Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now
Watch now

Salamander: The Complete ... has been added to your Basket
Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£11.96
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: best_value_entertainment
Add to Basket
£11.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: 101Trading
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Salamander: The Complete Season One [DVD]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Salamander: The Complete Season One [DVD]

89 customer reviews

Price: £11.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
25 new from £10.70 5 used from £9.92 1 collectible from £26.74
£11.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Salamander: The Complete Season One [DVD]
  • +
  • Mammon [DVD]
  • +
  • Arne Dahl Complete Series 1 DVD
Total price: £34.23
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Filip Peeters, Koen De Bouw, Mike Verdrengh, Violet Braeckman, Lucas Van den Eynde
  • Directors: Frank van Mechelen
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Dutch, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Films
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Mar. 2014
  • Run Time: 565 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00I9Z80X2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,833 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Everyone has secrets, his public as well as his hidden life. One of our most fundamental fears is that our secrets will one day become public and be used against us...

Brussels / Belgium. Sixty-six safes are robbed during a spectacular and bloody raid on the small but influential and extremely discreet private bank, Jonkhere, in Brussels. The owners of those safes form a select club of powerful people in Belgium. The bank s clients hold high-level positions in industry, finance, the military, the magistracy, politics, unions. Strangely enough, only the safes belonging to these powerful people were hit, and while the perpetrators took no money, they did take documents. Pandora s box has been opened!

When a police detective starts checking the files of the robbery, he must soon run for his life...

Review

A gripping, edge-of-the seat thriller --Bbc
DVD is Dutch/French with English subtitles.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. L. P. Souza on 16 Aug. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This series has a good core story line, good acting, and a thrilling pace; but that's about it. It lacks an actually good script, so the dialogues are lame and the characters do a lot of stupid things, over and over. Clearly, the writing was not up to par with the cores storyline. Perhaps another case of PSSS (Prolonged Series Stupidity Syndrome); in this case, it may be that the writers could not stretch the story for 12 chapters intelligently enough; maybe they would have managed it better by keeping it to four chapters.

SPOILER ALERT: A couple of examples, without giving away too much: the members of a secret organization are well-known politicians and businessmen who all wear a three-inch tie pin as often as possible... Shades of the secret policemen's ball? A bad guy doing dirty work for the criminal organization leaves three passports and four different cell-phones (that he uses to switch identities when travelling) lying on top of a desk at his apartment. Why not keep them in a drawer? He picks up a woman he's never seen and takes her to his flat. After sex, on her way to the bathroom, she sees the passports and phones... and proceeds to open each passport and examine it in detail (apparently to ensure that the guy sees her fumbling through his stuff...). A senator's wife takes a lover (who is also married) and they kiss in public at a popular restaurant... Of course they are busted.

Many of these stupid behaviours are scattered through every episode... Real people are not really THAT stupid, so it becomes annoying from the second episode onwards.

As it is, "Salamander" disappoints fans of Eurocrime; it is barely better than the mediocre American standards (Law and Order, CSI). The Scandinavians are still the best, by far (The Bridge, The Killing, Those Who Kill)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
77 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Black Prince on 25 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
This is a great series, well-acted and brimming with suspense. It is tight in a way a modern BBC production would be languid and riddled with limp PC dialogue. This has no padding and moves at a pace, quite impressive and realistic. The notion of the elite running the show behind the scenes fits Belgium nicely, especially with the EU overlay on Belgium's seedy politics but it does beg the question why the BBC could never produce such a drama about The City-Palace-Whitehall Establishment and dirty secrets...........too close to home.

I am really impressed by Salamander an expected not to be !
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. F. T. Saffre on 27 July 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm a Belgian living in the UK, so possibly slightly biased: it was great fun for me to see some well-known landmarks of my hometown (Brussels) feature in a major political thriller co-produced by the BBC! This being said, I honestly think this is a very good show, as do many of my British friends. It is also a fairly accurate depiction of the the Belgian "soul", i.e. a unique and hopefully endearing mix of cynicism, self-loathing and good-natured wholesomeness, all laced together with multiculturalism. The fact that the mostly Flemish soundtrack is peppered not only with a few French words but entire (if short) French conversations adds a nice and very unique touch.
It would have gotten 5 stars had it not been for the obviously rushed and utterly unsatisfying conlcusion. This is most definitely a show to be enjoyed for the journey, not for the disappointing destination. Well worth your time...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
35 of 42 people found the following review helpful By still searching TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
Fresh from the brilliance of the Bridge I and II I was looking for something to replace the Nordic crime slot in my viewing and noticed another foreign import on BBC4. Okay it's not Nordic Noir and it hasn't the obvious darkness of The Killing or the aforementioned Bridge. Nevertheless, there is definitely something rotten in the state of Belgium and detective Paul Gerardi sets out to find and expose just what it is. It opens with a cleverly executed bank heist. The bank is private, solely open to only the most exclusive clientele who keep their dirty dark secrets safe from prying eyes, so they think, in safety deposit boxes deep in the vaults of the Jonkhere bank.

However, only a carefully selected 66 boxes are opened out of the hundreds that line the vault walls. What is it about this particular set of boxes that interests the burglars? Gerardi doggedly pursues the clues wherever they may lead and whatever the personal cost and they lead to the highest places in the land; no-one's secrets are safe and murder and mayhem follow.

This is a very well made crime series with excellent production values and acting to match. For me, though, it doesn't meet the exacting standards set by its Nordic counterparts; it's neither as tightly plotted nor pacey, especially towards the end when it appears to run out of steam but, these caveats aside, in the absence of Noir of the Nordic variety, recommended nonetheless!
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By steve b on 9 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The latest in a line of Euro cop shows to be taken up by the BBC, Salamander may not be up to the standard of Wallander, Spiral or The Bridge but it is still a very slick and very watchable piece of TV drama. It starts off with a scene we have seen many times before, a group of very professional criminals rob a set of safety deposit boxes, not for the money and jewels., although they take those as well, but for the secret documents contained in them. These are then used by the backer of the thieves to blackmail prominent men in Belgian government, business, law, banking and the military. Government officials want it all hushed up when a honest cop (Chief Inspector Geraldi) comes across the robbery. He soon finds himself in danger from both the robbers and the victims who want to keep the whole thing quiet.

Two things let it down, first Geraldi solves the mystery only with the most amazing piece of coincidence and I have never seen the streets of Brussels so devoid of traffic . Still it is worth watching particularly when compared to most of the American and British alternatives.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Language 0 28 Jun 2014
English subtitles? 1 7 Mar 2014
See all 2 discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   



Feedback