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Northern Exposure: Series 1-4 [DVD]

Peg Phillips , James L. Dunn , Joshua Brand , Peter O'Fallon    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Peg Phillips, James L. Dunn, Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner
  • Directors: Joshua Brand, Peter O'Fallon, Stephen Cragg, Danny Lerner, David Carson
  • Producers: Robert T. Skodis
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 16
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Nov 2006
  • Run Time: 2750 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I6AMY0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,284 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All 74 episodes from seasons 1-4 of the popular American comedy series. Episodes are: 'Pilot - Northern Exposure', 'Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence', 'Soapy Anderson', 'Russian Flu', 'Sex, Lies and Ed's Tape', 'A Kodiak Moment', 'Aurora Borealis', 'Goodbye to all That', 'The Big Kiss', 'All is Vanity', 'What I Did For Love', 'Spring Break', 'War and Peace', 'Slow Dance', 'The Bumpy Road to Love', 'Only You', 'Oy, Wilderness', 'Animals R Us', 'Jules et Joel', 'The Body in Question', Roots', 'A-Hunting We Will Go', 'Get Real', 'Seoul Mates', 'Dateline: Cicely', 'Our Tribe', 'Things Become Extinct', 'Burning Down the House', 'Democracy in America', 'Three Amigos', 'Lost and Found', 'My Mother, My Sister', 'Wake Up Call', 'The Final Frontier', 'It Happened in Juneau', 'Our Wedding', 'Cicely', 'Northwest Passages', 'Midnight Sun', 'Nothing's Perfect', 'Heroes', 'Blowing Bubbles', 'On Your Own', 'The Bad Seed', 'Thanksgiving', 'Do the Right Thing', 'Crime and Punishment', 'Survival of the Species', 'Revelations', 'Duets', 'Grosse Point 48230', 'Learning Curve', 'Ill Wind', 'Love's Labour Mislaid', 'Northern Lights', 'Family Feud', 'Homesick', 'The Big Feast', 'Kaddish, For Uncle Manny', 'Mud and Blood', 'Sleeping With the Enemy' and 'Old Tree'.


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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars northern exposure series 1 (1990-1991) 6 July 2005
Format:DVD
beautifull comedy set in alaska, a new york freshman doctor gets stuck in alaska to be a doctor for four years to pay the medical grant back.
he gets sent to a 800 people village in the middle of nowhere
It is a beautifull comedy(but not a sitcom) , well acted well scripted and more importtanly with lots of charm without ever being gross, a class act.
the main atraction is the love/hate relationship of the doctor Rob Morrow with his landlady (janine Turner).
he represents the go getter newyorker with lots of ambitions and totally frustrated of him being conned to be in Cecily( alaska) for four years.
She on the other hand is a mixture of headstrongness and sarcasm but with a sweetside beneath (if he can find it that is)
the 2DVD are nearly six hours so it is also value for money.
All i can say is i remembered fondly this series when i was 15, i just saw it again at 31 and i am still charmed.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best US imported TV servies ever 18 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Everything about NE is great, right from the ambling moose in the opening credits. Unfortunately, being originally shown on Channel 4, it didn't get the exposure it deserved, while many lesser series have received far more critical praise and viewing figures. This first series is the best, as you gradually get to know the offbeat characters such as the horizontally laid-back movie-obsessive red indian Ed, the ultra-cool ex-con DJ Chris and the most serene and astute Marilyn. Nothing is predictable or cliched about the characterisation or storylines, while the humour is nicely understated and never obvious. My only gripe with NE is that I think it should've ended with the departure of proud-to-be-Jewish, New York medico Joel as he was the pivotal character. For those unfamiliar with NE, imagine a less 'dark' 'Twin peaks' or a more rural 'Due South'. If you like those, NE is even better.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some of the best drama on tv 27 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
The first exposure I had to this wonderful series was the last episode shown on this DVD. I happened on it when channel surfing - and it blew me away. Ten years or so later, and it still stands out as one of the best hours viewing I have ever had.
Northern Exposure has been a long time coming to DVD, and I wait impatiently for series two, when it really got into its stride.
There are very very few things that I recommend totally and completely - but this DVD is definately one of them. Buy it, settle into it and ENJOY
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please Sir, can I have some more? 25 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
After years of Northern Exposure deprivation due to Channel 4's disgracefully dilatory attitude towards acquiring repeat rights (no, I didn't have the foresight to hoard taped episodes like some people!), this excellent value boxed set was as welcome as a frosty glass of beer at the end of a long hot day. All I want now is the second and preferably the third and fourth seasons on video as well! To my mind, the series didn't really hit its stride until late in season 2, as the makers began to realise what they could get away with in terms of non-realistic or magical elememts to the plot - remember Chris flinging the piano in his catapult, the men of Cicely running naked through town, Shelley's singing disease, Maggie's dead boyfriend Rick coming back as a dog? If this video release continues, we have all these to look forward to.
Even Season 1, however, has considerable charm, and not having seen most of these since the first UK transmissions, it was a nostalgic experience for me as all these 'old friends' reappeared. Re-seeing the first appearances of characters like Holling and Maurice was a bit startling - nostalgia had mellowed their memories and I'd forgotten just how brooding and sinister Holling was, as well as what a racist blowhard Maurice was. Chris has less prominence in the show than he later came to have, apart from the final episode of Season 1, the rousing 'Aurora Borealis', which also features guest star Alan Arkin as Adam the psychopathic chef.
By the time Northern Exposure was cancelled, it was, in truth, looking a bit exhausted - certainly the episodes after Joel returned to New York were below par. So it's nice to return to the beginnig and remind yourself what was so appealing about this series in the first place. I see from the other reviews posted here that many viewers appear to be of like mind, so let's let Universal know - we want more!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Anyone reading the marketing blurb about these series might, understandably, expect it to be all about a young doctor from New York who gets conned into spending several years looking after the medical needs of a bunch of country hicks in an Alaskan middle-of-nowhere. The pilot episode would confirm this simple analysis but after that the stories spread out into a vast area of local politics, individual lives, personalities, points of view, beliefs and philosophies. Joel Fleishman, the doctor, is one of the main characters but one amongst many main characters - all real, down-to-earth (and occasionally 'away-with-the-fairies'), interesting, entertaining, loveable characters. Each episode focuses on different, overlapping components of the community, the events and relationships that define and drive them, the way they perceive their lives and deal with their problems. Living in such an out-of-the-way and extreme environment, with raw nature right on the door-step - wild animals, long hard winters with days of complete darkness, summer days that never end, a mixed population of Native Americans, traditional woodsmen and mountainmen, and a selection of folks hailing from many other parts of the country, things happen in Cicely that don't happen in more populous and 'civilised' areas. Watching the series for the first time is riveting because all the ideas and situations seem so new and unusual. One of the things that makes the comedy element of these programmes so funny is that we suddenly see things from an unexpected perspective and that's one of the things jokes do: present the ordinary in a surprising way. There's a constant parade of unusual situations, strange solutions, surprising ideas. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great present
It was going to be difficult to explain, so I got series 1,2+3 for my son's birthday. Now he's having a great time trying to figure it out too. And he likes it!
Published 1 month ago by moody mare
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I loved it the first time around and now I am watching and loving it all over again. Real excellence
Published 7 months ago by jim sixsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff
Have started watching and finding it funny so far as I get to know the actors and characters but happy with the story so far.
Published 9 months ago by Henry Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars a bit different !
everyone who saw it before and wanted to enjoy it again, its amazing how much you forget 1st time round.
Published 10 months ago by precious
4.0 out of 5 stars old dvd
I loved this programme when it was originally on the tv and looked forward to seeing it again but i WAS disappointed. Read more
Published 11 months ago by jenny Cee
5.0 out of 5 stars great cult series if you like 1980 1990 nostalgia - takes us back to...
great cult series if you like 1980 1990 nostalgia - takes us back to nice evenings on the sofa together. Recommended by us.
Published 11 months ago by ROBERT
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes old is good.
We were big fans of this series when it first came out in the nineties, and eagerly awaited each episode. Obviously it had to finish and we were disappointed but life goes on. Read more
Published 15 months ago by ian endersby
5.0 out of 5 stars Northern Exposure review
I remember watching this on tv while living in the states. I ordered season 1 and I liked it as much now as I did then. It is quirky, funny and enjoyable. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Elizabeth Ingram
5.0 out of 5 stars Northern Exposure - Season 1
I bought Season as a taster. I watched the series when it came out and wanted to be sure it was as good as I remembered. It did not fail to please. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 17 months ago by Becky
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