Still going strong, these "Brunetti" DVDs are a must for Leon fans, and lovers of Venice. Eps 11 and 12 here are right up to the previous 5 star standard. Good plotting, excellent filming, and a good cast add up to 2 * 90 minute films giving this viewer 180 mins of pleasure. This is a brief review as I have said it all before. Enjoy. (I should note that fans of "Elettra" will definitely like "Sea of Troubles")
as with all the Brunetti DVD's they are well worth watching particularly if you like Italy. However, when the camera pans from one side of the view to the other the framing rate does not keep pace with the speed of the camera and this is disturbing to the viewer wilst the camera pans. Otherwise good onlty the packaging lets the supplier down (rarewaves US) as all but one of the DVD's we have ordered have arrived with the outer DVD case damaged.
Death in a Strange Country follows the book reasonable well. I please with most of the characters, however, I did pictured Vianello being a little younger than portrayed. Another minor moan was Paola was played by a dark hair actress whereas in the book Paola was described as having blond hair. A Sea of Troubles was slightly disappointing. The young policeman Pucetti it was who was sent to Pellestina in the book but in the DVD it was Alvise who was sent. Now Brunetti wouldn't have trusted Alvise to post a letter let alone sent him on undercover work. The biggest disappointment was the ending. The ending in the book had a dramatic storm but obviously the German company who produced this DVD didn't have the budget to produced such the event and the ending of the story in the DVD was, in my opinion, a damp squib.