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on October 8, 2004
To clarify things - this is indeed the complete third season as it was seen internationally. We in the US didn't get separate third and fourth seasons; we got a combined "third" season that was missing four episodes that were seen by everyone else.
If this set had been the *incomplete* U.S. version of the "third" season, I for one would have been irate.
I received my set recently, but haven't been able to watch it yet. I do see that Alliance is still using the badly-designed cases, which irk me no end. However, they have advanced to single-sided discs with disc artwork, so that's a (small) improvement. I was really hoping that the Pilot movie would be on a separate disc, and that Mountie on the Bounty would be in the original two-hour format (as I believe it was on the VHS), but I guess we can't have everything.
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on October 3, 2004
Just a note on the previous review: this *is* the complete third season, 1997-1998. Each of the final two seasons were made up of thirteen episodes. Season three runs from "Burning down the House" through "Mountie on the Bounty", and all thirteen episodes are collected here.
Season four is comprised of "Dr. Longball" through "Call of the Wild"; hopefully there won't be a gap of over a year between this set and the season four set, as there was between seasons two and three.
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on March 30, 2006
i'm from ireland bought seasons 2,3,4 loved them all great quailty and sound strange packing but didn't mind pitty no speacial features wished they'd made more of them
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on October 17, 2004
I am since the very beginning of this TV SHOW a big fan. In the past I bought in United Kingdom all first & second seasons episodes (including the pilot) on VHS PAL tapes. Okay!
When Due South was released on DVD, I jumped on this offer because I wanted so much to see it in crystal clear picture quality with an oustanding sound (the soundtrack including musics is wonderful).
I do not know how they did this disaster but the distributors produced a "so worst" DVD compression solution that you can see big visual artifacts on all episodes. I do accept that I watch my DVD on a 50" LCD TV Set which displays more technical issue than a small TV Set, but I get perfect picture display with the Avengers 1965 episodes! Not really funny...
This is my most disappointing purchase from Amazon (.com, .ca, .fr, A so bad picture quality that I can get better picture quality playing the VHS tapes! Can you believe that! Shame on such greedy distributors that do not care of people who plainly love this outstanding TV Show.
I nevertheless bought the third season on DVD. As I never bought it on VHS Tape, I shall not be able to compare the disaster and will be certainly less deceived. Last but not the least: the pilot is published on this last DVD set! I am not sure that such distributors watched this TV Show one time in their life... (grin :-)))
Best regards.
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on September 26, 2004
tried to watch disc #2 tonight and it has no data on it! It won't load. My son said it doesn't look damaged, but it probably didn't get loaded at the factory. I have to send it back. Is anyone else having that problem? I was just getting ready to watch Bounty Hunter! How upseting!
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on January 21, 2013
Great shows. Love the pilot episode. Watched them over and over. Characters have such dry humor. Gordon Pinsent is priceless in these as is Paul Gross. The bantering between characters makes the show. Would recommend to all!!!
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on October 9, 2004
It's great having these episodes, even knowing you're going to have to shell out more money to buy season 4 when it is released. It's not a huge stretch of the imagination to see where the confusion came from: 13 episodes is a half season, and even trustworthy episode guide sites disagree on whether there were 3 or 4 seasons. Anyways, according to Alliance Atlantis, they are aiming for an early 2005 release of season 4. I'd take it with a grain of salt considering I got the same kind of message telling me season 3 would be released in January 2004.
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on October 17, 2011
I was very impressed with the quick delivery and it was in great shape when it got here-overall very happy. :)
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on December 21, 2015
Thank you, thank you, thank you... set arrived in perfect condition.
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on December 14, 2012
i love "due south" a lot and, as it is hard to find it with relatively good picture qualiiy and with english subtitles (english isn't my first language)and it is even harder to imagine that it will be in blu-ray quality any time soon, i think it was just the right thing to do to by it from i already know by experience that canada made DVDs are often of a better quality than us made ones(especially pq...) and often have subtitles even if it's not mentioned anywhere. so i ordered it from i was right. but the first two seasons's pq is about vhs pq... it is even mentioned in the warning in the begining of the disc (" can use this video tape (!!!) only for private... bla-bla-bla...). pity...
well, i'll manage somehow untill it'll apear on blu-ray (about year 2050?) or at least on DVDs with better pq (2020?). i am talking about pq a lot here b/c it becomes really important if one has big screen tv set, as almost every one have it now.
in the end it is better to have something than nothing...
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