'Da Vinci's Inquest - Season 1'
(Victor Formosa, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / (1998) 2007 / Acorn Media)
Overview: A richly talented ensemble cast joins award-winning actor Nicholas Campbell in this critically acclaimed crime series. Working with police and pathologists while fighting bureaucratic resistance, coroner Da Vinci relies on high-tech forensic science and old-fashioned shoe leather to illuminate the murky world in which men and women commit murder. With this complete first season—comprising 13 thrilling episodes—you can savor the delicately nuanced drama of Da Vinci’s Inquest from the very beginning.
DVD Verdict: 'Da Vinci's Inquest' is the most prestigious representant of Canadian TV shows, along with 'Cold Squad.' It spans on seven seasons, each one of 13 episodes, plus a one-season spin-off. This Vancouver-based crime and forensics drama has everything: an experimented casting, intriguing storylines (with arcs spanning on several seasons for some!) and efficient direction. It is also to be noted that DVI was, and still is, an obvious inspiration for shows such as CSI or Crossing Jordan. As Dominic Da Vinci himself states: "I'm not a policeman, OK? Y'know what I do? I look after the dead." Da Vinci is a controversial, charismatic big city coroner. And in Da Vinci's job, the dead always cry out for justice. Da Vinci works with police and pathologists while fighting bureaucratic resistance. Relying on high-tech forensic science and old-fashioned shoe leather to illuminate the murky world in which men and women commmit murder seemingly all too easily and frequently, this complete firsts eason box-set comprises of all 13 episodes. So, if you don't know that show and are still hesitating whether of not to buy this DVD set, buy it NOW, you won't regret it. This is a Full Screen Presentation (4:3) and comes with the Special Features of: