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Great series, but problems with dvd set -- help getting problems corrected please?
on October 15, 2016
I have seen this series before and love it so much I wanted to own it and share it with my husband. There is much detail (graffiti, costuming, sets, props, and more -- rich, and appearing to be historically accurate (as far as we -- or at least I -- know). The story is well-told and comes to life, bringing to life also an historical period that has had great influence on our lives since. The characters are multidimensional and well-acted and scripted. Parents should be aware that there is nudity and sex as well as violence. Unlike one reviewer, I did not find any of these (the nudity, sex, or violence) to be pornographic or gratuitous -- they served the story and were appropriate to the times and characters. But many parents would absolutely consider this series adults-only fare. The depiction of the religious practices, and their role in the state, was fascinating and rich.
I ordered this boxed set of the series in April of this year, and am finally (in October) getting a chance to share it with my husband, who really likes what he has seen so far. Unfortunately, disk 3 of season 1 is defective and does not play, so we are stuck, with appetites just whetted. I cannot find how to get a replacement, so I am writing this review to see if I can get some help with that. Another problem I want to mention is that several of the disks were stuck in their sleeves and came out finally with gummy glue along the edge where they were stuck. This is a truly wonderful series, and I would certainly give it 5 stars if the problems with the dvd set itself could be corrected. We at least need a working disk 3 of season 1 -- how do we go about getting a replacement?