August 19, 2015

BBC Home Entertainment Fall Highlights

New York, NY –

Street Date: September 1, 2015 U.S. ONLY
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98
Length: Approx. 294 mins / 2-disc set 

Detective Aidan Black (David Sutcliffe, Gilmore Girls, Private Practice) and psychiatrist Dr. Daniella Ridley (Stephanie von Pfetten, Battlestar Galactica) return to take on another caseload of bizarre and emotionally explosive criminals, victims, and witnesses in Cracked: The Darkness Within. The mismatched duo tackle a former professional hockey player with a violent streak, a fellow police officer grappling with the mysterious suicide of her daughter, and a big-time diamond heist at a small jewelry store that reveals shocking surveillance video footage. But, most troubling, Aiden’s cavalier attitude toward his upcoming inquest unearths trust issues with Daniella.

Street Date: September 8, 2015 (Canada) / October 6, 2015 (U.S.)
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 267 mins / 2-disc set

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks Stephen Tompkinson (Ballykissangel) returns for three more gripping crime stories based on Peter Robinson’s award-winning series of novels in DCI Banks: Season Three. When the mother of an 11-year-old boy reports him abducted by a man and a woman masquerading as social workers, Banks is drawn into a strange and unsettling search for the missing child; when a journalist is found dead at a holiday home in a remote village, Banks and the team find a connection to a death in the 1980s involving the surviving members of a pop band; and a terrible chain of events is set in motion by the discovery of a loaded gun in a young girl’s bedroom, ultimately putting Banks’ own daughter in mortal danger. Joining Banks are Detectives Helen Morton (Caroline Catz, Doc Martin), whose relationship with her son is becoming increasingly strained, and Annie Cabbot (Andrea Lowe, The Tudors), who returns from a year’s maternity leave to face a difficult case that will force her to reveal the identity of her child’s father.

Street Date: October 6, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 466 mins + bonus features / 2-disc set

Death in Paradise: Season Three brings a dose of sunshine back to the small screen as a series of impossible murders strike the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Marie. The shocking murder of DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller, Johnny English, Primeval) brings a new detective to the island who is quite unlike his predecessor. Disorganized and gawky, DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall, Love Actually) doesn’t make the greatest first impression on Camille (Sara Martins, Paris, je t’aime), Fidel (Gary Carr, Downton Abbey), and Dwayne (Danny John-Jules, Red Dwarf), who are battling their grief for their friend as well trying to catch his killer. Can Humphrey’s disheveled British charm and razor-sharp insight help win over the team and prove that he’s the right man for the job? Bonus materials include meeting the cast and crew and behind the scenes featurettes.

Street Date: October 6, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 365 mins + bonus features / 2-disc set

Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp, Afterlife, The Full Monty) and Rachel Bailey (Suranne Jones, The Secret of Crickley Hall, Doctor Who) return for an electrifying third season of award-winning writer Sally Wainwright‘s drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives. After the murder of Rachel’s ex-boyfriend in season two, season three reveals how the detective finally managed to prove she was innocent and keep her job. Janet fails to patch things up with husband Adrian and they decide to divorce, while Rachel has married new boyfriend Sean – but did she go through with the wedding for the right reasons? For the first time in the series, this season follows one crime story across all eight episodes, as Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax) guest stars in a tale of murder and deception that pushes Scott and Bailey to their limits. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette.

Street Date: September 15, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 352 mins / 2-disc set

Happy Valley: Season One, the award-winning drama from Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & Bailey), comes to DVD on September 15. In a magnificent role written specifically for her, Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in Halifax, The Paradise) shines as Catherine Cawood, a tough, hard-working West Yorkshire police sergeant still dealing with the death of her daughter years earlier. Catherine’s work and personal life are already complicated in crime-riddled Happy Valley when Tommy Lee Royce wanders into town, freshly released from prison. Was he responsible for Catherine’s daughter’s death, as she believes? And will her suspicion cloud her judgment when another young girl goes missing?

Street Date: September 15, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $99.73 ($120.00 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 1431mins + bonus features / 9-disc set

Celebrate the world-renowned work of Agatha Christie with Miss Marple: The Complete Collection, released on the legendary author’s 125th birthday, September 15, 2015. Based on Christie’s timelessly fascinating mystery novels, and starring the fantastic Joan Hickson, Christie’s hand-picked choice for the titular role, Miss Marple has been completely remastered in high definition from the original film elements– and with the complete collection you can now binge-watch all 12 feature-length stories. Join the amateur detective as she puzzles over crimes and conspiracies, poisonings and strangulations, family secrets and plots for revenge. Bonus features include the three-part series A Very British Murder, examining Britain’s fascination with murder mysteries.

Street Date: October 6, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 384mins / 2-disc set

If the living told the truth, forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Ryan (Amanda Burton, Waterloo Road) wouldn’t have to spend so much time examining the dead. The living want us to believe that a boxer died of a fatal blow in an exhibition fight, an AIDS sufferer died of his illness, a young woman was murdered by her jealous husband, and an old woman was beaten to death by a violent alcoholic. But the dead tell different stories with their grim clues in this powerful crime-thriller.

Street Date: October 6, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $34.98 ($43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 330 mins / 2-disc set

The senior delinquents of the Yorkshire Dales continue to resist growing wiser with age in another season of the world’s longest running sitcom. The gang encounters a pickle-factory worker who dreams of sailing off in a swan boat, Nora attracts attention with her irresistible baked goods, and Clegg finds himself in quite a predicament when he decides to climb a tree. Peter Sallis, Frank Thornton, Brian Murphy, and Keith Clifford star as Clegg, Truly, Alvin, and Billy in ten wonderfully silly episodes, plus the 2005 Christmas Special, “Merry Entwistle and Jackson Day.”

Street Date: October 20, 2015
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada)
BD $34.98 (43.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 360mins + bonus features / 2-disc set

There are those who steer clear of the Peaky Blinders gang, and those who wish they had. In early twentieth century Birmingham, the gang, named for the razor blades sewn into the peaks of their caps, and their dangerous leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy, The Dark Knight Rises) rule the streets. But Shelby’s ambitions extend beyond running the streets, and he is determined to move up in the world. In the searing first season of the acclaimed drama, the Blinders have the full attention of Inspector Campbell (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), who has the monumental task of taking back the bloody streets of Birmingham. Brilliant performances and jaw-dropping surprises fill the screen as Shelby battles to keep a stronghold on his evil underworld. Bonus features include “The Making of Peaky Blinders.”