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Doctor Who – Deep Breath (DVD): Review

Main Feature

The first episode of season 8 of this long running, and very popular television series. The timelord, Doctor Who. Introducing Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor, guided by his companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman). The newly regenerated Doctor finds himself in Victorian London, where there is a dinosaur on the loose and a spate of mysterious d disappearances.

This episode is slightly more comedic in places than some others, as The Doctor becomes accustomed to his new incarnation. Yet, in other areas, it is darker than some of the stories, as we encounter the Half-Face Man, using people as spare parts, in order to extend his own life.

This is a fine way to ease oneself back into another season with The Doctor, a bit of mystery before the pace quickens for the rest of the seasons episodes.

Doctor Who – Deep Breath is sure to excite fans, and entice new ones alike, keeping things Earthbound as The Doctor finds his feet, and allowing us to meet familiar characters again, like Strax and Madam Vastra, yet planting the seed for key part of the story that will run the entire course of this season.

A gentle beginning to an exciting season.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc, as most commercially produced discs, is encoded at a high bitrate, can be scaled up to a larger screen should you desire. Sound is encoded in 5.1 surround, and adds to the immersive feel when viewing, and making good use of the surround speakers.

Bonus features include an intro to Deep Breath, an interesting behind the scenes feature that is sure to appeal to fans and filmmakers alike, and Doctor Who Live showing the live announcement of the next Doctor. Although most fans are sure to know who this is already, one can not help but feel a slight bit of tension as the show goes on.

Doctor Who – Deep Breath is available now, for purchase on disc in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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