Winter

Winter

The Complete Series

DVD - 2016
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A gripping Australian murder mystery series.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Winte
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (356 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby Digital,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating
Rating: Not rated CHV rating: 14A

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helen141
Jun 22, 2017

A very good police drama.Australia has many amazing series/movies.

multcolib_susannel Jan 09, 2017

When the bodies of five women are discovered in a field,Australian Detective Eve Winters must find out if they are related to a more recent disappearence.

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chriscoleman
Dec 31, 2016

This set is actually the full-length film "The Killing Field" plus the first season of the Winter series which is six episodes.
"The Killing Field" is five stars. We were surprised that it was this good, especially considering it's an Australian film. It starts with a prologue: "Not all serial killers have high IQs, but if you do something long enough you get really good at it." The story is about a young 15 year old girl named Rebecca "Becky" Ryan who goes missing in the small town of Mingara, Australia, population 1,527. The head investigator, Lochlan Mackenzie, calls in Eve Winter to help find the girl. Eve's specialty is finding missing people quickly. Two days after Becky goes missing, searchers with rescue dogs find a dead body in a freshly-dug grave. They keep searching and find four other bodies in nearby graves, all the work of a serial killer living in Mingara. The girls were all violently raped, their Achille's tendons were cut so they couldn't run, and they were held captive until they starved to death which takes 3 weeks. Eve quickly identifies the girls and narrows in on the chief suspects in town. Then Becky's body is dumped in one of the shallow graves. Although she has her Achille's tendon cut, she was not starved to death, nor was she violently raped. She's the victim of a copycat. Eve discovers that Becky had a boyfriend, Damien Jeffries. The night she disappeared, she met Damien at a secret hideaway where they had sex. But two people saw them together that night. One of them killed her. The other, the serial killer, frames Damien for all the murders. The story about the serial killer is very convoluted. If you don't pay close attention, you'll miss all the clues. All of the victims, including Becky, look alike, as in they could pass for sisters. There's a woman named Jennifer in town, the dance teacher who is also the wife of the school principal (a pedophile) and a the ex-wife of the serial killer. She's the reason he keeps murdering girls who look just like her. In fact she looks so much like the victims, I was kind of shocked the cops weren't onto that connection immediately. Meanwhile, another girl named Tamara goes missing. I will warn you that the very end is shocking. It turns out he takes these girls to a shipping container in the woods, hangs them from the ceiling wearing ballerina clothes, cuts their Achille's tendons, and waits for them to starve, all after violently raping them. When you see it, it's pretty awful.

The six-part series takes place in two locations, Kings Cross and Rocky Point and involves a man, Bjorn Johanson, who runs a drug and sex slave ring but also raped his eldest daughter and his foster daughter eight years ago. That starts a chain of events that cause a cascade of murders all around the family and the drug cartel. The series was barely worth one star. There were several moles and a lot of sleeping around by the cops on the case. That dumbed it down significantly.

Watch the movie, "The Killing Field" on disc 1. Pass on the series.

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