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on 2 August 2015
Only just viewed the first three programmes in this series and thoroughly enjoyed them as I expected. The DVD's are extremely well packaged in four "book like" cassettes which are contained in a sturdy card box for secure storage. As this collection comes from a Dutch source some pre-announcements about other programmes also available, is briefly shown in Dutch before the actual episode begins with dialogue in spoken English.
By selecting " Do not show subtitles " before selecting " Play " then one can enjoy viewing these programmes as normal English broadcast TV Drama. An excellent series and a credit to the writers and producers for the varied story line.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 18 August 2017
What a superb collection from the classic era of TV cops. I've wanted these for ages but the only complete set was this one. I've have DVDs from abroad before and found it impossible to turn off the sub titles so I was very pessimistic.
I read all the reviews and decided to take a chance.
It's so easy. From the menu go to 'Ontertitels' (sub titles) and select 'Uit' (off). Then click on 'Speel Film' to play. That's it. No subtitles and you could be watching it on the Beeb again.
Highly recommended
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on 13 November 2016
If you have any concerns about this being a Dutch release then you need not worry unless you want English subtitles. You can remove the Dutch subtitles before you start watching. So far I have watched up to the 7th series I have found them all to be of very good quality. The earlier episodes are based on the Reginald Hill books but the later episodes have been written by other writers but I have found them to be very good.
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on 26 December 2015
HARDWARE: well-packed and presented. You have to select "no sub-titles" for each episode, but this is quickly and easily done. There are some ads for other DVD titles on many of the DVDs, but they are soon done with. Picture is full-screen, sharp and clear, and the sound is good, too.

SOFTWARE: Had watched occasional D&P episodes in the past without fully realizing how good this series is. Having now watched from the beginning, I would say it is easily up there with "Midsomer Murders", "Frost" and "Lewis" etc for entertainment value. Plots are realistic (more in the style of "Frost" than "Midsomer Murders") and varied. Characters and settings are interesting and convincing (described by some as "gritty realism"), with many vivid and believable characters. Dalziel is a one-off, but not so eccentric as to tire, and the interplay between the main characters is always a pleasure to watch, not least for the wry humour of Dalziel and the obvious respect and even love that the long-suffering Pascoe has for his boss.

With 45 episodes (one per DVD) averaging 90m each, this series is outstanding value.
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on 30 March 2017
Excellent boxset of a favourite show. Easy to remove Dutch subtitles, all speech in English. Very glad I bought it. Not a bad price for so complete set. Well recommended.
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on 5 May 2015
As I don't watch DVDs directly, the menus and subtitles aren't an issue. Ripping them to NAS box has got me every episode of Dalziel and Pascoe for less than £1 per disc. Great deal, the BBC doesn't sell the series any more for some reason, so we have to rely on Dutch imports...
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on 24 August 2017
A very enjoyable complete set but I wish the manufacturer had spent a little more money on the internal packaging as various dvds are stacked against each other and difficult to remove.
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on 21 April 2018
Slightly annoying but serviceable.
They are not in order. The discs are labelled 1,2,3,4 etc but the actual episodes aren't in the order they were made. So although each episode is a stand-alone storyline, the running backstory doesn't run. If that makes sense.

Update...getting annoyed now... two discs with the same episode on.....
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 26 May 2018
Excellent bargain but they store the discs in a very weird way indeed. You will need to handle them with great care otherwise you’ll mix them up as they are all stacked one upon each other!
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on 25 November 2014
The box of DVDs turned up very quickly but I hadn't realised they had Dutch subtitles. Thankfully the actors don't mumble so I don't really need the subtitles but it's annoying if you're hard of hearing. The blurb on the box is in Dutch too. All in all, I'm happy with the purchase but I'm going to check in future when buying DVDs.
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