Friday, June 13, 2008

Bringing the Jack Back

America, rejoice! The complete season two DVD boxset reaches Region 1 shores on September 16th, with an RRP of around $79.98 - giving North American Woodies another chance to see the likes of Captain John Hart, man-on-man Janto, Martha Jones, more Janto, death/destruction, and oh so more Janto loving. And then some.

On the same day Torchwood: Season One is released on the Blu-Ray format, offering Region 1 fans the chance to relive the first year in glorious high-definition (1080i). The retail price for that set is $99.98.

The sets are available to pre-order via Amazon.com here.

In other news, Torchwood won two awards last Sunday evening - thanks to Logo (the channel "geared toward gay, lesbian and transgendered persons"). The show picked up the award for "Best Gay Kiss of 2007" (the Jack/Ianto smooch), and also the audience award for "Best Show You're Now Watching" (though apparently it tied with something called 'The Sarah Silveman Show'). Well done to Torchwood and it's pleasing unprejudiced views on sexuality.

Finally...

Look away now if you don't want to be spoiled regarding certain plot elements of Doctor Who's fourth season finale. Erm... you still here? Last chance; shoo! Right, okay. I presume everybody still reading actually wants to be spoiled? I won't judge... Ah, to Hell with that, didn't you learn anything from Moffat's "Silence in the Library"? Tut tut.

Here, just for you, spoilers for episode twelve - "The Stolen Earth", which stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate. It also, Torchwood fans, guest stars the like of John Barrowman, Freema Agyeman and Captain Jack's one time fellow companion, Rose Tyler - aka Miss Billie of Piper!

"The Sarah Jane Adventures" star Elisabeth Sladen also features.

Here's the BBC Press Office's synopsis:

"Earth's greatest heroes assemble in a time of dire need. But can the Doctor's secret army defeat the might of the new Dalek Empire? With battles on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. However, a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows..."

One question remains: with so many high profile guest stars, how on this (stolen) Earth are they gonna fit all their names in the opening credits..?
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