Gemini Award-winner Nicholas Campbell stars in Da Vinci's Inquest as the controversial Vancouver Coroner who, working with homicide detectives and pathologists, speaks for the dead to protect the living.
My main complaint is...where's the rest of it? Season seven just finished. Season eight has been confirmed and a spin-off show is in production. So, why is only season one out on DVD? Some more extras wouldn't hurt, either. I'd happily buy the rest of the seasons as is, and the quality of what you get is fine, but some commentary from the writers and/or actors would be fun, too.
In response to a previous review, the set includes 13 episodes on 4 dvds with french and english subtitles.
The main character, Dominic Da Vinci, is an investigator for the Coroner's office; his job is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the victim's death. He works closely with both the medical examiner and the detectives on the homicide squad. The interaction of all the characters makes for a rich mix of personalities. The first story arc spans three episodes and it does a fine job of establishing the cast and the feel for the series. Subsequent episodes introduce and usually resolve the mystery in one show, but the consequences continue to affect the storyline throughout the season. Minor plot threads run through the whole season to flesh out and provide motivation for the characters.
Viewing the first season is like reading a great novel - you don't want to stop it because it's so engrossing.
I would highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys thought provoking television mysteries.
Just heard back from the producers. They say "Program Partners, our friends who have brought Da Vinci to the States, have the rights to DVD sales for the USA and are planning to release them some time in 2006. You can always drop them a line." Here's the info for Program Partners (LET'S ALL CALL OR WRITE THEM ASKING FOR THE NEXT SEASON'S RELEASE!!) PROGRAM PARTNERS, 818 Hampton Drive, Suite 1; Venice, California 90291; 310-399-4499 telephone; 310-399-6336 fascimile; OR GO TO THEIR WEBSITE ([...]) click on "Contact" AND SEND AN EMAIL ASKING FOR MORE SEASONS TO BE RELEASED FOR SALE!
This is a travesty, given how excellent this series is.
I urge all fans to contact Alliance Atlantis and ask them to change their minds.
Perhaps now that the series is in syndication in the U.S. they'll change their minds...
Amazing how I could do that. I, enthusiasticly, gave admiration to the fact, that our city has such great talent, and have produced tv-series such... Read more
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