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Doctor Who: The Complete Series 5 Box Set (2010) (6 Discs)

Released on 08 November 2010

Featuring: Matt Smith, Karen Gillian & Toby Jones

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

4.0 out of 5 (13 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Brand New Doctor! Exciting New Adventures!

Episodes Comprise:

1. The Eleventh Hour
2. The Beast Below
3. Victory of the Daleks
4. The Time of Angels
5. Flesh and Stone
6. The Vampires of Venice
7. Amy's Choice
8. The Hungry Earth
9. Cold Blood
10. Vincent and the Doctor
11. The Lodger
12. The Pandorica Opens
13. The Big Bang
  • Meanwhile in the TARDIS - additional scenes, written by Steven Moffat and featuring Matt Smith & Karen Gillan, telling the story of what happens between episodes. Why was Amy floating in Space above Starship UK, and what happened after 'that' kiss between the Doctor and Amy? - Exclusive to DVD.
  • Monster Files - The Monster Files will get under the skin and inside the minds of the latest Doctor's most challenging opponents. With previously unseen footage and exclusive comments from cast and crew, the Monster Files take fans old and new even further behind enemy lines.
  • Out-takes
  • In vision commentaries
  • Video diary
  • Confidential cut downs
  • BBC trails & promos to new series 5

customer Reviews

 Average rating (13 reviews)

 DOCTOR NEW

| | See all THEMOORE's reviews (184)

Theres no doubt that series five of Doctor Who is better than the last few attempts with Russell T. Davies at the helm, but it still has to be said that this series is far from perfect even with Mr Moffat at the helm. On the plus side Matt Smith may have met with some criticism about being so young and being an unknown before landing the part but he is absolutely fantastic from the word go and is perfect at playing a young but somewhat old eccentric and in addition he is far less hammy and overacting than what David Tennant eventually became. Karen Gillan is also very good as Amy Pond although at times the character can be quite full on and annoying but I think thats more to do with the writing rather than Karens performance. Arthur Darvill also pops up now and again as Amys boyfriend Rory and as someone else said, he is a joy to watch and forms a perfect double act with Smiths Doctor.

Where the series is let down however is with its stories and production values. The credits for example seem more suited to a childs programme instead of a family show, the logo is not all that great (although my main problem with this is the insignia that is incorporated with it) and the new theme tune takes some getting used to but will eventually grow on you. Another downer is the redesign of the Daleks which seemed unnecessary and makes them look even less threatening! Some of the special effects are also not up to the standard of the ones that have gone before, although this might be to do with budget cuts at the BBC. In terms of stories, the highlights (at least in my opinion) include The Time Of Angels, Amys Choice, Vincent & The Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens and the best of the bunch The Eleventh Hour. Sadly the rest of the episodes fail to live up to expectations and even in the Weeping Angel two-parter sees them being less threatening/scary than in Blink and part two of this story fails to live up to the standard of part one.

All this being said there is a lot of promise with Steven Moffat at the helm of the show. Hes picked a brilliant actor to play the lead and some equally brilliant people to travel with the Doctor. There is a lot more comedy in the show, and cleverer comedy at that and gone are the massive reset buttons and constant recurring companions of the Russell T. Davies era. That being said none of the stories this series, not even the brilliant Eleventh Hour live up to the standard of some of Moffats amazing past stories such as The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and Blink. Nevertheless this series is an improvement on the hammy series four and the below par 2009-2010 specials. 3.5 Stars.

 The 5th Series Returns With A BANG!

| | See all Ianjk78's reviews (3)

Brilliant! Matt Smith really shone on his first series of the Doctor, plus Amy Karren Gillan really made a great companion, plus the loveable funny Rory Arthur Darvill was a joy to watch! As for the series it was just brilliant! The highlights was certainly the weeping angels in the 2 parter, gripping stuff! Visitations from female vampires was exciting, the dream lord was a gripping epidode! The return of the Sularians was exciting and sad at the same time because of the death or Rory!
But nothing could prepared me for the final 2 parter The Pandorica Opens and The Big Bang, I wont spoil it for you but WOW probably the best final 2 parter in Doctor Who history! Please watch this series its a MUST SEE!

 "..AWESOME SCI-FI.."

| | See all sdx800's reviews (1814)

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Fantastic series of doctor who, probably the best ever series yet! The stories are all very well written and combine so much action and suspense and drama and chills and so much spirit mainly due to the fantastic Karen Gillan and Matt Smith!! Worth every penny this set is TV gold and a must have in the collection.

 Dreadful

| | See all dametrot's reviews (6)

Badly conceived, cast and written. This very mixed bag of horrendous mistakes season, from the titles and theme makeover to the just plain stupid Dalek redesign, stumbles along to a very weak climax .
Thankfully Matt Smith shines through in the bleaker moments, even when you can't understand what the companion is saying! the better episodes have amy pond locked in cupboard for the duration.....
lets hope they can get better before even more of the public loose interest.

 I have'nt had this much fun since Series Three.

| | See all HeartlessNobody's reviews (1)

After Series Three ended, and we had a fantastic Christmas special, the Voyage of the Damned, Series Four began, I enjoyed Series 4, it was a fantastic series, although Series 3 was far better, and I was beggining to believe Doctor Who would never be as good as Series 1 2 and 3 were, oh but I was wrong, in 2010 a fantastic series with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill came along, and it was excellant!

The Eleventh Hour- A fantastic start to the series, it was'nt that great at first, but it got so much better later on, and was an explosive opening, with flashbacks of previous Doctors and enemies, and an exciting hint at the finale.
The Beast Below- An interesting episode, set in the far future, on Starship UK, where the UK is a spaceship, being steered by a-, well I wont spoil it for the few who havent seen this series, this episode was confusing at first, I had a feeling that Series 5 was'nt going to be that great, I mean it was a great episode but, it just was'nt the best, it took me 3 times of viewing before I fully understood the plot, and usually I can grasp any complex plot within seconds.
Victory of the Daleks-
This episode totally restored by faith in this series, it was'nt much like The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, this was more about the military and politics of World War Two , rather than the people affected by it, but it was an extremely exciting story, the Ironside Daleks were fantastic, Bracewell turning out to be....well...spoilers, was totally unexpected, as were many other things, which I wont spoil, although I will say, there are 5 new Daleks, you either love em or you hate em, I personally love them, although they do look a bit weird for daleks.
Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone- An exciting reintroduction of River Song, the opening was fantastic, the setting of Alfava Metraxis and Father Octavian and the Clerics were very interesting, as my nan said, the episode had a very "eerie" feel to it, and the return of the Weeping Angels of course was fantastic, not only were they more horrific and dangerous, but there were more of them, and the episodes gave an interesting , but brief view of the Doctors future.
Vampires In Venice- This episode was fantastic, a lot of DEMANDING, HARD TO SATISFY, UNIVERSITY GRADUATES, complained that this episode was'nt contemporary Venice, due to it being filmed in Croatia, but honestly, what is the problem with that? Most people dont even realise this, I certaunly did'nt, it looked believable to me, and this episode had one of Doctor Who's most interesting monsters, fish-vampires from a far-off Planet called Satanine, very interesting, and thats saying something, seeing as I usually dont like CGI monsters that much, as I dont find them that realistic.
Amys Choice- Now this episode was highly unexpected, it was very dark, it's literally the dark side of Doctor Who, it's a very confusing, slow paced episode, which I enjoyed very much.

The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood- Now these 2 episodes were some of Doctor Who's best, set in a small place in South Wales, a drilling project awakened a famous Classic Doctor Who species, from under the Earth- The Silurians. Unfortunately The Sea Devils did'nt make an appearence and were'nt even references, although you do find some of the Silurian solidiers carrying weapons and wearing clothes similar to that of the Sea Devils. Now a lot of people complained that the Silurians were poor compared to the classic versions, I admit the original silurians were the best, although this was an interesting side to the species, these ones were more human-like, which was intresting, you could empathise with them more , but the third eye would have been nice.
Vincent and the Doctor- a nice ....tbc

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ActorsMatt Smith, Karen Gillian, Toby Jones, Meera Syall & Neve McIntosh
CertificatePG
Year2010
LanguagesEnglish
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.