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FOYLE’S WAR Set 8

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS: 276 minutes (3 discs), featurettes, interview, photo gallery

VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital (episodes), English 2.0 Stereo (extras)

Subtitles: English SDH

 

STUDIO: Eleventh Hour Films/ Acorn Productions/ RLJ Entertainment Company

RELEASE DATE:  4-21-2015

HIGH CASTLE (DISC 1)- A translator for the Nuremburg Trials is killed and it leads Foyle into the world of corrupt oils politics which ties back to the Second World War

TRESPASS (DISC 2)- Foyle investigates a plot involving murder, espionage, and a terrorist threat that links to a Palestinian conference in London

ELISE (DISC 3)- After an assassination attempt on Hilda Pierce, Foyle examines her Special Operations Executive activities during the war and rumors of a traitor that lead to several undercover agents being killed in France.

 

This is supposedly the last series for FOYLE’S WAR, but they said that before when they finished the World War 2 era episodes.  It remains to be seen if Christopher Foyle will be back for more Cold War mysteries.   The stories are full of history weaved under the disguise of fiction and FOYLE’S WAR is a good way to learn and teach about the events of World War 2 and how things were after the war in Great Britain.   The series is the best historical fictional series since YOUNG INDIANA JONES.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

THE TRUTH BEHIND THE FICTION- featurette for each episode (with Anthony Horowitz and Terry Charman) that goes behind the truth of the times and events that were put into and inspired the episodes.   Learn that TRESPASS was originally going to feature the return of Charles Dance’s character from WHITE FEATHER and how ELISE was lightly fictionalized

 

On DISC 3 are the following extras:

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF FOYLE’S WAR (26 minutes)- a behind-the-scenes look with cast and crew as they film in Liverpool (because it has the buildings that look like post-World War 2 London where London is too modernized)

INTERVIEW WITH JON MAHONEY (21 minutes)- John talks about being a big FOYLE’S WAR fan and happy to accept the part for HIGH CASTLE, his life and career, the difference between theater and film/ TV acting, his time on Frasier, and how Eddie the dog wasn’t that friendly.

The photo gallery is a two minute slideshow of promotional and behind-the-scenes stills

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: I hope these latest mysteries aren’t the last we see of FOYLE’S WAR because I enjoy how they blend story and history for this series.

 

This review is 5-24-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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