Acorn’s top-selling, smash-hit series returns with four new stand-alone mysteries;Plus bonus 34-min. Midsomer Murders in Conversation segment
MIDSOMER MURDERS, SET 22
Makes North American Debut on DVD & Blu-ray August 6, 2013
Praise for Midsomer Murders
“Simply the most entertaining mystery series in TV history…Absolutely addictive” —ICv2
“Phenomenally enjoyable… this show has only gotten better and better through the years” —PaperMag
“Superbly acted and filmed” —British Heritage
“Sheer TV gold.” – Entertainment Today
Silver Spring, MD — Making its North American debut, Midsomer Murders, Set 22 debuts on Blu-ray and DVD from Acorn on August 6, 2013. New DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon, Life of Riley) contends with the county’s murderous denizens with his partner (Jason Hughes, This Life) in these four new, contemporary stand-alone mysteries (Blu-ray 2-Disc/DVD 4-vol. boxed set, $59.99/$49.99, AcornOnline.com). Set in England’s picture-perfect but perilous Midsomer County, Set 22’s episodes have not aired on U.S. television. The collection also includes a special 34-min. bonus segment, “Midsomer Murders in Conversation.” Midsomer remains Acorn’s bestselling series and continues to reach new heights of popularity, including such fans as Johnny Depp and the Queen of England. New episodes are continually in production.
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries featuring gorgeous settings and sly British humor. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars Neil Dudgeon as the capable Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, with Jason Hughes as his earnest, efficient partner, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Guest stars include Warren Clarke (A Clock Work Orange), Joanna David (Pride and Prejudice), Genevieve O’Reilly (Episodes), and James Dreyfus (Notting Hill).
The Sleeper under the Hill— Barnaby and Jones investigate a group of Druids in Midsomer Mow.
The Night of the Stag—Local bootleggers come under suspicion after the disappearance of a government inspector.
A Sacred Trust—Vandalism and violence send shock waves through Midsomer’s cloistered nunnery.
A Rare Bird—The detectives investigate whether competition between ornithology enthusiasts led to murder.
Bonus: “Midsomer Murders in Conversation” (34 min.)
Midsomer Murders premiered in the U.K. in March 1997. Since then, more than ninety feature-length episodes have aired with new episodes still in production. In the U.S., the series has been seen on A&E and The Biography Channel, however the episodes in Set 22 are the second part of Series 14 (2011-12), which never broadcast in the U.S.
Street: August 6, 2013 - Four mysteries, approx. 372 min., plus bonus - SDH subtitles
Blu-ray 2-Disc Set (SRP: $59.99) / DVD 4-Vol. Boxed Set: (SRP: $49.99)
UPC: 0-54961-8988-9-3 ISBN: 978-1-59828-988-6
A Sacred Trust contains sexual situations and The Sleeper under the Hill contains disturbing images
Acorn Media previously released Sets 1-21 with three to five mysteries per set ($39.99 to $59.99) as well as four collector’s sets (The Early Cases Collection, Barnaby’s Casebook, Village Case Files, and Mayhem & Mystery Files). Each set ranked in Acorn’s top 10 best-sellers for its year and sales of each new set consistently gain momentum.
An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn specializes in the best of British television on DVD/Blu-ray. 2013 releases include: Jack Irish starring Guy Pearce, BBC’s The Syndicate, The Fall starring Gillian Anderson, North & South starring Patrick Stewart, Falcón starring Marton Csokas, Jack Taylor starring Iain Glen, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Doc Martin Special Collection, Helen Mirren’s Prime Suspect and Smiley’s People on Blu-ray, Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently, star-studded Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Edition, and more episodes from Foyle’s War, George Gently, New Tricks, Murdoch Mysteries, and Vera. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn at (888) 870-8047 or AcornOnline.com. Select series are streaming at Acorn TV, the first British TV-focused streaming service, at AcornOnline.com/TV
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