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Foyle's War: Set Seven [Blu-ray]
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“An enthralling new chapter” —The Observer (U.K.)
“One of the best mysteries on television” —The New York Times
As the enormously popular mystery series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen, Out of Africa) has retired from police work when Britain’s secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks, My Brother Tom), Foyle faces new—but no less deadly—threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence.
Also starring Honeysuckle Weeks and featuring Ellie Haddington (Life Begins), Tim McMullan (The Woman in Black), Jeremy Swift (Oliver Twist), Rupert Vansittart (Holy Flying Circus), and Daniel Weyman (Great Expectations).
The Eternity Ring—Returning from America, Foyle gets drawn into an MI5 investigation of a Russian spy ring in which Sam, his former driver, has been implicated.
The Cage—Foyle’s inquiry into the deaths of several Russian defectors leads him to a mysterious military facility.
Sunflower—Foyle is charged with looking into assassination attempts against an ex-Nazi defector under MI5’s protection.
Sets 1-6 recap (6 min.), 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes (86 min.), introductions by writer & creator Anthony Horowitz (15 min.), and photo gallery
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Here is a statement from Acorn's own website --
"Series 8 ((which will likely be released as set 7 on DVD in the U.S.) will be set during the early period after World War II with Foyle focusing his attention on the world of espionage as he gathers secret intelligence in support of Britain's security, defense and the Government's foreign and economic policies. The stories will range from Foyle identifying highly placed atomic spies to a true story of government corruption. A world of transition where the values and certainties of the war have given way to austerity, exhaustion and doubts about the direction the new government is taking".
To correct some of the bad misinformation that's going on here, both the UK "series 7" and the US "set 7" are the same. I buy the UK versions (a region-free DVD player is needed) because they come out months sooner than the US versions. And many times, the US versions are edited. If the series was shown here on PBS, and there is a PBS logo on the front of the DVD (ie, Downton Abbey DVD's) they are edited usually. FYI, the episode titles for series 7 AND set 7 are: The Eternity Ring, The Cage, and Sunflower. Only 3 episodes. And longtime fans of the series will probably miss the Paul Milner character, played by Anthony Howell - he's not in this series. Honeysuckle Weeks returns as Sam, but no Milner.
It was nice to see Foyle again, but it's strange that he's taking orders from others, as he's working for the government instead of the police. The "old" Foyle that I know and love would have told them to bugger off instead of letting them recruit him so easily - literally after he just gets off the ship, returning from his trip to America. Buy Foyle does get to quietly correct and politely admonish his superiors, something he's very good at. He has a quiet strength about him. If you've seen Michael Kitchen in other roles, this role is not really a stretch for him, he really does speak and act that way.
This series deals more with the post war "cold war" that was also going on in England. It's a tad darker than the first 6 series I think.Read more ›
England is not the same place it once was. The horrors of a second world war are still raw in the minds of the people and upon his return to his homeland Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) is reminded of the stark remnants. Just back from America, two things consecutively happen soon as he sets foot on British soil. He meets again with a former policeman he once worked with in Hastings just released from spending years as a POW and his services are requisitioned by MI5 leading him again into the acquaintance of the formidable Miss Pierce (Ellie Haddington). Disinterested in working for the government spooks, Foyle is compelled to help them uncover a Russian spy ring known as "The Eternity Circle" until he learns they are looking at Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) as a suspect when presented with photographic evidence. Not believing that his former driver could in any way be involved, Foyle agrees to help MI5 in order to make sure no harm comes to Sam and her politically minded husband, Adam (Daniel Weyman).
Pushing forward in his investigation, Foyle learns that working among his colleagues involves learning the ins and out of politics - and that protecting the wrong people is MI5's business. He soon discovers there are more shady dealings going on inside the walls of the MI5 offices rather than out, and it becomes a question of figuring out who is trustworthy and who is not.
Nothing ever stays the same.Read more ›
Episodes 23 and 24 have already been shown on ITV the last two weeks. The last episode of the series is due to be shown this week. ACORN still has the DVD's (US Series 7) being released Nov. 1, 2013, so yes, we'll be seeing the shows 6 months after air date in the UK. If you want a synopsis of the episodes, just go to the ITV website.
The 3 episodes (UK Series 8) in 2013 are:
1 (23) "The Eternity Ring" (Episode 1 in the series, Episode 23 in total.)
2 (24) "The Cage"
3 (25) "Sunflower"
According to ACORN's website, the Blu-Rays are subtitled, the DVD's are not. So, if you need subs, get the Blu-Ray version. Early days yet, so maybe this will change. The DVD's are scheduled to be released November 1, 2013.
In the US airings on PBS, UK Series Four and Five were combined and shown as Season Four. Therefore, UK Series Six was aired as US Season Five, and UK Series Seven as US Season Six. So, this Series is Series 8 UK, Series 7 US.
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One of the very best British imports; the acting is superb, the plots are fascinating, and the characters memorable. This series is as riveting as Downton Abbey.Published 22 days ago by D. Gelman
Very good stories and mysteries from the WWII era. Michael Kitchen is an excellent actor, as are the other actors.Published 1 month ago by JA ROWLAND
Hands down, Foyle's War is my most favorite British TV show, and I have now watched quite a few. I was very sad when we got to the end of the series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TLK-KC
Great having Foyle back, although I don't think Horowitz should be so obsessed with keeping things in strict chronological order. Read morePublished 2 months ago by VM370Guy