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Luther - Series 1-2 [DVD] 
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|Genre||Mystery & Thrillers|
|Format||Box set, PAL|
|Number Of Discs||4|
|Runtime||9 hours and 39 minutes|
A brilliant detective tormented by the darker side of humanity, Luther shines a light where others fear to tread, into the hearts and minds of psychopaths and killers, and the shadowy spaces of his own soul…
For Luther (Idris Elba), his profession is a vocation rather than a job. He serves his own idea of amoral order as much as the rules and codes of criminal law.
A philosophical cop possessed by the insoluble problem of evil and justice in a Godless world, John Luther is a deeply troubled man confronting depravity in its many terrible forms, over a succession of psychological duels between hunter and hunted, perpetrator and prey.
The intensity of Luther’s convictions combine with the violence of his passions to provoke the question of whether he is a force for good or a man hell bent on self-destruction?
Contains the complete Series 1 and 2 plus exclusive DVD Extra--Luther the World of a True Maverick.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 0.83 x 5.08 x 7.28 inches; 3.53 Ounces
- Media Format : Box set, PAL
- Run time : 9 hours and 39 minutes
- Release date : July 11, 2011
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : 2entertain
- ASIN : B004P9MRLM
- Number of discs : 4
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Caveat: Season 3 wrapped last summer, and that's apparently all there is or will be. So there may already be a "complete set" edition now; haven't looked.
Our only complaint: We want more Luther!
An aside: One of our best tech purchases (for under $100) ever was a no-region DVD player. About 90-percent of the sets we've purchased have been UK series not widely available, or available at all, in US format.
Even for those boxed sets that have a US format counterpart, the lower price of the UK sets has already paid for our player several times over.
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Just be aware that although currently this set is pretty cheap as I write, the box set of the first three seasons is also selling at a good price and for just a little bit more you can also buy the four season box set ---- I bought the 2 season set early and found the series addictive and so later on also bought the 4 season set as that was cheaper than buying the further individual seasons. Avoid my mistake and go for the longer version if you're sure that you're going to enjoy the series.
The 2 season box set is 579 minutes long and has English subtitles. Extras are a feature 'Luther The World Of A True Maverick' which is also included in the 4 season box set. Nevertheless this is tremendous entertainment and superb value and certainly the BBC showing that anything the Americans or the Scandinavians can do the BBC can do it just as well if not better.
The DVDs themselves don't really have a lot of extras. As for the series itself, I watched the 2nd series on TV and loved the show so much that I bought this box set to finally see the 1st series and learn some of the back-story. If I had watched this show in chronological order I doubt I would've carried on after the first series, which was a HUGE disappointment compared to the second. The 2nd & 3rd series are some of the best British TV can offer and I would highly recommend, the 1st is laughable in comparison.