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The Killing (Complete Season 1) - 5-DVD Box Set ( Forbrydelsen (Forbrytelsen) ) ( The Killing - Complete Season One ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]
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And, then I had a chance to view the original Danish version, ' Forbrydelsen' series. Is it possible for one person to view 20 episodes in a week? This series is so fantastic that I was compelled to view all 5 discs, 4 episodes per disc. I also feel compelled to say that if you have a chance to view this series, grab it, run as fast as possible to your DVR, and prepare for a siege, load up on liquids and food.
'Forbrydelsen' takes place in Copenhagen. The city we see seldom has sun, we see the rain, dreary, crime ridden side of Copenhagen. Sarah Lund, played by Sofie Grabol, plays the lead Detective Inspector. As we meet her she is getting ready to leave her job to start a new life with her fiancee and son in Stockholm. And, then, on her last day, after the party and the good-byes, a horrific crime is committed. However, all we know at first is that a young woman's bloody underclothes are found in a wooded area. Lund is called and with her acute detectives intuition moves on to solve the crime. Her partner, excuse the expression, in crime, is the new Detective Inspector, Jan Meyer. He expects to be in charge but as the case proceeds, he accepts Sarah is staying. We don't know much about Sarah and Jan. But as time moves along, their characters are fleshed out, and we come to accept and understand them better, so it is easier to predict how they will react. We meet the murder victim in flashbacks, the parents, the family, the working colleagues of the parents.Read more ›
I know a lot of people in the US will not watch a show that has English subtitles so if that is the case the English Language AMC version is the way to go for you.
The original is an absolute masterpiece, others have said it all so I won't go on about it.
Either way do not miss this great show !!!.
Well I finally finished the 20 episode (PAL Import version) and I must admit it IS light years ahead of the AMC USA series (Which is no slouch either), even if you don't like sub-titled movies you MUST see this version, it is the best crime series since the early Prime Suspect,Homicide,Frost & Twin Peaks IMHO in fact it's even better, the complexity of the plot, the ever shifting plethora of suspects the impact of the crime not just on the family but the all of characters is just captivating and so rarely seen in our contemporary TV where everything gets wrapped-up in 60 minutes, life & death, good & bad are not that simple. Kudos to Danish TV for reminding us that TV does not have to be dumbed-down for morons who who have never read a good book unless it was required reading for an college exam.
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I'm a big fan of the US version of The Killing, so I wanted the foreign version. No problems at all. As advertised, it's not BluRay. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. Calimag
Kept me on the edge of my seat. But the final episode and any attempt to successfully ring the series to a conclusion was awful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by madderlake
Danish is harder to follow than Swedish. Except for the fact it's another murder mystery I'd give it 5 stars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by harperbass
A follow up to my March 21, 2013 review.
I have watched Borgen, the Bridge, and all of the Killing. Read more
I have enjoyed several of the Nordic programs and movies and after watching the US version, was interested in the original. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Twitch
(Bought an inexpensive all regions player from Amazon to watch this and several other great Euro series. Read morePublished 13 months ago by M. zaslove