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Luther

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
Title: Luther
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (348 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a BBC/BBC America co-production ; 2 Entertain ; series creator and writer, Neil Cross ; directors, Brian Kirk, Sam Miller, Stefan Schwartz ; producer, Katie Swiden
Notes: Title from container
DVD release of episodes originally broadcast as a 6 part mini-series on the BBC America in 2010
Special features: Luther, the world of a true maverick featurette
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 (174 min.)
Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 ; Special features
Summary: A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation.
Alternate Title: Luther (Television program)
ISBN: 0780665678
9780780665675
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama LUTHER
Credits: Music, Paul Englishby ; editing, Victoria Boydell, Tania Reddin, Katie Weiland ; cinematography, Julian Court, Tim Fleming.
Performers: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Stephen Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Paul McGann, Saskia Reeves, Warren Brown.
System Details: DVD ; widescreen (16:9, enhanced) presentation ; Dolby digital stereo
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Police Drama Gifted persons Drama Serial murderers Drama
Genre/Form: Television mini-series
Thrillers (Television programs)
Detective and mystery television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television serials
Topical Term: Police
Gifted persons
Serial murderers
Publisher No: 1000169523 BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc
3000034330 BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc
2000045244 BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. (Disc 1)
2000045245 BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. (Disc 2)
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Comment by: multcolib_alisonk Apr 24, 2014

I loved this intriguing series about a detective haunted by personal demons.

A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and hi... Read More »

A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. While working on a murder case, he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alice, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingl... Read More »

A disturbed but talented genius, Luther is a detective who is willing to work outside of the law in order to bring violent criminals to justice.


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Oct 11, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a very slick police drama,because it's BRAINWASHING us to think that a good black policeman doesn't need a gun to protect himself to make sure he can effectively do good police work period,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 09, 2014
  • vmccreedy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best shows out there. All the characters are so intriguing and complex. I pretty much watched all three seasons in a row 'cause it is so good!

Jul 08, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Who doesn't think Idris Elba is one of the sexiest men alive? That velvety London rasp just makes it all the better. That being said, i just couldn't get into this one. I wanted to (beLIEVE me i wanted to) but the pacing was off and seemed forced. The plot was a bit ridiculous. The acting was decent and i agree with the reviewer that said it's a shame they didn't stick with the main story line or the mysteries. The side storys are just downright bad and completely unbelievable. All that being said, i will probably revisit this series in the future, in case i missed something. And hey, even if it's bad i get to watch that sexy man!

May 21, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Witty, dark and unpredictable--a good summation of the show and its titular hero, Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. Someone should go ahead and say this: how cool is it that in the role of the smart, charismatic cop, the star of this intriguing crime series is a black actor rather than yet another white guy? It's just a really nice change and the strapping, handsome, multi-talented and very British Idris Elba (who is also one of the show's Associate Producers) fits the role like a velvet glove. Elba gives the troubled yet dedicated John Luther warmth, intelligence and flinty humor, using his London accent, sexy grin, and soulful, very expressive brown eyes to great effect. Luther's strange bond and unnerving war of wills with implacable murderess Alice Morgan is a mind-bending joy to watch... but a word of warning: this program is NOT for kiddies or the squeamish. The atmosphere is nail-bitingly suspenseful and there are from time to time seriously violent and visceral shocks amid the plot twists. Still, if you're looking for a detective series that is gripping and offbeat, Luther is the one to watch.

Apr 24, 2014
  • multcolib_alisonk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this intriguing series about a detective haunted by personal demons.

I really enjoyed this series. Such a different approach, and how could you not LOVE that accent? He really steals the show. You just have to watch it. It's not like anything else!!!

Dec 15, 2013
  • Denise2010 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This series leaves me half satisfied, and half disappointed. I really appreciated the acting, and the procedural part of the story is complex, but the secondary stories are so improbable as to take me out of the story. I can only suspend disbelief so far!

Oct 20, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Set in London the first series of Luther is an intense and action packed crime drama following the personal life and investigations of DCI John Luther. A newly formed Serious Crime Unit led by Luther and DCI Ian Reed investigate the high profile and horrendous crimes of sadistic killers. DCI Luther gets into the mind of these evil killers leaving psychological scars as well as little time to fix his broken marriage with Zoe. In the first case Luther is convinced that the brilliant PhD Alice Morgan killed her parents but he lacks the evidence to prove it. In an unexpected turn of events Luther develops an unusual relationship with Alice getting her help and advice in subsequent cases. DCI Luther is not a typical crime fighter as he tends to use unorthodox and dubious methods. The six episodes are violent and exciting thrillers ending with a dramatic conclusion.

Oct 01, 2013
  • mjayh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I wanted to like Luther, but a lot of his behavior is just too violent to overlook and forgive. I don't quite understand the appeal, and couldn't watch all of it. Just not my cup of tea.

Aug 02, 2013
  • Parineeta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Compelling procedural cop drama from across the pond.

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May 22, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

mswrite thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

Jun 24, 2012
  • Mike117 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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May 22, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Unnervingly real depictions of physical and psychological violence-- not for youngsters; sensitive adults be warned.

Jun 24, 2012
  • Mike117 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very realistic mugging, murder, gun and knife fights. pretty intimadating.

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