A Touch Of Frost: Season Thirteen (2006/MPI DVD)
C+ Sound: C- Extras: D Episodes: D
it about British television that they always have such dull, dreary color
schemes? A Touch of Frost just may be the most British show I've ever seen
that didn't involve cricket or a man in a top hat and monocle. Centered around Detective Inspector Jack
Frost, a police officer in a small town in England, the dialogue abounds with
“Gov'nah”s and that delightful accent that you always tried and failed to
imitate. This is Season 13, originally aired in 2006, but the series has been on
since 1992. I must admit I was a bit
confused when I received the box that said Season
13, but it only appeared to have one episode in it.
out, there's only one episode in Season
13. Looking at the episode listings
on another site, the number of episodes per season increased little by little
until it peaked in the fourth season at 5 episodes, and then dropped off again
so that by Season 13, there is only
apparently since there is only the one episode, the producers decided to get
more bang for their buck (or pound) and they went ahead and made the episode an
hour and a half long. So basically what
we have here is a movie masquerading as a season of a television series. At an hour and a half though, this
super-episode as we may call it, drags a bit. It follows two cases along with the personal
lives of Inspector Detective Frost and his young roommate. It really seems like it would have fit more
conveniently into an hour-long episode.
picture is in full screen format and surprisingly sharp, despite the ultra-drab
colors. The stereo sound is adequate but perhaps lacking in background noise.
There are no extras, chapter menus, or even subtitles in any language other
all, about the only thing that this release is lacking in is runtime, and about
an hour into the single episode, you may wish it were.
covered the early years where the show was in full swing and better, so if you
are interested in those sets, try these links:
Two + Three
- Matthew Carrick