Crime Series on DVD - Set in Italy (italian-mysteries.com)

CRIME SERIES ON DVD
SET IN ITALY

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Commissario Brunetti
 (Donna Leon)

   (Andrea Camilleri)
Young Montalbano
 (Il giovane Montalbano)
Inspector Montalbano
 (Original Series)

The Vanishing of Pató


Gomorrah NEW!
Commissario Manara
Donna Detective
Cesare Mori
Giovanni Falcone
Borsellino-57 Days
Commissario Soneri
 (Valerio Varesi)
Inspector Coliandro
 (Carlo Lucarelli)
Commissario De Luca
 (Carlo Lucarelli)
Inspector Nardone
 (RAI Trade)
Inspector Vivaldi
 (My Son)
Aurelio Zen
 (Michael Dibdin)
Romanzo Criminale
 (Giancarlo de Caltaldo)
Capo dei Capi
 (Corleone)
La Piovra
 (The Octopus)
La Omicidi
 (Homicide Squad)
Un Caso di Coscienza
 (A Case of Conscience)
Don Matteo
 (RAI Trade)

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

ITALY
Love It or Leave It


Non-Series Films
 Tom Ripley
 Ispettore Grazia Negro
 Inspector Giacomo Amaldi

OTHER COUNTRY SETTINGS

SWEDEN
DENMARK
FRANCE
NORWAY
MISC.
UK(BBC)


Many crime series set in Italy are now available on DVD. These are basically TV mini-series which eventually have been released commercially on DVD in a variety of markets around the world.

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Often, to view these terrific shows, one must own a region-free DVD player capable of handling both NTSC and PAL video formats. For more technical detail use the following link:


Some of the series are based on mystery novels by international best selling authors:

• Donna Leon's  Commissario Guido Brunetti
   - 18 Episodes, filmed to date
   - Set in Venice
   - Filmed in German
   - Episodes 1-8 are now available with English subtitles from MHz Networks

• Andrea Camilleri's  Inspector Salvo Montalbano
   - 22 Episodes, to date
   - Set in Sicily
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles
   - Available commercially from a variety of sources

• Valerio Varesi's  Commissario Soneri
    Nebbie e Delitti (Fog and Crimes)  NEW!

   - Three Seasons, 14 Episodes, to date
   - Set in Emilia-Romagna (Po River Valley)
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles
   - Available soon commercially from MHz Networks

• Carlo Lucarelli's  Inspector Coliandro
   - Four Seasons with a total of 14 Episodes
   - Set in Bologna
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles
   - Episodes 1-8 are now available from MHz Networks

• Carlo Lucarelli's  Commissario De Luca (Info on the novels)
   - 4 Episodes
   - Set in and around Bologna, 1938-1948
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles
   - Now available from Amazon.it (in Italy)

• Michael Dibdin's  Aurelio Zen
   - 3 Episodes shown on the BBC and PBS
   - Set mostly in and around Rome
   - Filmed in English with mostly English Actors
   - Available now from Amazon


Others series have been written for TV:

• La Piovra (The Octopus), Taking on the Mafia
   - 10 Seasons (1984-2001)
   - Mostly set in Sicily
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles

• La Omicidi (Homicide Squad)
   - 6 Episodes
   - Set in Rome
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles

• Un Caso di Coscienza (A Case of Conscience)  NEW!
   - Three Seasons, 18 Episodes, to date
   - Set in Ascoli Piceno (Le Marche)
   - Filmed in Italian with English subtitles
   - Available soon commercially from MHz Networks


Great films have been produced from individual mystery or suspense novels set in Italy. Some of our favorites are:

• Patricia Highsmith's  Tom Ripley

• Carlo Lucarelli's  Ispettore Grazia Negro (Almost Blue)

• Luca di Fulvio's  Inspector Giacomo Amaldi (The Mannequin Man)