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The Seventh Collection: Midsomer Murders [DVD]

John Nettles , Jason Hughes , Renny Rye , Richard Holthouse    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Simon Williams, Barry Jackson
  • Directors: Renny Rye, Richard Holthouse, Peter Smith
  • Producers: Brian True-May
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Mar 2010
  • Run Time: 920 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00345L1IS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,462 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Beneath the tranquil surface of sleepy village life in the idyllic English county of Midsomer, exist dark secrets, scandals and downright evil. John Nettles stars as the humorous, thoughtful and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. This special collection contains a further ten investigations. As the body count increases, Barnaby and Jones delve deeper still into the eccentric lives of the inhabitants of Midsomer. Including episodes: Midsomer Life, Left for Dead, The Magician s Nephew, Days of Misrule, The Dogleg Murders, Secrets and Spies, The Black Book, The Glitch, Small Mercies, Talking to the Dead


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up to the usual high standards. 15 Mar 2010
By Blake Paine VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
We've had this set (bought at a most appealing discount from the distributors, Acorn Media - check their website) since early February and are steadily working our way through it on Fridays in the early evening, fire blazing, drink in hand. They're the perfect way to start the weekend

Mrs G consumes the odd glass of wine and falls asleep before the end of every one. I stick to a bottle or two of Punk IPA and manage to watch them through. Our biggest worry, what to do when we get to the end of this set? Start again at Series One I suppose.

There are many very good episodes of Midsomer Murders and a few that you can pick holes in if you feel like it. If you watch this set in order, you'll find that the WPC who appears in most of them is promoted to Detective Constable in one and then reverts to WPC in the next.

And how come Joyce Barnaby is involved in every single social function or event that happens in the area? Strange, but probably irrelevant to your enjoyment.

But I have to say on the whole they're excellent. The acting is always believable, most have a bit of black humour here and there, and don't they just look great. As they're on DVD, there's no adverts to spoil the continuity either.

There's something indefinably English about Midsomer Murders, and I'd heartily recommend this set (and Punk IPA!), to anyone wanting to escape the reality of day to day life for a couple of hours at a time.

Incidentally, 'Talking to the Dead', which seems to be the subject of much discussion, was first shown on ITV in England on 5th May 2010. So it's not likely it would be included in this boxed set which came out in February 2010. A release in 'An Eighth Collection' seems probable for that one.

(Update 27th February 2011 - The 'Eighth Collection' is now out, we've had it since the 22nd. It can be found on the Acorn Media website if Amazon don't list it. And yes, it does include 'Talking to the Dead'.)
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What about 'Talking to the Dead'? 13 Mar 2010
Format:DVD
This seventh collection contains investigations from series 11 and 12 but unfortunately is missing 'Talking to the Dead' which, according to IMDB episode guide, was aired on 5 Aug 2008 as the last episode of series 11. Whether this listing is accurate and in correct order, I'm unsure, but the product description incorrectly lists 'Talking to the Dead' as being included in this selection, whereas the synopsis is true.

The contents included in this box set are, in order:
Midsomer Life
Left for Dead
The Magician's Nephew
Days of Misrule
The Dogleg Murders
Secrets and Spies
The Black Book
The Glitch
Small Mercies
The Creeper

This order differs slightly to that on the IMDB.

I doubt 'Talking to the Dead' will be included in the next collection so I shall have to pre-order the item from Amazon - available from 12 April 2010.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The madness continues... 23 Nov 2010
Format:DVD
There is quite simply nothing bad to say about Midsomer Murders. The format hasn't really changed since the first story some fourteen years or so ago, but this is quite simply why we love it. The cosy familiarity of Tom and Joyce and their ever-changing house; the black-humoured and occasionally cantankerous police pathologist George, the dashing and put-upon DS Jones and the chocolate-box villages that are either hotbeds of homicide or festering fleshpots under their charming exteriors - these are all the ingredients that make this such a watchable programme.
The show has been running long enough for those who dislike its whimsical style to avoid it, and with the devestating news that John Nettles is calling it a day in 2011, there may not be much more to come.
This collection was first aired between 2007 and 2009 and is as consistent as any of the preceding series'. With sheep (and human) slaughtering beasts roaming the fields of Midsomer Worthy, jealousy and sibling rivalry stalking the streets of Midsomer Hollow, and axe murderers running rampage in Badger's Drift, Causton CID's finest are again stretched to their limits. What will they do when DCI Barnaby retires..?
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Midsomer Murders ... and no end? 13 Mar 2010
Format:DVD
Well, here we are again; back in Midsomer. Quaint villages with their half-timbered houses within an beautiful English countryside. Front gardens as you know them only from the `Homes & Garden' magazine and local residents, more eccentric then anybody at Monty Pythons. And there are, of course, Chief Inspector Barnaby, his wife Joyce and Sergeant Jones. All this together makes Midsomer Murders; the victims been shot, strangled, stabbed, burned in the most stylish fashion, as even the murders want to fit into these, fairytale like, English crime stories. And rightly so! No case shall rest unsolved; no murderer shall escape. Chief Inspector Barnaby will get them all in his very own gentleman like style, blending in beautifully into the Midsomer scenery.
Dear Inspector Barnaby, please take me away from my dull grey daily routine and paint my world in the most beautiful blood red.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Barnaby Go! 1 May 2010
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Midsomer Murders Collection 7 - 10 DVD Boxset

Again Barnaby gets his murderer - over & over again... Another delightful collection of fun murder & mayhem, screwy characters & peeks into Barnaby's personal life. Even tho this was quite expensive I just had to have it & have not been one bit disappointed about the money spent. So, Midsomer fans, pick this collection up ASAP & you'll not regret it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Weaker than earlier series
These 10 stories have adopted a more modern format that is far grittier than before(supposedly more reality-based) and involve more younger people using louche and modern... Read more
Published 10 months ago by R. Whitlock
4.0 out of 5 stars As ever, good viewing
Midsomer murders is a classic tv detective series that is both relaxing and not that hard on the brain cells.
Published 11 months ago by CN
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST BRILLIANT
I'm a Midsomer fan and always have been and have watched my collection 1 - 8 over and over again, despite knowing the plots and who dit it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Carolyn MOULET
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Midsomer Murder fans this is a good set for the collection. I don't think it has subtitles though which is a shame.
Published 22 months ago by Manish Divekar
4.0 out of 5 stars Closed Captioned
I agree with many of the other posters here. The shows do seem to be getting a little tired. Maybe that is why John N. left? Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2012 by Carol J. Hubbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Revisit the UK's homicide county.
These boxed sets are a very economical way of collecting this photogenic crime series, with its great story telling combined with great acting, and quirky rural characters. Read more
Published on 19 Oct 2010 by Fred Oliphant
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely stories in English countryside.
Lovely stories in English countryside. The images are very good, but there are no writing legends available. For foreigns its much more dificult to follow the storie.
Published on 24 Sep 2010 by Ana
5.0 out of 5 stars midsomer
Excellent product. Will definetely order more in the series. The shipment arrived very quickly from the UK.
Published on 25 Aug 2010 by liberty
5.0 out of 5 stars Mid Somer Murders Collection 7-10 boxset
I have all the MidSomer box sets and this collection is by far the best. I love the way Tom and Joyce are growing more in love and teasing each other. Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2010 by Diane C. Merrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Seventh Collection Midsomer
I'm thoroughly enjoying my Midsomer Murder Seventh Collection. I've been following this series since the very first Midsomer murder, and the writers have never let me down. Read more
Published on 27 April 2010 by Evelyn Cullet
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