Press Releases — BBC Home Entertainment

December 8, 2016

New Year, New Doctor Who; Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio and Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks

NEW YORK, NY — December 8, 2016 BBC Home Entertainment is kicking off the New Year with two Doctor Who adventures available to own in 2017. The Twelfth Doctor is back with a new Christmas Special in The Return of Doctor Mysterio, on Blu-ray and DVD February 21, 2017; and the Second Doctor makes his very first appearance in a new animation of The Power of the Daleks, on DVD January 31, 2017.

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO

DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada) / BD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)

Approx. 60 mins / single disc

In Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, join the Time Lord, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, along with Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids), Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic, and Logan Hoffman. The special will air on BBC AMERICA in the U.S. on Christmas Day at 9/8c, and will hit theaters nationwide on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the U.S., and on Monday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Canada. It is executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales.

 

DOCTOR WHO: THE POWER OF THE DALEKS

DVD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)

Approx. 292 mins (color and B&W) + bonus content / 2-disc set

Take a trip back in time to the Doctor’s very first regeneration with Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks. First aired fifty years ago, The Power of the Daleks is one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures, and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animation is based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.  The six-part adventure, presented in both color and black and white, features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan. Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks will be available to Barnes & Noble customers first on January 24, 2017, and will have a wide release on January 31, 2017.

 

MORE UPCOMING RELEASES FROM BBC HOME ENTERTAINMENT:

 

January 3, 2017

BLOOD OF THE VIKINGS: FIRST BLOOD

DVD $19.98 ($24.48 in Canada)

Approx. 146 mins / single disc

 

SHETLAND: SEASON THREE

DVD $39.98 ($49.98 in Canada)

Approx. 342 mins / 2-disc set

 

DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES: SEASON THREE

DVD $35.99 ($49.98 in Canada)

Approx. 480 mins / 2-disc set

 

February 7, 2017

MRS BRADLEY MYSTERIES

DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)

Approx. 319 mins + bonus content / 2-disc set

 

PORRIDGE

DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)

Approx. 625 mins + bonus content / 3-disc set

 

February 14, 2017

SPY IN THE WILD: PART ONE

DVD $19.98 ($24.48 in Canada)

Approx. 100 mins / single disc

 

February 28, 2017

LONDON ROAD

DVD $19.98 ($24.48 in Canada)

Approx. 91 mins / single disc

 

ELIZABETH AT 90

DVD $24.98 ($29.98 in Canada)

Approx. 90 mins / single disc

 

March 7, 2017

ARTHUR: KING OF THE BRITONS

DVD $14.97 ($23.99 in Canada)

Approx. 50 mins / single disc

 

March 14, 2017

WILD AFRICA/TINY GIANTS 4K UHD

UHD + BD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)

Approx. 90 mins + bonus content / 2-disc set