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Death in Paradise: Series One [Import: Non-USA Format]

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Anamorphic Widescreen, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: DI Richard Poole is sent to the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean to solve an impossible murder. He hates sun, sea and sand, but no matter - once he's solved the murder he'll be heading back to wonderful, cold, drizzly London. He does so, with brilliance and tenacity - only to discover his boss back home has conspired to keep him there. He's trapped on an island he hates and people just keep getting murdered. ...Death in Paradise (Series 1) - 2-DVD Set ( Death in Paradise - Series One )

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  • Actors: Don Warrington, Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr
  • Directors: Paul Harrison, Roger Goldby
  • Producers: Death in Paradise (Series 1) - 2-DVD Set ( Death in Paradise - Series One ), Death in Paradise (Series 1) - 2-DVD Set, Death in Paradise - Series One
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: ***** NON-U.S.A. FORMAT: PAL + Region 2 + U.K. Import *****
  • Run Time: 466.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009UHH5PM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,681 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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103 of 104 people found the following review helpful By M101 on February 9, 2013
Format: DVD
PBS picked it up and I am so glad! This is a wonderful Saturday night show, I totally agree with the other reviewers a lighthearted version of Poirot with more humor and tropical vistas!
I wish all the CSIs (that I don't watch but that abund in prime time TV ) would stop trying to outdo the gore and bring in some humor for once! The problem lays in the acting too, all the "pretty faces" that can't deliver a pun!
By contrast a low keyed Danny John-Jules ( remember Cat from Red Dwarf anyone?!) ,is great to watch in his exchanges with Gary Carr as the local police.
And can I say enough about Ben Miller? He is superb, he makes the show possible and carries it brilliantly! Just watch the way he can be incredibily funny, inspire awe and be completely pathetic at the same time! All with a very British stiff upper lip!
Watch him wearing those suits on the beach!
I noticed him in Primeval, then in Doc Martin, Johnny English, etc... Now I can't get enough of him, there is something about the way he keeps his face straight as he delivers the quirkiest things ever! It was about time he got a show to revolve around him, he can definitely step up to the challenge.
PS I stopped watching series 3, sorry, I liked Kris Marshall in Death at a Funeral but I don't think he can carry a show.
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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful By phantomfan on October 23, 2012
Format: DVD
If you ever need a reason to purchase a multi-region DVD player, they don't get any better than this. I purchased this sight-unseen from Amazon UK based on recommendations, and I definitely hit the jackpot with this one.

This is one of those fun, old-fashioned whodunits with twisty plots and clever detectives. None of the grit and darkness and realism you see in most modern cop shows. It is without a doubt a breath of fresh air for those of us who really want to just kick back and ENJOY watching TV.

I watched the eight hour-long episodes over a rainy weekend, and knew I had found a real gem. But the magnitude of how much I enjoyed it didn't hit me until afterwards ... when I kept going over it in my mind, wishing there were more episodes to watch. Rarely have I wanted to put the DVD back in and start over, but this was one of those times.

In a nutshell, the show is about an English detective who is sent to an island in the Caribbean to solve a tricky (read: impossible) murder. In truly predictable fashion, he refuses to stop wearing a suit and tie, complains about the heat, finds a tree growing through his living room and a lizard that keeps popping up, and clashes (initially) with his fellow cops. But he is truly brilliant, solves the case, and promptly gets assigned there permanently, much to his dismay and the sergeant who has to work with him.

It's such a simple, predictable premise it hardly seems likely to work as well as it does - but it does, due in no small part to the talents of the actors. DI Poole is somehow completely likeable, despite his obstinate refusal to "loosen up" and his complete lack of social skills. I give Ben Miller full credit for this.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Laura on February 23, 2013
Format: DVD
What a perfectly wonderful series! The first four reviews cover all of the important points. I just want to encourage anyone who loves comedy, intelligent writing and humor, puzzling mysteries, superb acting and gorgeous scenery to watch this series. You'll be hooked from the opening credits and music. D.I. Poole strolling the tropical beach in his black business suit, white shirt, dark tie - and his polished dress shoes - is an image that I'll cherish for many years. And it's great advertising for Guadeloupe, which does indeed look like Paradise here. I love the Caribbean and this is a hymn to its beauty and people.

But what will it take, BBC, to convince you to release this encoded for Region 1, USA/Canada/Bermuda? Just tell me and I'll do it! This is far too good to keep hidden from the North American market. I'm a would-be customer, BBC....
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Madeline on January 11, 2013
Format: DVD
When I was little, I read pretty much the complete works of Agatha Christie--and so the comparison between her usual formula and this show immediately hit home. Quirky detective falls into an interesting story where the clues seem random and the suspects are a tight group of people who all have motive. Then in the final ten minutes, said hero pulls everyone together and reveals all. Kinda like Sherlock Holmes in that regard, except this isn't a show really about intricate plot twists or even the "clues" necessarily.

Each episode is a character study, both of the suspects as well as the detective and his three officers (They live on a small island--and this contributes mightily to the whole series, what could otherwise be a boring police procedural turns into something really fresh as there isn't many of the modern police norms that you see in say CSI all the time. But not like in a "wow they live in dark ages way", more like in a "wow, they have to send the DNA to a bigger island with a real lab and will have to wait on the results for a few days instead of instantly magically knowing.")

This show really works for me. It's similar to Christie's works (which I love). It never gets too dark even when dealing with murder, rape, betrayal etc. The chemistry between the detective and his three police officers is simply delightful (proper English fellow with no social life slowly gets pulled out of his routine yet his officers also really develop a lot of respect/affection for him as well). And between him and his gorgeous police partner--goodness gracious, its the perfect romantic situation where two polar opposites are forced to spend large amounts of time together and then realize that they're not so opposite and actually they kinda might like each other.
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