This is a really great British miniseries. It's very long, but I
still really loved it. The acting is great, the story twists and turns, and it
has everything: romance, humor, drama, etc.
The story is about a serial killer in England and how the police go about
hunting him down. It has a lot of politics and intrigue as well as the usual
violence and police drama. The main character is Jack Mowbry, one of the
investigators, but there are many characters, and all are very well-drawn.
Watching this was kind of like living with these people for a while.
If you have trouble with British slang or accents, you might want to watch it
with the closed-captioning on. That always helps me. You can figure most of it
out with the context of the story.
It does not come with any features or extras, which is too bad. Maybe they
figured that 600 minutes was enough to put in the set!
This would make a good gift for fans of any drama. I love it. I looked up the
actor who plays Jack, Ross Kemp. He has had a fascinating career. He started out
on soap operas (which are very popular in Britain and people don't look down on
them like they do here), and besides all of the other primetime dramas and
movies he's done, he also did some investigative journalism. Very interesting. I
can't see that happening here. Can you imagine if someone like Wolf Blitzer or
Anderson Cooper had acting careers as well?
Gripping British crime series makes its DVD debut;
A detective’s desperate hunt for a serial killer
Debuts on DVD October 11, 2011
"Intense…will grip you"—Daily Record
"Draw[s] in its viewers inexorably, like a spider gently pulling in its
Silver Spring, MD — A dark mystery series in the vein of
Prime Suspect and Murphy’s Law, Without Motive
makes its DVD debut from Acorn Media on October 11, 2011.
There’s a serial killer on the loose, and it’s up to Detective Constable Jack
Mowbray (Ross Kemp, EastEnders) and his team to stop
the murders. A top ratings hit in the U.K., the gripping police drama features
tight plotting, suspense and a strong ensemble cast including Kenneth
Cranham (Rome), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake),
Lou Gish (Coupling), and Hazel Ellerby
(Peak Practice). The series aired on ITV from 2000–01 and is available
on DVD for the first time with this release. The 4-disc set includes the
complete series, with a total of 12 episodes from Series 1 and 2 ($59.99,
Detective Constable Jack Mowbray has seen a lot of disturbing things on the job.
But somehow the family man has never taken it home with him—until now. In this
complete two-series set, the brutal murder of a young woman in Bristol sets off
a chain of events that may change Mowbray forever and tear his family apart.
When the Bristol murder is linked to a series of recent
killings, the investigating team grows to more than a dozen detectives and just
as many petty jealousies and full-blown rivalries. Mowbray’s boss, DCS Henderson
(Kenneth Cranham), keeps the pressure on as it becomes clear that the latest
killing will not be the last. Mowbray and his colleagues race to find a predator
who will strike again—without apparent motive. A ratings winner in the U.K.,
Series 1 follows the hunt for the serial killer, while Series 2 searches for a
Street: October 11, 2011
DVD 4-Disc Set: 12 episodes - Approx. 600 min. – British mystery - SDH subtitles
Contains graphic violence and strong language
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. distributes
distinctive home video releases to the North American market with a special
focus on the best of British television. 2011 releases include Upstairs,
Downstairs: 40th Anniversary Edition; U.S. debuts of must-see new
series Garrow’s Law, Vera, Identity, and Single-Handed;
more episodes from New Tricks, Doc Martin, Murphy’s Law, Agatha Christie’s
Poirot and Marple, George Gently, Murdoch Mysteries; as well as
the Blu-ray debut of Brideshead Revisited: 30th Anniversary Edition;
and acclaimed documentaries from our Athena line. Acorn’s DVD sets are available
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Without Motive is distributed by ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; one
of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home-entertainment and
merchandising & licensing businesses.
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