DVD Releases for June 24th.

The Big Easy: The Complete First Season Tony Crane, Susan Walters, Barry Corbin, Four-disc set with 22 episodes, $39.98. (MPI Home Video).

Nothing is simple in The Big Easy, the setting for Season One of this sexy, action-packed crime series. In New Orleans’ steamy Latin Quarter, passions run as hot as Tabasco, loyalty has the life expectancy of a Rum Hurricane and the dark waters of the Louisiana bayou tell no tales.

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Set 3 Three-disc set with five episodes, $49.99. (Acorn Media).

One of the most honored, prolific, and critically acclaimed modern crime writers, Rendell has been called this era’s “Queen of Crime.” Rendell ratchets up suspense like no other writer while exploring the peculiar human compulsions that lead to crime. Set 3 features five tales based on some of her most popular and acclaimed works, including The Lake of Darkness (Arts Council National Book Award), The Fallen Curtain (Edgar Award, Best Short Story), and the Inspector Wexford mystery Harm Done.

Like Sets 1 & 2, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Set 3 includes faithful scripts, surprising twists, and exquisite performances. The stellar casts include Sadie Frost (An Ideal Husband), George Baker, Barbara Ewing, and James Callis (Battlestar Galactica, Bridget Jones’s Diary). The series broadcast in syndication on public television in the late 1990s.

The Vice: Season Two Ken Scott, Caroline Catz, David Harwood, Marc Warren,Three-disc set with four episodes, $49.98. (MPI Home Video).

British award-winning actor Ken Stott stars in The Vice , a hard-hitting drama set in the vice unit of the Metropolitan Police, based in the heart of London’s West End. Prostitution, pornography and murder are all part of the workload for the vice team as they investigate the capital’s darker secrets.

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