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5.0 out of 5 stars First Season, June 14, 2012
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This review is from: Henning Mankell's Wallander (DVD)
In response to T.W. Yates review, the complete first season of Henning Mankell's Wallander is available from Mhz Networks; for some reason Amazon is only selling the first season in three DVD segments, rather than complete.

The Music Box collection of the second season is exceptional, as well as only enhanced by the addition of Lena Endre to the cast. The only caveat comes with the direction and over-use of soft, light-diffused cinematography in the episode titled Arvet (The Heritage), which is sadly intrusive.

While I have enjoyed both Rolf Lassgård and Kenneth Branaghs'interpretations of Kurt Wallander, Krister Henriksson's characterization here remains, for me, the definitive portrayal of Mankell's world-weary detective, and the 26 episode Swedish television series the best of Wallander's appearances in film. If you are a fan of Mankell's detective in print, or Scandinavian crime dramas in general, this is not to be missed!
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Initial post: Jul 14, 2012 3:32:10 PM PDT
Thank you, Elyon! Would you know if this Series 2 set of DVDs has optional English subtitles or not?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2012 7:08:41 AM PDT
DaccLibrary says:
Both DVD seasons/series have optional English subtitles.

Best!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 8:09:19 PM PDT
Does the Swedish series have a dubbed English soundtrack as well as subtitles? I was told that the Stieg Larsson Millennium movies did not have one but there actually was. I'd like to watch all these shows but I don't really want to read them.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 6:31:11 AM PDT
DaccLibrary says:
No dub, which in my opinion is a plus, as dubbing so often is poorly done.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 7:42:32 AM PDT
Thank you, Kathleen. I agree that most dubbing is done poorly but in my case, my eyes would get tired very fast anymore. I appreciate that you have saved me a lot of money.
How do you rate Branaugh's version and is he committed to doing more Wallander movies?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 8:18:35 AM PDT
Elyon says:
Branaugh is good, though I prefer the Swedish Wallander...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 8:19:47 AM PDT
DaccLibrary says:
As do I...

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 9:26:15 AM PDT
M. Baker says:
I have to agree. Kenneth Branagh is good ( am looking forward to Series 3 tomorrow night), but Krister Henricksson is the best. I am thinking of buying the used dvd s...is this a mistake??

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 9:27:32 AM PDT
M. Baker says:
I have to agree. Kenneth Branagh is good ( am looking forward to Series 3 tomorrow night), but Krister Henricksson is the best. I am thinking of buying the used dvd s...is this a mistake??

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2012 9:33:44 AM PDT
Elyon says:
No, I don't think it's a mistake, if you can find a reliable seller and used dvds in good condition. If you are a fans of the series, in my opinion this is the version to own.
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