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Minder: The Complete Collection [DVD]

George Cole , Dennis Waterman    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
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Product details

  • Actors: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Glyn Edwards, Gary Webster, Michael Gothard
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 33
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Mar 2009
  • Run Time: 5096 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QV6JCA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,682 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Box set containing all 107 episodes of the BAFTA award-winning Thames TV comedy drama series starring Dennis Waterman and George Cole. The set also includes the 1985 feature-length special 'Minder On the Orient Express'. Series 1 episodes comprise: 'Gunfight at the OK Launderette', 'Bury My Half at Waltham Green', 'The Smaller They Are...', 'A Tethered Goat', 'The Bounty Hunter', 'Aces High - and Sometimes Very Low', 'The Bengal Tiger', 'Come in T-64, Your Time Is Ticking Away', 'Monday Night Fever', 'The Dessert Song' and 'You Gotta Have Friends'; Series 2 episodes are: 'National Pelmet', 'Whose Wife Is It Anyway?', 'You Lose Some, You Win Some', 'Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here', 'Not a Bad Lad, Dad', 'The Beer Hunter', 'A Nice Little Wine', 'All Mod Cons', 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Worst Enemy', 'The Old School Tie', 'All About Scoring, Innit?', 'Caught in the Act, Fact' and 'A Lot of Bull and a Pat On the Back'; Series 3 episodes comprise: 'Dead Men Do Tell Tales', 'You Need Hands', 'Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore', 'Looking for Micky', 'Dreamhouse', 'Another Bride, Another Groom', 'The Birdman of Wormwood Scrubs', 'The Son Also Rises', 'Why Pay Tax?', 'Broken Arrow', 'Poetic Justice, Innit?', 'Back in Good Old England' and 'In'; Series 4 episodes are: 'Minder's Christmas Bonus', 'Rocky Eight and a Half', 'Senior Citizen Caine', 'High Drains Pilferer', 'Sorry Pal, Wrong Number', 'The Car Lot Baggers', 'If Money Be the Food of Love, Play On', 'A Star Is Gorn', 'Willesden Suite', 'Windows', 'Get Daley!' and 'A Well Fashioned Fit-Up'; Series 5 episodes comprise: 'Goodbye Sailor', 'What Makes Shamy Run?', 'A Number of Old Wives' Tales', 'The Second Time Around', 'Second-Hand Rose', 'Ride to Scratchwood', 'Hypnotising Rita', 'The Balance of Power' and 'Around the Corner'; Series 6 episodes are: 'Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread', 'Life in the Fast Food Lane', 'The Return of the Invincible Man', 'Arthur Is Dead, Long Live Arthur', 'From Fulham With Love', 'Waiting for Goddard' and 'Minder On the Orient Express'; Series 7 episodes comprise: 'It's a Sorry Lorry Morrie', 'Days of Fine and Closures', 'Fatal Impression', 'The Last Video Show', 'Fiddler On the Hoof' and 'The Wrong Goodbye'; Series 8 episodes are: 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Entrepreneur', 'A Bouquet of Barbed Wire', 'Whatever Happened to Her Indoors?', 'Three Coins Make a Mountain', 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?', 'The Last Temptation of Daley', 'A Bird in the Hand', 'Him Indoors', 'The Greatest Show in Willesden', 'Too Many Crooks', 'The Odds Couple' and 'The Coach That Came in from the Cold'; Series 9 episodes comprise: 'I'll Never Forget Whats 'Ername', 'No Way to Treat a Daley', 'Uneasy Rider', 'Looking for Mr Goodtime', 'Opportunity Knocks and Bruises', 'Gone With the Winchester', 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Retiring', 'The Roof of All Evil', 'Last Orders at the Winchester', 'Cars and Pints and Pains', 'The Great Trilby', 'A Taste of Money' and 'For a Few Dollars More'; Series 10 episodes are: 'A Fridge Too Far', 'Another Case of Van Blank', 'All Things Brighton Beautiful', 'One Flew Over the Parents' Nest', 'The Immaculate Contraption', 'All Quiet On the West End Front', 'The Great Depression of 1994', 'On the Autofront', 'Bring Me the Head of Arthur Daley' and 'The Long Good Thursday'.

Product Description

Classic Minder: The Complete Series Box Set (33 Discs) Featuring: Dennis Waterman, George Cole & Glynn Edwards... The legendary George Cole plays Arthur Daly, a man synonymous with dodgy goods and shady deals and who knew a 'nice little earner' when he saw one, hires Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his 'Minder' to protect him from other small time crooks. Rediscover all 10 series of this fantastic, classic British comedy series in all its glory.

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87 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than I remembered... 27 Mar 2010
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I bought this boxset for my husband expecting just the ten seperate series but found the last two 'bonus' discs actually contain five additional episodes including Minder on the Orient Express. For value for money this set can't be beaten. I hadn't intended watching much of this but listening to my husband's laughter I found myself getting drawn in. Yes as other reviewers, and my husband, have said, the Terry years are much stronger - I didn't appreciate this until watching them back to back. However, for my money one of the funniest episodes of the whole collection is in a 'Ray episode' involving the policeman Mr Morley, the car he bought from Arthur and the hidden drugs. If you don't watch this episode you are really missing out. Everybody mentions Chisolm and Ryecott but Morley was a star too and is well worth a look.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It could be so good for you! 15 May 2012
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To those of us of a certain vintage this series makes compelling viewing focusing on a "dodgy dealer" (Arthur Daley played by George Cole) who "ducks and dives" through life in London, and, who is frequently bailed out by his Minder (Dennis Waterman). It is compelling viewing and filled with humour as well as the occasional fight etc. No one will ever imitate George Cole's dry sense of humour which resonates throughout the series. Another aspect of the series is also that it rekindles a sense of nostalgia about London in the 1980s and 90s plus very effectively stereotypes police officers of that era too. The geographical centre of the plot is a London drinking club called "The Winchester Club" which, again, echoes the culture of the era.

When this set proclaims to be the "Complete Collection" of Minder, this does, in strict terms, require some qualification - there are three Minder "eras" - Series 1-7 ran from 1979 to 1989 and featured Dennis Waterman; then in 1989 filming finished on the final episode featuring Dennis Waterman as the "Minder". The second series then returned in 1991 with Gary Webster, as Arthur Daley's nephew playing the Minder role. This boxed set features both these two series - and, in my view even for a purist, it's worth buying as it costs less than a pound more (at the time of writing this review) than the boxed set featuring the Dennis Waterman episodes only. This DVD set does not include the "comeback" episodes aired by Channel 5 in 2009 featuring Shane Ritchie and Lex Shrapnel - this was not a hit and was pulled by Channel 5. To give you a sense of scale, the highest rated episode of Minder was broadcast in 1984 and viewed by 16.4 million people, by March 2009, the Channel 5 "comeback series" could only pull in 1.34 million viewers.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value 26 Dec 2010
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Really very pleased with this box set especially the price. Every episode is a pleasure to watch the acting is superb and very funny. The extras are brilliant and that includes the 3 short interviews with George Cole he talks about the early years, the middle years and the Gary Webster years.
I found that one of the episodes 'The Birdman Of Wormwood Scrubs' has a bit of interference (a bit fuzy in places) nothing to worry about propably to do with the age of that episode. Also some discs have some minor surface scratches (but i am not complaining as it must be a terrible job trying to package 33 discs into a box on a restricted time limit).
I always say that the old ITV were never much good at making sit-coms, but when it comes to comedy dramas they were the tops 'Minder' being the best they ever produced, closely followed by 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet'.
Like with all my Amazon orders this came perfectly well packaged and in good quick time. Thanks for reading my review!....
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English telly at its Finest! 14 Aug 2009
I lived in London from 1981 until 1994 and fell madly in love with Minder. It was so refreshing to see TV that seemed, (to a native New Yorker), like real London street life. Unlike the junk I was used to seeing on US TV, such as street scenes of New York with no garbage, graffiti or anything that I was used to seeing walking down the streets of Manhattan. The old US TV was so predicable, in that, they always got the bad guy and/or they lived happily ever after and all that rubbish. I saw Minder as an outsider looking in, & I liked what I saw. The two main Characters are just perfect together. The writing was sharp and crisp. And of course, absolutely hilarious. All the sub-characters added interesting depth to the show. As I occasionally went into a Pub in the East End, sometimes I would expect to see Arthur standing by the Public Bar foot rail offering me a good deal on "a nice 'lil Rolex". Know wha' I mean? I was over the moon to see the complete series in a single box set. This set brings back great memories of London in the 80's for me. I look forward to many a night watching and laughing myself silly over this superb piece of London telly. Good on ya, for releasing this awesome slice of English Television. Cheers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST COMEDY DRAMAS OF A DECADE. 21 Mar 2009
Minder has to be an all time classic which was perfectly cast with the brilliant George Cole as dodgy but well meaning Arthur Daley. With Ex-boxer and offender Terry Macann played by Dennis Waterman and Glynn Edwards as Dave of the Winchester Club. Not forgetting bumbling cops Chisholm and Rycott who are foreverer trying to catch Arthur and out-do each other. This series ran for ten seasons from 1979 to 1994 with Ray Daley played by Gary Webster replacing Terry in the final two series. This was a classic mix of sharp scripts and comedy drama that set the pace for the 80's. George Cole was almost born for the part and became and still is an icon of the 80's. For me this show can go on and on and the format never becomes tired and is always a laugh. On this great value set we get four specials and one interview with George Cole though I still haven't found the disc that's on yet ?. All in all a great addition to any collection and also good value, get it before it's deleted as was the last issue after a short time !.
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5.0 out of 5 stars diabolical liberties
What is there to say? Simply brilliant. Not sure if it's available in blu ray, but would be even better.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. M. Heaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
If you remember and enjoy television from the 1970's and 1980's then you will enjoy Minder. Every episode and all the specials are here to be enjoyed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pete.
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolutle must own box set for any fan of minder
a must own dvd box set for any minder fan i have watched this box set over and over again and still enjoy it every time i watch it, hours of enjoyment, money well spent, includes... Read more
Published 2 months ago by barry rigg
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Tis is good but there is abit of injury to the last DVD case which was a bit disappointing but apart from that it's good
Published 2 months ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Minder: The Complete Collection
This collection presents all ten series of the clever, television show set in the London crime underworld and starring George Cole and Dennis Waterman.
Published 3 months ago by India Whiskey
5.0 out of 5 stars Super collection.
Great series and very good value. Complete series with both Dennis Waterman and Gary Webster. Includes also 'Minder on the Orient Express' which I'd never seen! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Francesca N
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old Minder
I love these old minders episodes it takes me right back. George Cole is brilliant in all of them as is Dennis. Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Minder Complete Series
Great Series Really pleased with my purchase Great service from amazon so fast
It really is wonderful that so many great tv shows are on Dvd Dvd is much better then the old... Read more
Published 5 months ago by brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Already had part of series one and all of series 2-7 which I have watched many times and never tire of repeating. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Hdownunder
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Bought this as a gift for a friend of mine as he is minder crazy! He told me he can't wait to put them all on his mac so he can watch them where ever he goes! Job done
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