Blu-ray release confirmed for Paul McGann’s ‘Doctor Who’ TV movie

1996’s Doctor Who TV movie will finally make its HD debut on Blu-ray later this year.

Starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor alongside Daphne Ashbrook as Grace and Eric Roberts as the Master, the feature-length episode celebrated its 20th anniversary in May.

‘The TV Movie’ will be released on Blu-ray on Monday 19 September by BBC Worldwide and is available to pre-order on Amazon now.

> Buy the Blu-ray on Amazon here.

Extras have not yet been announced, but Amazon has listed the release as having 2 discs.

Are you a fan of ‘The TV Movie’? Let us know below…

  • Dave Johnson

    “1996’s Doctor Who TV movie will finally make its HD debut on Blu-ray later this year.”

    Will it actually be HD? It’s well known that the original film sequences lie buried in a vault somewhere in America. Steve Roberts of the Restoration Team has indicated on the Doctor Who forum that this will almost certainly be an upscaled release rather than true HD…

  • Theophile

    Is there a date as of yet for the US release?

  • James Jeans

    Can we please get it in region 1 without the PAL speed-up? It’s very difficult for me to watch the DVD due to it having used the PAL master.

    • Björn Vermöhlen

      If the new BD is from a new master and in HD, it is in 1080p24 without PAL-speedup.
      And even if it was an upscale from the masters for the PAL-DVD, they would release it in 1080p24 (at least) in the states

  • Björn Vermöhlen

    I actually want to believe in a true-HD-transfer. Those things are possible and were done before. “The x-files” were made in the same way (filmed -> transferred to video -> cut into an episode with effects) and were remastered to glorious HD two years ago. These were 202 episodes at 45 minutes each which is 101 times the running time of the DW-movie, so it’s not an impossible task if the film elements are available.

    So, where is the point of releasing a faux-HD-version of an episode which is not that popular. If they wanted to make a quick profit, they should upscale something like ‘Tomb of the cybermen’ and hope that enough people are dumb enough to buy it 😀
    So, where is the point of releasing a faux-HD-version of an episode which is not that popular. If they wanted to make a quick profit, they should upscale something like ‘Tomb of the cybermen’ and hope that enough people are dumb enough to buy it 😀

    So, where is the point of releasing a faux-HD-version of an episode which is not that popular. If they wanted to make a quick profit, they should upscale something like ‘Tomb of the cybermen’ and hope that enough people are dumb enough to buy it 😀