Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Learn more Fitbit
Customer Review

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 50th Anniversary, 2 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor - 50th Anniversary Special [Blu-ray 3D] (Blu-ray)
The Day of the Doctor is an excellent 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Not only does it pay loving tribute to 50 years of television history, the feature length presentation moves the overall story along and even rewrites what came before.

The cast is excellent and while Elizabeth I's accent has a hint of Welsh coming through, the story moves at a pace that you barely notice it... And to be honest, I was too busy geeking out at David Tennant's return and John Hurt's heavy take on the Doctor to notice.

The video quality of the Blu-Ray is top notch in both 2D and 3D (more on that in a bit). While some have noticed the video has been slowed down resulting in a "judder" picture, my TV hasn't shown any sign of that and I have no complaints whatsoever.

If you have a 3D setup, you'll be in for a treat. Unlike a lot of content lately, Day of the Doctor was filmed natively in 3D and not converted afterwards. As such, the stereo effect is very natural and easy on the eye. Less sparkle and more immersion.

The bottom line is that this is an excellent episode on an excellent disc - a must buy for any Doctor Who fan.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 3 Dec 2013, 09:24:15 GMT
Good review Chris & a excellent synopsis of episode.

Posted on 5 Dec 2013, 12:11:00 GMT
Could you comment on the Extras? What are the mini-episodes? Thanx!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2013, 13:52:05 GMT
Chris Emmett says:
The disc comes with an average set of extras.

First up is a fluffy making of coming in at just over 10 minutes. It's reasonably interesting but nothing at the level of the old Doctor Who Confidentials. Following that is a 45 minute documentary called Doctor Who Explained which covers the general topics and history of Who. If you're already a fan, you're certainly not going to learn anything new, but it's a nice watch anyway.

You get two mini-episodes called The Last Day and The Night of The Doctor. The Last Day is about 3 minutes long and centres around a Gallifreyan heading out into a trench. I didn't find it particularly good to be honest. That can be forgiven considering the quality of The Night of The Doctor. This 7 minute episode brings back the 8th Doctor and gives him an short adventure that really makes you wish Paul McGann had a full run at the character.

Closing off the extras are a few trailers including the excellent 50th Anniversary teaser featuring all of the Doctors.

All in all, most of the extras are a little bland, but for me The Night of The Doctor and the 50th teaser makes up for all of that.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013, 08:27:37 GMT
Thanks Chris - I saw both those "mini eps" on BBC YouTube - I wondered if there might something on the DVD not available online. Night of the Doctor was excellent! So much in 6min !
Thanks for your kind response!

Posted on 29 Dec 2013, 11:18:04 GMT
SnowWolf says:
Great review, are the segments with the Sontarons and Matt saying he just came in from the 100th anniversary special on the blu ray as well?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013, 20:08:15 GMT
Chris Emmett says:
Hi SnowWolf - unfortunately, the cinema segments are missing from the Blu-ray.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›