Earlier today, BBC America announced the full specs and release details for the Blu-ray and DVD release for Doctor Who Christmas special, Last Christmas. Last Christmas was the first holiday special featuring new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi after the conclusion of his first season. The wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey adventure aired last Christmas day.
The special stars Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald and Nick Frost as Santa Claus. The Doctor and Clara find themselves on a new dangerous adventure. The duo are trapped on an arctic base and face an attack from terrifying creatures. However, they find help in the form of none other than Santa Claus.
The Blu-ray and DVD versions of the special will be released on February 17. Bonus features for the release include an audio commentary track by director Paul Wilmhurst and producer Paul Frift. There will also be a 10 minute, behind-the-scenes featurette with new interviews from Capaldi, Coleman, Frost, Stephen Moffat and many more.
Speaking on the special, Moffat commented: “Well obviously as everyone knows from the end of Death in Heaven (season finale), it’s the ultimate meeting of Christmas heroes; Santa Claus meets Doctor Who. The buddy movie you’ve always wanted. In addition to that, it’s quite surprising – it won’t be what some people expect because it’s a thriller of an episode. The Christmas element is covered in the fairly notable form of Santa Claus and the elves and their sleigh. But the rest of it is very much Doctor Who – scary, in a polar ice cap base, scientists under threat. I keep describing it as Miracle on 34th Street meets Alien.”
Peter Capaldi added: “It’s both really scary and really festive. It manages to be quite frightening and still have Santa Claus in it. It is extremely Christmassy but there is a plot line in it that is quite dark and I think Steven (Moffat) has done a brilliant job at balancing those two things.”