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Deep Breath Standalone DVD & Blu-Ray

Peter Capaldi’s debut episode, Deep Breath, is to receive a standalone release on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The 75-minute opener is due out 8th September (9th in the US), just a couple of weeks after its TV premiere.

Extras include Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, a behind-the-scenes feature and the Deep Breath prequel.

The Complete Eighth Series will follow in November containing all 12 episodes.

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ClaireAbraham
ClaireAbraham

I am sorry to say that I will wait to own the whole season, or at least half the season, all at the same time. I like Doctor Who, I will watch the episodes as they came out, and I will eventually probably own them all... but I am not sure I am that desperate to own a single episode quite that fast.

guyroul
guyroul

The BBC have seemingly cashed in on the feature length nature of this episode. It's bound to be a good episode, but wait for the whole box-set and save money.

PaddyB
PaddyB

"Over half an hour of additional content" doesn't sound all that hypeable.

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

They mention a prequel so it must be released soon. And I really hope they'll  still release the movie posters like they did in S7. They were excellent wallpapers.

JordanXeros
JordanXeros

Could be worse... each episode could get an individual release...

Baker Street is In the Forest of... Earth!
Baker Street is In the Forest of... Earth!

Seems like a bit of a money-making scheme by the BBC if you ask me. I usually record each episode as I watch it, and then I buy the box set and delete the recordings.

Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies
Ivegotkidneys spoiler everybody dies

I don't really like the idea of this to be honest even if it was shown in cinema it's still a regular series 8 episode and thus shouldn't be treated as if it was a special 

12th Doctor
12th Doctor

Do the special features also get released on the series 8 boxset?

ilyootha went into hiding
ilyootha went into hiding

Useless, of course, but at least it's not "Deep Breath + Other Doctor Who Series Openers" or something...

simon delafield
simon delafield

This is only what happened when the series returned in 2005 - they released "vanilla" disks with two or three eps on and later the whole boxset. There's no law requiring you to buy it if you don't want to. In any case I (and I suspect many others) will be buying the episodes on iTunes - I've already paid for the series pass!

The Mind Probe
The Mind Probe

Hmm, can't believe many fans would get this… far too much for 1 episode, especially considering the box set will be out a couple of months later!


Matt14451
Matt14451

Will the prequel be available before broadcast?


Deathvalleydemon
Deathvalleydemon

I find this release quite ridiculous....

milking the doctor who cash cow a little.

cinema release, now this...

no thanks.

The Finn
The Finn

Luckily I've preordered the S8 box set, so I have no urge to buy this.

newhorizons
newhorizons

Totally unnecessary. Just the BBC fat cats trying to make money for themselves are usual. No one will buy it anyway. 

NewWho2012
NewWho2012

I'll just do what I always do and get the complete boxset for Christmas with all the episodes and extras for a reasonable price. Until then I'll just keep the recording in HD I record on my DVR and delete it when I get the DVDs.

SimonThorpe
SimonThorpe

Only reason for getting it would be for the extras, but I'll be waiting to see if they're on the complete series set later on. If they're not, I'm sure I'll be able to pick up a cheap second hand copy in 6 months or so, certainly not paying over the odds for a single story!

sontaran17
sontaran17

This release is hardly exploiting anyone -- Thats a tad harsh- Remember almost every special gets a solo release before becoming part of the boxset - and Deep Breath's runtime qualifies it as such - This isnt a new concept, There's really nothing to complain about - If your a collector or impatient enjoy this release - If not and you;d rather wait for it then do! And anyone who's labelling it a way for the BBC to make money... realise that's the main reason the show gets made XD

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

@PaddyB Considering you can watch Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor (or the only interesting bit of it) on the official website for...free. 

Julian_Prime73
Julian_Prime73

The prequel is showing in cinemas before the episode.

JordanXeros
JordanXeros

I've still got all 5 episodes of Series 7A recorded from the days they we're broadcast...

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd  Agreed. Why is every episode now an event? In fact, that load of rubbish started in Series 7 with the tacky 'blockbuster of the week' format. It's horrible and it's making the show into something it's not. Gone are the days of the traditional series where not a lot of fuss was made about an episode. It just used to play out and that was it. Everything these days is a hyped up 'special'...

LlamaWho
LlamaWho

Having watched the episode in Cardiff yesterday, I can't see any reason why it would be classified as a 12 as there are no slightly adult themes. Don't want to give anything away but there are some slightly scary and dark scenes. Don't think they'd want to make a 12 anyway as they want the most amount of people to tune in and enjoy Capaldi's doctor :)

TheElusiveWhovian
TheElusiveWhovian

To be fair, Attack of the Cybermen, which had Cybermen crushing Lytton's hands until they bled (a lot), was rated U.

Tardis Stowaway
Tardis Stowaway

@Whovian2000 wants a Wholock crossover!  I imagine that everything on this release, perhaps with the exception of Doctor Who Live (though they might include the highlights of that), will be on the Series 8 boxset, yes. In fact, there could even be more, as the recently-announced 50th Anniversary boxset showed; the earlier standalone release of Day Of The Doctor had the two mini-episodes, a behind the scenes and two trailers, whereas the boxset included all of that as well as cinema-exclusive intros, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, the script readthrough and deleted scenes, amongst others. I'm certainly holding out for the boxset. :)

Who is the Doctor
Who is the Doctor

@simon delafield I did the same thing.  I hope we are getting the bonus features with the season pass.  I guess we will find out in a few weeks if we get the prequel.  

The 14th Doctor
The 14th Doctor

True, it is obvious they're milking it now. But it's not as if we HAVE to buy it, pure choice. And if it brings in the money that can improve the show even more I say bring it on.

They're all my favorite Doctor
They're all my favorite Doctor

@Deathvalleydemon I'm completely fine with it. I've absolutely no intention of spending my money on it, but I'm all for it if it helps the BBC make loads of money so they'll keep the program well funded.

TheElusiveWhovian
TheElusiveWhovian

I see more potential releasing volumes of 3 episodes like they did for Series 1 - 5. But one episode for what will likely be about £10 is a little high. The Doctor Who Live special and prequel are pretty pointless after knowing who the Doctor is and watching the episode.

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

@SimonThorpe I always hated the way that on the standalone release of A Christmas Carol it included the 2010 Prom, and was never on any future boxset releases. I completely refuse to buy standalone releases. 

supermoff burning bright
supermoff burning bright


@sontaran17 Well no, it's not the main reason at all. Licence fee revenues - compulsory in the UK for anyone who wants to watch live TV - is the main reason the show gets made. And this just seems like a way for the executives to exploit the hype of the new series and generate additional revenue, very little of which will return to the show. 

ClaireAbraham
ClaireAbraham

@Master Michael Moon @Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Every episode is now an event because we've had a solid year in which we had only two episodes, and they were both major events. BBC is trying to keep the blockbuster mentality going with Capaldi's First, because it still feels like a special event because DotD and TotD were so long ago, and so long removed from any other episode.  We've almost forgotten what it's like to have Doctor Who airing regularly. They are counting on that as an opportunity to make extra money.

the_ponds_forever
the_ponds_forever

Lol, Sorry, Did not have my glasses on, Whoops XD I should really wait before I comment Shouldn't I XD

sontaran17
sontaran17

@supermoff  @sontaran17 It's a business - Doctor Who is a money Maker- This will sell, regardless how silly you think it might be - And from a production point of view Making Money is an extremely main reason the show is made and promoted- Because it makes money for the BBC who then in turn fund production

TheElusiveWhovian
TheElusiveWhovian

Me too, but I have seen people buy the 'vanilla' releases. But one episode is a bit too far.

They're all my favorite Doctor
They're all my favorite Doctor

@sontaran17 @supermoff Exactly. While the profits from the DVDs may not go directly into production at Doctor Who, as long as it's making the BBC a kajillion dollars, they're way more likely to do whatever it takes (funding total content control) to make the DW producers as happy as possible.

They're all my favorite Doctor
They're all my favorite Doctor

@sontaran17 @supermoff Now, the fact that almost all BBC dvd releases in America cost about 2-4 times what DVDs normally cost over here is a different story. Even I, as a superfan, have never even considered buying the DVD/Blurays, when I have Netflix and can (& do) buy them digitally.  but again, I suppose if they actually are making money off of it...