MI-5: Vol. 5
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When you receive this DVD set, and play the first episode on disk 3, you may think you saw this episode when watching a previous disk. If so, you received one of the old release DVD sets. You probably bought it from an Amazon affiliate such as "mnmsales", not Amazon direct. This is what I did as recently as August 2008.
Warner Home Video will fix this problem for you at no charge a lot faster than mnmsales will. Warner recalled the defective set way back in January 2008, replacing it with a different UPC. Why mnmsales is selling this recalled stock beats me, but they are not answering my email request for a replacement.
If your disk 3 is affected, call 1-800-553-6937 and Warner will arrange to ship you a replacement disk 3 and a reply-paid envelope to return the bad one. I guess if you don't return the bad disk they will want money for the new one which is fair.
I'm uncertain as to why Season five is listed under Prime and charges .99 per episode. As far as I can tell it's the only season that doesn't fall under the package deal.
So about the actual episode. Really great. MI5 has become one of my favorite shows. And this episode is one of the reasons why. Constant introduction of new (and potentially dangerous) characters, plot twists, plots with-in plots. Unexpected deaths. This episode does has it all. Oh and it was a great follow-up to the previous seasons close.
I'm not being specific as I don't want to reveal anything. It would be hard to say much without doing so. I will say that it wouldn't hurt to do a little home-work on Djakarta. I took a look at Wikipedia and searched Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine - The later proved to be of greater relevance. Come to think of it this episode, and I presume the next, will conclude to be fantastic illustration of the pieces in play in Shock Doctrine. Enjoy.
That said, the remaining episodes are superb, the best yet in MI-5/Spooks series.
Season Five maintains, and in some ways, surpasses the drama of the previous seasons by opening up an entirely new line of threat to the country which involves both organizational and personal "baggage" from members of both "5" and "6." As is the case in a number of the later seasons (particularly seasons 5 - 9), the story line weaves an intricate and complex path throughout the episodes, making it requisite that one watch these in order to receive maximum impact and understanding.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazon did not provide the last two seasons although they appeared on the purchase menu. One of my favorite seriesPublished 1 month ago by EARLY STUDENT
Very good series, lots of twists and turns. Definitely not boring!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've watched the first two episodes and I must say everything; plot, character, dialogue, the works, is completely implausible to the point of farce. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Virginia K. Choobua
Pretty good, I like the frequent cliffhangers and the fact that main characters can die suddenly or disappear so you don't know if they will manage to escape the tense situations... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. J. Szabo