Dec 102017
 

Midsomer Murders is a well written British mystery series that has been running for 20+ years and this collection of John Barnaby’s First Cases is probably more made for moderate fans or complete novices as the episodes were already released in other sets.

 

 

Midsomer Murders
— John Barnaby’s First Cases —

(2011-13)

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 1290 min. – $79.99 | December 5, 2017

Date Published: 12/10/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


SERIES INFO:
Directed by: NA
Writer(s): Caroline Graham (characters)
Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Jason Hughes, Barry Jackson
DISC INFO:
Features: Episode Commentary, Featurettes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 7
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1

 

 

ABOUT THIS RELEASE


The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in this British mystery series. In this collection of Series 14 and 15, John Barnaby (NEIL DUDGEON) takes over as Midsomer County’s new Detective Chief Inspector, solving macabre crimes with the help of DS Ben Jones (JASON HUGHES) in his last cases as Barnaby’s assistant. Guest stars include Samantha Bond, Edward Fox, Pam Ferris, Warren Clarke, James Callis, Julie Graham, Kerry Fox, Sinead Cusack, Hattie Morahan, Martine McCutcheon, Kate Ashfield, Charity Wakefield, Kevin Doyle, and Harriet Walter.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5


This 7-disc set comes housed in an extra-wide keep case and has a glossy slip cover. Features include an Episode Commentary on ‘The Dark Rider’ with actor Neil Dudgeon and director Alex Pillai; Midsomer Murders in Conversation (35:49) and Death and the Divas (15:44) featurettes and a Biography of Skyes the Dog.

 

VIDEO – 3.5/5, AUDIO – 3.0/5


Each episode is presented with a 1.78 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and given standard but serviceable Dolby Digital Stereo tracks. Nothing noteworthy for either yet satisfactory enough.

OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, Midsomer Murders is a well written British mystery series that has been running for 20+ years and this collection of John Barnaby’s First Cases is probably more made for moderate fans or complete novices as the episodes were already released in other sets.
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