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Murder City

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Editorial Reviews

In a busy inner city murder squad, tough and methodical Detective Susan Alembic (LA Law's Amanda Donahoe) is teamed up with unorthodox Luke Stone (Love Actually's Kris Marshall) to unlock diabolical mysteries and track down relentless killers. Working closely with the rest of the squad, their investigations bring them face to face with tormented pasts, grim secrets and deadly deceptions as they follow up grisly discoveries and frequently put their own lives in jeopardy.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Amanda Donohoe, Kris Marshall
  • Directors: Richard Spence
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 690 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000QFAFRW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,227 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Lafleur on October 24, 2007
I highly recommend this set too! Like the other reviewers, I feel this series was taken off BBC too quickly. I thought the writing was great and Amanda Donohoe and Kris Marshall were perfect together.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Linda A. Vincent on June 10, 2007
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I watched all the episodes on BBC America, and was disappointed that it abruptly went off the air. Very different type of murder mystery. You will need to pay close attention so you don't miss out on any of the clues. I am glad that I can at least watch the shows again on DVD. I also found that acting to be superb!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sally Puryear on January 13, 2008
Wow, this was a wonderful show on BBC. I loved it and waited for it every week until it was gone. I kept hoping it would return for a new season. But I am at least happy that it is on DVD. It is an intelligent series.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fred on March 26, 2008
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this is an excellent series - i especially like the young detective - he's extremely intense and make the series flow very nicely. all the characters are great and the stories unfold in a number of diferent directions
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By moma sue on June 10, 2008
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I ENJOYEDD THIS DVD AND I FIND THAT SO MANY GOOD SERIES GET CANCELLED AND THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE THE CHARACTERS WERE GREAT AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO ENJOYS A GOOD WELL DONE AND ACGTDD SHOW..I WONT GIVE AWAY ANY OF THE PLOT BUT IT HAD A GOOD ONE ...ENJOY AND INVEST YOU CANT GO WRONG
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Obiburner on June 3, 2008
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Yes, it is difficult to get invested in a T.V. show in America, only to have it pulled, with the viewer left dangling.

Like most BBC shows, The OFFICE (two seasons of 6 episodes and one special) State Of Play, Waking the Dead, Prime Suspect, Life On Mars, and MI-5 to name but a few, Murder City is limited to a short season, by US standards any way, but didn't abruptly disappear as other reviewers have referenced. If you catch these shows on BBCA, often the seasons are run together which can make it appear to have ended abruptly.

What makes BBC shows like the ones stated above, and Murder City, is the story lines, being short, are much tighter, written ahead of time with an ending which allows the actors to shine as they know where the show is going. Each short season ends with all of the strings tied up.

That this DVD set covers all of the aired episodes, don't let that dissuade you from investing your time and money in purchasing this great series. Nor is there reason to beleive that because this set is inclusive of all of the aired episodes, that there won't be future episodes some time down the line. Instead, revel in the taught, tightly woven story line and the actors' immersion in their roles, knowing they won't end up pigeon holed or type cast as so frequently happens to American actors.

Kris Marshall, who has a long resume of BBC hits, could have been typecast as the older, slacker son from My Family, another great BBC show, but in the comedy genre, however, because of the brief, usually 6 episode seasons, Kris is able to switch genres and continuing enjoying his craft.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K2spencers on May 31, 2008
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The mysteries are quite good, and keep you carefully keeping track of all action, so as to follow and try to solve. One must be prepared, however, that these are not the English "Comfortable" murder musteries. More blood and graphic scenes, overall more "harsh" than Agatha Christi, and Midsommer Murders, as example. Still enjoyable, as long as you know ahead what you will be seeing. Acting is excellent.
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1st Season only or complete?
I have this dvd set, not purchased through Amazon or Image Entertainment. It has 4 discs in the set and contains all 10 episodes. I have just looked at the back of the dvd and it lists the running time as approx 700 mins. Hope this helps.
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