Friday, July 02, 2010

Mr. E. Reviews: Van Der Valk Mysteries Set 2

Mr. E. reviews mystery, suspense, thriller, and crime drama television and film for Omnimystery

Review of Van Der Valk Mysteries Set 2.

This set of seven episodes from the second season was, like the first, filmed on location in Amsterdam, giving the series an international flair.

The plots, however, are fairly routine and with few exceptions are not unique to the setting, a bit of a disappointment. As such, they probably aren't strong enough to draw in many new fans, but it's impossible not to appreciate the energy Barry Foster puts into his performance; it is uniquely his.

Read the full text of our review at Mr. E. Reviews.

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Van Der Valk Mysteries Set 2 (DVD Cover)
More information about Van Der Valk Mysteries Set 2

Van Der Valk Mysteries Set 2
Director: Various

Original air date(s): 08/29/1973 to 10/10/1973.
DVD release: 06/29/2010.
Studio: Acorn Media.

Recurring character(s): Commisaris Simon "Piet" van der Valk (Barry Foster), Arlette van der Valk (Susan Travers), Inspector Johnny Kroon (Michael Latimer).

Rating: Not Rated.
Running time: 353 minutes.

Based on characters created by crime novelist Nicholas Freeling (though none of the episodes in the series were adapted from any of his novels).

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