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  • Actors: Ken Stott
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: SMG Productions
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov. 2007
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XYFFSU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,147 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Superb 6 Disc Set starring Ken Stott and Claire Price. This boxset contains Fleshmarket Close, The Falls, The Black Book, A Question of Blood, Strip Jack & Let it Bleed.

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 May 2010
Format: DVD
"Rebus Seasons 2 & 3," is a television series of British mysteries, tartan noir subdivision, based upon the best-selling novels of Edgar-winning Britisher Ian Rankin, whom fellow American crime novelist James Ellroy recently called "the progenitor and king of tartan noir." What's tartan noir? Generally more violent and bloody stories, bloodier-minded too, but relieved with that dark Scottish humour, written by, duh!! a Scot. At any rate, the series of police procedurals was made by and for Britain's ITV stations, and filmed in modern-day Edinburgh, where they are set; but generally take place a considerable distance from the lovely tourist magnet sites of Scotland's capital city, and show us its darker, more chaotic side.

Considerable effort and expense seem to have been expended on this series. The on site color photography is excellent; casts are topnotch, and the extras appear to have been laid on with a generous hand: every shot, of police station or street, is full of people taking care of business, whatever that business might be. To add to the pleasures of this production, the actors appear to have been encouraged to speak in local dialect, really giving the viewers the sense of being there - somewhere else -- thanks to their distinctly different use of the language, their idioms and accents, their chat of "I cannae, didnae,""Your coat's hung on a shoogily peg,"and so forth.

This series includes taut episodes based on seven of Rankin's books, and one original script. Ken Stott,(
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Joachim on 4 Mar. 2008
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I don't know nothing about the finer points of movie making. But, honestly, having seen the whole thing (John Hannah and Ken Stott) and having read all the books, I do not understand why this excellent series is that much underrated by some of the earlier reviews. It was them that made me wait so long before I eventually ordered the dvds: curiosity got the better of me.
Surely, John Hannah was a wonderful Rebus and - being a bit younger - also the better looking actor.
But Ken Stott's Rebus simply is superb. The same thing goes for Claire Price's Siobhan Clark. Masterly performing actors and a really good camera are the hallmarks of this production. What really convinced me was the superior way of condensing the many tiers of Ian Rankin's story into a simple but very gripping tale of crime in the city. It's politcal but in no way politically correct. It's entertaining but never cheap. It's done with heart and soul. It's something new and makes you wonder about all these countryside based crime stories that are offered in great quantities. Just watch Mr. Ranking talking about it.
But of course, if you're looking for one to one copies of the stories, you may be disappointed. These are not copies but really smashing renderings of first rate crime fiction.
Enjoy it. I did.

The price is convincing too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Harrop on 11 July 2009
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Ken Stott is by far the better Rebus and given the opportunity brings to life the written word. He's realistic, gritty, totally believable and like many real CID officers - a bit rough round the edges, ( I can say that i was in the force- though some time ago). I'm only sorry I can't say the same for these versions of the books. I suppose they have been altered and shortened in order to squeeze the plots into the short space of time however this has resulted in a number of them being totally re- written, Black Books being the one that springs to mind. Please don't watch this version thinking its the same or anyway similar to the book, its not. Enjoy them, but the books are far better!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey S. Ryan on 31 Mar. 2008
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I also have the John Hannah episodes, but Ken Stott and Claire Price are more the characters that I envisioned when reading the books. If you love Rankin's work, these are outstanding. And the most recently released 4-disc set seem to have tried to remain truer to the books.

I can watch these over and over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andreas Naujoks on 2 Feb. 2010
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As I'm a Rebus/Rankin fan and have read all the books, I had high hopes for this, even though they never showed the series in my country. But it turns out that the elementary quandary of how to press a 400-500 pages novel into a 70-minute programme wasn't solved here either. So let's review the good, the bad and the ugly.

The good: Ken Stott is a good Rebus, no qualifications. He's got the body (oops, sorry..) and a voice to take a bath in. The scripts don't give him much room for Rebus's darker side, though. For a TV production, camera work, settings etc. are of good quality.

The bad: As mentioned above, the storylines are disappointingly simplistic, or, as another reviewer put it, linear. Some mild surprises, but nothing to rave about. Compared to the standards of Cracker or Wire in the Blood, this is a letdown, because the books would have offered the necessary material.

The ugly: Not to be taken literally, but I found Claire Price as Siobhan just too one-dimensional. You might find reasons for paring the original stories to fit the TV format, but that is no excuse for substandard acting. The same goes for Jennifer Black as Gill Templer.

So overall a programme that bears watching but doesn't offer half as much Rebus or half as much Edinburgh as I would have hoped.
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