Own the iconic boxsets of your favourite shows!
This week, we celebrate the release of The Bridge IV on DVD and Blu-ray, which is part of our Nordic Noir Classics range, available to own on DVD. If you’re missing Saga, you can take home the complete series, plus shows like The Killing and the Borgen trilogies too. Each boxset is presented in never-before-seen packaging with iconic artwork, guaranteed to stand out on your shelf. Treat yourself this summer by building up your home entertainment collection from the Arrow TV Shop now.
Look at the Nordic Noir Classics titles below, and discover some facts and titbits about each new edition:
The Bridge I – IV
The complete series is presented on DVD, with the haunting image of the Øresund Bridge on the cover. It’s the location where each initial and elaborate murder is set. It’s also the structure that connects Demark to Sweden, thus forming the running theme of the show. The Danes and Swedes must work together, which has hilarious and heart-breaking results. You can watch all four seasons to get reacquainted with Saga and her idiosyncrasies.
The Killing Trilogy
What do viewers automatically associate with Sarah Lund? It’s got to be her knitted jumper! Originating from the Faroe Islands (situated between Iceland, Denmark and Scotland) the native sheep wool has become a popular by-product of the show. How did it become part of the detective’s wardrobe? It was due to Sofie Gråbøl herself. Why? Because you wouldn’t expect the police to wear such a garment. It also emphasised how little Sarah Lund relied on her sexuality to get the job done.
“Folketinget” – which appears on the main Borgen image – refers to the parliament of the Kingdom of Denmark. The political parties meet at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, welcoming representatives from Denmark, as well as the Faroe Islands and Greenland. While filming was not permitted inside the palace, the historic exteriors feature throughout the show. In Borgen, the first female prime minister, Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), ran for office from 2010 to 2013. In reality, Helle Thorning-Schmidt was the first female prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats from 2011 to 2015.
The Legacy Trilogy
The Grønnegaard estate caused a monumental rift between Gro, Frederik, Emil, and their estranged sibling Signe. Once their childhood home, it meant more than just a pile of bricks and mortar – it was their ultimate inheritance. Grønnegaard is actually Langkildegaard; a 142-hectare farm in Svendborg County, found along the southern tip of Syddanmark. The main building, which prominently features in the show was built in 1844. If those walls could talk.
Wallander – Seasons 1 & 2
The face of Krister Henriksson says it all. Playing Kurt Wallander for almost a decade is one of the many reasons to celebrate this well-established series. There’s a lot of character and history in his expressions, which fans can see more during those pensive, Don Draper-style climactic scenes. Wallander is a classic, old-school cop you can appreciate like a fine wine. He has been portrayed onscreen by fellow Swede Rolf Lassgård and Kenneth Branagh in the UK version.
The exclusive DVD boxsets from the Nordic Noir Classics range are available to buy now at the Arrow TV Shop.