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  • Actors: Paul Gross, David Marciano
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Mar. 2011
  • Run Time: 1100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004THWHEC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,061 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Nothing that walks, slithers, swims or flies in the Yukon wilderness gets the better of Constable Benton Fraser. Honest, courageous, courteous and resourceful, he's the quintessential Mountie, a guy who thinks nothing of tracking a poacher 300 kilometres through a howling blizzard. But when his father, an RCMP legend, is found murdered under mysterious circumstances in James Bay, Fraser turns in his parka and dog sled and heads due south - to Chicago and the wilds of civilisation.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
I echo many of the other comments when I say: AT LAST !!
dueSouth is such an underrated show, a mix of drama and comedy. At the heart of it is the close friendship between RCMP Constable Benton Fraser and Chicago PD Detective Ray Vecchio. Fraser comes to Chicago from the barren Northwest Territories to track down the killer of his father, bringing with him his unorthodox methods and a good heart. Ray is unconvinced. But an unlikely bond is formed between the immaculate Mountie and the fast-talking Cop and when Fraser takes up a post at the Canadian Consulate he helps Ray crack crime and guide old ladies across the street, joined by his deaf lip-reading wolf Diefenbaker and with his dead father popping up from time to time to offer useless advice. This is not a straight police drama - probably the main reason many people overlooked it. It's so unconventional – and that's what makes it so special.
One last note: Amazon's review above is currently inaccurate and describing Season 3.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Rebekah Williams on 26 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
When first aired on BBC TV in 1995, Due South was something of a rare Gem.

11 years later, and with all 23 of its first season episodes spread over 6 DVD's, it has lost none of its immediate ability to charm the socks of you.
To the un-initiated, Due South may seem a bit of a rum do - Imagine Frank Kapra writing 'Jeremiah Johnson' and getting James Stewart to play him as Atticus Finch dressed as a Mountie.
Call him Benton Fraser and send him to uptown Chicago to track his father's killer with only a deaf wolf - (Diefenbaker. Named after the popular Canadian President of the 1960's) - for company.
Partner him with the savviest, street smartest, jive talking Italian-American cop in the district, and Voila! you have one of the most genuinely enjoyable odd couplings since Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
Yet, it's in the observance of contrasts that Due South works best. Ray Vecchio's brash Italian family the counterpoint to Fraser's draconian upbringing in the frozen wilds of Toktoyuktuk (Yes really..) Where His only childhood companions were a grandmother and an Otter.
Without turning either protagonist into a caricature, Talented scriptwriter Paul Haggis deftly uses the duo to highlight differing Canadian/American cultural attitudes. The result is frequently hilarious and greatly enhanced by the odd flash of Brit-style surrealism.
David Marciano and Paul Gross as Cop and Mountie respectively, exude camaraderie and do a stellar job in delivering a believable and memorable screen friendship.
Gordon Pinsent, as the deceased father Fraser discovers through posthumous diaries, is also wonderful.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ernest Woodhall on 19 Nov. 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
IF and that's a big IF the dvd has the pilot movie included then you really should buy this dvd now. DS is without doubt the oddest cop/drama/feelgood show ever and it's brilliant. The characters are stereotyped deliberately (bullish yanks, ultra polite canadians) but there is a humour unfound in any programme before or since. The only one that came near was quantum leap.
Buy it, watch it again & again, it's superb.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Stracs VINE VOICE on 10 April 2006
Format: DVD
I have been hoping for many years that Due South would be released on DVD in the UK, and boy was it worth waiting for! For any who dont know, Due South is about a Mountie, Benton Fraser, who comes to Chicago with his deaf wolf who lip reads (Diefenbaker) to search for the killers of his father, also a Mountie. Detective Ray Vecchio of the Chicago PD helps him, they become firm friends and Fraser ends up staying in Chicago and helps Ray solve cases.
The synopsis of the show makes it sound like it should be rubbish, but in fact it really works. This Box Set includes the pilot episode and all of the first series. The humour is suprisingly "English" given that the show is Canadian, and will appeal to many in this country. Its also a real family show that all the family can enjoy. This first series includes some of the very best episodes ever made, particularly the Victoria's Secret episodes about a woman Fraser is in love with who frames him for murder, and so this set represents real value for money. I would highly recommend this to fans of the show or to those who have never seen it before
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By robert macleod on 13 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
The great due south finally out on dvd, due south can be classes as one of these great cult shows that has a great cult following alongside programmes such as only fools and horses, starsky and hutch,and prisoner cell block h.Who would have thought a programme about a mountie, a deaf dog and a chicago detective would be such a hit, my favourite episode has to be Victoria`s secret which has so many twists and turns and also the ending leaves you on the edge of your seat with you wondering will fraser go with victoria or stay, excellent series and worth the money.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rose Cotton on 28 Dec. 2005
Format: DVD
Although I enjoyed the occasional episodes of Due South that I had managed to see from time to time, seeing the Region 1 boxsets (already released) was my first opportunity to watch this incredible show in the way it was intended -- and, as a result, I have enjoyed it all the more.
In trying to spot a pattern in what shows I have liked the most over the years, common elements seems to be interesting characters, good humour, clever dialogue, and well-chosen accompanying music. Due South has all of these.
In addition, it has what seems to make good shows great: an interesting central character. Benton Fraser (the mountie) does for Due South what David Addison did for Moonlighting, and what Frank Drebbin did for Police Squad (Airplane was good, but Drebbin made Police Squad and Naked Gun wonderful).
Do note, though, that if you like clever whodunnits or detailed crime investigations, Due South may not be your cup of tea. Even though Fraser is a very capable detective (very Sherlock Holmesian at times), the cases do tend to take something of a back seat to character development and relationship issues in many episodes.
As already noted by a previous reviewer, it was something of a disappointment that the double pilot episode was not included on the Region 1 version of the Season 1 boxset, however, somewhat incongruously, it was included with the Season 3 Region 1 set, so perhaps the Region 2 sets will follow the same arrangement.
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