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Detective Montalbano: Episodes 23 & 24 (2013)

Luca Zingaretti , Cesare Bocci , Alberto Sironi  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci, Peppino Mazzotta, Angelo Russo, Marcello Perracchio
  • Directors: Alberto Sironi
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MHz Networks
  • DVD Release Date: September 24, 2013
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00E0QSGNS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,133 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

(In Italian with English Subtitles)
Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano.The series is filmed in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and is based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri. Episode 23: Angelica's Smile - A series of robberies take place within the singular Vigata s elite. One of the victims is Angelica, a young bank manager: gorgeous, magnetic. Montalbano is bowled over; she suggests the heroine of Ariosto's Orlando Furiouso and not only for her name. Salvo falls to her feet like a schoolboy and tries his best in fighting a difficult battle to resist her. Meanwhile, the investigation continues until he realizes that the robberies are only a cover for something completely different, much more serious and tragic. Episode 24: Mirror Effect - Somebody's trying to confuse Detective Montalbano: a strange villa, a love story out of Shakespeare, some mysterious explosions and a couple of dead bodies complicate the question of what is and isn't real. A game of mirrors seems to culminate in a warning to Montalbano himself. One thing is certain; behind this strange case there is something really big and the detective has to find out what it is. As the case gets more difficult, something slips out of Montalbano's control.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to receive these 4 episodes September 14, 2013
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I haven't received these subtitled episodes yet, but expect them by the end of September. But, I have watched the unsubtitled episodes on YouTube, and own all of the previously released episodes. This is the best detective series bar none, even those from Masterpiece Theatre and it is hard to top those. Luca Zingaretti has captured all of the quirky features of Montalbano (from the Andrea Camilleri novels), and his cohorts against crime are perfectly cast. The Italian/Sicilian is "rapido" so I like to check my understanding with the "sottotitoli" which are very well done and are translated beautifully.

I hope this is not the last of the Italian produced series, as Camilleri is still writing at 86 or so years!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Encore plus du Montalbano September 15, 2013
Episodes 23-25 have just run on French TV dubbed in French. Sicily is still gorgeous, Mimi has a silly mustache, A different but tall, thin and blonde lady plays Livia, the interchanges with Catarello border on slapstick but the series remains completely delightful, although, to me, it doesn't work in French. I've bought all the episodes so far and certainly will purchase these . . . .and be glad for the Italian with English subtitles.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent December 13, 2013
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Really different. I don;t like detective stories but these are fun. I think we Americans don't pay attention to the rest of the world much. Watching Montalbano and his crew find the bad guy gives you insight into the European mind.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detective Montalbano November 8, 2013
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We love this series of Sicilian murder mysteries! The plots are excellent. There is intrigue, humor, culture, and insight into the daily lives of a very interesting people. We can't wait for the next release!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gone down hill... October 4, 2013
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I have watched all of this series. These last two episodes are nearly the same story in both 23 and 24. Both revolve around women seducing Montalbano. It seems the author has given up producing a real story that intrigues and holds interest and is playing around with the attraction of the main Character. Livia is no where to be seen. The other characters are tiny parts. Both these episodes are very disappointing. Not worth buying frankly. No where near the level of the other stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good stories October 29, 2013
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The casting in these series is excellent. If you are a follower of the books you can appreciate how the cast brings the characters to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough October 3, 2013
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It's our favorate series...Good acting...Good plots...Hope they keeping making more...Luca Zingaretti is an appealing character...The scenery is interesting and unusual
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5.0 out of 5 stars They're all good. October 2, 2013
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It's a lot of fun watching this series, and helpful to hear the language spoken in a conversational way. If, as one actor said in an interview, they are speaking with a "Sicilian accent", I am not skilled enough in Italian yet to notice the distinction. They speak clearly, and I find it easy to follow.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Montalbano Delivers
Every episode of this series delivers a complex, multi-leveled story that entertains from the first scene to the last. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Marie E. Laconte
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series
It's an exceptional series, this Detective Montalbano. I'm even learning some Italian. Francois has grown into a beautiful young man and is searching out his roots in Tunisia. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Archie Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars hooked
read the books, and the films are not disappointing. Recommended for the background and local characters alone. see them all.
Published 1 month ago by vermont mom
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series.
Great story telling, a must for Italian speakers. Sicilian dialect and great style, plus Montalbano is really cute and funny.
Published 2 months ago by Catherine Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
This is an addictive series! The stories are well told and characters become part of your family. With humor and compassion, in addition to mystery and oftentimes murder, what's... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Caroline Lim
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly Entertaining.
Watching Detective Montalbano get the bad guys without all the high tech wizardry shown in the American CSI productions is refreshing. Casting for these movies is excellent. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Robert M. Weiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Careful! These shows are addictive!
This is a terrific series with actual stories rather than just car chases and violence. Detective Montalbano is so cool.
Published 5 months ago by Hartwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Love all the Montalbano series
another great DVD love them all and am slowly catching on to the Sicilian dialect.
I will be sorry when the last one is written
Published 5 months ago by Janet Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Detective Series
Best detective series and you can learn Italian as well, although it is the Sicilian Italian! Spicier!! With this one and the 25-26 I complete the series!
Published 5 months ago by Luis Villalobos
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Brilliant!
Montalbano is a series for serious detective fans. Each episode begins with two quite different mysteries. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Leslie A. Jones
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