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    Unique ID Code: 0000082371
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    Added on: 7/4/2006 15:38
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    Spooks: Complete Season 1 (UK)

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    Features all 6 uncut episodes
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 490 mins
    Retail Price: £29.99
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    MI5 agent, living a different life every moment, facing a different threat every day. In the dangerous shadow world of the intelligence community, the enemy is never far away. Hidden, waiting, planning. All MI5 have to go on are glimpses and fragments. Our lives are dependant on them seeing the full picture...

    This release features all 6 uncut episodes from Season One of the BBC drama `[Spooks]`.

    Special Features:
    Deleted scenes. Live action menus shot on set. Commentaries with cast and crew. Interviews and features on cast and crew. Secret credits and episode titles. Shooting scripts as DVD ROM content. Guide to [Spooks] terminology. Character biographies. Image galleries. Trailers.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Peter Firth
    Rupert Penry-Jones
    David Oyelowo
    Keeley Hawes
    Matthew Macfadyen

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    8 / 10
    I somehow managed to miss this wonderful series on TV.
    A colleague at work recommended it to me, so I bought the first 3 seasons of the series.
    This is as close as most of us will ever get to the inside of the MI5 (with an occasional glimpse into the MI6).
    OK, so the characters are actually supermen and superwomen who can do almost anything at any given time, but putting this little thing aside, the production`s quality of the series is superb. The stories are mind blowing and the characters are well developed.
    The video transfer is very good. The are no compression signs at all and the editing is excellent.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good, too. The surrounds are used on several occasions, and add some depth to the sound envelope.
    The disc set does not contain any subtitles (something that was corrected in series two and three), and for non British - understanding the variety of accents can become overwhelming at times.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound. The animated menus do become annoying after a couple of times, but hey - they`re just menus.
    The extras include commentaries for each episode, a behind the scenes featurette (divided into numerous sections), deleted scenes, a picture gallery and some DVD-ROM features.
    Bottom line - a very good disc set for an excellent series. Watch out for the cliffhanger - it`ll blow your mind (yes, pun intended!). Highly recommended.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/5/2006 03:56