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|Due South The Ultimate Collection - Three Complete Seasons|
Actors: Paul Gross, David Marciano, Leslie Nielsen, Kenneth Welsh, Bo Svenson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television
Three Complete Seasons of the Hit Comedy Series! — Due South is a lightning-paced action / comedy in which a quintessential, polite, by-the-book Canadian Mountie from the frozen North is teamed up with a wise-cracking Arman... more »
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Amanda C. (Panda1971) from MOORE, OK
Reviewed on 6/28/2011...
I fell in love with this series when I was a kid, it is worth giving it a shot.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Whats in the box? 5 stars worth!
RaiderOfTheLostArk | Canada | 06/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You're getting all 68 episodes (Including Pilot and Finale) spread out across 11 single sided discs. Unlike the Canadian releases, there are no flipper discs to be found in this complete set. Each disc has 6 episodes on it (Instead of the usual 4) Which brings me to my only complaint.
These discs are the same as the US releases seen here on Amazon. (Priced at 20 apiece) The 1st and 3rd season are each spread out across 4 discs, and the 2nd season across 3 discs. (11 total) While picture quality is not up to our standards of say... Lost. Due South wasn't a high profile, big budget show to begin with. I'm not going to lie. The show could look better with re-mastering. But as long as you have a decent TV, it certainly looks better then when it was broadcasted. Certainly better then VHS, thats for sure.
The quality complaint is mostly aimed at the first season though. Season 2 and 3 look much cleaner and clearer. At a price of $33, I'd expect much worse. Quality's no more worse then the first few seasons of the X-files. It's a semi successful 90's TV show, what does one expect?
All 11 discs are housed in what is essentially a fat DVD case. It takes up very little space on the shelf. (See customer photo's) If the case was dropped though, expect a pile of plastic. Though the discs won't get harmed.
So again, you're getting the complete series, all 4 seasons in there American release. Meaning season 3 and 4 were combined to make a single 3rd season. Whether it's the Canadian listing, or the American listing, it's always going to be 68 episodes in total. The box set has no special features. Most importantly though, no flipper discs. I got this for $33 on Amazon.ca, which is very cheap for a complete show with 68 episodes.
It doesn't look like Due South is getting a re-mastered Blu-ray treatment anytime soon (Though it obviously should) With all the confusing DVD's releases, the split up seasons, and flipper disc/quality issues, this is the most affordable and easiest way to get the complete show on DVD. Unless you want to spend the extra cash on the UK season sets, this is a must buy for fans who do not own the show.
Did I mention how great the show is?"
Great set... if you don't mind VCD quality.
Marlowe7 | Syracuse, NY United States | 09/13/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"DUE SOUTH: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION has got to be the worst quality commercially available DVD I've ever seen. I was really looking forward to watching this series for the first time. 68 episodes for $30 didn't seem suspicious since I figured it's a little-known show that probably underperformed for the DVD studio in season sets, so they decided to burn off their investment in one affordable mega-set. When I saw the first disc my blood ran ice cold: 6 TV hours on one DVD? Okay, most TV sets won't break a 4-episode per disc limit or risk some serious image compression issues. Fancy sets will do 2 or 3 per disc which in my opinion generates a reference quality picture. I thumbed through the rest of the discs and would have laughed had I not broke the manufacturer's shrinkwrap, thereby making a refund impossible: Some discs in this set contain a whopping 7 episodes!!! I skimmed through some of the episodes on disc 1: Despite the fact that this is an older show (pre-HD), and the image is naturally soft, there is expectedly HEAVY PIXELATION. Whenever someone or something moves, they turn into a blob of compression. Cars, people... in this shameful presentation, the show can't even fade out or in from black without turning into a videophile's nightmare. No kidding. Cursing, I inserted a disc with 7 episodes. Morbid curiosity at this point. Alright, the cast can't even walk down a hall without the picture turning into a substandard digital cable parody. I suppose the math of the issue should have occurred to me: 68 episodes divided by 11 discs = VCD quality. Too late. So tell me, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment: What's the point of putting a show on DVD if it would look better on VHS? Thanks for disrespecting what I understand is a truly great show, and thanks for ripping me off. Have a nice day."
Includes Call of the Wild Parts 1 & 2
Elizabeth Fiske | Lodi, CA USA | 06/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FYI - Since the listing doesn't let you know specifically, Season 3 in Due South: The Ultimate Collection INCLUDES Call of the Wild Parts 1 & 2 so you don't need to purchase the separate DVD.
FANTASTIC series! If you like Paul Gross, be sure to check out Slings & Arrows, a mini-series available on DVD!"