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Dexter - Seasons 1-5 Complete [DVD]

Michael C. Hall , Jennifer Carpenter    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 21
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 52 hours
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0053WRSCS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,383 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Initially disturbing but keep watching 18 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The first episode I watched I was wondering why on earth I bought such a sick thing and how any tv channel could possibly have commissioned such despicable rubbish.
I am very glad I persisted through the next few episodes,initially only because I hated the thought that I had wasted so much money on a box set just to watch a few episodes.

As you are introduced to Dexter and his family and past you get to know the reason behind his actions.

Dexter is a man who, traumatised by witnessing his mother's gruesome murder as a toddler has a fascination with death and killing as a child. This is demonstrated by a boy who is also almost autistic in his inability to interact socially, to feel or express normal emotion. His adopted father (the policeman who rescued him) recognises this and that things will escalate from animals to people if something isn't done. He teaches Dexter that if he doesn't feel something naturally he must pretend, and act like he is normal to get on in society. More than this, if he must kill the desire must be controlled, this is initially done by hunting animals, but when this fails to control adolescent Dexter the avenues of "acceptable" killing pursuits is extended to indlude the very worst murderers, rapists and paedophiles that the policeman knows exist. While he doesn't aid Dexter he teaches Dexter howto make absolutely sure of the guilt of the criminal and to prepare meticulously so he is not caught.

Many years later (although shown concurrently in the series) Dexter is a blood spatter analyst for the Miami police dept, and through his work hears about, and often is involved in, the investigation of the most horrific murders.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A loveable serial killer! 15 Nov 2011
Firstly a bit of advice - if you buy the big boxset it is quite pricey. I would recommend buying them individually (if it works out cheaper) or trying the first season or try and catch one online to see if you like it.

(UPDATE!! - 12/12/11. Just noticed it's at 49.99 at the moment and if it stays at this, get the whole thing as that is a bargain price!)

(SECOND UPDATE! - AT £28, this is an absolute steal! Get it now!)

Before I'd watched 'Dexter' for the first time, I had the difficulty with the concept of it. I've always disagreed with an eye for an eye and even though I knew Dexter only killed 'bad' people that had killed others, I thought it sounded too weird to enjoy as a programme, let alone for 5+ seasons.

I don't know what I was thinking! 'Dexter' is absolutely incredible. It is by far the best thing I have seen on television in a long time. As I've mentioned above the show follows Dexter as a 'loveable' serial killer who has a 'dark passenger': his urge/need to kill. He is also a blood spatter analyst for the Miami police department which seriously makes for brilliant viewing. Each season is normally dedicated to a particular 'case' for the police department and there are numerous kills for Dexter that go alongside this but each episode keeps you gripped and often guessing.

There are some amazing characters and you follow Dexter's sister Deb throughout and his growing relationship with Rita from the first episode as he tries to balance his dark passenger with leading a normal life. You also follow the lives of the other Detectives in the Miami Met and their sub plots which just makes every episode interesting. Keep watching for a part played by John Lithgow in Season 4 - it is sheer genius.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series, nice boxset 17 Mar 2012
By Leon
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After I finished the first season of Dexter, I immediately decided to buy this boxset. The series is amazing (the second season turned out to be even better than the first one) and while the boxset isn't spectacular, it does what it promises: contain all the five seasons. As you can see on my photos, every season is divided over two DVD slipcases (apart from season 2, which has three slipcases). This boxset provides much bang for your buck.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series 10 Dec 2012
By Rob
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I was due to have my tonsils out a few weeks ago and had heard good things from a few friends about Dexter so I thought this would be a good way to pass the time while I recovered. Unfortunately the operation was cancelled but I pressed ahead anyway and got through all 5 seasons in somewhere between 1 and 2 weeks. It all seems a bit of a blur looking back on it but I was glued to the box set, always thinking there was time for 1 or two more episodes to find out what happened to Dexter and whether he'd get caught. Each series concentrates on a different problem/person for Dexter to overcome whilst moving forward on other aspects of his story so it doesn't get stale and repetitive. You really find yourself routing for his character and willing him on, hoping he doesn't get caught, etc and there are some rather convenient solutions to problems he faces which don't require him to break the code of Harry, but it is a great show and this boxed set is good value for money. I would highly recommend it to someone with some time on their hands, but beware you will get addicted and find yourself still awake at 3am wondering where the time went and whether you can get in one more episode before going to bed!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Dexter series is absolutely brilliant - if a bit (or a hell of a lot more) bloody!
Published 14 days ago by Arsinoe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and very much enjoyed them
I have every season now. Great story and very much enjoyed them.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
just love Dexter
Published 2 months ago by j hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted!
So so so love dexter! Thrilling and very addictive! Both my husband and I enjoyed it yet we have very different tastes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kimberley
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The premise is great, Michael C. Hall doesn't fail to disappoint post Six Feet Under. Remainder of cast however are almost like grotesques with generally poor acting and much... Read more
Published 3 months ago by P. J. Jorgensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Dexter is brilliant ,the first series keep to the book but then the others are different. I loved every second and the ending is brilliant , I can't wait for the next one.
Published 5 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Series 1-5 are where most people should leave Dexter, series 6-8 suck. The 1-5 seasons here are outstanding for writing, acting etc of Michael Hall, not many other good actors on... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. R. J. Aston
3.0 out of 5 stars Dexter
Was good value for the amount of DVDs but just wasn't my thing.
Still good value set though
Delivery as stated
Published 7 months ago by AC
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best series of all time
Such a brilliant series, dark humour, excellent scripts , story lines, and really well acted. Can't wait to see the rest of the series.
Published 7 months ago by moza
5.0 out of 5 stars another christmas present
nicely boxed. good service and good value for money. made a perfect present. not having to walk round the shops
for hours trying to find it at the same price was a blessing
Published 8 months ago by loopy
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