Masterpiece Mystery: Complete Inspector Lewis
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PBS unabashedly cut down the UK versions of many episodes and that's a shame, if not a crime. These episodes are 2 hours long and they've been abridged to approximately 85 minutes.
Whom the Gods Would Destroy - 120 minutes - series 1
And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea - 120 minutes - series 2
The Great and the Good - 120 minutes - series 2
The Dead of Winter - 120 minutes - series 4
Wild Justice - 120 minutes - series 5
The Mind has Mountains - 120 minutes - series 5
The Gift of Promise - 120 minutes - series 5
The Soul of Genius - 120 minutes - series 6
Generation of Vipers - 120 minutes - series 6
Fearful Symmetry - 120 minutes - series 6
Indelible Stain - 120 minutes - series 6
I'm including season 5(USA)/[series 6 UK] in this review because I think people should know that PBS has cut out 5 1/2 hours of this show from their DVD's. For this particular boxed set the abridged episodes end at, "The Gift of Promise" with a total of 3 1/2 hours edited out. Every episode of season 5(USA) is missing 30 minutes of content. There is so much in the 30 minutes of content that's needed to clarify the story-lines. The episodes now look choppy to me. Why do some characters have relationships and how does each individual relate to the others? I still love Lewis but I'd love to see the full length versions, if only to understand the story the way the writers intended them to be.Read more ›
Lewis, Hathaway and Laura, any episode, anytime, what could be better?
All, saw the comments of early purchasers. I am sorry if my 9/6/11 post misled you. The only info I had was what shoppbs (dot) org told me,
"Thank you for supporting PBS. We have recieved your inquiry regarding the Inspector Lewis Series ?UK version? refers to the unedited content. We are letting the customer know that they version they are purchasing is the same as was aired in the UK. It is not the cut-down version that will air in the US."
cheaper and is the un cut version.
To set the record straight.I cheery picked some of the dvds and timed
Whom The Gods Would Destroy :133 min.
And The Moonbeams Kiss The Sky : 131 min.
The Dead Of Winter : 129 min.
Fearful Symmetry : 129 min.
On the Uk version there is no introduction,no quick preview of the upcoming
episode,no thanking sponsors or donors to pbs and Pheloungs music over the end
credits has not been cut.In other words,each episode starts immediately
upon selecting it.
The cost including shipping ran to $50.Cdn.(about the same in Us dollars)
Here is what is included in the UK Lewis collection Series 1 to 6.
In the box there are 3 containers of dvds.
Container #1: 5 discs:(series one & two)(disc 3 is Behind the scenes of series one)
Container #2: 4 discs:(series three and four)
Container #3: 4 discs:(series five and six)
24 episodes in total.On disc 11 series 5 there is also an interview with kevin whately.Two episodes per disc.
Hope this clears up any questions regarding the UK version.
Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a region free dvd.The difference between
the cost of the Uk version of the series" New Tricks" paid for a region free dvd player.
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