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The Best of Foyle's War (6 Disc Collection) [DVD]
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This six disc set features the best of Foyle's War, six episodes specially selected by Michael Kitchen. England is in the grip of the Second World War and Foyle, anxious to join the war effort, has repeatedly had his applications turned down. He returns to the South Coast sidelined and frustrated and it soon becomes apparent that his detective skills are vitally needed on the Home Front.
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There are some collections of actors and production teams that from the start are able to transport you to whatever it is they're doing. They are making a show that you almost believe is real. For me that's the case here.
It would have been helpful to know when it was that Michael Kitchen made this selection and which series it covered, but I thought a small collection might be better than boxes of DVDs that might never all get watched.
- The German Woman - Series 1 - 2002
- Eagle Day (rather than English Day as suggested in the product particulars on this page) - Series 1 - 2002
- Fifty Ships - Series 2 - 2003
- Among The Few - Series 2 - 2003
- The French Drop - Series 3 - 2004
- Bad Blood - Series 4 - - 2006
All the above episodes are written by Anthony Horowitz, although, Fifty Ships was jointly written with Matthew Hall. The total running time is just under 10 hours.
The acting by Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell and the other cast members is five star. Plus the attention to detail by Anthony Horowitz and others creates a real sense of history and atmosphere.
The packaging is presentable for gift purposes plus the visual and audio reproduction is good too, and, there is the bonus of no adverts. In the interests of objectivity, for those people who need subtitles I'd draw their attention to the absence of them - the singular shortcoming of this DVD set. Also, curiously, the DVDs have a 15 classification.
I don't think many people will be disappointed by this compact, well produced DVD set which contains a good selection of episodes. Recommended.
PS. Although not strictly relevant to this review, I understand three further episodes of Foyle's War are currently being filmed for transmission in 2013.
It didn't disappoint. Everything you read about it on this website is correct; great actors, great production values and complex storylines. The stories are slowly paced and show a lot of the social context in which the crimes take place. For me this was the series' greatest attraction.
For someone looking for just another detective series there is a downside to all this realism however. The episodes taken together paint a very bleak picture. The fear of a random bombing raid is always present. The presence of the military is oppressive (I was shocked to find how many things you could be shot or hanged for during war time). The crimes aren't pretty (nothing aesthetically pleasant about anthrax), solving them doesn't provide a catharsis against a backdrop of wanton destruction and killing. The slow pace of the stories mask a lack of humour, although it is not completely absent. Foyle's world is not a cosy place to revisit.
Audio quality is very good, but video quality is below-par. Although in general images are crisp there are occasionally whole stretches where focus is soft and grain is excessive, even in daylight scenes. The first episode (The German Woman) in my set was marred by digital artifacts and banding.
BTW, The French Drop deals with an organisation called SOE. There was a real-life SOE I read a book about: ...Read more ›
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This is one of the best series I have seen - what a shame they discontinued the program. Not much worth watching on TV these days and now even less.Published 5 months ago by PENELOPE COX
Gift for my mother who loves this series. She is delighted.Published 16 months ago by Manchester mum
I love Foyle's War but thought I'd probably not watch the complete box set. These six DVDs are perfect.Published 16 months ago by starcat