Home Entertainment Release Recap for March 31, 2015 Mar31

Home Entertainment Release Recap for March 31, 201...

This week has Acorn Media bringing us the characters of Kate Atkinson (CASE HISTORIES) and Jonathon Gash (LOVEJOY) , as well as Christopher Nolan’s latest fascinating, and sometimes goofy, epic flick. CASE HISTORIES Complete Collection (2011, 2013) Based on the bestselling novels by Kate Atkinson. Jason Isaacs stars as Jackson Brodie, a former Edinburgh cop turned private detective. Tough but good-hearted, Brodie can’t turn a blind eye to injustice and people in need. Although it does little to line his pockets, he finds himself investigating everything from lost cats to missing children and killers on the run. Four-disc set...

FOYLE’S WAR: The end is near

Having returned, on Acorn TV, on February 2nd, we are now preparing for the final episode of the outstanding FOYLE’S WAR. This season is set in 1946 London, former DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) now employs his unerring investigative skills on behalf of MI5, assisted by his ever-faithful driver, Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks). I have to say, until I actually sat down and watched the first two episodes of this season, it had not really sunk in that this amazing show was really ending. Over the last twelve years, Anthony Horowitz has kept a consistently high standard of quality, delivering damn good stories and exceptional...

Republic of Doyle: Season Two

Republic of Doyle: Season Two Acorn Media Release date: October 14th, 2014 Starring: Allan Hawco, Sean McGinley, Linda Boyd, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O’Brien, Marthe Bernard I have to thank Acorn Media for bringing REPUBLIC OF DOYLE to my attention. While I keep my eyes on British TV for promising shows, I tend to forget that Canada also produces some fine programs. I shouldn’t, seeing as I was a big fan of DA VINCI’S INQUEST and the short-lived INTELLIGENCE. While not as serious as those two shows, ROD delivers some enjoyable P.I. tales that mix drama with a sense of wry humor that reminds me of THE ROCKFORD FILES. The series is set, and...

Home Entertainment Release Recap for November 4th,...

This week finds some of the studios preparing for the holidays with some killer collections. HBO is offering up, for the first time in Blu-ray, the complete collection of THE SOPRANOS, BBC America is presenting limited edition sets of DOCTOR WHO: The Matt Smith Years and SHERLOCK: Seasons 1-3 and Acorn Media has the complete collection of Agatha Christrie’s POIROT. AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: Series 13 (2014) David Suchet Formats: Blu-ray ($59.98), DVD ($59.98) (Acorn Media) With the release of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 13 in the fall of 2014, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha...

DVD Review: LOVEJOY Series 2

Acorn Media Starring: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury If you are unfamiliar with this show, Lovejoy (DEADWOOD’s Ian McShane) is a charming, rather scruffy antiques dealer with a sixth sense (A Person with this sense is known as “divvy”.) for the genuine articles. One would think that a person with this skill would be successful and quite rich. Sadly, this is not the case for Lovejoy (No Mr., just Lovejoy). His strong sense of right and wrong, along with his fondness for the ladies, not only keeps his coffers just shy of empty, but also tend to land him in questionable situations. Because of said situations, the...