UK Blu-ray/Region All box set. All five seasons of the television sci-fi adventure series created by Gene Rodenberry. Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo), frozen in time for three hundred years, must use the Andromeda spacecraft and a crew of mercenaries to restore the galactic Commonwealth. Season 1 episodes are: 'Under the Night', 'An Affirming Flame', 'To Loose the Faithful Lightning', 'd Minus Zero', 'Double Helix', 'Angel Dark, Demon Bright', 'The Ties That Bind', 'The Banks of the Lethe', 'A Rose in the Ashes', 'All Great Neptune's Ocean', 'The Pearls That Were His Eyes', 'The Mathematics of Tears', 'Music of a Distant Drum', 'Harper 2.0', 'Forced Perspective', 'The Sum of It's Parts', 'Fear and Loathing in the Milky Way', 'The Devil Take the Hindmost', 'The Honey Offering', 'Star-Crossed', 'It Makes a Lovely Light', and 'It's Hour Come Round at Last'. Season 2 episodes are: 'The Widening Gyre', 'Exit Strategies', 'A Heart for Falsehood Framed', 'Pitiless As the Sun', 'Last Call at the Broken Hammer', 'All Too Human', 'Una Salus Victus', 'Home Fires', 'Into the Labyrinth', 'The Prince', 'Bunker Hill', 'Ouroboros', 'Lava and Rockets', 'Be All My Sins Remembered', 'Dance of the Mayflies', 'In Heaven Now Are Three', 'The Things We Cannot Change', 'The Fair Unknown', 'Belly of the Beast', 'The Knight, Death, and the Devil', 'Immaculate Perception', and 'Tunnel at the End of the Light'. Season 3 episodes are: 'If the Wheel Is Fixed', 'The Shards of Rimni', 'Mad to be Saved', 'Cui Bono', 'The Lone and Level Sands', 'Slipfighter the Dogs of War', 'The Leper's Kiss', 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', 'And Your Heart Will Fly Away', 'The Unconquerable Man', 'Delenda Est', 'The Dark Backward', 'The Risk All Point', 'The Right Horse', 'What Happens to a Rev Deferred?', 'Point of the Spear', 'Vault of the Heavens', 'Deep Midnight's Voice', 'The Illusion of Majesty', 'Twilight of the Idols', 'Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath', and 'Shadows Cast By a Final Salute'. Season 4 episodes are: 'Answers Given to Questions Never Asked', 'Pieces of Eight', 'Waking the Tyrant's Device', 'Double Or Nothingness', 'Harper/Delete', 'Soon the Hearing Vortex', 'The World Turns All Around Her', 'Conduit to Destiny', 'Machinery of the Mind', 'Exalted Reason, Resplendant Daughter', 'The Torment, the Release', 'The Spider's Strategem', 'The Warmth of an Invisible Light', 'The Others', 'Fear Burns Down to Ashes', 'Lost in a Space That Isn't There', 'Abridging the Devil's Divide', 'Trusting the Gordian Maze', 'A Symmetry of Imperfection', 'Time Out of Mind', 'The Dissonant Interval (Part 1)', and 'The Dissonant Interval (Part 2)'. Season 5 episodes are: 'Weight (Part 1)', 'Weight (Part 2)', 'Phear Phactor Phenom', 'Decay of the Angel', 'The Eschatology of Our Present', 'When Goes Around...', 'Attempting Screed', 'So Burn the Untamed Lands', 'What Will Be Was Not', 'The Test', 'Through a Glass Darkly', 'Pride Before the Fall', 'Moonlight Becomes You', 'Past Is Prolix', 'The Opposite of Attraction', 'Saving Light from a Black Sun', 'Totalled Recall', 'Quantum Tractate Delerium', 'One More Day's Light', 'Chaos and the Stillness of It', 'The Heart of the Journey (Part 1)' and 'The Heart of the Journey (Part 2)'.
The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Four new episodes and the pilot are included.
Rejoice, Inspector Morse fans--he's back. Well, in a way. Debuting on DVD with the pilot episode and four from the first season proper, Endeavour is a good idea that's very entertainingly executed: a prequel to the popular Morse series, with Shaun Evans in the younger version of the role inhabited for so long by the late John Thaw. Faithful followers will get a kick out of watching Evans unveil the character's still-nascent quirks and habits. His Endeavour Morse, a detective constable when we meet him in the mid-1960s, is an Oxford dropout, a self-kept young man, somewhat socially awkward and a bit of a hothead; he loves opera and the ladies, often at the same time. He's unafraid to breach cop protocol when working on a case; but he's also necrophobic, liable to faint in the presence of a dead body. And while he's a detective of Sherlock Holmesian brilliance, he's also precocious and more than capable of making mistakes; as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (Roger Allam), his mentor and principal (sometimes only) supporter, puts it, "You're a good detective--and a poor policeman." We know Morse's smarts will eventually prevail as he sorts out the murder of a schoolgirl who was caught up in some very unsavory business involving several of Oxford's more elite citizens, or another young woman who appears to have had a heart attack, or the death of a professor--all while coping with the interference and jealousies of the far less imaginative cops he's obliged to answer to. Let's just hope that this first season is only the beginning of Endeavour's endeavors. --Sam Graham