The now traditional Doctor Who season boxset is set for release next month just in time to make splendid Christmas present for fans of all ages.
First thing fans will notice are the new menu sequences which feature some stunning looking animations of the Titanic crashing through the Tardis wall and a fire in the console room from the series finale.
Disc one features the Kylie-starring Christmas special Voyage of the Damned along with video diaries by David Tennant, deleted scenes – introduced this year by Russell T Davies who also explains why they were cut,TV & cinema trails and that fabulous, fan-pleasing Children in Need special starring Tennant and Peter Davison.
The series episodes and episode specific extras span discs two to five with the Doctor Who Confidential taking up the sixth disc. Disc two contains a very poignant extra, a deleted scenes package of unused footage featuring the late Howard Attfield as Donna’s dad.
Accompanying the three-part finale on disc five is The Journey (So Far) – a 30 minute retrospective feature looking at the show’s highly successful four years. I remember being impressed by series opener ‘Rose’ but, as this feature shows, that was very much the tamer end of what the series and production team were capable of and this release is a perfect time to look back.
As in past years there are bound to be fan forums virtually dedicated to whinging about some perceived oversight or other but the Doctor Who boxsets remain one of the most comprehensive DVD releases given to any TV series.
The Doctor Who Complete Series 4 boxset is released by 2|Entertain on November 17th and can be pre-ordered from the seenit.co.uk store.