Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection

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Overview

This collection from Acorn Media compiles 17 of the most beloved cases of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, as originally aired on Britain's ITV in the 1990s and subsequently rebroadcast over PBS in the United States. The cases on hand include: Master of the Moor, The Orchard Walls, Road Rage, Simisola, May & June, A Dark Blue Perfume, Front Seat and many more.
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Overview

This collection from Acorn Media compiles 17 of the most beloved cases of The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, as originally aired on Britain's ITV in the 1990s and subsequently rebroadcast over PBS in the United States. The cases on hand include: Master of the Moor, The Orchard Walls, Road Rage, Simisola, May & June, A Dark Blue Perfume, Front Seat and many more.
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Special Features

Super Sleuths: inspector Wexford, a documentary featuring George Baker; Ruth Rendell biography; and cast filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • UPC: 054961834693
  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 29:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Master of the Moor
1. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / Meeting on the Moor [8:26]
2. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / Body Found [7:49]
4. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / Interview [12:07]
3. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / Pet Shop Boy [6:25]
5. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / First Time [3:44]
6. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / Who Are You? [5:20]
7. Master of the Moor - Part 1 / More Trouble [7:17]
1. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Recap [1:37]
2. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Second Connection [6:21]
3. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Questioning [8:03]
4. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Manciple's Past [5:08]
5. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Strange Books [8:23]
6. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Angry Man [9:54]
7. Master of the Moor - Part 2 / Unpleasant Reunion [11:08]
1. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / Recap [1:29]
2. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / It's Over [7:03]
4. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / Lying Eyes [8:57]
3. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / Lyn's Confession [7:22]
5. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / Like the Others? [6:45]
6. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / Mystery Man [8:14]
7. Master of the Moor - Part 3 / Seeing the Truth [11:35]
Disc #2 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Vanity Dies Hard
1. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 1 / Alice's Announcement [12:40]
2. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 1 / Wedding [4:32]
3. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 1 / Dinner Party [9:41]
4. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 1 / Keep Your Hair On! [11:12]
5. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 1 / Looking for Nesta [13:03]
1. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 2 / Recap [1:53]
2. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 2 / Mysterious Virus [9:14]
3. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 2 / Trip to Brighton [9:35]
4. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 2 / Day off [7:29]
5. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 2 / Settling Debts [7:24]
6. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 2 / Nesta's Trunk [15:58]
1. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 3 / Recap [2:17]
2. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 3 / Andrew & Nesta? [9:52]
3. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 3 / Collapse [9:07]
4. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 3 / Line of Reasoning [10:56]
5. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 3 / It's Finished [3:31]
6. Vanity Dies Hard - Part 3 / Nesta's Downfall [15:49]
Disc #3 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - The Secret House of Death / The Double
1. The Secret House of Death - Part 1 / Neighborhood Gossip [8:25]
2. The Secret House of Death - Part 1 / Ride of Station [6:12]
3. The Secret House of Death - Part 1 / Suicide Pact? [6:29]
4. The Secret House of Death - Part 1 / Inquest [7:39]
5. The Secret House of Death - Part 1 / A Sympathetic Ear [8:19]
6. The Secret House of Death - Part 1 / Magdalene [14:33]
1. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / Recap [1:26]
2. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / Little Grey Rabbit [4:58]
3. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / The Ex [4:39]
4. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / Invite [8:55]
5. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / Carl [8:49]
6. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / Photo Clue [8:57]
7. The Secret House of Death - Part 2 / Out of Control [13:39]
1. The Double / Art Show [9:08]
2. The Double / Junior Salesman [7:56]
3. The Double / Photo Procesing [11:03]
4. The Double / Wicked One [5:51]
5. The Double / Peter's Choice [6:42]
6. The Double / Seeing Double [10:06]
Disc #4 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Bribery & Corruption / Front Seat
1. Bribery & Corruption - Part 1 / Loving Emma [10:28]
2. Bribery & Corruption - Part 1 / A Bad Date [8:40]
3. Bribery & Corruption - Part 1 / Forget the Past [8:18]
4. Bribery & Corruption - Part 1 / Asking Questions [7:55]
5. Bribery & Corruption - Part 1 / Crime of Passion? [7:08]
6. Bribery & Corruption - Part 1 / Marital Problems [9:04]
1. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Recap [1:18]
2. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Suspects [9:15]
3. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Mutually Beneficial [6:58]
4. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Friendships [6:34]
5. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Making Deals [8:07]
6. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Digging Deeper [8:41]
7. Bribery & Corruption - Part 2 / Problem Solving [10:12]
1. Front Seat / Dead Man's Gulch [11:51]
2. Front Seat / Fighting Battles [10:13]
3. Front Seat / Getting Involved [6:03]
4. Front Seat / Motive [4:47]
5. Front Seat / Investigation [8:54]
6. Front Seat / The Truth [9:51]
Disc #5 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - A Case of Confidence / A Dark Blue Perfume
1. A Case of Confidence - Part 1 / Stood up [6:01]
2. A Case of Confidence - Part 1 / Another Murder [7:51]
3. A Case of Confidence - Part 1 / Michael [7:40]
4. A Case of Confidence - Part 1 / House of House [9:48]
5. A Case of Confidence - Part 1 / A Suspect [9:31]
6. A Case of Confidence - Part 1 / Old Friends [10:21]
1. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Recap [1:19]
2. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Belongings [6:08]
3. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Photographs [7:59]
4. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Cameo Pendant [9:11]
5. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Getting Help [8:17]
6. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Sorting It out [11:07]
7. A Case of Confidence - Part 2 / Lest We Forget [7:55]
1. A Dark Blue Perfume / Nosy Neighbor [5:48]
2. A Dark Blue Perfume / Not Quite Right [6:36]
3. A Dark Blue Perfume / Haunted [5:21]
4. A Dark Blue Perfume / Running [6:04]
5. A Dark Blue Perfume / Doubts [7:48]
6. A Dark Blue Perfume / Uncovered Past [4:14]
7. A Dark Blue Perfume / Happening Again? [6:32]
8. A Dark Blue Perfume / Illusion [9:13]
Disc #6 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - May & June / The Orchard Walls
1. May & June - Part 1 / That's William [6:45]
2. May & June - Part 1 / Ammonite [9:42]
3. May & June - Part 1 / Been a Long Time [7:28]
4. May & June - Part 1 / The Old Oak Tree [8:53]
5. May & June - Part 1 / Relations [10:13]
6. May & June - Part 1 / Heartbroken [8:13]
1. May & June - Part 2 / Recap [:58]
2. May & June - Part 2 / Moving in [6:18]
3. May & June - Part 2 / Not Over It [6:46]
4. May & June - Part 2 / Celebration [7:56]
5. May & June - Part 2 / June's Not Well [6:54]
6. May & June - Part 2 / The Elder [6:40]
7. May & June - Part 2 / Love & Mistakes [8:55]
8. May & June - Part 2 / Protecting Investments [7:12]
1. The Orchard Walls / Sent Away [10:04]
2. The Orchard Walls / Our Little Secret [10:06]
3. The Orchard Walls / Bloody War [5:57]
4. The Orchard Walls / Such Thoughts [5:57]
5. The Orchard Walls / A Bit Down [8:58]
6. The Orchard Walls / Where Are You? [10:16]
Disc #7 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Going Wrong
1. Going Wrong - Part 1 / Meeting Leonora [9:41]
2. Going Wrong - Part 1 / Family Affairs [8:50]
3. Going Wrong - Part 1 / Out With the Boys [10:13]
4. Going Wrong - Part 1 / Tonight [5:38]
5. Going Wrong - Part 1 / Quarrels [5:51]
6. Going Wrong - Part 1 / Saturday Lunch [11:01]
1. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Recap [1:18]
2. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Dealmaking [7:19]
3. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Double Date [8:44]
4. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Boat Party [6:45]
5. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Phone Call [7:53]
6. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Where's Danny? [6:32]
7. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Call It off [7:26]
8. Going Wrong - Part 2 / Challenge [5:29]
1. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Recap [1:22]
2. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Battle Scar [8:52]
3. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Wonderful Afternoon [8:05]
4. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Taking a Chance [5:20]
5. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Stood up [5:36]
6. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Which One? [4:19]
7. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Facing the Truth [10:24]
8. Going Wrong - Part 3 / Picnic [7:31]
Disc #8 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Harm Done / The Fallen Curtain
1. Harm Done / Kidnapping? [9:01]
2. Harm Done / Help Line [7:19]
3. Harm Done / Gross Indecency [6:45]
4. Harm Done / Another Missing Child [7:41]
5. Harm Done / Inside Abduction [4:32]
6. Harm Done / Decoy Mission [5:04]
7. Harm Done / Vicky & Jerry [5:21]
8. Harm Done / Investigating [6:53]
9. Harm Done / Domestic Abuse [7:33]
10. Harm Done / Mob [5:37]
11. Harm Done / Two Deaths [6:18]
12. Harm Done / Stories [8:07]
13. Harm Done / Finished [5:09]
14. Harm Done / Interrogation [6:05]
15. Harm Done / The Darker Side [8:23]
1. The Fallen Curtain / Straight to Gran's [7:03]
2. The Fallen Curtain / A Missing Child [10:27]
3. The Fallen Curtain / Ten Years Later [7:19]
4. The Fallen Curtain / Saturday Night [5:25]
5. The Fallen Curtain / History Repeating [9:35]
6. The Fallen Curtain / Hide and Seek [10:25]
Disc #9 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - The Lake of Darkness / You Can't Be Too Carefull
1. The Lake of Darkness / Scorpio [7:49]
2. The Lake of Darkness / €1.8 Million [5:17]
3. The Lake of Darkness / Planned Accident [5:07]
4. The Lake of Darkness / Charity [7:23]
5. The Lake of Darkness / Explanations [9:27]
6. The Lake of Darkness / Truth Uncovered [4:59]
7. The Lake of Darkness / Don't Apologize [4:31]
8. The Lake of Darkness / Teaching Mr. Urban [8:08]
9. The Lake of Darkness / Birthday Dinner [5:13]
10. The Lake of Darkness / A New Flat [7:10]
11. The Lake of Darkness / Dealing With Finn [5:42]
12. The Lake of Darkness / "The Flat's All Yours" [6:11]
13. The Lake of Darkness / A Family Affair [5:19]
14. The Lake of Darkness / Francesca Gone [5:29]
15. The Lake of Darkness / The Real Story [7:37]
16. The Lake of Darkness / Misunderstanding [7:18]
1. You Can't Be Too Careful / Open Flat [8:56]
2. You Can't Be Too Careful / Bolt the Doors [5:22]
3. You Can't Be Too Careful / Locked Oout [7:49]
4. You Can't Be Too Careful / Men [9:02]
5. You Can't Be Too Careful / Out Late [10:16]
6. You Can't Be Too Careful / Safe at Last [8:23]
Disc #10 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Simisola
1. Simisola - Part 1 / Waiting Room [7:45]
2. Simisola - Part 1 / Missing Daughter [7:45]
3. Simisola - Part 1 / I Saw Her [5:31]
4. Simisola - Part 1 / No Life? [7:59]
5. Simisola - Part 1 / Hunt the Secret [9:03]
6. Simisola - Part 1 / Boyfriend [8:32]
7. Simisola - Part 1 / Invitation [4:08]
1. Simisola - Part 2 / Melanie's Day [7:53]
2. Simisola - Part 2 / Casablanca Torch [8:30]
3. Simisola - Part 2 / Garden Party [8:18]
4. Simisola - Part 2 / Bad News [8:35]
5. Simisola - Part 2 / Flight Plans [6:13]
6. Simisola - Part 2 / Hope [10:58]
1. Simisola - Part 3 / Lollipop Lady [6:16]
2. Simisola - Part 3 / Oni Awakes [8:48]
3. Simisola - Part 3 / Little Lass [7:36]
4. Simisola - Part 3 / Epson House [7:15]
5. Simisola - Part 3 / Coming up [8:16]
6. Simisola - Part 3 / Silenced [12:06]
Disc #11 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Road Rage
1. Road Rage - Part 1 / Protest [7:30]
2. Road Rage - Part 1 / Tree Huggers [8:59]
3. Road Rage - Part 1 / 3rd of April [7:55]
4. Road Rage - Part 1 / Surveillance [8:03]
5. Road Rage - Part 1 / Ulrike Pearls? [8:13]
6. Road Rage - Part 1 / Hooded Men [9:59]
1. Road Rage - Part 2 / Where's Dora? [8:05]
2. Road Rage - Part 2 / No News [7:09]
3. Road Rage - Part 2 / Contemporary Cars [7:58]
4. Road Rage - Part 2 / Well Hidden [7:43]
5. Road Rage - Part 2 / She's Alive [6:21]
6. Road Rage - Part 2 / Simple Plans [7:27]
7. Road Rage - Part 2 / A Long Night [7:43]
1. Road Rage - Part 3 / Rough Night [8:10]
2. Road Rage - Part 3 / Celebrations [8:14]
3. Road Rage - Part 3 / Sacred Globe [8:32]
4. Road Rage - Part 3 / Dora Is Home [8:18]
5. Road Rage - Part 3 / Developments [7:56]
6. Road Rage - Part 3 / King of the Wood [9:45]
1. Road Rage - Part 4 / Why Now? [8:58]
2. Road Rage - Part 4 / Deceased [9:55]
3. Road Rage - Part 4 / One of Them Now [8:25]
4. Road Rage - Part 4 / Specialist Garden [7:40]
5. Road Rage - Part 4 / Morning Glory [6:54]
6. Road Rage - Part 4 / My View, My England [8:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Master of the Moor
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
   Scene Index
   Ruth Rendell Biography
   Cast Filmographies
      Colin Firth
      Robert Urquhart
      George Costigan
      Emma Croft
      John Michie
Disc #2 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Vanity Dies Hard
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      Eleanor David
      Mark Frankel
      Jane Gurnett
      Peter Egan
      Leslie Phillips
Disc #3 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - The Secret House of Death / The Double
   Episode Selection
      The Secret House of Death - Part One
      The Secret House of Death - Part Two
      The Double
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      Amanda Redman
      Owen Teale
      Lucy Cohu
      Jonathan Linsley
      Jason Flemyng
      Camilla Power
Disc #4 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Bribery & Corruption / Front Seat
   Episode Selection
      Bribery & Corruption - Part One
      Bribery & Corruption - Part Two
      Front Seat
   Scene Index
   Ruth Rendell Biography
   Cast Filmographies
      James D'Arcy
      Paul Freeman
      Tim Woodward
      Edward Hardwicke
      Richard Johnson
      Janet Suzman
Disc #5 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - A Case of Confidence / A Dark Blue Perfume
   Episode Selection
      A Case of Confidence - Part One
      A Case of Confidence - Part Two
      A Dark Blue Perfume
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      Keith Barron
      Ronald Pickup
      Pip Torrens
      John Castle
      Susannah York
Disc #6 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - May & June / The Orchard Walls
   Episode Selection
      May & June - Part One
      May & June - Part Two
      The Orchard Walls
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      Christine Kavanagh
      Phoebe Nicholls
      Julian Wadham
      Alexis Denisof
      Sylvia Syms
      Honeysuckle Weeks
Disc #7 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Going Wrong
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Tree
   Scene Index
   Ruth Rendell Biography
   Cast Filmographies
      James Callis
      Josephine Butler
      Inday Ba
      Rick Warden
      Sarah Kestelman
      Daniel Caltagirone
Disc #8 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Harm Done / The Fallen Curtain
   Episode Selection
      Harm Done
      The Fallen Curtain
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      George Baker
      Chistopher Ravenscroft
      Simon Shepherd
      Clare Holman
      Barbara Ewing
Disc #9 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - The Lake of Darkness / You Can't Be Too Carefull
   Episode Selection
      The Lake of Darkness
      You Can't Be Too Careful
   Scene Index
   Cast Filmographies
      Jerome Flynn
      Sadie Frost
      Cal Macaninch
      Jane Hazlegrove
      Serena Evans
Disc #10 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Simisola
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
   Scene Index
   Play Super Sleuths
Disc #11 -- The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Collection - Road Rage
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
      Part Three
      Part Four
   Scene Index
   Ruth Rendell Biography
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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Who Knows How Good They Are?!

    My husband recently bought this set of Ruth Rendell Mysteries. I'm a fan of Ruth Rendell's books, but I can't comment on the script adaptations or acting because the DVD discs would not play through one entire episode. It appeared that the commercial TV breaks (with a static B&W "screen saver") were recorded intact, leaving each part of a single mystery broken into at least three sections. We weren't able to fast-forward past the second of these breaks to get to the rest of part 1 of "Master of the Moor" at all, not to to mention parts 2 and 3. Thinking disc one was defective, we tried a second disc in the series with another mystery title. We couldn't even scroll down in the menu to "scene select" on that. Back goes the Collection!! Shame on Acorn Media for a cheaply duplicated, rip-off bundle!!

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