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True Detective

[The Complete First Season]
(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995.
Title: True detective
[The complete first season]
Publisher: New York, NY :, Home Box Office,, ©2014
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (458 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Created by Nic Pizzolatto
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Special features include: Making True detective, Up close with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, A conversation with Nic Pizzolatto and T Bone Burnett, Inside the episode, two audio commentaries, deleted scenes
Summary: In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995.
Statement of Responsibility: HBO ; producer, Carol Cuddy ; written by Nic Pizzolatto ; directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Distributor: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, ©2014
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Credits: Director of photography, Adam Arkapaw ; music, T Bone Burnett.
Performers: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Tory Kittles, Michael Potts.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, full frame (16x9) presentation
Other Language: In English, French and Spanish with optional English, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Complex Chinese and Thai subtitles; closed-captioned in English
Subject Headings: Murder Drama Homicide Drama Investigations Drama Homicide. fast (OCoLC)fst00959660 Investigations. fast (OCoLC)fst00978151 Murder. fast (OCoLC)fst01029781
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery television programs
Television crime shows
Fiction television programs
Television series
Television programs-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama.-(OCoLC)fst01423879
Topical Term: Murder
Homicide
Investigations
Homicide
Investigations
Murder
Publisher No: 1000457381 HBO Home Entertainment
4000047402 HBO Home Entertainment
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Oct 08, 2014
  • dolphinwolf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this was an excellent &intelligent series and could not stop watching it. I am extremely excited to hear that there is going to be a season two.

Excellent. Yes the pace is at times slow, but it is to expose the personalities of the lead characters -- central to the series is the exploration of the characters, Martin and Cohle. The choice of music adds an "other-worldliness" and ushers the story along, adding to the suspense. Although others have commented that the movement between the present and past is disconcerting, the physical changes made the timeline easy to follow.

Sep 23, 2014
  • jblane rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Episodes 7 and 8 were a cop-out! Did they run out of money?

Sep 11, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bravo to the lead actors (gaining/losing their pounds/hair) to act their age and colorful characters over 17 years. The heroic tenacious detective duo were just the cops who deserve the public admiration during their hunt for the children and teen serial killers in rural sardonic coastal Louisiana.

Sep 08, 2014
  • badgirls rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is a very weird & disturbing series. Our two detectives played by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey find themselves immersed in a sick, perverted sub culture as they search for a ritualistic killer. The mystery of who did it takes a 'back seat' to the relationship between the two detectives over the years. The story is told in part flash back style that becomes tedious and confusing. Ultimately as viewers we need to ask - do we really want to subject ourselves to the sick sub culture that this series explores?

I guess i am a "slower viewer" because i found the frequent disjointed flashbacks detracted from the (presumably) main plot line. Yes, it is brilliantly acted, but i wanted Rust to lose his dead eye look, and his over the top meanderings and just get on with the story. Too bad, i had been looking forward to this series. For me The Killing is far superior.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The genre of the recurring miniseries can't get much better than this. The debut season of TRUE DETECTIVE is everything I hoped for. Situated in the oft-used location of muddy Louisiana, this season investigates a serial murderer case (known as The King in Yellow) deeply and mysteriously intertwined with the church circuit the area prides itself upon while simultaneously examining the ever-changing relationship between the markedly different Detectives Cohle and Hart. Pulpy and dark, it's TWIN PEAKS for this generation. The only difference is TRUE DETECTIVE is more grave and serious and creepy. The ominous never seems to settle and, after the first few episodes, slow and weighed down with detail, the audience adapts to the heaviness of the show just as it picks up the pace. Bullets and sparks begin to fly. You may have to fight past that first disc, but trust me, you should; it's worth the gamble. The world you enter is like a little pocket unto itself, or as Cohle describes it, a ghetto, a memory fading. The vile and the devout meet in Vermilion Parish. Black stars are everywhere in Carcosa. I highly recommend the first season (or is it miniseries?) of TRUE DETECTIVE.

Aug 08, 2014
  • basilbrush rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A scary, weird, deep thriller. ("Silence of the Lambs" kinda weird.)

Jul 20, 2014
  • lobsterandtheliver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent show- it ranks right up there with " Breaking Bad " for a modern day masterpiece ( or as close as you're likely to get ). The use of flashbacks may confuse slower viewers, however, for astute people they will understand that this story involves paying attention. The show has a lot of depth and perceptive viewers will pick-up on these 'buried ' threads.This pays off in spades for the ending.

While many a critic seemed to have fallen head over heels in love with show I can't say I felt the same. I personally lost interested in it by the second episode and did not really get back into it until the last two or three episode. Between the jumping back and forth in time and rambling 'deep thoughts', that come from McConaughy I felt the plot, which is the murder, was totally lost at times.
In truth I feel like it wanted to be more intellectual then it had the right to be. It wanted to arty and in doing so lost some of what it was a police procedural. For those looking for such tales downright I would point to The Killing, which sadly was short lived, Prime Suspects, The Bridge and Homicide. If it wasn't for the last episodes which turned it back into what should have been I would say skip it all together. But that's only my view.

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Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Tobacco and alcohol use are shown, as well as one episode with some heavy drug use.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The series itself is intense and dark, mostly from the ambience, without too many scenes of an aggressively frightening nature. The churning suspense may be too intense for some, though.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Female nudity is shown multiple times (breasts and buttocks, mostly). There is also one scene in which male buttocks is shown. Scenes of a sexual nature are depicted once every two or three episodes.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: The violence is infrequent, but when it does occur, it is graphic and, for some, disturbing.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Frequent profanity (not of a sexual nature, but coarse nonetheless).

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Sep 11, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Maggie: In a former life, I used to exhaust myself navigating crude men who thought they were clever, so ask your questions or I’m leaving.
Cop: That’s a cop’s wife all right.
Maggie: Not anymore.
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Rust: Everybody judges, all the time. Now, you got a problem with that, you’re living wrong.
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Rust: People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world exists, might as well be living on the xxyyzz moon.
Martin: There's all kind of ghettos in the world.
Rust: It's all one ghetto, man, a giant gutter in outer space.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"People incapable of guilt usually do have a good time."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(regarding the origin of religion) "Been that way since one monkey looked at the sun and told the other monkey, “He said for you to give me your f**king share.'"

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"You know the main difference between you and me?" "Denial." "No, no. You are incapable of admitting doubt." "I doubt that."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"The ontological fallacy of expecting a light at the end of the tunnel, well, that's what the preacher sells, same as a shrink. See, the preacher, he encourages your capacity for illusion. Then he tells you it's a f**king virtue. Always a buck to be had doing that, and it's such a desperate sense of entitlement, isn't it? 'Surely this is all for me. Me. Me, me, me. I-I-I’m so f**king important.'"

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Folks puttin' what few bucks they do have into a little wicker basket being passed around. I think it's safe to say nobody here's gonna be splitting the atom."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"You know me. I don't see the connection between two dead cats and a murdered woman... But I'm from Texas."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"He ain't gonna talk with you." "I got a car battery and two jumper cables that argue different."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"It's hard to find something in a man who rejects people as much as you do."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward then, brother, that person is a piece of sh*t. And I’d like to get as many of them out in the open as possible. You gotta get together and tell yourself stories that violate every law of the universe just to get through the goddamn day? What’s that say about your reality?"

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Sep 16, 2014
  • christinew rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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