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Flashpoint - The Complete First Season [DVD]

Amy Jo Johnson , Enrico Colantoni    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Amy Jo Johnson, Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: 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: 3
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 13 April 2009
  • Run Time: 520 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001RNXYZC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,168 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Flashpoint is a high stakes police drama about a team of elite cops.

A SWAT team highly trained in psychology, specialising in the use of state of the art weaponry, sniper rifles, snake cameras and robotics along with expert negotiating tactics. Their task - to talk down or take down terrorists, hostage takers, and bomb-makers, delving deeply into the minds of the human beings at the centre of explosive situations.



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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic police procedural show 19 April 2011
By James Rands VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long long time.

It could have slipped into one of two holes. It could have been an action packed shoot 'em up which rarely works well on the small screen and probably wouldn't have been very believable. Alternatively, it could have turned into an overly detailed and consequently tedious procedural show. It manages to steer a path between the two. The show is based on a real life Toronto police unit similar to SWAT but with their own integral negotiators. This is a brilliant set up because every episode can go either way with a brutal violent conclusion or the culprit talked down peacefully. The issues are dealt with in a mature and considered fashion which rather excellently means that the person with the gun is not always the baddy.

The team is rather more imaginatively put together than in most similar shows. The team leader (Enrico Colantoni) is the cuddly negotiator whilst two bullet headed middle-aged men (Hugh Dillon and Michael Cram) are his subordinates. They have similar but different home lives and chat through raising teenagers on the way to work. A black junior policeman (Mark Taylor) and an Italian junior policeman (Sergio di Zio) have minor roles but occasionally get their moment in the limelight and both rise to the challenge when they do. David Paetkau plays the ex-special forces sniper who has transfered in. His difficulties integrating and changing his focus from killing to resolving the situation are well handled and his dark back story is mercifully not as overblown as it easily could be. The last team member is Amy Jo Johnson (the only american on the cast) who is the beautiful woman who has to struggle to maintain her position on the team.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"Flashpoint" is definitely not as black and white as I had expected. I had expected an action-packed series, where the action slightly substitutes a good story - and luckily I was wrong.

In "Flashpoint" the action and the story go hand in hand, and every "bad guy" is understandable. The story isn't about being a team of police snipers in a metropolis, it is about doing everything you can (as a team of police snipers) to avoid taking that shot.

The individual episodes are excellent - the storyline over the entire season left me thumbing my fingers hoping the next season was available. The cast is beyond excellent.

All in all: above my expectations - and definitely a serie where I'm buying season 2.

Louise.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid entertainment 17 May 2010
By shpadoinkle VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Very well-done. Has the quality of a US show but with more intelligence and far less gungho cliches. I was impressed that every single episode is as entertaining as all the others. I really hope they develop the characters more next season - especially the heart-of-gold negotiator played by Enrico Colantoni, and the very funny 'Roman' tech expert - 'My people don't like woods.'
Flashpoint sets a new standard for a more emotionally complex but still action-packed cop show.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent show - many aspects contribute 25 Mar 2009
Format:DVD
This is based on the TV show - not on the DVD release, as it is not available at the time the review is written.

One of my best shows - why?
a) every situation is shown from multiple point of views - and we know what led to the hostage situation (usually this is just another somebody's tragedy). It does make it very difficult to judge or want the sniper to pull the trigger
b) the role of the negotiator (and also the price he pays for his role) is excellent and very rarely (if ever) shown as it is here
c) the sniper - when he pulls the trigger and kills - he has then his own hell to go through (not only the investigation but all the emotions inside him). This is not just a happy trigger like in most of these action movies.
d) all the above contributes to a very high emotional load in each episode - each of them leaves a trace in you - wondering what I would do if was in this situation...tough.

Highly recommended - to all.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome show 4 Mar 2009
Format:DVD
Excellent show, combines great storylines with an examination of how being a specialist armed police officer can take its toll on you. Definitely worth watching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Universal got it wrong 9 Aug 2012
By LesleyP
Format:DVD
Anyone who picked up this show on Universal will have been completely misled on the Seasons/Episode numbering. There are only 13 shows on this DVD as in the original Canadian Series 1. As the seasons are shown it is also worth noting that when it went out in the USA they didn't show all the Canadian episodes from each series either. I too was misled until I looked up the show online. It isn't an Amazon/DVD distributor issue but Universal Channel who seemed to number it to suit themselves.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching... 17 April 2009
Format:DVD
I was expecting a testosterone driven 'shoot em up' style police show. Whilst Flashpoint has enough of those moments to keep action fans happy, it also has a human, character driven side. I've been watching some of season 2 online and it keeps getting better and better - so, in response to an earlier comment, I think the show is definitely finding its stride.
There are no DVD extras which is slightly disappointing but the show speaks for itself. Well worth watching...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent TV series 21 Sep 2011
Format:DVD
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this Canadian TV series. Set in Toronto it follows the Strategic Response Unit (SRU) which as basically the Canadian version of SWAT. I was slightly disappointed after watching the 1st episode as I felt it wasn't ended well but we continued on and the storyline from episode does run come up again in later episodes. Overall it was a very good series, we didn't really know any of the cast members other than the pink power ranger (Amy Jo Johnson) but they all acted very well. After finishing the 1st season in only a few days I was really disappointed to find that you can't get season 2 and 3 in the UK on region 2.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant show
I only recently discovered this show which centres itself around a Strategic Response Unit thanks to catching it on sky. Read more
Published 2 months ago by SunshineinWinter
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought and never watched
I bought thus and have yet to watch it, we had a baby son so a lot of time has changed in ways, and besides there were others shows on tv like the walking dead, homeland and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Mulvihill
5.0 out of 5 stars Flash!
Great price for a great TV show. It's a shame they only made 5 series, i can not wait to purchase the other 4. Perfect condition and arrived before the estimated delievry date!
Published 8 months ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
love this dvd, already watched all of them, great product in great condition, would advise for everyone to watch this, once you seen one you want more.
Published 9 months ago by angel 86
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashpoint
an excellent television series which I started to watch halfway through so DVD allows me to catch up as and when
Published 10 months ago by Diane Bartholomew
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Only recently discovered this on TV, by then in its fourth & final series, so had to start it from the beginning.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. S. R. Giles
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I started watching this on tv and was so pleased to find the box set and it didn't disappoint.
Very pleased :)
Published 14 months ago by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Loved watching it tv so much I had to buy the DVD and again not disappointed, excellent viewing and great fun.
Published 14 months ago by James Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars UNDER PRESSURE TO SAVE
Fraught times. Lives at risk. Often the one with the gun is not, though,a villain - merely a person under strain so immense that something has snapped. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mr. D. L. Rees
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
My fave Tv show, Great photography, characters,acting,production, story's. Gripping throughout.
I have been watching many shows lately whilst on the lookout for something as... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Condiment
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