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Awsome, landmark British television,
This review is from: Callan - The Colour Years [DVD]  (DVD)
This nicely complements the black and white episodes recently released by Amazon; Callan is simply one of the best written tv series ever shown on British tv. Set in the late 60s and early 70s, and mostly in a cold and heartless looking London, Edward Woodward plays Callan, an agent who's lot in life is not a very happy one. His is assisted, and sometimes held back by a succession of Hunters (Hunter being the title given to the head of the department), a psychotic Toby Meres, a brash and arrogant James Cross and Lonely, a smelly rogue who is scared witless of Callan, as he well should be.
This release is the whole of series 3 and 4, and takes the series up to it's conclusion (with the exception of a one-off some 9 years later on Channel 4, which sadly is no present here). I can recommend it as one of the most polished and absorbing performances by an actor EVER (one Mr Woodward) and some sparking scripts that really show up modern tv. If I could give it 6 stars I would. Fantastic stuff!
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Initial post: 28 May 2010 05:24:43 BDT
Trevor Trevorson says:
Totally agree with the ringing endorsement of the series, the acting, writing etc. however, some comments on this particular release would have been useful too, i.e. this is not the first time that this material has been released on DVD. For my part I think that Network see this release as a cash cow and have therefore bumped up their prices, excessively so IMO.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2010 19:38:17 BDT
N. Taylor-Barbieri says:
Quite right. It's an extortionate price compared to the Monochrome Years.And the reason I've reluctantly held off purchasing it. No extras and only a few more discs. Has it had the top flight remastering usual in most Network releases though?
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2010 11:10:03 BDT
S. Bentley says:
I think they only released Series 3 previously - though Umbrella in Australia did release both series, but not the monochrome years. The price does seem ridiculously high, much as with the Avengers boxsets, which I would be picking up if they were around the £30 mark...
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