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  • Actors: Edward Woodward, William Squire
  • Format: Box set, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan. 26 2010
  • Run Time: 663 minutes
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,354 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Callan Set 2

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa6aca024) out of 5 stars 12 reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6dc8a8c) out of 5 stars CALLAN & HIS DARK SPY WORLD ENDS WITH THIS SET Dec 21 2009
By Harold Wolf - Published on
Format: DVD
Callan is a secret agent, spy, assassin, British SIS, nasty with a tinge of conscious. Edward Woodward playing David Callan, also is known as "The Equalizer" but in this set 2 you get the final 13 episodes (51 min. each) of the Callan series of Cold War intelligence games. It was filmed at the height of the real Cold War, done as realistic as those times, so the espionage experiences were within the 1970's period spy-vs-spy era. The sets are perfection, looking truly like a 1970's period thriller drama because that is exactly when they were made. Stories are timeless and excel without the technology gadgetry necessary for success in contemporary spy films. Classic.

There are some story links between episodes beyond just cast.

Meet the regular cast: Spy Callan of Secret Intelligence Service, like his colleagues, has no trustful friends. Lonely (Russell Hunter who adds some comedy) is an ex-con/always-a-con who likes Callan, smells badly like rotted BO, & is mentally 5 bullets shy of a pistol load. He adores naked lady photos taped to his apt. walls. Toby Meres is a SIS spy returning to the section intending to gain the 'boss' position. James Cross, SIS agent with bad 70's hair, has always wanted Callan's place as top dog and assassination is always an option. Liz March is the office sec-to-die-for if you're stagnated in 1970's London.

File color code awareness will assist the viewer: Red=target for death/priority; Yellow=surveillance; Blue=wrong party; White=out of action. You don't want a British SIS file!

Episode details: (by the way, no Subtitles):
1 That'll Be the Day--Callan is in a Russian prison.
2 Call Me Sir!--No retirement but reassignment (a promotion?) for Callan as 'Charlie' or "Hunter".
3 First Refusal--Lonely becomes a taxi (owned & rigged by SIS) driver. Britain's Eastern Eur. SIS agent names are up for sale. London gets 1st refusal.
4 Rules of the Game--'Hunter' Callan told to harass a Russian spy to force a return. Cross gets the assignment.
5 If He Can, So Could I--Cross muffed his last assignment, but regardless, Callan sends him to protect a Russian poet. Shocking results. This episode offers a full audio/visual commentary with the star, Woodward (Callan).
6 None of Your Business--Callan relieved of "Hunter" role for leaving his office when Cross was shot. Also his passport & taxi privilege are eliminated by Bishop (acting Hunter). Finally a new "Hunter" arrives.
7 Charlie Says It's Goodbye--A potential defector to Poland (Red file) is watched by Callan (again an agent). Callan gets involved with a widow who expresses little favor toward spy agents.
8 I Never Wanted the Job--Lonely witnesses a gangster murder from his taxi. Lonely leads the killers to Callan.
9 The Carrier--Lonely & Callan try their hand in a joint burglary--a needed SIS activity. Lonely, more interested in taking than photographing, creates problems for this espionage in Russian scientific secrets smuggling.
10 The Contract--Callan assumes a killer's ID after failing to intercept the man intent on a dignitary assassination. Will Callan complete the death contract?
11 The Richmond File: Call Me Enemy--Lonely delivers Callan and Richmond (potential Russian defector) to a remote house for the purpose of intelligence debriefing and the name of a section traitor. Richmond is the same Russian prisoner traded to get Callan back from Russia (episode #1). This episode offers another bonus full commentary alternative from Callan.
12 The Richmond File: Do You Recognize the Woman?--Richmond has a Morse base signaling to Russia which can't be found. Callan springs a jailed KGB female spy (who once tried to kill him) as a means of discovery as to Richmond's true purpose.
13 The Richmond File: A Man Like Me--Hunter blocked all avenues out of the country but yet Richmond is illusive. Richmond hides out in the home of a local who was paid years earlier for such an emergency need. A thrilling finale.

Set 2 every bit as thrilling and suspenseful as Set One, now a classic British spy drama. If you liked set 1, you'll love 2. Earlier B&W years of Callan, prior to color Sets 1 & 2 have been lost.
This set contains Lonely's wall nudity photos and much violence--NOT for children.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6dc8b70) out of 5 stars Callan Lives July 22 2011
By Carol S. Faber - Published on
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I remember watching this series as a young child. Having grown up during the cold war times, I can connect with this series. Callan was a great show--not so much the set or gadgetry but the acting and atmosphere portrayed at that period in time. Edward Woodward is Callan--his portrayal is riveting (RIP). It's great to now own set 1 (season 3) and set 2 (season 4). I would have liked to have purchased "Callan:The Monochrome Years" (surviving episodes of season 1 and 2) but I need a region-free DVD player which I don't own. For those of you in the same boat, I found a seller on ioffer (seller "yrnamehere") who has copied over the "Monochrome" DVD into the NTSC(US) format plus included the Callan movies. I have watched most of them and I am very pleased with the copies. Now I know how Callan got to be who he is and also what exactly happen before he ended up in the hospital--the episode before Set 1, episode 1 (season 3). Hope it's ok to post this information since Amazon does not sell the DVD in NTSC format. CALLAN LIVES!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6dc8d2c) out of 5 stars Wonderful product but SHODDY MISLEADING labelling Feb. 24 2010
By David Ansell - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful boxed set BUT for some time it has been available on the Amazon UK site correctly labelled as Callen Series 4. For some reason, it was decided to market it on the US site as SET 2 which caused me to order it in anticipation of receiving the as yet unissued Callan Series 2. I was appalled to receive a different box but containing the identical product to the set I had already purchased from the UK. I note in passing that the Callan Series 3 which has been sold by Amazon.UK for years is now available in the US as SET 1.
To my mind this isn't good enough from Amazon, particularly with the repackaging which adds to the impression that there is something deliberate being done to cash in on Edward Woodwards recent death. I'm repackaging the Box & returning it to the US and unless I get a refund for my purchase I won't be dealing with them again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6dc8bdc) out of 5 stars An poor ending for this anti-hero. April 23 2013
By Junglies - Published on
Format: DVD
For years I have told people about this television show from Britain. Until relatively recently it has been unavailable in the US and now I am able to view most of it on Acorn TV.

This season has been dissappointing to a certain extent due to some continuity errors especially in the process of Callan getting back to his own self after being recovered from his interrogations in Lubyanka prison and returned to England. His reunification with Toby Myers seems odd after he, Callan, had killed an earlier occupant of the position of Hunter. Finally, the inconsistent behaviour of Callan as he deteriorates before our eyes is difficult to understand especially in comparison with the stalwart Richmond who had undergone such interrogations as Callan but in England and who had a relationship with another Russian agent yet did not end up losing his bottle. Given Callan's prestige as being the top assassin throught the show, it does not stand up to close examination. The relationship between Callan and Lonely is much reduced than in previous shows and one wonders sometimes why Lonely remains in the season.

It also begs the question as to why the ending was written as it was given that even a broken Callan, should there be such a thing, would be eligible for a red file.

Callan led the way as the anti-hero to the Bond movies and deserved a better televison treatment. With this season, I believe the character warranted a better treatment too.
HASH(0xa7dec4b0) out of 5 stars Superb Edward Woodward Dec 2 2013
By izifaddag - Published on
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Excellent. I remember this from childhood and it made an impact. Callan was a real anti hero. Not afraid to kill but reluctant to do so. Highly recommend that anyone who hasn't experienced this British treat get stuck in. You will relish it.