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The UK release date and updated provisional art for the DVD and Blu-ray of The Complete Eighth Series has been announced.

You’ll be able to take home Capaldi’s debut 12-episode run on 17 November 2014, which should be just a couple of weeks after the finale broadcasts.

Obviously this will not include the 2014 Christmas special.

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TheDoctorIsInDaHouse
TheDoctorIsInDaHouse

So this will presumably include the time of the doctor- or will that stay as the christmas release only?

IanOTimelord
IanOTimelord

This release date confirms the rumors that series 8 will only be 12 episodes long.

Kranitoko
Kranitoko

If only it contained the 2013 christmas special...

DawnTime
DawnTime

On my wish list on Amazon, in my calendar, in my diary, committed to memory. etc. Ohhhhhhhhhh can't wait.

babbitdukes
babbitdukes

Oh joy preoredered mind months ago, this will keep me going for months, will get American version as well any extras I want.

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

Hopefully now that more news is out for the Complete Series Eight box-set we might see some more news arise about this mysterious 50th Anniversary box-set lingering in the shadows. Also I haven't heard any news as of yet about volumes for Series Eight (assuming they'll be having any this year).

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

Looks like it will be released sooner than expected which is great news. Though compared to the box-sets before it this one seems to be lacking in content with only 12 episodes. Here's hoping there will be some bonus content to give the box-set a little bit more baggage. Say this isn't a negative attack on the box-set from my end (as I will buy it no matter what as part of my ever growing Doctor Who DVD collection) but you can see where I'm coming from. Some may find this to be a little cheated. I just hope there will be some mini-episodes and behind-the-scenes content to spread out the discs and make the selling value a little greater than just 12 episodes.

Whogasms
Whogasms

I've had a 5 quid bet with my friend. I say that the fiftieth anniversary won't be in the eighth series boxset. He said that there will be.

Huknar
Huknar

Hmm, if that art is anything like the final piece, can we expect a new title after-all, with that blue-looking vortex? It looks nice! I hope it's not just a recolouring of the current one though.

Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

If the title sequence does change in S8 I hope it changes into a sequence like 9, 10 and 11 first one but with this as the vortex It looks nice Imo and I thought it worked in the night of the doctor 

LucasW
LucasW

I hope they still release the volumes. My whole new series collection exists in volumes, and I don't want it to suddenly change, nor do I wish to go back through and replace everything...

Bollyknickers
Bollyknickers

Ah... but here's the BIG question.

Will include the 2013 Christmas Special?



DW_girl
DW_girl

12 episodes? Why not 13???

PaddyB
PaddyB

If the BBC don't start releasing some new photos of Capaldi soon, every single piece of merchandise will end up with that scary hand pose printed on it!

ShayHatchard1
ShayHatchard1

As much as I'm starting to warm to Capaldi, I really don't want this as my cover...he looks really freaky xD I can't imagine it in my Blu-Ray collection...please update it soon haha.

The Mind Probe
The Mind Probe

So if this 50th anniversary box set is going to happen, it must be soon!

MikeUK2011
MikeUK2011

Sooner than I thought. Cool. Had it pre-ordered on Amazon months ago. Just 4.5 months to go.

RandalWorkman
RandalWorkman

Wonder when we'll be getting the R1 date. Also, November 17? That's only 9 days after the finale. It's as if they are begging for a leak. 

The Finn
The Finn

I hope the final cover will be something along the lines of that Clara/Doctor/Danny picture DWTV have been using on the "What We Know" article... with a few monsters in the background possibly :)

Chris502
Chris502

Im really confused about this logo. First it's light blue, then on books it's grey, then on that banner thing at a convention for the BBC(I dunno) it's the texture of the S7 logo, and now it's white!

ShayHatchard1
ShayHatchard1

I don't think so. It just seems a big random to include a Matt special. It's like having The End Of Time in the Series 5 boxset.

Doctor What and Where
Doctor What and Where

@TheDoctorIsInDaHouse Not likely. I wish they did, cause if its not gonna be bundled with series 7 (which it and Day should arguably have been), it might as well be bundled with Series 8, as it looks like a few threads of it bleed directly into series 8. That said, I eagerly await the 50th anniversary box set, which I hope will be announced soon.

DWTV
DWTV moderator

Probably no need for volumes with the continuous, uninterrupted run back.

There was meant to be more news on 50th box set coming.

awkward912
awkward912

@TheSoundofDrums  Considering the extra features haven't been announced or even alluded to yet, no, I can't see where you're coming from.

LetsPlayNintendoITA
LetsPlayNintendoITA

@TheSoundofDrums also remember that the Xmas Special will be included with season 9 as it has always been (the next series get it, well except the Snowmen)

LetsPlayNintendoITA
LetsPlayNintendoITA

@Whogasms well the 50th anniversary had the release of its own and it'd make no sense to release it with series 8, remembering there's The Time of the Doctor in the middle of them

TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

Well considering the Series Eight box-set has no inclusion of Matt or content from his last two episodes within the cover or the DVD descriptions, I can say with confidence your friend will be paying up :)

Huknar
Huknar

@Ivegotkidneys I hope it's not a straight vortex though. I love the windy, curving ones. 

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

@The Genie No, it won't. The Time of the Doctor is a 2013 special, not part of Series 8. And latest rumours suggest it will be released with Day as a 50th anniversary DVD boxset. 

Amy is Hannibal
Amy is Hannibal

It probably works better for the filming schedule. I think RTD once said that the filming process for the thirteenth episodes was always awkward and cumbersome.


TheSoundofDrums
TheSoundofDrums

True, the whole idea of volumes died out after Series Five due to the split series approach. Though it will be unfortunate for those who did collect the volumes as now they will have to turn to getting the boxset without choice and that might damage the collection (if they're a fussy bugger like me when it comes to collections). But I just wondered whether or not they would go back to releasing four volumes like they used to all the same.

Hopefully that still happens as I'm interested in what you get within it. Chances are if it is a big boxset I'll get it as part of my new collection which contains the boxsets but on the downside I will have to first despose of my original copies of Day and Time.

Lord of Time
Lord of Time

With Series 1-5, they broke up the series into 4 DVDs, with 3-4 episodes each and sold them separately. These were numbered in Volumes and I beleive this is what TheSoundOfDrums is referring to.

Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

@Amy is Hannibal it wasn't because of the 13th episode it was because they added the christmas special meaning the needed to produce 14 in the space of 13 hence why we had a doctor lite in S2-S4 and S6 and not S1 and S5 

floppy_who
floppy_who

I shouldn't worry about it. From what I've seen elsewhere there will probably be some changes to the logo regardless what texture it's rendered with.

Back in the 70s the 1973-1980 "diamond " logo was published in a myriad of colours (and usually without the diamond...)

jackrudrum
jackrudrum

@TheSoundofDrums luckily I got the collections bfore :p I can't stand starting a collection of something and then getting a different cover etc -_- Like Game of Thrones books amzon had books 1,2,3,4,6,7 in one type of cover-the cover i've been collecting as it's the cover on the first book i was given for my birthday last august... but they didn't have a feast for crows I had to walk 5 miles there and back to go get it just to continue reading asap :P 

Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

@Amy is Hannibal so its probably why we're getting 12 this series because they're scrapping the doctor lite and adding the christmas special at the end of the production but I may be proven wrong on this