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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Edge of Darkness: The Complete Series BBC DVD Review

Edge of Darkness: The Complete Series BBC DVD Review

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Synopsis: A father's worst fears come true in this apocalyptic political thriller, one of the best and most influential British TV series ever made. Investigating his daughter's murder, a Yorkshire police officer follows clues into a murky world of nuclear espionage and cover-ups. Part crime drama, part science fiction, and 100% terrifying.

Review: Does this title and premise sound familiar?  That may be because you're seeing trailers on television for an American big-screen adaptation of this concept starring Mel Gibson!  We all know that Mel Gibson is insane and rather offensive in his old age, but the movie does sound cool.  I have a great alternative to supporting racist the original!  The BBC  put this out as a mini-series awhile back, and its far superior to the recent American film adaptation.

I have to say that I'm worn out on cop drama.  I really thought that was what this is, but its not.  Its a great political of the best.  This was produced back in 1985 and was one of the first nuclear-age dramas that explored the conspiracies in the government.  Who can you trust?  Everything you think you know is a lie and the deeper it goes, the more intense the suspense and action becomes!  I don't want to spoil any details of the show, but this was a fantastic watch and I highly recommend it. 

The special features on this DVD release include: Alternate ending to the final episode, Music-only audio option to isolate the Eric Clapton/Michael Kamen BAFTA-winning score, Magnox: The Secrets of Edge of Darkness featuring interviews with the cast and crew, "Did You See" featuring reviews of the original BBC broadcast, Interview with Bob Peck from the BBC's Breakfast Time morning program, Highlights from the BAFTA awards and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards including interviews with Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, and producer Michael Wearing and a photo gallery.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars