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Wire In The Blood – The Complete Fourth Season (Koch DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: C+



Dr. Anthony Valentine Hill (Robson Green) returns with four more exciting cases in Wire in the Blood – The Complete Fourth Season.  The previous actress who played Detective Carol Jordan is now replaced by a new detective Alex Fielding (Simone Lahbib).  Apparently there is no noticeable difference from detective too detective.


The telefilms featured in the Fourth Season are as follows:


  1. Time to Murder and Create

- The psychologist and detective team look into whether or not a strange new string of disappearances is connected to a long ended rape case.


  1. Torment

- The team looks into a prostitute’s murder that strangely resembles the killing for which a man (Derek Tyler) has already been incarcerated for.


  1. Hole in the Heart

- Tony and Alex must explore whether two deaths in an arson case are more suspicious than they even first appear.


  1. Wounded Surgeon

- A past case comes back to haunt Tony as an old enemy comes up for parole.



The cases are interesting at times, but a lot of times drag.  Not only do the cases baffle the detectives, but in many instances leaves the audience wondering why it feels more like a soap opera than a murder case.  This reviewer was only mildly entertained and thinks the series could use some work.


The technical features on this 4-Disc, 344 minute set are simple and to the point.  The picture is once again presented in a 1.78 X 1 and 16 X 9 Enhanced for Widescreen televisions format.  The picture is adequate but the 16 X 9 enhancement seems to be missing its tops and bottoms at times and the colors are most definitely off, either appearing too dark or bland.  The sound is also the same in its Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereos, again being simple but getting the job done.  The extras are sparse and not thrilling in the slightest only offering fans a couple of Bios on actors Robson Green and Simone Lahbib.  The set, as previously stated, is simple and to the point, but unlike other series (where studios are getting cheap) KOCH presents Wire in the Blood again in a nice fold-out Digi-pack.


As a first time reviewer to the series, Season Four of Wire in the Blood was not a point to start watching.  This reviewer had no investment in the characters and at times felt lost and could not wait for the telefilm to be over.  The acting is great, the storylines are engaging at times, and the production is by no means cheap; it just did not bring the thrills this reviewer was hoping for.



-   Michael P Dougherty II


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