Ripper Street 3 Seasons 2013

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A young woman is found brutally murdered, the hallmark signs of the Ripper upon her. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline believes it Jack's return, but Reid - the precinct's new man in charge - suspects a different evil at work. The team must use all of their brawn, brains and brilliance to track down the fiend responsible before another girl is killed.

Starring:
Matthew Macfadyen,Jerome Flynn
Runtime:
59 minutes

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Season 1
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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Tom Shankland
Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn
Supporting actors Adam Rothenberg, Amanda Hale, Myanna Buring
Season year 2013
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Midori Bear on 26 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
I love nothing more then getting hooked on a good tv series, but i didn't quite expect my obsession with Ripper Street to be so strong! I first saw the trailers around christmas and watched it each and every week, with my love of the different characters growing with every episode. Each character has their own story and unique hidden back story which gets revealed as the series continues. This added with each weeks different mystery leads for an addictive show, as you want to watch week by week as we discover more about the three lead characters.

Adam Rothenberg, Jerome Flynn and Matthew McFadyen (Jackson, Drake and Reid) are all brilliant, working well with each other to create a believable police unit, with great supporting characters such as Rose and Long Susan and adorable trainee policeman Hobbs!

I got given this DVD for my birthday and have already watched it through again twice, i literally can't get enough, the series improves each time you watch it as you pick up dialogue or notice things you had previously missed. Brilliant stories, amazing acting and spectacular settings, this really is one to buy. I have sat down to watch it with my mum as well, so it is one for all the ages, if you are a bit squeamish it might be best to close your eyes through some parts but don't let that put you off because the stories alone are just great.

I can't wait for the next series which is being filmed as i type, bring on more Ripper Street!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By FallenGrace on 3 Feb. 2015
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I'm kind of late to Ripper Street. I only found out about it's existence recently, three seasons in. I love the Victorian era though so started season 1 and it's one of the best tv series I have seen in years, years!

The premise follows H division, a squad of police in Whitechapel 1889 set six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. The show I want to stress is not about Jack, the idea is to focus on the police who failed to catch him and their fear that he will come back though it soon expands into a variety of crimes, plots and murders.

The show is pretty gritty, they don't really hold back with prostitutes, diseases, underpaid worker strikes all playing large parts, the era is not romanticized looking at darker elements of the time. There are also some nice historical elements put in showing the development of technology with cameras, the building of the London Underground which really help cement the atmosphere along with the brilliant costumes, suits, hairstyles and sets. It's an excellent show.

The acting is superb by every one of the cast creating some tense and sometimes genuinely emotional moments. Ripper streets main characters are Detective Edmund Reid (Mattew Macfadyen) who heads H division teaming up with former military man Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) and former US army surgeon Captain Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenburg) to solve cases. Each character has distinct personality as well as backstory that slowly develops as the show progresses for the 8 one hour episode season.

Final thoughts, I loved Ripper Street and can't wait to find the time to watch season 2.The atmosphere is great, the era is wonderful, the cast and sets are striking. It just felt full of character.

Recommended.

+ Historical technology is fun.
+ Sets, costumes and atmosphere are superb.
+ Interesting characters, splendid acting.
+ Delves into the darker parts of Victorian life.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr mullet on 17 Feb. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Just watched the latest episode , only one to go , hope we are going to get another series as will miss when finished. Have enjoyed the series and the way the character's have developed. BBC drama at its best. Great acting and filming. Would recommend to anyone who loves police period drama, as good as Sherlock .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pink Frog on 28 Dec. 2014
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I stumbled across this series by accident as I was bored one evening and there was nothing else being broadcast on the TV that could hold my attention. I was hooked from the very first episode, and subsequently became addicted to the entire series, including Series 2 and 3. This is not the genre of programme I normally choose to watch, which only reinforces just how good this is.

Absolutely brilliant acting from the entire cast, including those with minor parts. The photography and sets are stunning and believable. They help provide an insight into how difficult life in Victorian London actually was for the lower classes and the poor; and the struggles faced by the recently formed police force, in their endeavours to maintain some form of law and order to keep people safe.

The twists, turns and sub plots keep you gripped throughout. All three series are not to be missed.

Well done Amazon for rescuing the programme and funding Series 3, without which, the underlying and continuous plot could not have reached its final conclusion.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Wee Jeannie McS. on 29 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Having followed this series intently so far, and having read the current reviews on Amazon, I have come to the definite conclusion that purchasing this series on DVD is a must for me. I've always been a sucker for a Victorian Detective - firstly with various TV and film incarnations of Sherlock Holmes [even tho he is a 'consulting' detective] and then with the TV series 'Sergeant Cork' in the 1960s and 'Sergeant Cribb' in the 1980s.
These could be classed as the 'original' Victorian detective dramas I suppose although Victorian London did seem a bit on the clean side...
Ripper Street is every bit as good as these previous series were, plus I think it shows a more realistic version of Victorian London - grey, filthy, violent and awash with drink and drugs in some areas. Yet in the middle of all that we get glimpses of things to come and promises of a better future, tho not for everyone.
Not much different from the 21st century in some ways, when you think about it!
If you're into Victorian detectives then I happily recommend this series.
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