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More "Doctor Who"/"Torchwood" DVD, Blu-ray

By admin Published: June 11, 2009

July releases, beaucoup details in announcement after the jump.

This July, BBC Video releases to DVD and Blu-ray Disc two highly anticipated science fiction series - Torchwood and Doctor Who. First, BBC AMERICA's highest rated show ever returns with Captain Jack Harkness in the thrilling mini-series event - Torchwood: Children of the Earth. Then, television's longest running sci-fi series kicks the first of the final four adventures of the tenth Time Lord (David Tennant, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) -- Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead.

Additional July releases ... the action-packed Blu-ray Disc installment - Torchwood: The Complete Second Season; and two new classic Doctor Who releases -- Doctor Who: The Rescue/The Romans and Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen.

Torchwood: Children of Earth- July 28, 2009
This July, BBC Video™ proudly brings to DVD and Blu-ray Disc the highly-anticipated and newest installment of Torchwood -- BBC AMERICA's highest rated television series ever -- with the release of Torchwood: Children of Earth. Airing over five nights on BBC AMERICA, this epic mini-series rejoins Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman, Doctor Who) and his alien fighting team -- Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles, Merlin, Little Dorrit) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd, Mine all Mine) as they cope with the death of their closest friends to face their fiercest threat to date. Boasting the entire mini-series, the 2-disc set also contains the Torchwood Declassified- Behind-the-Scenes featurette.
US DVD/BD SRP: $29.98/$34.99
CA DVD/BD SRP: $37.98/$43.98

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead- July 28, 2009
This July, television's longest running sci-fi series and a global phenomenon, Doctor Who, returns with the first of the final four adventures of the tenth Time Lord David Tennant (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) - as BBC Video™ releases Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead to DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman, Jekyll) teams up with David Tennant for the first Time Lord adventure shot entirely in High Definition. Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead contains the original special in its entirety as well as the 60-minute bonus program Doctor Who: Confidential.
US DVD/BD SRP: $14.98/$19.89
CA DVD/BD SRP: $18.74/$24.95

Torchwood: The Complete Second Season (BD)- July 28, 2009
BBC Video™ unleashes to Blu-ray Disc the second installment of the highest rated show ever on BBC AMERICA with the release of Torchwood: The Complete Second Season. Starring BAFTA award nominee John Barrowman (Doctor Who), BAFTA award-winner Eve Myles (Belonging, Little Dorritt). Burn Gorman (Wuthering Heights), Naoko Mori (Absolutely Fabulous) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Doctor Who), the second season of Torchwood garnered incredible media acclaim. USA Today called the series "one of TV's most entertaining sci-fi romps" and Chicago Tribune proclaimed, "The qualities that set the show apart in its highly enjoyable first season - a disarming lead actor (Barrowman), an appearing cast, capable and even touching storytelling, interesting alien beasties - are all back." Featuring all 13-action-packed episodes, this fully-loaded 4-disc box set also contains over three hours of bonus features ranging from deleted scenes and outtakes to Torchwood Declassified featurettes and more.
US BD SRP $79.98
CA BD SRP $99.90

Doctor Who: The Rescue/The Romans- July 7, 2009
This July, BBC Video™ brings to retail two digitally remastered Doctor Who classics in the 2-disc set release - Doctor Who: The Rescue / Doctor Who: The Romans. In The Rescue, join the Doctor (William Hartnell), Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) and Ian (William Russell) as they discover that the peaceful planet of Dido may not be so peaceful after all. The set includes all six classic Doctor Who episodes digitally remastered on DVD and over an hour of special features including a "Making of" documentary, cast and crew commentaries with director Christopher Barry, Russell, and designer Raymond Cusick, photo galleries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
US DVD SRP $34.98
CA DVD SRP $43.98

Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen- July 7, 2009
This July, BBC Video™ delivers to retail the digitally remastered Doctor Who classic - Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen. Answering an alien distress signal from Earth, the Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) stumble upon an attempted bank robbery staged through the London sewers. This DVD contains two classic Doctor Who episodes digitally remastered as well as over an hour of exclusive extras including an interview with Professor Kevin Warwick, a "Making of" documentary, cast commentaries with Baker, Bryant and Terry Molloy (Russell), behind-the-scenes featurettes, a photo gallery, an Easter egg and more.
US DVD SRP $24.98
CA DVD SRP $30.98

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