specials weren't included.

The fact that they ARE included, and that the price hasn't altered at all, means that this release is actually great value for money. Plus it gives everyone who already has those episodes the choice to watch them on a different release.

I too have already got all of those other specials. I have them multiple times on multiple releases.
It won't stop me from buying this one though, like the completist that I am.

Relax, everyone.
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Initial post: 14 Jan 2014 17:52:33 GMT
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Posted on 14 Jan 2014 20:50:29 GMT
Have to disagree. The Day of The Doctor was one episode and was a longer episode and was a cheaper price. I already have the other episodes but am paying extra for them anyway to get Time of the Doctor. People justify it because it's a good price for 4 episodes. The people who would be buying the 2013 Christmas Special would be the same people who have previously bough Christmas Specials or Series sets that had them included. The set is coming out so long after Christmas too that it makes no sense to sell a Christmas set. People want to rewatch Matt's last episode but it's not really a time of year after the 20th to be enjoying all the Christmas episodes together. It doesn't even make sense to watch the Christmas episodes together as whole series happen in between them. I hope the price will go down as otherwise it will be over a year before I can get this on Blu-ray on the Complete Series 8 set. Almost £17 for 1 60 minute episode (as I have the others. Some even twice already) is a bit much. The Day of The Doctor has even dropped to below £9 already. They could have even made two versions. One Christmas box set and one single disk one. But that would mean they'd make less money as that is clearly the reason behind releasing an episode with 3 previously released ones included.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 22:20:10 GMT
adamo1989 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 23:03:49 GMT
On Blu-ray The Day of The Doctor was 12.75 and is now 8.75 where this is 16.75. On DVD it is a fair price at 10 but Blu-ray users get ripped off. Amazon bundle Blu-ray and DVD reviews into one which is really annoying and really stupid as they are two different products. My annoyance is at The Blu-ray version.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 23:54:41 GMT
adamo1989 says:
I've paid that price for Blu-Rays. It's £14.99 on BBC Shop. The Blu-Ray, I mean.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 00:29:44 GMT
I'm in Ireland so would have to pay £4.50 p&p from BBCShop where Amazon is free P&P. Paying any more than £13 for a 60 minute film/tv episode is a bit crazy to me. Its a great price for 4 episodes but most people have the others. If its like The Day of The Doctor, it will drop to below £10 in just over a month.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2014 16:05:53 GMT
Good review sir.

Posted on 26 Feb 2014 14:12:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2014 14:12:56 GMT
David Raid says:
The DVD is a more than fair price. The blu-ray wasn't too badly priced, but at this moment it's £25. Far too much when the price is at the point it is largely due to all the additional episodes, already previously released both seperately and in season boxsets. Give Smith a Christmas Specials boxset by all means, he certainly deserves it, but please, BBC, release the Time of the Doctor seperately as well.

Or give us an Anniversary Boxset with the Day and Time of the Doctor in, as a 'Series' boxset between the Series 7 and upcoming 8 boxsets. :p

Or put Time of the Doctor at the beginning of S8, that'll do!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2014 20:24:44 BDT
I can almost guarantee that TTOTD won't be on the Series 8 Boxset - Capaldi's run is a fresh start; no need for baggage
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