'A Touch of Frost - Season 4'
(David Jason, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2004 / MPI Home Video)
Overview: 'A Touch of Frost' is one of Britian's most successful detective series and stars award-winning actor David Jason as Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble ... whilst solving crimes!
Verdict: David Jason is still fairly unknown here in the USA, and in fact is more popular in England for comic performances than his sober portrayal here as the redoubtable Frost. This is a far cry from most US police drama's and Jason plods through each episode with didactic deliberation, cleverly piecing clues together, and bringing criminals to justice. There is an unspoken charm to his character who is both likeable and frustrating, carrying scraps of paper as aide memoirs constantly as he solves each case. Something of an anachronism, he is an old fashiioed policeman, with what he sees as outdated morals, and practices - but his quirky style is moreoften than not, more than a match for his lawbreaking quarry. There's no eye popping action, explosions, guns or even over the top story's here, so adrenaline junkies please steer clear. Almost a latter day Sherlock Holmes, Frost is an intelligent, yet down to Earth, blue collar detective, resolved to getting the job done. This collection finds five middle of the road episodes that represent the series well, some may find that the structure of each one precludes repeated viewing, but you almost come to love the character, and this is a well rounded set for newcomers, and fans alike. Very well done. Enjoy! These are all Full Screen Versions (4:3) and feature the episodes: 'Paying The Prcie,' 'Unknown Soldiers,' 'Fun Time For Swingers,' 'The Things We Do For Love' and 'Deep Waters.' This collection also features an Audio Commentary with David Jason.