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Title:
Father Brown the complete collection
Publication Information:
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2014]

[United States] : Distributed exclusively by RLJ Entertainment, Inc., [2014]

©2014
ISBN:
9781621720157
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (approximately 671 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio) presentation; Region 1; Dolby digital.
Target Audience:
Rating: Not rated.
Language:
English
General Note:
Originally aired in 1979.

Bonus feature: G.K. Chesterton biography.
Contents:
Set 1: volume 1. Episodes 1-4 (ca. 208 min.) -- volume 2. Episodes 5-7 (ca. 156 min.) Set 2: volume 1. Episodes 1-3 (ca. 154 min.) -- volume 2. Episodes 4-6 (ca. 153 min.).
Abstract:
Heaven help the murderer who crosses paths with G.K. Chesterton's cassocked crime-solver, Father Brown. Despite his absentminded air, the kindly priest always manages to confound criminals with his inescapable logic and keen understanding of the human condition. Often joined by his friend, thief turned private investigator Hercule Flambeau, Father Brown unravels devious schemes in 1920s England.
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Heaven help the murderer who crosses paths with G.K. Chesterton's cassocked crime-solver, Father Brown. Despite his absentminded air, the kindly priest always manages to confound criminals with his inescapable logic and keen understanding of the human condition. Often joined by his friend, thief turned private investigator Hercule Flambeau, Father Brown unravels devious schemes in 1920s England.


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Library Journal Review

G.K. Chesterton's beloved sleuth, Father Brown, is well played here by Kenneth More, but these bare-bones productions border on the skeletal. The crimes the good priest solves could be great whodunits, but the treatment they receive is so sketchy that the mysteries fall flat. The settings are constricted, the flow of the action is stilted and contains uncomfortable gaps, and some of the English dialog might as well be spoken in a foreign tongue given the actors' broad accents. Closed-captioning would have helped. While Father Brown is delightful, the stories exhibit little character development, with viewers experiencing merely two-dimensional stereotypes. The set includes all 13 episodes from the 1970s series, but it should not be mistaken for the newly produced collection broadcast in 2013 and 2014, with more episodes coming in 2015. VERDICT Only for completest mystery collections focusing on classic characters and/or catering to classic film buffs.-Sheila S. Intner, professor emerita, Simmons GSLIS at Mt. Holyoke Coll., South Hadley, MA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.