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  • Actors: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Peter Outerbridge
  • Format: 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.)
  • Number of discs: 14
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Aug. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003WOLEDI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,886 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Murdoch Mysteries is based on the popular mystery novels by Maureen Jennings and stars Yannick Bisson (Soul Food) as Detective William Murdoch, an investigator in Toronto in 1895. The series follows eccentric Detective Murdoch who solves many of his cases using unusual and progressive methods of detection, including fingerprinting, human blood testing, surveillance and trace evidence. Scorned for his ideas by his supervisor Chief Inspector Brackenreid, he forms an unlikely ally with beautiful coroner Dr Julia Ogden, who is also struggling against tradition and prejudice, and together they prove a formidable team

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Murdoch Mysteries is a dynamic drama series set in Toronto, Canada in the 1890s. William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is a young detective who uses progressive new forensic techniques, such as fingerprinting and trace evidence to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Each theory is revealed as an intuitive flash – a visual dramatisation of events based on the evidence given. Murdoch is man with an almost supernatural instinct in solving crimes. --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By R. G. Hallas on 15 July 2012
Format: DVD
The TV series itself is absolutely brilliant: thoroughly enjoyable, well acted, well produced and with great variety, plus engaging ongoing background stories. There's nothing routine about this series; every episode is memorably individual and inventive, and I'm constantly amazed how well the series manages to find something new and fresh, and tread new ground, in every episode. Anyway, you can read about the charms of the series in other reviews; the purpose of my comments are to draw attention to something important regarding this specific box set.

As is noted elsewhere, the Murdoch Mysteries TV series was preceded by three TV movies that starred a different set of actors. The movies are somewhat different in character (a bit darker than the subsequent series), and perhaps not as broadly appealing as the series overall, but they're nevertheless good and well worth seeing.

These three movies are apparently only available separately on a disc called "Murdoch Mysteries Movie Collection", which is a Region 1-only, NTSC release; i.e. they're not available for individual purchase for the UK market.

In reality, although not available as a separate stand-alone disc, the TV movies *are* included in this Series 1-3 box set, which makes it particularly excellent value and an essential buy for Murdoch fans in the UK. However, the fact that these movies are present is far from obvious, and the packaging/advertising is downright misleading.

Look at the picture of the box set at the top of this page (close-up version): you can see that it says "12 discs, 39 episodes". However, the Amazon description says that there are 14 discs.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elfe Willowson on 14 May 2011
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I love Crime Drama & when I discovered Murdoch Mysteries on TV, I was hooked. Detective William Murdoch & his faithful sidekick, Police Constable George Crabtree, live & police in Toronto, Canada, in the mid-1890's. Murdoch relies on what he sees, what he feels & the evidence at hand to solve a crime. His boss, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid, can be a bit closed-minded at times, as he is one of the "old-school" types that rely on brute force to obtain a confession. However, where Murdoch is concerned, Brackenreid gives in & lets Murdoch have his "strange ways" to gain the correct outcome of a mystery or murder. Murdoch is a learned man & thinks nothing of looking through various articles about the latest scientific methods in the hope that it will prove useful at some point in the future when solving a crime. Crabtree is willing to learn from him & often puts his point of view across without the fear of rejection. Dr Julia Ogden, the female Coronor (a rarity in itself in the late-1800's) is also a willing participant in Murdoch's new-fangled crime-busting ways.
Although it does seem a bit far-fetched that one man alone would discover all these forensic methods, it does begin to show you how forward-thinking that some people started were & the prejudice that they faced from narrow-minded fools.
I strongly recommend Murdoch Mysteries if you love Crime Drama, as well as Historical Drama too. A pleasing combination of both.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By jeaniusshops2 on 9 Oct. 2010
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I love this series and could not wait for the individual release of Series 3. For us over the pond this set costs nearly the same as the price of a single USA release in this series. A FURTHER BONUS, not mentioned in the description, is that this set includes the 3 "pilot" movies (starring Peter Outerbridge and Keeley Hawes) that prompted the making the tv series. From what I see, these movies have yet to be released in the UK. Such a bargain, I don't regret in any way buying this set.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mat562 on 17 Feb. 2011
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Probably best described as CSI: Late Victorian-era Toronto, this series puts a new, historical spin on the crime/police-based drama theme. The series is set in Ontario in the mid 1890s and is centered around the series of predictably-frequent murders (it's a crime show after all) that cross the bows of the officers at a city-based police station. In particular, the focus of attention is the cerebral Detective William Murdoch who is beautifully portrayed by a perfectly cast Yannick Bisson.

Murdoch is a man ahead of his time, with a well-developed knowledge of science and forensic medicine which, as his station's primary criminal investigator, he brings to bear in the course of his many investigations. A calm and thoughtful individual, Murdoch is also a clean-living devout Roman Catholic. These qualities contrast markedly with his immediate superior, the rough-edged, Yorkshire-born Inspector Brackenreid, played by Thomas Craig, whose bullish, no nonsense style contrasts markedly with Murdoch's more measured approach. As with many fictional heroes, Murdoch is ably assisted by a faithful retainer: Constable George Crabtree. This uniformed officer's occasionally scatterbrain manner belies a keen mind and a devotion to both his duty and to Murdoch. The fourth main character is pathologist Dr. Julia Ogden. Portrayed by Hélène Joy, this forward-thinking, intelligent and confident woman is something of trailblazer; being both a doctor and a pathologist in an age where women were still some way from an equal footing with men either socially or professionally. The two are well matched, and a classic 'will they/won't they?' romance develops between Murdoch and Dr.
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What about series 3 separately?????????? 18 5 Feb 2012
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