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Forever Knight: The Trilogy Part Three


Picture: C Sound: C Extras: C- Episodes: C



From crosses and stakes to Slings and Arrows, Geraint Wyn Davies is an entertaining television actor.  The show Forever Knight, starring lead actor Geraint Wyn Davies, is a mix of detective work and the mystic occult of vampires, being predecessor to many  shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel.  Where Forever Knight does have its merits over the cheesier ends of Buffy, it is not far off.  This show was big in the mid 90s and fans cried out when it was canceled prematurely, and have been waiting ever since for this DVD release.  The shows deeply interconnecting storylines and character developments make viewers grow attached to each and every episode.


In many ways viewers must watch every episode in order to understand the happenings surrounding the characters.  Nick (Davies) reprises his role for this last season as a vampire who struggles with his past sins, seeking redemption in the form of a big city detective, solving mysterious crimes that never seem have a simple answer.  Where the series is very enjoyable, the dramatic element that is being conveyed throughout, this reviewer could not connect with very well.  As previously stated, it is definitely identifiable why people have loved this series, just for the same reasoning as why people have loved occult classics like Buffy or Stargate.  In the end, where as the show is interesting it does not stand the test of time and for many reasons the show leaves the viewer unfulfilled after its less than stellar series finale.


The technical aspects of this box set are filled will flaws.  The picture is often very dark and has a grainy texture transfer, presented in an anamorphic 1.33:1 full screen.  This dark and mythological based series would have appeared much better in an anamorphic widescreen.  The sound found on this DVD set is also very lackluster being presented in an unimpressive Dolby Digital.  Often times the sound quality is off-balance, containing a muffled quality, and detracts from well-acted scenes.


The extras are slim and the extras which do exist help us to recall the plethora of bad music from early 90s.  The extras contain three Forever Knight music videos entitled:


    1. Black Rose
    2. The Hunter
    3. Touch the Night



Overall, this set which fans have seemingly been waiting day and Knight for was hastily put together, not offering the picture/sound quality expected nor the extras which would have capped off this prematurely ended series.


As stated from the beginning Davies is a wonderful television actor, which is why this series was probably so wildly popular.  Davies has gone on to do much better work on series such as the Canadian show Slings and Arrows and as a villain on the Fox smash hit 24 (also starring Kiefer Sutherland).  Forever Knight has a huge following, and for those viewers who have loved the show in the past I recommend this set. For those new to the series, this reviewer would recommend sinking your teeth into Davies more exciting and entertaining recent work.  In the end, the show laid the ground work for many future occult television series, but fails to capture the attention of new viewers today.



- Michael P. Dougherty II


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