The Missing

The Missing

A Starz Limited Series

DVD - 2015
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When five year-old Oliver Hughes disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a nearly decade-long search for his whereabouts.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], ©2015.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (472 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
DVD video, 4 3/4 in., rda.
digital, optical, 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital, rda.
laser optical, NTSC, rda.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda.


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LPL_TriciaK Jun 01, 2018

An average British family takes a holiday in Paris. The car breaks down and plans change, but everyone adapts and makes the best of the situation. Until the worst nightmare a parent can imagine happens - your child who was next to you one minute has now disappeared into thin air. The hope and agony of this life-shattering event are all captured in this mutli-episode BBC production. If you enjoy plot-twisting mysteries and like delving into the emotions and thoughts of those affected by the most devasting type of crime, watch this! And there's more - Season 2 has just been released.

Mar 01, 2018

It was certainly riveting for a while, but by episode 5 I was starting to tire of the dragged out melodrama of the parents' anguish, the unlikely coincidences, the red herrings, the odd side plots. I don't mind slow-moving mysteries as long as they build to a point. I wouldn't say that's the case with this.

Nov 06, 2017

If you can stop watching this your better than I! Simply riveting from beginning to end!

Oct 23, 2017

Interesting story-line, with a fair amount of questions attached to each one, although the final episode was sooooo lame. It kind of ruined the preceding episodes for us. However, still a pretty good production.

Aug 07, 2017

Very good. Extremely well crafted, interweaving story lines.

Jul 28, 2017

Excellent series, but viewers who closely connect to characters will find the content distressing. Parents of the missing child handle the tragedy in very different ways with very different results. I'm looking forward to watching the second season.

Jun 24, 2017

Very real movie. Keeps you on your toes wanting to see what really happened. Sad, that this can happen in real life.

Jun 10, 2017

Rated 6/10. This DVD two disc set covers one story over 8 episodes. The problem here is that when you have this kind of TV format to cover a certain time frame, it most likely stretches on for longer than needs be. The suspense becomes watered down, and somewhat boring. The same kind of format was done with series like Broadchurch and The Fall.

To my way of thinking, there are enough real cases of missing children in the news, like Michael Dunahee, who disappeared at age 4, that are never found. Do we really need movies to remind us of this? I would have preferred a definite ending to this series.

There is a series 2 of The Missing (check Wikipedia), but it is a different story with apparently only Baptiste (the retired policeman) playing in it.

Mar 29, 2017

UK parents in France has their young son go missing so they have to find a retired French detective help find him. This series had a great mix of mysterious plot and great acting. I found it to be one of the best mini-series of the year. The rumor was that there would be a second series. There was, but not in the way most people thought. IMDb indicates that the episodes of the second series are better than the first season. I have just watched the second series, which was very good (and very different from the first series).

Dec 27, 2016

Interesting series. This series moves back and forth between 2006 and 2014 as the parents look for the child that was taken. This sometimes makes it difficult to follow the story. I did like that the mother had short light hair in 2006 and long dark curly hair in 2016 which made it easier to follow. The father was always angry and short tempered. This series was very well done and the actors are fantastic!

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