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  • The Sopranos - Series 1-6 - Complete [DVD] [1999]The Sopranos - Series 1-6 - Complete | DVD | (08/03/2009) from £49.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    This is the first time that all episodes of writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary US television series The Sopranos have been brought together in one box set which is a seminal event for any fan of the series. The Sopranos is nominally an urban gangster drama but its true impact strikes closer to home chronicling a dysfunctional suburban family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families his collegial mob clan and his own nouveau riche brood.

  • The Sopranos: Complete Series 2 [1999]The Sopranos: Complete Series 2 | DVD | (24/11/2003) from £13.09   |  Saving you £48.90 (373.57%)   |  RRP £61.99

    The second series of The Sopranos, David Chase's ultra-cool and ultra-modern take on New Jersey gangster life, matches the brilliance of the first, although it's marginally less violent, with more emphasis given to the stories and obsessions of supporting characters. Sadly, the programme-makers were forced to throttle back on the appalling struggle between gang boss Tony Soprano and his Gorgon-like Mother Livia, the very stuff of Greek theatre, following actress Nancy Marchand's unsuccessful battle against cancer. Taking up her slack, however, is Tony's big sister Janice, a New Age victim and arrant schemer and sponger, who takes up with the twitchy, Scarface-wannabe Richie Aprile, brother of former boss Jackie, out of prison and a minor pain in Tony's ass. Other running sub-plots include the hapless efforts by Chris (Michael Imperioli) to sell his real-life Mafia story to Hollywood, the return and treachery of Big Pussy and Tony's wife Carmela's ruthlessness in placing daughter Meadow in the right college. Even with the action so dispersed, however, James Gandofini is still toweringly dominant as Tony. The genius of his performance, and of the programme-makers, is that, despite Tony being a whoring, unscrupulous, sexist boor, a crime boss and a murderer, we somehow end up feeling and rooting for him, because he's also a family man with a bratty brood to feed, who's getting his balls busted on all sides, to say nothing of keeping the government off his back. He's the kind of crime boss we'd like to feel we would be. Tony's decent Italian-American therapist Dr Melfi's (Loraine Bracco) perverse attraction with her gangster-patient reflects our own and, in her case, causes her to lose her first series cool and turn to drink this time around. Effortlessly multi-dimensional, funny and frightening, and devoid of the sentimentality that afflicts even great American TV like The West Wing, The Sopranos is boss of bosses in its televisual era. --David Stubbs

  • The Sopranos: Complete Series 3The Sopranos: Complete Series 3 | DVD | (24/11/2003) from £14.99   |  Saving you £47.00 (75.80%)   |  RRP £61.99

    The Sopranos is more than just a suburban Godfather, it's a modern-day I, Claudius with all the consanguineous conflict of the Caesars translated to New Jersey. At the beginning of the third series--just as brilliant and compelling as the first two--the Soprano clan are under close surveillance from the FBI; but, as ever, that's the least of their problems. Anthony Jnr is getting into trouble at school, Meadow's romantic liaisons at college are a cause of friction, Carmela is having a crisis of conscience and Tony trades one dangerously neurotic mistress for another. Livia's death does nothing to help Tony's psychological problems, and his relationship with therapist Dr Melfi is increasingly strained, especially after she undergoes a shocking ordeal of her own. There's tension in Tony's other "family", too, as Christopher finally gets made but then chafes at the extra responsibility, much to Paulie's disgust. In one magnificent episode (directed by Steve Buscemi) the two become stranded in the snow-filled woods overnight where all their mutual resentment boils over even as they both freeze. But Tony's real problems emerge from the Aprile family: Jackie Jnr is becoming a dangerous loose cannon, actively encouraged by his borderline psychotic stepfather Ralphie (a marvellous Joe Pantoliano), whose erratic behaviour threatens to ignite a deadly feud ("He disrespected the Bing", says Tony after punching him). When Jackie Jnr and Meadow become an item, both of Tony's dysfunctional families collide with devastating consequences. On the DVD: The Sopranos, Series 3 arrives in a neat fold-out four-disc set, with four episodes on a double-sided first disc and three each on the remainder. The contents are an improvement on previous releases, with three separate episode commentaries, which are all informative and worthwhile: costar and sometime writer Michael Imperioli (Christopher) talks us through his own script for "The Telltale Moozadell"; Steve Buscemi appears on his directorial effort, "Pine Barrens"; and series creator David Chase chooses the penultimate episode, "Amour Fou". In addition there's a tiny three-minute backstage featurette. Picture and sound are up to par as ever. --Mark Walker

  • Goodfellas [1990]Goodfellas | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.49   |  Saving you £8.50 (60.80%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Scorsese's classic tale based on the true life rise and fall of a small time gangster gets the two disc 'Special Edition' treatment with many new & exclusive DVD extras.

  • Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Series [DVD] [2017]Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Series | DVD | (16/10/2017) from £39.99   |  Saving you £-5.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Complete seasons 1-7 of rizzoli and isles UK compatible dvds separate Boxsets!!

  • Goodfellas (Special Edition) [1990]Goodfellas (Special Edition) | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (68.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Scorsese's classic tale based on the true life rise and fall of a small time gangster gets the two disc 'Special Edition' treatment with many new & exclusive DVD extras.

  • Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Seventh Season [DVD]Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Seventh Season | DVD | (16/10/2017) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

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  • Goodfellas [Blu-ray]Goodfellas | Blu Ray | (25/05/2015) from £10.89   |  Saving you £9.10 (83.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas immortalises the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas is at least as good as The Godfather without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.

  • The Sopranos: Complete Series 1 [1999]The Sopranos: Complete Series 1 | DVD | (24/11/2003) from £13.09   |  Saving you £48.90 (373.57%)   |  RRP £61.99

    Writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary television seriesThe Sopranos is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home. This ambitious TV series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families, his collegiate mob clan and his own nouveau-riche brood. The brilliant first series is built around what Tony learns when, whipsawed between those two worlds, he finds himself plunged into depression and seeks psychotherapy--a gesture at odds with his midlevel capo's machismo, yet instantly recognisable as a modern emotional test. With analysis built into the very spine of the show's elaborate episodic structure, creator Chase and his formidable corps of directors, writers and actors weave an unpredictable series of parallel and intersecting plot arcs that twist from tragedy to farce to social realism. While creating for a smaller screen, they enjoy a far larger canvas than a single movie would afford and the results, like the very best episodic television, attain a richness and scope far closer to a novel than movies normally get. Unlike Francis Coppola's operatic dramatisation of Mario Puzo's Godfather epic, The Sopranos sustains a poignant, even mundane intimacy in its focus on Tony, brought to vivid life by James Gandolfini's mercurial performance. Alternately seductive, exasperated, fearful and murderous, Gandolfini is utterly convincing even when executing brutal shifts between domestic comedy and dramatic violence. Both he and the superb team of Italian-American actors recruited as his loyal (and, sometimes, not-so-loyal) henchman and their various "associates" make this mob as credible as the evocative Bronx and New Jersey locations where the episodes were filmed. The first year's other life force is Livia Soprano, Tony's monstrous, meddlesome mother. As Livia, the late Nancy Marchand eclipses her long career of patrician performances to create an indelibly earthy, calculating matriarch who shakes up both families; Livia also serves as foil and rival to Tony's loyal, usually level-headed wife, Carmela (Edie Falco). Lorraine Bracco makes Tony's therapist, Dr Melfi, a convincing confidante, by turns "professional", perceptive and sexy; the duo's therapeutic relationship is also depicted with uncommon accuracy. Such grace notes only enrich what's not merely an aesthetic high point for commercial television, but an absorbing film masterwork that deepens with subsequent screenings. --Sam Sutherland

  • The Sopranos - Season 5The Sopranos - Season 5 | DVD | (20/06/2005) from £12.89   |  Saving you £49.10 (79.20%)   |  RRP £61.99

    Facing an indeterminate sentence of weeks/months/years until new episodes, Sopranos fans are advised to take the fifth; season, that is. At this point, superlatives don't do The Sopranos justice, but justice was at last served to this benchmark series. For the first time, The Sopranos rubbed out The West Wing to take home its first Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Series. Michael Imperioli and Drea de Matteo also earned Best Supporting Actor and Actress honors for some of their finest hours as Christopher and Adriana. From the moment a wayward bear lumbers into the Sopranos' yard in the season opener, it is clear that The Sopranos is in anything but a "stagmire." The series benefits from an infusion of new blood, the so-called "Class of 2004," imprisoned "family" members freshly released from jail. Most notable among these is Tony's cousin, Tony Blundetto (Steve Buscemi, who directed the pivotal season 3 episode "Pine Barrens"), who initially wants to go straight, but proves himself to be something of a "free agent," setting up a climactic stand-off between Tony and New York boss Johnny Sack. These 13 mostly riveting episodes unfold with a page-turning intensity with many rich subplots. Estranged couple Tony and Carmela (the incomparable James Gandolfini and Edie Falco) work toward a reconciliation (greased by Tony's purchase of a $600,000 piece of property for Carmela to develop). The Feds lean harder on an increasingly stressed-out and distraught Adriana to "snitch" with inevitable results. This season's hot-button episode is "The Test Dream," in which Tony is visited by some of the series' dear, and not-so-dearly, departed in a harrowing nightmare. With this set, fans can enjoy marathon viewings of an especially satisfying season, but considering the long wait ahead for season 6, best to take Tony's advice to his son, who, at one point, gulps down a champagne toast. "Slow down," Tony says. "You're supposed to savor it." --Donald Liebenson, Amazon.com

  • The Sopranos - Complete Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free]The Sopranos - Complete Collection | Blu Ray | (08/09/2014) from £56.99   |  Saving you £2.51 (4.40%)   |  RRP £59.50

    Tony Soprano is the head of two families and sometimes the pressure is too much to bear. As head of the Sopranos crime family he deals with conniving underbosses rival families and the occasional dead body. As husband to his wife Carmela and father to his two children Meadow and Anthony Jr. he deals with financial difficulties infidelity and trying to keep his professional life from colliding with his family life. Episodes Comprise: Season 1 The Sopranos 46 Long Denial Anger Acceptance Meadowlands College Pax Soprana Down Neck The Legend of Tennessee Moltisanti Boca A Hit is a Hit Nobody Knows Anything Isabella I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano Season 2 Guy Walks Into A Psychiatrist's Office Do Not Resuscitate Toodle-F**king-Oo Commendatori Big Girls Don't Cry The Happy Wanderer D-Girl Full Leather Jacket From Where To Eternity Bust-Out 11. House Arrest The Knight In White Satin Armor Funhouse Season 3 Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood Proshai Livushka Fortunate Son Employee of the Month Another Toothpick University Second Opinion He Is Risen The Telltale Moozadell To Save Us All From Satan's Power Pine Barrens Amour Fou Army of One Season 4 For All Debts Public and Private No Show Christopher The Weight Pie-O-My Everybody Hurts Watching Too Much Television Mergers and Acquisitions Whoever Did This The Strong Silent Type Calling All Cars Eloise Whitecaps Season 5 Two Tony's Rat Pack Where's Johnny All Happy Families Irregular Around the Margins Sentimental Education In Camelot Marco Polo Unidentified Black Males Cold Cuts The Test Dream Long Term Parking All Due Respect Season 6 Members Only Join The Club Mayham The Fleshy Part of the Thigh Mr. and Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request Live Free or Die Luxury Lounge Johnny Cakes The Ride Moe n' Joe Cold Stones Kaisha Soprano Home Movies Stage 5 Remember When Chasing it Walk Like a Man Kennedy and Heidi The Second Coming The Blue Comet Made in America Special Features: Season 1 Audio Commentary with Creator/Writer/Director David Chase and Peter Bogdanovich David Chase Interview (77:30) Featurette #1 Family Life (4:12) Featurette #2 Meet Tony Soprano (3:30) Season 2 Audio Commentary with: Director Tim Van Patten Director Henry J. Bronchtein and Producer Ilene Landress Director Allen Coulter and Producer Ilene Landress Director John Patterson Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: The Real Deal (04:51) Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: A Sit-Down with The Sopranos (13:36 Season 3 Audio Commentary with: Writer/Cast Member Michael Imperioli Director Steve Buscemi Series Creator/Writer David Chase Behind-the-Scenes Featurette w/host Karen Duffy (3:46) Season 4 Audio Commentary with: Writer Terence Winter Writer/Cast Member Michael Imperioli Writers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess Series Creator/Writer David Chase Season 5 Audio Commentary with: Director Rodrigo Garcia Director Peter Bogdanovich Director Steve Buscemi Director Mike Figgis Cast Member Drea de Mattteo Season 6A Audio Commentary with: Cast Members Edie Falco Robert Iler and Jamie-Lynn Sigler Writer Matthew Weiner Writer Terence Winter and Cast Members Michael Imperioli and Tony Sirico Series Creator/Writer David Chase Season 6B Audio Commentary with: Cast Member Steven R. Schirripa Cast Member Dominic Chianese Cast Member Robert Iler Cast Members Stevie Van Zandt and Arthur Nascarella Making Cleaver (7:50) The Music of the Sopranos (16:28) Sopranos Bonus Disc Special Features:: Supper with The Sopranos Part I (36:50) Supper with The Sopranos Part II (38:02) Lost Scenes (Season 1 Episode 1): Tony and Dr. Melfi discuss Gotti Guiliani and his Mother (01:33) Lost Scenes (Season 2 Episode 1): Meadow asks Carmela about Tony's feud with his mother. Carmela and Meadow go to see Livia in the hospital and are greeted by Janice and a bodyguard etc. (04:07) Lost Scenes (Season 2 Episode 1): Pussy Silvio Paulie and the guys discuss Tony's relationshiop with his mother. (01:02) Lost Scenes (Season 3 Episode 10): Pussy is cornered in a heroin bust. (02:17) Lost Scenes (Season 4 Episode 3): Tony and Melfi discuss prejudice against Italians. (01:59) Lost Scenes (Season 5 Episode 3): Paulie calls Tony to ask for a meeting. They meet and Paulie asks for a sit-down with Feech. (02:24) Lost Scenes (Season 6A Episode 1): Junior is paranoid about a car parked on the street. (00:36) Lost Scenes (Season 6A Episode 8): Tony tells Vito it's safe to come home. (02:22) Lost Scenes (Season 6A Episode 11): Phil stops by to visit Vito's house and check the place out. (01:45) Lost Scenes (Season 6B Episode 1): Tony and Bobby play with fireworks. Janice asks where her hat is. (00:47) Alec Baldwin Interviews David Chase: Cut to the Chase (21:13) Alec Baldwin Interviews David Chase: Anatomy of the Mob (22:02) Lost Scenes (Season 2 Episode 2): Janice tells Livia she's not going to be defeated that easily. (01:51) Lost Scenes (Season 2 Episode 6): Tony rants to his family about Richie being at the funeral. (00:51) Defining A Television Landmark (45:29)

  • Goodfellas [4K UHD] [2016] [Includes Digital Download] [Blu-ray]Goodfellas | 4K UHD | (12/12/2016) from £20.15   |  Saving you £2.16 (10.72%)   |  RRP £22.31

    Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellas immortalises the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas is at least as good as The Godfather without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.

  • The Sopranos: HBO Season 6 (Part 2)The Sopranos: HBO Season 6 (Part 2) | DVD | (19/11/2007) from £14.99   |  Saving you £30.00 (200.13%)   |  RRP £44.99

    Critically hailed as 'a modern masterpiece' (The Observer) the series is a darkly humorous and often violent look at a New Jersey family whose patriarch happens to be a mob boss. The pace is fast the conflict fierce and the humour bitterly dark The Sopranos takes hold and doesn't let go.

  • The Sopranos: Complete Series 1 (Six Disc Set) [1999]The Sopranos: Complete Series 1 (Six Disc Set) | DVD | (29/10/2000) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £61.99

    The Sopranos, writer-producer-director David Chase's extraordinary television series, is nominally an urban gangster drama, but its true impact strikes closer to home: This ambitious TV series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief. And for protagonist Tony Soprano, there's the added complexity posed by heading twin families, his collegial mob clan and his own nouveau riche brood. The series' brilliant first season is built around what Tony learns when, whipsawed between those two worlds, he finds himself plunged into depression and seeks psychotherapy--a gesture at odds with his midlevel capo's machismo, yet instantly recognisable as a modern emotional test. With analysis built into the very spine of the show's elaborate episodic structure, creator Chase and his formidable corps of directors, writers, and actors weave an unpredictable series of parallel and intersecting plot arcs that twist from tragedy to farce to social realism. While creating for a smaller screen, they enjoy a far larger canvas than a single movie would afford, and the results, like the very best episodic television, attain a richness and scope far closer to a novel than movies normally get. Unlike Francis Coppola's operatic dramatisation of Mario Puzo's Godfather epic, The Sopranos sustains a poignant, even mundane intimacy in its focus on Tony, brought to vivid life by James Gandolfini's mercurial performance. Alternately seductive, exasperated, fearful, and murderous, Gandolfini is utterly convincing even when executing brutal shifts between domestic comedy and dramatic violence. Both he and the superb team of Italian-American actors recruited as his loyal (and, sometimes, not-so-loyal) henchman and their various "associates" make this mob as credible as the evocative Bronx and New Jersey locations where the episodes were filmed. The first season's other life force is Livia Soprano, Tony's monstrous, meddlesome mother. As Livia, the late Nancy Marchand eclipses her long career of patrician performances to create an indelibly earthy, calculating matriarch who shakes up both families; Livia also serves as foil and rival to Tony's loyal, usually level-headed wife, Carmela (Edie Falco). Lorraine Bracco makes Tony's therapist, Dr Melfi, a convincing confidante, by turns "professional", perceptive, and sexy; the duo's therapeutic relationship is also depicted with uncommon accuracy. Such grace notes only enrich what's not merely an aesthetic high point for commercial television, but an absorbing film masterwork that deepens with subsequent screenings. --Sam Sutherland, Amazon.com

  • Hackers [1996]Hackers | DVD | (01/02/2000) from £6.81   |  Saving you £7.44 (134.05%)   |  RRP £12.99

    They can break any code and get inside any system. They are often still in their teens and already under surveillance by the authorities. They are the hackers. Zero Cool real name Dade Murphy is a legend among his peers. In 1988 he single-handedly crashed 1 507 computers on Wall Street and was forbidden by law to touch another keyboard until his 18th birthday. It's been seven years without a byte and he's hungry. Kate Libby handle Acid Burns has a souped up laptop that can

  • The Sopranos: Complete Series 4 [1999]The Sopranos: Complete Series 4 | DVD | (11/03/2003) from £14.49   |  Saving you £47.50 (76.60%)   |  RRP £61.99

    Unlike the previous three, this fourth series of The Sopranos largely eschews an overriding story arc in favour of developing several interrelated plot strands, most of which are then left dangling tantalisingly at the end. This year Tony's many extra-marital affairs finally come home to roost, even as he faces challenges to his leadership from within and without. Paulie Walnuts simmers with resentment over his perceived neglect, a resentment only exacerbated by Christopher's promotion; while Christopher's growing drug habit undermines Tony's trust in him. Paulie makes overtures to Johnny Sack and the New York family; Sack himself bears a deadly grudge against Ralph Cifaretto, and also embroils Tony in a dispute between the two families. Ralph and Tony clash over a shared interest in both a race horse and a goomar--you just know it's going to end in something much worse than tears. The women have as many problems, though: Adriana has reluctantly turned FBI informer, a drug-addled Christopher squashes her dog, and she has to confess that she can't have children; Carmela falls maddeningly, frustratingly in love with one of Tony's closest companions; Janice inveigles herself into Bobby's affections in a display of breathtaking emotional manipulation; while Meadow can no longer conceal the disgust she feels about her father's business, and Dr Melfi is increasingly sidelined, since Tony's behavioural issues have become, to all practical purposes, untreatable. The whole ends on a downbeat note as personal disillusionment overshadows the mob politics. With the imminent arrival of Steve Buscemi to the cast, the fifth series is primed to be an explosive one. --Mark Walker

  • Rizzoli and Isles - Season 3 [DVD]Rizzoli and Isles - Season 3 | DVD | (25/11/2013) from £10.49   |  Saving you £19.50 (65.00%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Cop shoots medical examiner's mob boss father! When an explosive misstep drives a painful wedge between Boston's finest crime-solving colleagues in Rizzoli and Isles: The Complete Third Season Jane and Maura must set aside their personal difficulties in order to keep on top of the city's most heinous murder cases. Yet analysing corpses and tracking killers is child's play compared to the complications that arise from the friends' respective parental units: Maura meets her biological mother who doesn't know Maura is her daughter and Jane learns that her father not her brother might actually have fathered her infant nephew which prompts her mother to have an affair with her boss. Using intellect and instinct the best friends do what it takes to regain each other's trust while they bust criminals in all 15 witty gritty Season Three episodes.

  • The Sopranos - Season 6 - Vol. 1The Sopranos - Season 6 - Vol. 1 | DVD | (27/11/2006) from £12.89   |  Saving you £47.10 (78.50%)   |  RRP £59.99

    What does fate hold in store for Tony in the sixth season of HBO's multi-award winning gangster drama. Featuring 12 episodes.

  • Rizzoli and Isles - Season 2 [DVD]Rizzoli and Isles - Season 2 | DVD | (18/03/2013) from £10.69   |  Saving you £19.30 (180.54%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Once again it's all about chemistry in this second season of Rizzoli & Isles (with 15 episodes, plus bonus material, on three discs). Sometimes that's literally the chemicals used by Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), the forensic pathologist who, as medical examiner, figures out what killed the victims whose murderers Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is trying to bring to justice. More often, it's the chemistry between the two title characters that's at the heart of this series. This pair is a younger, much sexier, distaff answer to The Odd Couple, with Isles the meticulous, sometimes prissy Felix to Rizzoli's less analytical, more cynical Oscar. They're both good at their jobs, of course; Isles's knowledge about just about everything is almost laughably encyclopedic, while Rizzoli is an intuitive, courageous cop. But though the procedural aspect of the show is detailed and reasonably involving (this season they deal with vicious rapes, fire bombings, and ice pick killings; there are also fairly preposterous episodes involving a modern-day witch hunt, a baseball star run amok, a So You Think You Can Dance-type competition, and more), it's the constant banter between these two mismatched best friends that fuels the episodes. They talk about man issues; Maura's hot but naive, Rizzoli's skeptical, and both are single. And they have family issues--boy, do they have family issues, what with Jane's mother (Lorraine Bracco) in extreme bitter mode over her impending divorce and her wayward youngest brother having just been released from prison (her other brother's a cop), while Maura's biological dad is a notorious mobster who long ago somehow hooked up with her beautiful socialite mother, played by Jacqueline Bisset. Much of this is presented with an appealing light touch. Notwithstanding some gruesome cases, Rizzoli & Isles is not a gritty show; in fact, there's enough cutesy stuff, even when they're on the job, to make it hard to take the crimes seriously. But with Harmon and Alexander around, crime novelist Tess Gerritsen's works remain in good hands. --Sam Graham

  • Rizzoli And Isles - Season 5 [DVD] [2015]Rizzoli And Isles - Season 5 | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £10.79   |  Saving you £19.20 (177.94%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The complete fifth series of the American crime drama based on the novels by Tess Gerritsen. The series follows Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and her best friend medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) as they join forces to solve crimes. The episodes are: 'A New Day', '...Goodbye', 'Too Good to Be True', 'Doomsday', 'The Best Laid Plans', 'Knockout', 'Boston Keltic', 'Lost & Found', 'It Takes a Village', 'Phoenix Rising', 'If You Can't Stand the Heat', 'Burden of Proof', 'Bridge to Tomorrow', 'Foot Loose', 'Gumshoe', 'In Plain View', 'Bite Out of Crime' and 'Family Matters'.

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