Dexter - Series 8 2013

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It's the beginning of the end for charming Miami forensics expert Dexter Morgan (Golden Globe® Winner Michael C. Hall) as all 12 season eight episodes bring to rest the critically acclaimed hit series. He's spent his days solving crimes and his nights committing them, but never before has Dexter had to deal with a more abhorrent and deranged enemy than he does now: himself. Six months after the stunning murder of Lt. LaGuerta, Dexter's estranged sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) tries to cope with her guilt in her brother's crimes, while an emotionally vulnerable Dexter comes face-to-face with a psychopathologist who knows the code that has motivated his every murder. Filled with the dark twists and revelations that Dexter fans relish, season eight finishes Dexter's twisted journey with a bloody amazing send-off that will haunt fans forever.

Starring:
James Remar, Jennifer Carpenter
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 10 hours 9 minutes
Starring James Remar, Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, Michael C. Hall
Director Michael C. Hall, Ernest Dickerson, Keith Gordon
Genres Thriller
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 18 November 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Dexter - Series 8 - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 10 hours 9 minutes
Starring James Remar, Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, Michael C. Hall
Director Michael C. Hall, Ernest Dickerson, Keith Gordon
Genres Thriller
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 18 November 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ramon on 19 July 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS, DO NOT READ IF PLANNING TO WATCH.

1) Everything in Debra's character suggests she would have been destroyed by La Guerta's death, yet some brief therapy and she's right as rain. Not only that, but the fact that her brother is the most prolific serial killer in history do longer bothers this formerly dedicated cop. For that matter, she's quite happy with her brother's murderous choice of girlfriend. to the extent she's happy for her nephew to be adopted by her.

2) Hanna: Hanna was evil. If there are reasons why she did what she did, then the same could be said for every other serial killer murdered by Dexter. In fact, Jaime Murray's character in Season 2 was far less murderous, yet for some reason we're supposed to feel sorry for Hanna. The fact that she was allowed to live initially appeared to be a way of showing Dexter's hypocrisy, yet, by the end we were supposed to think what a lovely couple they'd make - with only 80+ murders between them

3) Quinn: will he end up with Debra or Batista's insipid sister? Frankly, who cares? There was a time when it looked like he would be the one who'd catch Dexter, by the end he was just a pointless love interest.

4) Batista: it's pretty obvious that none of the Miami Metro Homicide division is ever going to be asked to join MENSA, but really? His ex-wife tells him that the man whose brother was a serial killer, whose wife was murdered by a serial killer, who has been on the periphery of EVERY MURDER THAT TAKES PLACE IN MIAMI is, in fact a serial killer, and he dismisses her as crazy.

5) Batista 2: if said wife soon ends up dead after saying Dexter is a serial killer, does that not suggest she might be on to something?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susman VINE VOICE on 19 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Possible Spoilers

It's very hard for me to mark down such an excellent series such as Dexter and maybe as a fan I should not have built up my expectations. There are three principal themes that season 8 follows, as we see Dexter forced to revisit his past when he comes across Dr Evelyn Vogel, a woman who claims to have structured the code for him alongside Dexter's father Harry. The season deals with a new serial killer in Miami that, almost surgically removes pieces of the victims brains. Lastly we see Debra beginning to self-destruct as she is unable to deal with the fact that she murdered LaGuerta - who was also mentor and friend?

I am sorry to say that Quinn's narrative, seems to be almost a filler if not a distraction here, since season 7 the Quinn character seems hold little or no worth as an associated character in Dexter. This is a season where the intricate machinations of the `code' are looked at. Some of the season's 12 episodes are good while others are not so good. However, if I were rating the overall series I would, without doubt give the series 5 stars - as it stands I would give this last season 4
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This review contains spoilers and must be taken in context. I have watched all of Dexter's entire box sets from beginning to end, so I can only review S8 as a concluding part to a long running saga. I cannot review this without giving away the plot, or without sounding annoyed, so be warned.

Let's be clear: This season was the last chance for the writers to redeem themselves, to restore the tension, mystery, intrigue and suspense to Dexter and pull everything together in a satisfying concluding act that answered the key question of what happens when Dexter finally gets exposed. The death of a key person at the end of S7 was a perfect trigger for the net to close in on Dexter and for Miami Metro to turn Miami upside down looking for the killer.

The opening two episodes of S8 seemed to be nicely pushing us toward a manhunt with Dexter in the spotlight, with the smart and unflappable Dr. Vogel seemingly teasing Dexter with hints and suspicions. So it seemed that S8 would become a brilliant test of Dexter's ability to deflect suspicion while trying to survive long enough to kill a cruel bad guy.

But then the writers decided not to bother. Instead they brought back Hannah and the pathetic fatal attraction storyline. Then they revealed this season's killer to be a bit-part character who'd only spoke two lines. (At this point it became clear they were making it up as they went along). Then they introduced a possible protege for Dexter (a teenage killer) to teach 'the code'... but then killed him, off-screen, for no reason. Then they killed Vogel, on-screen, for no reason. Then they killed Debs, off-screen, for no reason. Then they killed the sub plots for Angel, Masuka and Quinn by simply abandoning them mid-story and never mentioning them again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Sheeran on 29 Mar. 2014
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A terrible end to what, at best, had been fine entertainment. This went on for too long. And this last season is a grind to get through.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Whiteside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW

I have followed Dexter from the very start and some of the eight series have been a mixed bag. Season 4 was without doubt the best of the lot and featured the Trinity killer. It was a terrific series. Series 1 was great and I liked series 5 as well with the character of Lumen making a memorable impact. I felt that series 6 and 7 were OK but not great and the 12 episodes seemed to be padded out. The final series is what I am supposed to be reviewing here so I will concentrate on that.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

The series was too long winded and even a little boring in places and most of the filler stories such as Vince suddenly finding out he was a Father added nothing at all. Dexter changed too much and all because of dreary Hannah. Letting off the brain surgeon would never had happened and he just didn't seem like the same character that we had grown to have a grudging respect for and things started to go wrong in season 7. The main cast were great as usual but a couple of guest spots weren't too good. Charlotte Rampling was hit and miss as Dr Vogel and Julian Sands was awful as Hannah's husband. I just felt that the series was losing it's way and developed into a soap opera. There was one instance in the final episode when little Harrison turned to Hannah and said 'I love you Hannah' and I cringed at the way it felt so out of place. The big problem for me was the character of Hannah ever since she appeared in season 7. She was one of the least plausable character's in the shows history. A much wanted criminal with several murders to her credit, she turns up as bold as brass, no disguise, not much attempt to hide, she was a weakness in my opinion and not the type of person that Dexter would sacrifice everything for.
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