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Crime drama, screened on the BBC, starring Gillian Anderson as a Metropolitan Police detective drafted to Belfast to help on a puzzling murder case. Though her superiors aren't convinced, Stella Gibson (Anderson)'s investigations lead her to believe that a serial killer is at work. Meanwhile, the killer, Paul Spectre (Jamie Dornan), stalks his next target, solicitor Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly). The episodes are: 'Dark Descent', 'Darkness Visible', 'Insolence and Wine', 'My Adventurous Song' and 'The Vast Abyss'.

Starring:
Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 52 minutes
Starring Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan
Director Jakob Verbruggen
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 17 June 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 52 minutes
Starring Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan
Director Jakob Verbruggen
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio ACORN MEDIA
Rental release 17 June 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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91 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 24 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
'The Fall' is an Irish-British serial killer/crime drama series that was released in 2013 and was shown in the United Kingdom on BBC Two. The five part series is created by Allan Cubitt and directed by Jakob Verbruggen. The program received a fantastic response from the critics on its release. Combined with excellent viewership figures, the show became a surprise hit and the highest rated BBC Two drama launch in eight years.

The series is based in Northern Ireland and shows Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) trying to catch a twisted serial killer (Jamie Dornan) responsible for numerous disturbing deaths.

To begin things, this is high quality television that sets the benchmark for crime dramas. The show is as good as it gets, I loved and relished every second.

From the first episode, the disturbing events and compelling suspense hooked me to show. The dark and haunting setting shown in crisp cinematography, creates an atmosphere full of class. Combined with stunning acting, and I mean award winning performances, I knew this was going to be special. As the unpredictable cat and mouse game intensifies between Stella Gibson and the killer, the viewer is left begging for more. The story brilliantly progresses with interesting intertwining sub-plots and plenty of twists. The final episode for me was a truly powerful watch. Yes, a section of the viewers have complained that the ending was disappointing. However, I found the ending gripping to say the least. The final minutes showcased a heart-thumping exchange of dialogues between the lead actors that left me in a mesmerized state with goosebumps. In my opinion the climax was fitting because it sets up the second series perfectly and promises all the answers.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By still searching TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Dec. 2014
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Creating attractive and charming fictional monsters that prey on women is nothing new; Bram Stoker, for example, used it to great effect and spawned a whole industry. The Fall is no exception with young, attractive, athletic bereavement counsellor, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) providing solace to the grieving by day and feeding his twisted and murderous erotic fantasies by night: this when he's supposed to be looking after his toddler son and primary-aged daughter while wife, Sally Ann (Bronagh Waugh), is out on night shift as a neonatal nurse.

Spectors' targets conform to a stereotype: all young slim attractive professional women with dark brown hair. He either sources them from the internet or capitalizes on opportunistic encounters in bars etc. He appears to be very skilled at gaining information about them and is an accomplished housebreaker enabling him to gain entry to their homes once he's tracked them down. His other primary asset, of course, is that he is a practiced and convincing liar.

His various attractions lead him to become the focus of another's obsessive fantasies, the couple's baby sitter, 15 tear old Katie Benedetto (Aisling Franciosi) who attempts to use her emerging sexual allure to trap him into committing adultery.

Spector's first victim is Alice Monroe and high flying Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson), a homicide specialist from the Metropolitan Police, is seconded to take over the investigation. A second victim displaying the same MO convinces Gibson that they are dealing with a serial killer.

If Spector (is the name purely a coincidence?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Insanity on 11 Jan. 2015
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Started well, but this is only half a story with no real ending. Series 2 starts off where Series 1 ended. This should really be packaged as one series and be priced accordingly. You wouldn't expect people to watch the first half of a football match and wait 12 months for the second half, so why is it acceptable for a drama series.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jakki on 13 Aug. 2013
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This really is a top class drama set in Belfast and with a tremendous cast of actors. Many scenes are genuinely thrilling in the true sense of word, a credit to the scriptwriters, camera operators, cinematographers, editors, actors as well of course as the excellent director. I couldn't recommend this highly enough, and can't wait for series 2.
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Drama and quality continues from Series 1.
On occasions the sound quality is poor, the problem being empahasized by strong accents.
There is ample reason to continue to Series 3.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dyspeptic Spirit on 11 Jan. 2015
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There is no doubt that The Fall is an extremely well made and well written psychological drama which immediately draws you in to its warm embrace. I watched it with a measure of enjoyment but found it difficult to take seriously given the fact that it is predicated on what seems to me an impossibility. The writer has created an ingenious plot revolving around a violent psychopath who by day lives in a seemingly content domestic situation with his wife and two children working as a grief counsellor and by night stalks and kills young women. There is no mystery here; we know from the start who the protagonists are and Alan Cubitt must be praised for writing a series that avoids many of the cliches of modern TV. The subject matter is highly emotive and deals in an intelligent way with domestic abuse, death and violence.

The problem is I just found Paul Spector to be a completely unbelievable character. Here we have a psychopathic personality (which is normally characterised by an inability to empathise with other people, lack of guilt or feelings of remorse) acting a a grief counsellor. How could that ever happen? And yes I know at one point he was shown showing a disregard for his clients but it just makes no sense why he would do the job in the first place; let alone be any good at it. He is also shown as being a thoughtful and caring husband and family man which again is very much out of character for this type of personality. I understand that the writer wanted to create a situation that would be highly emotive and tug at people's worst fears ie. a psychopath living in a typical domestic situation who could be your best friend, the parent of your child's best friend or your next door neighbour but surely it's got to make some sort of sense to be credible.
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