DVD Release: Detective De Luca

DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $39.95
Studio: MHz Networks


Detective De Luca scene

Alessandro Prezioni is Detective De Luca.

Detective De Luca is an Italian crime-mystery television mini-series originally broadcast on Italy’s RAI 1 in the spring of 2008.

Based on the best-selling crime novels of Carlo Lucarelli, directed by Antonio Frazzi and starring the handsome Alessandro Prezioni, Detective De Luca is a portrait of an iconoclastic detective who ultimately solves his cases, though what he uncovers is a reality that’s often disturbing.

Set against the backdrop of Italy between 1938 and 1948, the titular Detective De Luca does the one thing he knows how to do: Be a cop. De Luca investigates and solves crimes in the war-torn city of Bologna and along the Adriatic coast with little or no regard for those in power, whoever they happen to be. His solitary and uncompromising character, his magnetic effect on women, and the fact that he’s simply too skilled and too honest a policeman not to uncover the truth, all conspire to land him in trouble from time to time.

Acclaimed and popular in its native Italy,  the show won the Kineo Award for best TV movie at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

The Detective De Luca collection consists of four feature-length installments: An Unauthorized Investigation,  Carte Blanche, Cloudy Summer, and Via delle Oche.

Presented in anamorphic widescreen and in Italian with English subtitles, the DVDs of the show contain no bonus features.

The collection is available directly from MHz Networks.

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