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  • Actors: Jeffrey Pierce, Michael Filipowich, Michele Burgers, Tyrone Benskin, Danny Keogh
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lace
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Dec. 2007
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UUK7HQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,262 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Charlie Jade is a rogue private detective in a parallel world to ours, governed by five massive multinational corporations. He grew up on the cruel wet streets of Cape City. He knows it well, knows how to fly under the radar and exploit the operating system that runs everybodys society. He is one of the very few in control of his own life - owning his own private detective business independent of any of the five major companies.

Charlies life changes one evening when he finds a shivering, crying young woman on his office doorstep. She seeks his help to escape Cape City as she is lost and cant recognise anything, but he turns her away.

When the lost girl turns up dead Charlies guilt moves him to find her killer. His search brings him too close to a massive explosion at a suspicious Vexcor facility. When he regains consciousness Charlies finds himself in an unfamiliar world, just as lost as the girl that led him here.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Paul B TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Oct. 2007
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Charlie Jade is a new series from what might first seem to be a strange collaboration. The company behind the series is a part Canadian, part South African venture and this is reflected in the setting, Cape Town. Originally shown in Canada in 2005, the series has a worldwide following through downloads and is now being made available on the FX channel here and on DVD.

However, the oddness doesn't end there, at first there are comparisons with Blade Runner. Charlie is a PI in a futuristic gritty world full of murky backstreets and flying cars with advertising boards. The world around him is governed by 3 large corporations, taking care of everything in a big brother style, so far nothing new, but then we find that he suffers from visions. As Charlie has found a way to navigate the system that governs everyday life he's more or less able to do what he pleases, but his involvement with a girl who seems to know nothing about his city, Cape City and talks of a place called Cape Town, leads him into a parallel universe and ultimately the secrets that reveal what these corporations are really up to.

What we get in terms of viewing is multiple `flashbacks', strange camera angles and three `verses' (universes) which are visually different, a neat trick that works well. Of course, this will immediately alienate anyone who can't keep up with all this to and fro between worlds, it's not something that most TV viewers used to standard fare programmes are going to enjoy. Two universes, maybe, but three is ambitious and it sometimes shows throughout the pilot and the second episode, where you're almost struggling to keep up at times. The fact that it's unlike anything else on television will no doubt put some people off, but it's worth sticking with this series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Smith on 26 Jan. 2008
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There HAS to be more people out there with brains prepared to make it public their opinions of new series. Series like this one fail to get the green light for a second as there are too many people damning programmes that don't follow a formula because, quite simply, they are too hard for them to understand. The world needs writers and producers like the people involved in Charlie Jade who are brave enough to break the mold and give us, in this case, something quite astonishing.
The story and characters are engrossing; the cinematography and direction are brilliant. I do feel it is science fiction writing at its finest. I am sorry if you cannot find the wherewithall to engage with mature almost novellistic storytelling with not only shifts between three different universes but denouments offered before you have found out what happened (one episode finishing with the outcome of what happens in the whole of the next)and characters introduced leaving it to us to work out where they fit into the grand scheme.
Yes I am sorry but it's not big and clever to admit that you are so shallow. Grown ups are allowed to be entertained too and if these chatterers keep having the lion's share of the say in the future of works like this we will all have to go back to just reading books. Thank you for Charlie Jade it is incredible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gman on 22 Dec. 2007
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Ok, I am currently watching this show on FX so I have not yet seen it all. I have to say, however, that what I have seen so far is really gripping viewing. It is fair to say that the show gets of to a slow start, but that is largely because there is so much to introduce. The world....no, the Universe of charlie jade is huge and there is a complex plot and a lot of different characters and story threads to introduce.

Personally, I was interested by the first couple of episodes but not blown away, yet I found myself returning to it each week. I am pleased to say that my patience has been rewarded as it really does become very interesting and gripping once all the different stories start to come together. I now find myself waiting for the next episode, and hoping that this show gets a chance to flourish and come to a proper conclusion as it has an interesting, and in my experience, quite unique story for a sci/fi show.

All in all, I will be purchasing this DVD set myself and would recommend this show to any discerning tv viewer, suggesting only that you dont get put of by the slow introduction. There is a great and gripping story there to be explored and the earlier episodes can only really be appreciated when viewed as part of the whole, rather than in isolation.

Get it, watch it and give it the chance it so richly deserves.

*Just a quick edit having read some other reviews on this site. - As previously mentioned, do not get put of by the first few episodes. The show as a whole improves as it goes on, and once it all starts to come together you can begint to appreciate the earlier episodes. Dont let the first few put you off, as there really is a sense of intelligence and, dare I say it, courage, in creating a show for TV which has not been dumbed down and polished to a fine sheen, merely to thrill you with a throw away story of the week.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ray Blake VINE VOICE on 18 Oct. 2007
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As the first episode unfolded, I was reminded of many shows and films: we open on what looks like a set from 'Brazil', inside a huge silo on a narrow bridge to nowhere; we meet a jaded private investigator who provides a terse voiceover (a la Blade Runner) and drives and walks through dark, gloomy city spaces where it rains a lot (Blade Runner, Dark City, Highlander 2).

But gradually we meet other characters, who help narrate the story, and we are shown three parallel presents which are coming into contact for the first time. One has a rather disturbing agenda. Each universe has its own colour pallette so it is easy to keep track of which one we are seeing at any time.

The premise is new and compelling, but wrapped around it are elements from just about every other show in the genre. We have the artfully wobbly camera work of Battlestar Galactica, the malign corporate conspiracies of Firefly, the eco-disasters of Highlander and - of course - the obligatory evil bad guy (bwah-ha-ha) so beloved of the genre.

The opening episodes create enough interest to keep one watching those that follow, but Charlie Jade disappoints a little. Early on, events move too slowly and we don't learn enough about what is going on to make sense of some of those events. And Charlie himself generates little empathy; we ought to feel for him as his reality falls apart, but the part gives us little reason to.
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