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Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray

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DigiPack BBC | 2010 | Season 5 | 585 min | Rated TV-PG | Nov 09, 2010

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1
Resolution: 1080i
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD HR 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
Note: disc #6 is in english ste...

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50GB Blu-ray Disc
Six-disc set (6 BDs)
Bonus View (PiP)

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Extras 3.8 of 53.8
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Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series

 (TV) (2010)

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor who explores the universe in a sentient time machine called the TARDIS. Along with a series of companions, he faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help people and right wrongs.

For more about Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series and the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray release, see Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston
Narrator: Nicholas Briggs
Director: Adam Smith

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Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

I have to admit, Doctor Who's dazzling 1080i/VC-1 encode took me by complete surprise. Compared to Sherlock's bleak (but beautiful) presentation, watching The Complete Fifth Series is like being slapped in the face with a rainbow; a blazing, razor-sharp rainbow hellbent on doing whatever weird and wonderful things it wishes to your eyes. Primaries are punchy yet convincing, perfectly saturated skintones deftly weather the most colorful CG storms, blacks are absorbing on the whole, and contrast is nice and vibrant throughout. Yes, every special-effects seam is more apparent than ever -- all hail the Great Green Screen -- but the technical image is sound. I didn't notice any significant artifacting or banding, aliasing and ringing are kept to a negligible minimum, and the series' grainy disposition only succumbs to a few annoying bursts of noise per episode (each of which are inherent to the source). And detail? I wasn't expecting anything like this. Fine textures are exquisitely resolved (in all but the most VFX-slathered shots), fabrics and textiles are almost tangible enough to touch, delineation rarely falters, edges are exceedingly crisp and clean (again, barring the softer CG elements that appear), and closeups reveal every scratch, pore and misplaced hair that adorns the actors' faces. Interlaced though it may be, the Blu-ray edition of Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series looks fantastic. Jaws will be dropped.


Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

The Complete Fifth Series also features a brawny DTS-HD High Resolution 5.1 surround track (at 2.0Mbps) that complements its video presentation nicely. Dialogue, though a tad thin at times, is generally warm, well-prioritized and crystal clear. Even when the action heats up and the Doctor finds himself in danger, voices (human or alien) aren't overwhelmed by the ensuing cosmic shenanigans. Moreover, robust LFE support grants explosions and implosions deafening power, crashing spacecraft and invading starships serious oomph, and alien assaults weighty malice and menace. The soundscape drifts over the top quite often, sure, but the vast majority of these over-reaching sonic flourishes trace back to Moffat, not BBC Video. Through it all, clinks, clunks, whirs, whizzes, bleeps, boops and a variety of impish effects dart about the soundfield before attacking the listener from every direction. If anything, the series' score -- enveloping as it can be -- sometimes bullies other elements in the soundfield, every now and then to the track's detriment. It isn't a debilitating issue by any means, but it made its way into my notes on more than one occasion. Still, BBC Video's DTS-HD HR mix adds even more value to a value-packed release.


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