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Merlin Complete BBC Series 5 [DVD]

Colin Morgan , Bradley James , Justin Molotnikov    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby, Richard Wilson
  • Directors: Justin Molotnikov
  • Writers: Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy, Julian Jones, Jake Michie
  • Producers: Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 559 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0086O8TFA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 964 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The epic fifth and final series of Merlin sees Camelot at the height of its golden age. With Queen Guinevere and the Knights of the Round Table at his side, Arthur has never felt stronger.

But even as Camelot flowers, the seeds of her destruction are being sown... As the forces of darkness gather, only Merlin stands between Arthur and a fate that has been written since the dawn of time...

Three years on from where Series Four ended, Morgana is more powerful than ever and is still hell bent on destroying Arthur and claiming the Throne of Camelot as her own. Old friends and new enemies threaten to switch sides as we see the return of Mordred (Alexander Vlahos), Princess Mithian (Janet Montgomery), Queen Annis (Lindsay Duncan) and even the deceased King Uther (Anthony Head).

With a stellar guest cast including John Shrapnel (Waking the Dead, Gladiator), Peter Guinness (Silent Witness, Sleepy Hollow) and the return of Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot, Gangs of New York), as well as superb action sequences and stunning CGI effects, the fifth series of MERLIN is the greatest ever.

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Merlin returns to BBC One for its fifth series, starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James and Richard Wilson.

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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good series, disappointing ending. 5 Jan 2013
By R9

This being the final series of Merlin, expectations were high. As a lover of Merlin since it first began, I'm disappointed to say that it didn't quite reach those expectations.

There were some wonderful, stand out episodes, such as 'The Deathsong of Uther Pendragon,' 'The Dark Tower,' and, in particular, 'The Diamond of the Day, part 1.'

However, since the announcement that series 5 would be the last series, what we were all looking forward to was the magic reveal, and sadly, this didn't come until the very last episode. What we got in the meantime were many unecessary 'filler' episodes where the plot didn't move forward, which was very frustrating as we knew that we only had limited time left.

Part 1 of the finale is, hands down, the best episode of Merlin, ever, for me. It sets the stage for an outstanding last episode, which is a horrific let down. The ending is most clearly not what,(from the state of the show's Facebook page,)fans were looking for, and I wasn't too pleased either. For 5 seasons, we're told that Arthur and Merlin will create Albion together, but we're left not even knowing if magic is accepted in Camelot. Surely that was the whole point? And Arthur is meant to die as an old man, having ruled for years with Merlin at his side. However, whilst annoying, this is not what ruined the ending for me. The writers have never stuck to legend, so it's hardly fair to expect them to start now.

No, what ruined Merlin's finale was how rushed it was. It's almost as though they decided they weren't going to make a series 6 and then realised they had a lot of ends to tie up and not much time to do it in. Morgana's death, Mordred and Arthur's 'battle,' Gwaine's out of character stupid assasination attempt- all were rushed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Box wasn't the same as the others 1 Jan 2014
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what i didn't like about this one was that the box style and inner cd holder style was too different from all the others.
it was a plastic open box instead of the sleeve cover slide out - and the inside of this one just had a pile of cds on top of each other in the holders - instead of the others which had fold out art work and the cds on top

all the others i have were the slide cover - artwork fold out with cds but this one sadly wasnt >< but i don't know if that's bec. they changed how they made it for this one or what

i really would like to know if they made it like all the others or if this was the only way to get it but no one has told me anything
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magical 27 Dec 2012
There has been much of interest and value in series 5 of Merlin and other reviewers have explored each episode in some detail. But because all good things must come to an end it is often the final episode of any series that defines everything that went before. No doubt some viewers, honed on plots where the hero lives happily ever, will find the final episode emotionally challenging. But a "happy ending" in the conventional sense would radically have departed from the traditional Arthurian legends. It would also have restricted Arthur to a mere mortal ruler, when in fact he achieved mythical status by transcending the limits of an earthly king and the equally limited boundaries of an earthly Camelot.

This vital magical feature was implicit in the final scene where we see Merlin in the present day strolling along a road next to the Isle of Avalon, illustrating that the greatest sorcerer of all time, along with King Arthur, is alive and well. Could he be on his way to meet Arthur with the intention of saving Albion from the perils of our present age? If so, then the story has ended not in loss and defeat, as some commentators are saying, but in a triumph far exceeding that which can be conceived of by mere mortals. Merlin has been a great series, and is highly recommended to anyone who loves not only "swords and sorcery", but stories with a meaning on more than one level.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Outstanding! 28 April 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Where do I begin?

I came across Merlin at the start of season 4 and from then on I was hooked. In a land where the use of magic is outlawed & punishable by death, Merlin is destined to bring unity to Camelot - Simple eh? Allow me to break down what I think makes the series great!

Arthur, Merlin & Morgana - As a prince, Arthur can not be responsible for cleaning his own clothes, preparing his own food & clothing himself - enter Merlin! Merlin is assigned to Arthur as his servant (The worst servant in the world) & it is from here that their friendship flourishes. What Arthur doesn't know is that Merlin is a sorcerer - but not just "a" sorcerer - possibly the most powerful sorcerer that has ever lived! As for Morgana, all is not as it seems...

Gaius & Gwen - As well as being Arthur's servant, Merlin is also a physician (In learning) tutored by Gaius. On the many adventures Merlin undertakes he wouldn't get very far without Gaius.... Gwen is Morgana's servant - Sweet & innocent as she may be she soon becomes integral to the plot.

The Knights Of Camelot - This is one aspect of the show that really surprised me - The knights are not dull & boring but instead have their own individual stories and personalities. As the story progresses and darkness descends, the bond between Arthur and his knights becomes key.

Simplicity - It's hard to explain but the way magic is handled is very simple & because of this its believable to the characters. As the episodes progress you get a sense that characters are becoming more "powerful". To me this gives a sense of progression and depth which really adds to the atmosphere.
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