Prime Suspect - Blu-ray Disc Release of the 'Complete Collection' Starring Helen Mirren
7-BD set from Acorn will be on the case in late August
Posted by David Lambert
Oscar winner Helen Mirren is Detective Jane Tennison, "one of the great character creations of our time" (The Washington Post), in a series that won more than 20 major international awards and raised the bar for police dramas. Tenacious, driven, and deeply flawed, Tennison rises through the ranks of Britain's Metropolitan Police, solving horrific crimes while battling office sexism and her own demons. "Rare is the drama that works so well on two levels: as a crackling whodunit and as a finely tuned character study of a strong but insecure woman trying to prove herself in a man's world" (Time).
Seen on Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! and created by crime writer Lynda La Plante, PRIME SUSPECT features some of Britain's biggest stars, including Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Zoë Wanamaker (Poirot), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Ciarán Hinds (Jane Eyre), Tom Bell (Reilly: Ace of Spies), and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting). NOTE: Contains coarse language and graphic content.
Back in 2010, Acorn Media released Prime Suspect - Complete Collection, starring Helen Mirren in the original U.K. version, on DVD format. Now the studio has announced a high-def Blu-ray Disc release of this title, coming out on August 27th. The 7-disc set will essentially contain one series (season) per disc, and the episode's video presentations are described this way: "1080i/16:9 (Series 4, Part 1, 4:3)" Sound is English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio, and English subtitles are also included. Bonus items include the Prime Suspect behind-the-scenes special (50 min.); a Series 6 behind-the-scenes featurette (23 min.), Photo gallery, and cast filmographies. Here's the package art and a pre-order link: