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  • Actors: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Lachlan Murdoch
  • Writers: Alexandra Zarowny, Cal Coons, Maureen Jennings, R.B. Carney
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Anamorphic, NTSC
  • 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: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Run Time: 598 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (899 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001O4C6NA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,358 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Murdoch Mysteries, Season One" on IMDb

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Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention

Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this "stylish period thriller" (The Globe and Mail). In the 1890s, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) adopts modern techniques like "finger marks" and forensics to track Toronto’s most sinister killers. Though derided by his skeptical boss (Thomas Craig, Where the Heart Is), Murdoch finds friends and allies in a lovely pathologist (Gemini®-winner Hélène Joy, Durham County) and an eager-to-learn constable (Jonny Harris, Hatching, Matching & Dispatching). Along the way they cross paths with some of the era’s most famous figures, including Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred.

Winner of two Geminis® and nominated for 12 more, including best drama, best supporting actor, and best writing

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE episode commentary by stars Yannick Bisson and Jonny Harris, production designer Sandra Kybartas, and executive producer Cal Coons; interviews with the author and cast; photo gallery; cast filmographies; and character bios.

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Inspired by a series of television movies based on the mystery novels of Maureen Jennings, the enjoyable Murdoch Mysteries: Series One follows the investigations of Toronto police detective William Murdoch at the close of the 19th century. A man of scientific progress as well as devout Catholicism, Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) approaches mysteries with such new, state-of-the-art techniques as fingerprinting, blood-testing, and trace evidence, collaborating closely with his department's pathologist, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy). Working under the skeptical Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), an old-school copper who respects his lead investigator's results but has little patience for his complex methods, Murdoch often encounters new-fangled technology that, in time, will pave the way for such 20th-century staples as radio, television and the electronic grid. At the same time, the faith element in Murdoch's view of the world allows him to be something more than a complete rationalist. His occasional reliance on a medium (Maria del Mar) to help him discover clues, and his church-derived ethics are all part of Murdoch's approach to an increasingly complicated world.

The first episode in Murdoch Mysteries: Season One is an excellent template for all 13 shows in this boxed set. "Power" finds Murdoch trying to discover how and why a woman was killed during a demonstration of the "evils" of alternating-current-derived electricity put on by a direct-current power company. Murdoch's queries put him in touch with Nikola Tesla, the real-life father of the AC motor. "The Glass Ceiling" pits Murdoch's scientific techniques against the more brutal approach of his boss, Brackenreid, who seems to be the target of a killer linked to an old case. "Elementary, My Dear Murdoch" somewhat inevitably pairs Murdoch in a murder investigation with one of his idols, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose faith in such spiritualist pursuits as seances complicates things. (Doyle returns in a later episode, "Belly Speaker," again proving more of a meddler than a help in a case involving a mad ventriloquist.) "Bad Medicine" is a scary story about a hooded archer killing off the patients at a clinic for advanced brain study. (The aforementioned medium has unnerving visions of Murdoch becoming one of the murderer's victims.) The last episode, "The Annoying Red Planet," is easily the season's most ambitious, involving crop circles, possible extraterrestrial footprints, and a genuine unidentified flying object that pushes the series into The X-Files territory. --Tom Keogh

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A great who done it with good plots and well acted.
J. Souza
It's set in Toronto and aside from the fun of watching Detective Murdoch inventing new technology, the sets are very well done.
lbrohn
My favorite show I can only watch it on Prime cannot wait to see season 6.
Ron

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104 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Murdoch fan on December 26, 2008
Format: DVD
Three television adaptions of Maureen Jennings' Victorian William Murdoch novels were so successful, the broadcaster (CITY television in Canada, UKTV in Britain and Granada International) commissioned a full fledged 13 episode series. 14 Gemini award nominations for season one led to the series being renewed for season two.
This collection of episodes from season one has some stellar performances. Thomas Craig as Inspector Brackenreid, Helene Joy (Gemini award winning actress) as Dr Ogden, Jonny Harris as Constable Crabtree, and Yannick Bisson as the handsome and dapper Detective Murdoch, will provide hours of great entertainment and suspense.
Standout episodes in season one include an adaptation of the novel Let Loose the Dogs, Elementary My Dear Murdoch (which features Arthur Conan Doyle), The Glass Ceiling, The Annoying Red Planet, and the touching Child's Play. Highly recommended.
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Poor William Murdoch. Will he ever get a fair shake in the casting department? He's a police detective in a number of turn-of the-century mysteries set in gas-lit Toronto written by Maureen Jennings. They are good books, well written, detailed and intricate, and Murdoch is a fine protagonist. He's reasonably well educated, worked rough before he became a policeman and is a Catholic in a very Protestant town which has a largely Protestant police force. Murdoch is convinced that beating a confession out of a suspect -- the usual way of solving a crime -- is not as effective as using deduction and the new scientific methods that are being talked about. He's thoughtful, sincere and shrewd. He's not the most popular copper at his station, but he grudgingly earns the respect of his superior and most of his colleagues.

The Murdoch Mysteries is the second attempt by Canadian producers to bring Murdoch to television. The first consisted of three 90-minute programs based on three of Jennings' books. Murdoch's impostor didn't look much like Jennings' description but he was a skilled actor. It all started well but quickly drifted down into melodrama, with Murdoch in the third program involved with a loving street prostitute. With that highly unlikely development, not in the books, the axe came down on the show.

Murdoch Mysteries showed up a couple of years later. It's a conventional television approach with thirteen one-hour mysteries in a season, with two seasons finished and production started on the third. My impression is that the television producers and writers are caught between trying to bring Murdoch and his times to life and having a hit in the ratings.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 15, 2009
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Set in 1890's Canada, Murdoch Mysteries Season One is a four-DVD thinpack set collecting the first thirteen episodes of this popular mystery series following Detective William Murdoch (played by Yannick Bisson), a sleuth whose genius leads him to discover and use modern techniques such as "finger marks" to catch criminals. His antagonistic boss (Thomas Craig) derides his methods at every turn, but he has willing allies in a beautiful pathologist (Gemini-winner Helene Joy) and an intrepidly inquisitive constable (Johnny Harris). Famous brilliant minds of the era also make appearances, such as Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred. Based on the hero of the enjoyable and widely beloved Murdoch novels, Murdoch Mysteries Season One is an excellent adventure sure to please mystery fans, and is especially notable for winning two Geminis and being nominated for twelve more. Special features include episode commentary by stars Yannick Bisson and Jonny Harris, production designer Sandra Kybartas, and executive feature Cal Coons; interviews with the author and cast; a photographic gallery; cast filmographies; and brief cast biographies. 598 minutes, 16:9 widescreen, subtitles.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dobey on October 31, 2009
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While the movies were better than the series; this series is alot of fun and is worth watching. The plots are logical and not dumb as some have stated. I enjoyed every minute of this show and I am glad to see it come back for a second season. The historical guest 'stars" like Tesla and Sir Arthur conan Doyle make for even more fun. It's great to see a show this well produced and featuring a long ago time period that may have some historical inaccuracies but not overly so. We need more period dramas out there and it's a great thing to see a very good one on television being produced somewhere and in english. So I would say that any fan of dectective series that take place in the past should enjoy this show. It's fun to just sit back and take in the atmosphere. I don't think the leads acting is terrible either , he comes off as brainy and restrained and that fits the character. So this show is worth adding to your mystery collection if you are a fan of period mysteries.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By MM MOORE on June 29, 2009
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By chance I purchase the Murdoch Movies..and found them interesting and enjoyble...CSI in 1890 Victorian years....
Was surprised to learned that this had been made into a series...with a new cast of actors...with my interest peeked...I purchased the set...what a pleasant surprise...all episodes interesting and enteraining....My favorite episodes were with Murdoch and Arthur Conan Doyle..playing off on each other...Also, enjoy the sparks from Murdoch and the good doctor...(not many woman doctors back then or in the field.)
Have read there is a season 2..Will be waiting impatiently for that season to be release....since this program in not found on USA channels..
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Thanks, Ginger, for taking the message in the spirit with which it was intended. I completely agree on the programs that show no signs of release here. But when it's things like Murdoch, Midsomer, Foyle's, Poirot, Marple, etc - where there are upcoming releases listed - it's kind of disheartening... Read More
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