Gemini Award Winner for Best Dramatic Series. Featuring 24 Episodes including the 2-Part Pilot Episode. Due South is a lightning-paced action/comedy in which a quintessential, polite, by-the-book Canadian Mountie from the ... more »frozen North is teamed up with a wise-cracking Armani-clad Chicago cop with a flexible sense of morality. Brought together in the Windy City by a mysterious murder which has personal ramifications for both men, these unlikely buddies must find a common ground amidst overwhelming differences. Canadian actor Paul Gross (Buried on Sunday, Aspen Extreme) stars as RCMP Constable Benton Fraser, with David Marciano (Civil Wars, Harlem Nights) as his reluctant partner, Ray Vecchio.« less
"This is an amazing deal - there are no extras, just a very basic menu with chapter selections, and very occasionally the picture quality is not so great, but to get the whole 24 episodes for this price is fantastic!
Nicely packaged in a card box, on 4 discs. Fullscreen.
Disc One: - Pilot Parts 1 & 2 - Free Willie - Diffenbaker's Day Off - Manhunt - They Eat Horses, Don't They?
Disc Two: - Pizzas and Promises - Chinatown - Chicago Holiday, part 1 - Chicago Holiday, part 2 - A Cop, a Mountie, and a Baby - Gift of the Wheelman
Disc Three: - You must remember this - Hawk and Handsaw - An Eye for an Eye - The Man Who Knew Too Little - The Wild Bunch - THe Blue Line
Disc Four: - The Deal - An Invitation to Romance - Heaven and Earth - Victoria's Secret - Part 1 - Victoria's Secret - Part 2 - Letting Go"
Fabulous TV Series
BooneBuyer | Boone, NC United States | 11/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so glad I learned about this Television Series. I never caught it when it was on the air, but I'm loving the first season of episodes. I like unique shows that combine comedy, drama and quirky characters (like Northern Exposure, Gilmore Girls and Monk). Due South fits very well into this category. It's a cop show (complete with car chases.) It has wonderful characters you instantly like. The themes about friendship are strong. And the comedy is deadpan and hilarious. The set-up for the show is that a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ends up working in Chicago as the unofficial partner of a Chicago Detective. The Canadian is perfect: polite, proper, sweet, gorgeous, brilliant, loyal, proficient and ever-so-serious. The Chicago cop is cynical, bumbling, uncool, intuitive, and a loyal friend. They're the perfect pair, and it's the dynamic between the two of them that makes for great comedy. I highly recommend it anyone looking for a new show that's well written, well directed, well acted & well filmed."
Save a bundle! Buy this set.
Phillip Nunemacher | Carson City, NV United States | 02/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Due South" comes in two releases for the first season. There is a high priced release missing the two-part series premier and then there is this cheaper release.
What is the difference? This release was mastered from the original broadcast tapes. As such it isn't perfect, but it does contain the pilot episodes. I feel that saving the money in order to get those pilot episodes gives those viewers a chance to see an important background into the main characters.
This set does not contain, and you aren't paying for, closed captioning, languages other than English, or an extensive menu structure. I can live with that to save a lot of money."
At last a Due South worth buying!
S. Jones | Devon, UK | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Always loved this show (especially the first two seasons) but held off buying it on dvd till now, having read less than complimentary reviews of the versions released. Was amazed to see this item at such a price. A whole season, including the feature length pilot where it should be, single sided discs, with neat packaging. There are downsides, no extras or subtitles (perhaps they think everybody can lip read like Dief), and the picture/sound only seem slightly better than video at times, but at last I can throw out that crateful of videos and enjoy the World's Nicest Man, his frequently embarrassed new friend Vecchio, and the scene stealing wolf, to my heart's content. Oh, and the music's great too; this series introduced me to Sarah McLachlan and Loreena McKennitt, for which, 'Thank you kindly'..."
Just the goods, please.
B. White | 08/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of the tv series and want only that, this is definitely the way to go. All of season one and the pilot is included! No fancy extras or animated menu screens, but who cares, you get DUE SOUTH ON DVD!! You can select an episode and a scene within that episode, and that's about it. My only complaint is that the visual and sound quality were lacking at times. If you're a fan and really get into the shows you probably won't notice. If the other seasons (when they're released) are of the same quality, I'll be happy."