The Day Of The Doctor, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, is released as a four-disc limited edition steelbook boxset today. The special episode, which premiered worldwide in 2013, saw Matt Smith and David Tennant join forces as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, with John Hurt as previous incarnation The War Doctor, and co-starred Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, Ingrid Oliver and Joanna Page. The Blu-ray set also includes three other special episodes from 2013, the Doctor Who origin docudrama, An Adventure In Space And Time, plus a whole host of extras.
The complete contents are:
The Name of the Doctor - The Series 7 finale, starring Matt Smith. The Doctor has a secret he will take to his grave. And it is discovered...
The Night of the Doctor - Special mini-episode 'The Night of the Doctor' to reveal the Doctor's dark chapter. Starring Paul McGann, this BBC iPlayer exclusive will for the first time ever reveal what became of the 8th Doctor. On the eve of his most terrible battle, the Time Lord is faced with a choice that will change the course of his life. The darkest of days are about to begin.
The Doctor has always been a man of secrets - and now they can be told...
The Day of the Doctor - The Day of the Doctor stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, with Billie Piper and John Hurt. The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th Anniversary Special: in 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
The Time of the Doctor - The 2013 Christmas Special. The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, takes the controls of the TARDIS for the last time in The Time of the Doctor. Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
An Adventure in Space and Time - On November 23rd 1963, a television legend began when the very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast in the UK on BBC One. Fifty years later, An Adventure in Space and Time brings to life the story of the show’s creation and the role in its success of the first producer, director and, of course, the very first Doctor – William Hartnell.
Plus over 7 hours of extras, including:
• The Name of the Doctor Behind The Scenes
• Doctor Who – The Ultimate Guide
• Behind the Lens: The Day of the Doctor
• Script to Screen: 50th Read-through
• The Last Day
• Tales from the TARDIS
• Cinema Intros: The Doctor / Strax
• Behind the Lens: The Time of the Doctor
• A Night with the Stars: The Science of Doctor Who
• Deleted scene
• Farewell to Matt Smith
• William Hartnell: The Original
• The Making of AAISAT
• Reconstructions: Scenes from An Unearthly Child / The Pilot / Regeneration
• Deleted Scenes: The Radiophonic Workshop / Verity’s Leaving Party
• Farewell to Susan
• Festive Greeting
• Title sequences
• The Five(ish) Doctors
• Doctor Who at the Proms 2013
The set is packaged with exclusive artwork by illustrator and graphic designer Lee Binding.There's no release date yet for this highly collectable set, but it can be pre-ordered now at this link.