Warner Home Video has set a November 9 street date for the Blu-ray release of the BBC series Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series, starring Matt Smith as the Next Doctor - after the departure of David Tennant. This series will be presented in six Blu-ray Discs.
Special features include:
Two newly-filmed sequences, titled "Meanwhile, in the TARDIS...", available only in this collection
Gray Wolf, everything of Doctor Who that should be on Blu-Ray is or will be. The Tennant specials and this season are the only episodes shot in HD thus far. The rest was shot on video/video processed to look like film. You wouldn't be satisfied with the picture quality of any Blu-Ray re-releases, as they were shot on standard-definition video, which does not make the transition to BD well at all. I don't mean to attack you or anything, I just thought you should know why BBC Home Video won't be doing that.
I thought this was a great season of "Doctor Who". I will be getting this day one no doubt. I really liked Matt Smith in the role and Karen is my second favorite "nuWho" companion (after Freema....but I have enjoyed all four of them!).
I think it would be cool to have the earlier seasons on BD even if in SD just as a way of having more episodes in a single disc as well as the extra strength and durability(sp) of a BD disc, but what do I know. It is just my weird mind at work. We could have like 6 DVDs worth of material in a single BD/50: basically almost an entire season's worth of material for a single disc. I am actually surprised this has not happened yet.
Getting this eventually. Have not seen any of it, but have only heard good things. This and Twilight Zone will be great TV shows on Blu and go great with my The Prisoner set. My 3 fav TV shows.