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Luther - Series 1-3 [DVD] [2010]

Idris Elba , Ruth Wilson , Brian Kirk , Sam Miller    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Warren Brown, Steven Mackintosh, Paul McGann
  • Directors: Brian Kirk, Sam Miller, Stefan Schwartz
  • Writers: Neil Cross
  • Producers: Katie Swinden, Claire Bennett
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • 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: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 29 July 2013
  • Run Time: 812 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CEB72A4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 446 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


The first three seasons of the BBC crime thriller series starring Idris Elba. Brilliant but flawed murder detective John Luther (Elba) sees it as his personal crusade to track down the depraved killers it is his job to identify. But as he struggles with personal demons, his strong moral code cannot always be relied upon to protect him from the dangerous violence of his own emotions and passions. Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley and Ruth Wilson co-star.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Boxset of Luther containing 6 discs and with a running time of approx. 812 minutes. Has an age 15 restriction and contains all episodes from the first 3 series. Picture and audio quality are excellent and overall presentation of the set very good.

Idris Elba stars as the dangerously flawed yet ultra moral John Luther a beaten up, life weary London murder squad detective. Luther has major problems with anger which isn't helped by his growing relationship with Alice, Ruth Wilson, who just happens to be a murder suspect and also a psychopath. Alice is the calm, cold, controlled and evil contrast to Luther's manic, lost, rage filled goodness and their pairing was a stroke of absolute genius. They have a huge amount of chemistry and sizzle on screen. Fortunately, for him, Alice is on the side of Luther and they share a strange love/hate relationship throughout the series.

There's not a lot of police procedure, in fact you hardly see the inside of a police station until series 3, the drama's all about Luther as a man and how the events of his life affect his ability as a detective and vice versa. You're more likely to see his emotional distress and personal rage than scenes of him racing through London brandishing a gun. By series 3 things are starting to change, they're certainly ramping up the tension, and there's more violence and gore however; I didn't find Luther particularly graphic or gratuitous. In fact, for a modern day detective drama with such hard hitting storylines, the series is quite unique in that it relies on the quality of acting and scripts rather than the thrill factor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wowzers. brilliance. 23 Jan 2014
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On a recent visit to the UK, all I heard people talking about was Luther. Different age ranges, different walks of life, different people all seemed to love this. I bought it and brought it home. I watched the entire three seasons in 3 days. Season one has more episodes than the others, AND they say that the last episode here is the end, there aren't going to be any more…. I won't spoil anything about this series, but it is absolutely brilliant, I was totally sucked in by Luther and his slightly left of centre way of policing and got drawn into his world. I bet you love it.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great BBC Entertainment 25 July 2013
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Say what you want about the 'Beeb', this is a truly great TV show. Whilst some of the scenes became often grotesque and/or peverted, Luther has maintained interest and a following like no other BBC detective thriller for a while. Without Idris Elba (DCI John Luther) this show would not be what it is. But that's not to take away from excellent performances from Dermot Crowley and Michael Smiley; I also have a soft spot for Ruth Wilson, who is just plain evil!

Once all these episodes drop off the iPlayer this boxset is going to be invaluable. With the third series now over, I know plenty of people (including myself) that will be rewatching series 1, episode 1 on July 29 when this comes out! And for those who haven't had the pleasure of watching, this would be a great present to introduce someone to John Luther.

But this may not be the end of course. Luther, the movie? In a recent interview with Ms Wilson : ""It depends if you go to the origin story of Luther. Alice may be involved, but she may come in at the end. It's that thing of do you go backwards, forwards or sideways?""

Either way - this Boxset is the only natural way to deal with the Luther finale comedown.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING 24 Oct 2013
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Great show but be warned that the extras contain big spoilers so don't watch them until you've seen the show first.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing other than Brilliant 13 Aug 2013
By Claire
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I had never watched any of the episodes and due to the amount of people talking about Luther I decided to buy the box set. I have watched the whole box set in one weekend. Its brilliant. I really do recommend buying this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London Police-serie that stands out. 2 Feb 2014
By mgellen
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Had seen an episode on tv and was taken by its performance.
As viewer you are taken into the private life of Inspector Luther.
The bad guys are really bad and there is non-stop the feeling of urgency, to be quick, as otherwise more victims will appear.
Well performed and am looking forward to more episodes...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Watch this - then watch it again. 22 Jun 2014
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I cannot rate this show highly enough. It is not the run of the mill police procedural and Idris Elba is just incredible. Kudos to Mr Neil Cross for his terrific plot twists. Apologies to those reading this review because I have no idea what extras come with this as the series itself is enough!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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If you haven't watch this, you're missing out. Idris Elba is brilliant and so are the supporting cast. Brilliant gift for any BBC crime fan. Love it!
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