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Old 06-16-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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Why has there not been a Blu Ray for either season 1 or the new season 2 released by the BBC? It looks so amazing in HD but all they released so far are the dvd's.


Season 1 DVD Release Date: 21 Jun 2010
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luther-1-DVD...8260536&sr=8-1

DVD Release Date: 11 July 2011
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luther-2-DVD...8260536&sr=8-2
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Why has there not been a Blu Ray for either season 1 or the new season 2 released by the BBC? It looks so amazing in HD but all they released so far are the dvd's.


Season 1 DVD Release Date: 21 Jun 2010
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luther-1-DVD...8260536&sr=8-1

DVD Release Date: 11 July 2011
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luther-2-DVD...8260536&sr=8-2
i can't be the only one who watches this
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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It would make sense now to do a box set of Series 1-2 a la Wallander, and I would buy it, so it is curious that such a thing has not yet been announced.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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Default Word. I agree I've been trying to pre order it all morning.

yeah this is a great show. one of the best cop shows out there.

I have been wondering why it's not on Blu Ray as well. My Guess is it will be released on Blu Ray as a set of both parts of the season. Maybe they were trying to save money temporarily and do DVDs for now. We will probably find out in a couple weeks because part 2 will be coming out soon, and soon after we will probably hear about the full set.

We'll see. I was thinking about buying the DVD if I have to but I'm not sure how the upconversion will look.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
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yeah this is a great show. one of the best cop shows out there.

I have been wondering why it's not on Blu Ray as well. My Guess is it will be released on Blu Ray as a set of both parts of the season. Maybe they were trying to save money temporarily and do DVDs for now. We will probably find out in a couple weeks because part 2 will be coming out soon, and soon after we will probably hear about the full set.

We'll see. I was thinking about buying the DVD if I have to but I'm not sure how the upconversion will look.
Which Part 2? Series 2 of Luther was only 4 episodes and all have been shown and released on DVD.

I'd love a blu-ray release but sadly it looks like the BBC figures there isn't enough demand for one (it remains quite a cultish show - but then so was Psychoville and that got released on blu-ray).
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Right now it looks like we'll only get DVDs. I still have a bit of hope left, that the sales will have been strong enough by the time the third series starts that they'll consider a Blu-ray release.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #7
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Why have the BBC not released this on Blu Ray yet??
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #8
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Ze Germans are getting both seasons this year:

Luther: Season One Blu-ray

Luther: Season Two Blu-ray

Time to kick up a stink to the BBC.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:33 AM   #9
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I would buy these. Is there a third season?
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Same here
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Ze Germans are getting both seasons this year:

Luther: Season One Blu-ray

Luther: Season Two Blu-ray

Time to kick up a stink to the BBC.
€20,99 each is asking a bit much. I'd really prefer a boxed set at more like €29,99 to start. Both series are only 500 minutes (approx.) combined.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #13
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Ze Germans are getting both seasons this year:

Luther: Season One Blu-ray

Luther: Season Two Blu-ray

Time to kick up a stink to the BBC.
Nice news about the German release, although it works out pretty pricey when compared with other series. I think I will buy these from Germany as I doubt BBC will release a Blu-ray now, as they seem to release the shows pretty quickly if they intend to at all.

Germany seems to have one of the most interesting Blu-ray scene, and there are so many arthouse films which I've seen them release whilst UK/USA or anywhere else fails to put out a Blu-ray. The problem is that most are unsubbed, so unless they are in English we miss out
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #14
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Nice news about the German release, although it works out pretty pricey when compared with other series. I think I will buy these from Germany as I doubt BBC will release a Blu-ray now, as they seem to release the shows pretty quickly if they intend to at all.Germany seems to have one of the most interesting Blu-ray scene, and there are so many arthouse films which I've seen them release whilst UK/USA or anywhere else fails to put out a Blu-ray. The problem is that most are unsubbed, so unless they are in English we miss out
But i dont understand why they would not realease them, i would have thought that it was a popular program with a fanbase willing to buy them. They were pretty quick to realease Blu's for shows like Being Human, The Shadow Line and Sherlock so why not Luther??
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:36 AM   #15
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To be fair... the second series of Luther was not a patch on the first (in fact IMO it was fairly dull)... i believe the ratings dropped quite badly over the handful of episodes...

...and i imagine this played a large part in the BBC's decision not to bother with the costs of Blu-ray, when it's potential sales were probably nothing more than a few thousand copies

Where-as stuff like Doctor Who & Merlin will shift easily ten times that amount
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Merlin is a really terrible show.
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But i dont understand why they would not realease them, i would have thought that it was a popular program with a fanbase willing to buy them. They were pretty quick to realease Blu's for shows like Being Human, The Shadow Line and Sherlock so why not Luther??
I'm also lost as to why they didn't release it, and why there is no confirmed information on a Blu-ray release. Sadly shows like Accused didn't even get a DVD release (now scheduled for May), although there was a Dutch release immediately after. I guess what Firstborn said probably explains it, and although I did enjoy the second series, I'd also agree that it was significantly lower quality than the first series.
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Anyone ordered these?
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Anyone ordered these?
Not yet - but I am very tempted to.

Price is just that bit too high so hopefully will drop as for me this was one of the best things to hit TV in a long while and would be awesome to view in full HD
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #20
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Has anyone seen any reviews or comments on the quality of these German discs? I'm seriously considering buying these providing the quality is good, as it seems like there isn't going to be a UK release. A real shame, as I feel this is one of the finest TV shows and along with Shadow Line, probably my favourite UK show.

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