Cutting-edge Victorian science meets cunningly plotted mystery in this "stylish period thriller" (The Globe and Mail). In the 1890s, Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) adopts modern techniques like "finger marks" and forensics to track Toronto's most sinister killers. Though derided by his skeptical boss (Thomas Craig, Where the Heart Is), Murdoch finds friends and allies in a lovely pathologist (Gemini®-winner Hélène Joy, Durham County) and an eager-to-learn constable (Jonny Harris, Hatching, Matching & Dispatching). Along the way they cross paths with some of the era's most famous figures, including Nikola Tesla, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Alfred. Winner of two Geminis® and nominated for 12 more, including best drama, best supporting actor, and best writing.
Acorn Media has announced that the 2008 Canadian series about "forensic sleuthing in the age of invention," Murdoch Mysteries - Season 1
, is coming to DVD in the USA and Canada on June 16th
. This 4-disc collection will include 13 episodes presented in widescreen, running 598 minutes. It will also contain bonus material such as Interviews with the Author and Cast, a Photo Gallery, Cast Filmographies, Character Bios and Episode Commentary by stars Yannick Bisson and Jonny Harris, production designer Sandra Kybartas, and executive producer Cal Coons. Audio is English Stereo, and there are English subtitles as well. Cost is $59.99 SRP in the U.S. (CA$74.99 SRP in Canada), but you can pre-order it at a discount from the Amazon button link below. Underneath that is the package art: