The Movie
 

No. 1 of 169 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook & Yee Jee Tso
By:Matthew Jacobs
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Editions:  China China | UK UK | US US | Australia Australia | UK UK (Blu-ray) | Germany Germany (limited Blu-ray) | Germany Germany | Germany Germany (standard Blu-ray)
Note:Due to rights issues, a DVD was not released in the US or Australia for nearly a decade after the UK. In late 2010, this story was re-released in the UK with additional extras as part of the Revisitations 1 box set.

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Edition: China China
When:  January 1997
Publisher:  Fox Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Released in Hong Kong only. It's possible this may have been a bootleg rather than an "official" release.

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Edition: UK UK
When:  August 2001
Format: 1 x DVD
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New Years Eve 1999. Earth is about to run out of time...

Returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch enemy, the Master, the TARDIS is forced off course, plunging the Doctor into the middle of a street gang's gun battle in downtown San Francisco.

Critically wounded in the shoot out, the Doctor has to regenerate to save his own life. And he's not the only one — the Master too has a new body with which to wreak havoc, and his ultimate goal is to take the Doctor's own existence.

As the clock counts down to the start of a new millennium, the Doctor has to stop the Master destroying all life on Earth. But at what cost..?

This story was broadcast on BBC1 on 27th May 1996.

Special Features

  • Commentary by Geoffrey Sax
  • On Screen Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Music Feature
  • Exclusive footage, cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes features

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Edition: US US
When:  February 2011
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  2-disc edition, with same extras as released in the UK/Australia on the Revisitations 1 box set. This was the first ever commercial release of the Doctor Who movie in the US — it had never been released on VHS in the States due to rights issues (similar issues that prevented a North American DVD release in 2001).

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The Doctor is returning home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr. Grace Holloway fights — and fails — to save his life.

Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one — the Master has also found himself a new body. As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy from destroying all life on Earth?

DVD EXTRAS:
DISC 1:

  • Audio Commentary 1 by director Geoffrey Sax
  • Audio Commentary 2 by actors Paul McGann (Doctor 8) and Sylvester McCoy (Doctor 7), moderated by Nicholas Briggs
  • The Seven Year Hitch A look back at the long quest to return Doctor Who to the screen (54 mins)
  • The Doctor's Strange Love How fans learned to love Doctor Who — The Movie (17 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (3 mins)
  • Music Tracks
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

DISC 2:

  • Behind the Scenes (5 mins)
  • Electronic Press Kit Short documentary and interview segments from 1996 (15 mins)
  • Philip Segal's Tour of the Tardis (2 mins)
  • Alternate Takes (1 min)
  • Who Peter 1989-2009 Second part of documentary on the relationship of Blue Peter with Doctor Who (26 mins)
  • VFX Tests June 1994 (1 min)
  • VFX March 1996 (2 mins)
  • The Wilderness Years How Doctor Who was kept alive between 1989 and 1996 (23 mins)
  • Stripped for Action — The Eighth Doctor (19 mins)
  • Tomorrow's Times — The Eighth Doctor Contemporary press coverage (11 mins)
  • BBC Trailers (1 min)

Originally transmitted May 14, 1996

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Edition: Australia Australia
When:  March 2011
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  2-disc edition, with same extras as released in the UK/Australia on the Revisitations 1 box set.

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Edition: UK UK (Blu-ray)
When:  September 2016
Format: 2 x Blu-ray
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  • Although the movie was mostly filmed on 35mm film and so would be a candidate for a "true" HD release on Blu-ray, the actual film negatives are property of Universal and it is thought to be too difficult & expensive for the BBC to obtain them for such a release. Therefore this Blu-ray has been upscaled from SD.
  • Full list of extras on the official Doctor Who site — in a nutshell, the extras are the same as the "Revisitations" DVD edition, but with the addition of the 2013 mini-episode The Night of the Doctor.

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Edition: Germany Germany (limited Blu-ray)
Title:  Der Film
When:  17 February 2017
Publisher:  Pandastorm
Format: 3 x Blu-ray
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Note:  1 DVD + 2 Blu-ray "mediabook" edition.

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Edition: Germany Germany
Title:  Der Film
When:  31 March 2017
Publisher:  Pandastorm
Format: 2 x DVD
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Edition: Germany Germany (standard Blu-ray)
Title:  Der Film
When:  31 March 2017
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