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Luther: Series 1-2 Box Set [DVD]


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  • Actors: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Michael Smiley, Kierston Wareing
  • Format: Box set, 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: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Run Time: 579 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P9MRLM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,625 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Miss S. Hocking on 2 Aug 2011
Format: DVD
Put simply: the television series 'Luther' is incredible. The acting is absolutely impeccable and you'll find yourself in absolute awe of D.C.I Luther played by Idris Elba as he such a legend!

The series follows him as an exceptionally talented yet troubled detective faced with various serial killings which D.C.I Luther deals with using unusual but brilliant police tactics (much to the concern of his superiors in the force). In addition to fighting crime, he also struggles to deal with a separation from his wife (first series) and helping a troubled young girl (second series). The acting by the supporting actors is also flawless and their characters are great, notably the enigmatic Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) who proves to be a problem for Luther from Episode 1 and D.S Justin Ripley (Warren Brown) who is a very worthy character and develops wonderfully. Obviously you'll see these all for yourself.

Basically, it's an extremely well written crime drama/police thriller series with impeccably written screenplay that will keep you gripped from the first episode. The ending to the first series is awesome but seriously, the second series finale will completely blow your mind, I'd say it's worth watching just for this.

Every episode has a twist in its tail and this makes for excellent viewing. I am a crime drama geek and this comes very close to my favourite. If you didn't catch it on TV, buy it now!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nichola Thorpe on 12 Feb 2013
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I love Luther. Buying this box set resulted in a week of evenings in bed, glued to the television, knowing I needed to go to bed but determined to squeeze in 'just one more episode.'

Idris Elba delivers a phenomenal performance as the dark but moral D.C.I Luther. Put simply, the character is fascinating. He delivers justice, but resorts to dark means to get it when necessary. Most TV detectives are portrayed as perceptive geniuses who can do no wrong, but whilst Luther is certainly perceptive, every episode goes further to demonstrate how flawed and complex he really is. Watching Luther provokes interesting questions about our own attitudes to justice- we gasp when he goes to the lengths he does, but don't we inwardly cheer for him, too, even though he is breaking the law in order to defend it? Add into the mix his failed marriage with wife Zoe, who is desperately trying to move on despite Luther's pleas to the contrary, and you will notice a stark difference between Luther's excellent detective work and his messy personal life. It seems his perceptiveness doesn't apply to people that he loves!

Undoubtedly the most fascinating element of Luther is his relationship with serial killer Alice, who is brilliantly portrayed by Ruth Wilson. Luther is equally fascinated and disgusted by her, and their interactions are some of the best TV I've seen in the last few years. The way they bounce off one another is just... I can't describe it. It gives me chills.

Some episodes are better than others, but I haven't yet seen one that didn't satisfy. I cannot wait for series 3!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. cooke on 7 July 2013
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Idris Elba`s portrayal of this angry, out for justice cop is really brilliant. This man brings a very believable character to the tv screen. An outstanding supporting cast makes these episodes very chilling and your sitting on a knife edge throughout.
Idris Elba would be the next JAMES BOND if the casting was left to me.
More of the same please BBC.
The best drama for sure.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Terence Tan Co on 7 May 2012
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Well I watched a lot of cop shows and detective shows since the late 1970s and I can say that Luther is up their with the angels. Great show, the acting is excellent especially for Luther and his serial killer friend. Very deep and complicated characters. The plots are excellent, seperate but still interwined by a larger storyline. Luther is kinda like a cross between Vick Mackie, Cracker adding a touch of someone about to go to the loony bin. Great stuff.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Morten on 27 Oct 2013
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Overplayed,wooden performances.Alba(otherwise good actor)worst.Glossy, with simplistic,unbelievable or next to no plots.Superficial,but trying not to be.
Please dont compare this to first class crimedrama like Prime suspect,The fall or the brilliant french series-Spiral-
This is totally overrated,so what on earth IS the fuzz about
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jo on 22 Aug 2012
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Brilliant series, have watched them 3 times since purchasing and never tired of them. Waiting for the next series to come out.
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By Pyatrus on 12 July 2014
Format: DVD
Also see my comments for series 3.

Does not come close to the story line & character standards set by ITV & BBC dramas such as Endeavour, Vera, 55 Degrees North, The Bletchley Circle, etc.
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By Gigi Green on 9 July 2014
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Brilliant!!!
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