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A Touch of Frost: Series 1-5 [DVD] [1992]

David Jason , James McKenna    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: David Jason, James McKenna, Arthur White (II), Susannah Doyle, Tristan Maguire
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 20
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 2029 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002VF4I0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,630 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The A Touch of Frost – Series 11 And 12 DVD contains all three episodes--"Another Life", "Dancing in the Dark" and "A Near Death Experience"--from the eleventh and twelfth series of this cops and crime drama. David Jason stars in the lead role of Detective Inspector Jack Frost, and is joined by Bruce Alexander, who plays the incredibly officious Superintendent Norman Mullett. Each episode contains at least two plots related to violence and/or murder, however, according to Executive Producer David Jason, there is not a lot of graphic violence; Frost's pursuit of the ladies is also a fairly regular sub-plot in these series. The show is set in Denton and also stars Blake Ritson (as DC Robert Presley, aka Frost's sidekick), and John Lyons (DS Toolan, another colleague).

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frost is cool 15 April 2010
Quality english drama at its best. Good characters, good plots and well acted. It is a delight working through the series and watching the development of the minor characters and the constant, Jack Frost, and his own way of getting the job done and living his life. Thoroughly enjoying each episode. I thoroughly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab box set - quality not so fab! 5 Jan 2011
I absolutely love Frost, so my purchase of series 1 to 5 was a bargain. However, the quality of the recording isn't the best, but if you love Frost you can see through that.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touch of Frost 17 Mar 2009
Although this was a Dutch produce DVD the lanuage was english once you press play. From start to finish the whole ordering and delivery was easy and very quick. The Frost series was very enjoyable and made good watching. It was good value as you cannot get Frost 1 - 5 series for under 100 anywhere else.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Series, Substandard DVD 13 Jun 2010
Frost is my favorite among all the British mystery series I've purchased over the years. Unfortunately, these "Playback Studio" DVDs are an inferior product. Video is substandard when compared to other DVDs (including other Frost DVDs from both Region 1 & 2) and there are no subtitles. I purchased this set and returned it to Amazon UK as soon as I noticed these flaws.

Other Frost DVDs I own, produced by other studios including ITV, are of excellent quality. Unfortunately, Amazon UK appears to be offering Series 1 through 5 (as this 1-5 set or individually)only through these inferior "Playback Studio" products, so I've chosen to purchase the more expensive Region 1 DVDs.

Too bad Series 15 appears to be the final series and includes only one program. I'll miss Frost -- but I'll have all the original episodes in quality DVD format (not "Playback") to view again over the coming years. Meanwhile, I now know enough to stay away from "Playback Studio" products.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touch of Frost 9 April 2011
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I bought this set along with another to complete the whole series - the best detective series ever, I think.
Amusing, sad, tense at times, but David Jason, as always, as Frost, is a brilliant actor.
DVDs in excellent condition and quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jack's the lad 2 Feb 2011
By Owen
Very good compendium of eary Frost.Good solid entertainment. Just the thing for winter nights. I'm still waiting to see if Frost gets the girl.He might consider changing his bacon sarny diet for a start. Perhaps he might change the hat for a stetson. No question though,he gets the villains.Highly recommended. Go on ,you Frost fans you kow you deserve it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Frost! 28 Jan 2011
By Robique
I've loved to wathc these episodes! David Jason is the right person to play Jack Frost's role. The humor is just right and the storyline exiting.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top draw detective series 18 Jan 2008
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David Jason has always been 'Del Boy' to me, so I missed the first two series because I didn't think I would be able to take this seriously. Hands up, I have never been more wrong. In fact, this is probably one of the two greatest TV Detective Series ever made (Morse is the other). Yes, it is that good.

Frost is a hard working, good, decent and honest policeman, who occasionally has small problems with rules and procedure. He is also very human and has the frailties that go with it. He lives and works in the real world and Jo Average can easily identify with this. It is very difficult not to like Frost.

Although there are quite a few moments of humour, this is still very top quality drama, and very addictive. There are quite a few other regulars in the series. Bruce Alexander (his long suffering boss Supt Mullett), John Lyons (long time friend and colleague DS George Toolan) and Arthur White (police archivist Ernie Trigg)in particular.

Check out 'A TOUCH OF FROST: SERIES 6-12'.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A touch of everything that's great about British TV
I enjoyed the first episode, looked forward to the second, couldn't wait for the third, and longed for the evening to come to watch the fourth, and all subsequent, episodes. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Expat Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars A series that got better and better
This initial series pack is a good taster for the Frost series that just got better and better. The story lines are good and David Jason shows what a consummate actor he is as Jack... Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2011 by Mr. D. J. Linnell
5.0 out of 5 stars Frost
The product was received in double quick time. The condition was excellent. The only thing lacking was the box to store the DVDs in. Very impressive service.
Published on 28 Jun 2011 by O. J. Phillips
3.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the worst incidental music ever?
To set the scene, I live in a very remote area in the Middle East and my TV viewing is limited to a pretty poor satellite system which relies heavily on third rate American drivel,... Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2011 by Desert Island Diva
5.0 out of 5 stars He's for real
I had already bought the later series and had to wait until series 1-5 were available at a reasonable price. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2011 by JOHN-MICHAEL KEATING
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touch of Frost DVDs
bought these DVDs as a present for my daughter in law and she loved them. No problem with ordering, delivbery or quality of product - what more can i say.
Published on 7 Mar 2011 by keirtom2
1.0 out of 5 stars It never arrived
Having ordered as a xmas present the carrier posted a note claiming they had 3 atempted deliveries and that I was out on all three despite being retired and at home all day on each... Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2011 by dissatisfied
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Greats
Bought this as a gift for myself. Classic Frost from one of todays greatest. Good quality in general and at a bargain price. Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2011 by MISTER J
5.0 out of 5 stars David Jason is superb as Insp. Jack frost.
This is the complete series 1 to 5 with David Jason as Police Inspector Jack Frost.
An excellent British television cop series without the blessed adverts coming every 10... Read more
Published on 24 Dec 2010 by filmbuff617
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