Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis Series 5
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I own the Series One through Four of the UK versions, released by ITV Studios, [...].
Series Four includes the four episodes:
The Dead of Winter
Your Sudden Death Question
These are not the episodes in Series Five of the USA release, as described in the Amazon editorial comment.
Hope this helps decision makers. FWIW, the UK versions play wonderfully on my Pioneer DV-220KV-K all-region DVD player
which I purchased from an Amazon partner especially to play "Inspector Lewis".
To be able also to view the PAL version of "Blythe Spirit" is a great joy!
I have all of the Inspector Lewis and Inspector Morse sets, which are an outstanding series.
The PAL DVD set is always cheaper than the American DVD, and sometimes a better picture. The American blu ray is better than the British Blu Ray, by a little bit. The British Blu Ray is usually close in price, unless there is a price cut, then British Blu Ray is usually will cost less until the American blu ray does the same price cut.
I agree with most people, we do pay more for our DVD sets(American) than British DVD. It does pay to have a region free DVD player.
I will be buying this new blu ray set, season 5 of Inspector Lewis by PBS when the price decreases.
I bought the Blu Ray set, region A/1. This is the US/Canada reqion. Picture and sound are outstanding. The show is always tops.
It is hard to put your finger on just what makes Lewis work so well. However, a large part of its success must be down to the chemistry between Lewis, played by Kevin Whately and Hathaway (Laurence Fox). Hathaway acts as an excellent foil for Lewis in much the same way that Lewis himself previously did for Morse and the result is at least as effective. It is hard to remember now that this series was a spin off from Inspector Morse following the death of John Thaw and its pilot aired as recently as 2006. It feels like it has been around much longer than that and has almost become an institution.
This series follows the strong tradition set by the earlier series. We thought that Oxford seemed like a dangerous place to live as the body count mounted during the time of Inspector Morse. Lewis continues to add rather alarmingly to the death toll. As previously these episodes are quite varied. For example, this time round one episode concerns the strange death of a babysitter, whilst the final episode involves the mysterious death of a visiting lecturer which may have racial overtones. The lengthy feature film format gives the stories time to develop fully in an unhurried manner.
It is interesting that as this series has progressed, DS James Hathaway has become as significant a figure as Inspector Robbie Lewis and it is hard to imagine Lewis without him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent follow on to Inspector Morse series but I still miss John Thaw.Published 3 days ago by Brgmstr
Love the entire crew in this series and the rather erudite murders. Wish I had more time to watch it!Published 6 days ago by Jack Murray
Lewis is sooooo good. A great successor to Morse. Here's hoping "Inspector Hathaway" is next.Published 6 days ago by A Mom
I love Inspector Lewis, the acting is superb, and the plots are excellentPublished 6 days ago by wilford king
We love this show. The relationship between Inspector Lewis and Detective Hathaway is so intriguing, and the mysteries are more sophisticated than those on so many other detective... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Linda N.