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4.7 out of 5 stars

on 27 August 2016
based on seeing some episodes off internet the buy is good at 49 £. Good stories reminds me of American Law & Order, both series had good stories, complex plots. The DVD description doesn't give video or sound info. The original McManus (32 episodes) were tv-format, stereo audio, and post McManus were widescreen, 5.1 audio.

You have to spend attention as the ending is not always predictable.

A McManus dvd 1) had a small rectangle with waving waves in upper righthand corner appear, 2) others have artifacts and washed out colors, 3) tv-aspect.
Dutch subtitles can be turned off.

According to IMDB there are only 109 episodes not 110. The 109th episode is last one in the collection. Taggart 1>32 are tv-aspect and others are 16.9 and surround sound.

menu is in dutch so you might have to guess what does what.
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on 13 March 2016
A fantastic deal and worth every penny.
Every episode from both original Taggart and Burke.
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on 24 February 2017
Just received and looks to be good value for the complete 110 episodes.
Picture quality is improved on later episodes, especially from 2000 onwards.
Some of the episodes are out of the correct running order and numbers as was
originally broadcast at the time, so its a good idea to get an episode listing and
brief storyline detail, just as any good detective would!!!!
I know quite a few episodes have been on U.K. Freeview Channels of recent,
but they tend to be in a random order, so this set is very welcome indeed for completists!!
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on 16 February 2018
Brilliant series, which would have merited 5 stars but for the following problems. The video is less than perfect in places and the sound makes it difficult to hear the dialogue. English subtitles would have helped and although I can figure out some of the Dutch subtitles, which can be turned off if desired, they are not a great deal of help as they are not always a literal translation of the soundtrack speech (nor would I expect them to be as they have been produced for Dutch viewers. My most serious problem, however, is with the actual disk production. The discs are in a reasonable cardboard box, with three plastic boxes inside. The problems start there, because in many places there are two discs on top of each other on the same spindle, the release button for which is very difficult to press as there is no visible travel, unlike some other retention methods. Putting discs on the same spindle makes for much more extra work removing discs, and makes them more vulnerable to dirt. you have to remove the top disc completely to get the one below, then temporarily put the top one back again. The discs are individually numbered but there is no indication of the contents, either on the discs themselves or on the inside of the cover or in a booklet. If you want to see a favourite again but failed to take a note of its disc number you would need to use trial and error - difficult with the stupid storage system and hard to release discs. I found the storage arrangements so terrible that I actually had to buy a case to accommodate the 60 discs. I have given 3 stars as a midway position - 5 for the original production and none for the storage arrangements and total lack of content information.
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on 26 September 2016
I hate reviews that aren't about the product, but just so you know this is a Dutch release. So audio in English only, subtitles in Dutch only. It does say so in the description so it's not misleading, but I missed it, so others might.
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on 4 May 2018
A favourite series of mine. I enjoy detective thrillers and in my opinion, although it has been shown regularly on TV, it is still one of the most entertaining. Picked up this collection at a very good price. Item arrived within a couple of days of ordering safely and securely packaged. Excellent service.
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on 25 December 2017
great box set very fast delivery
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on 25 May 2018
Informative and moving. Re: Bees; Our future depends on their future.
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on 7 December 2016
What a superb dvd box set. Excellent stories and superbly directed and acted. Highly recommended
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on 9 April 2017
For all lovers of Taggart. Good quality reproductions of all films. Good to see Mark McManus on screen again.
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