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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)
Feature: Factory sealed DVD
Format: Multiple Formats
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Acorn Media
Manufacturer: Acorn Media
Number Of Discs: 4
Number Of Items: 4
Number Of Pages: 4
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
Publisher: Acorn Media
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2008-09-30
Running Time: 804
Studio: Acorn Media
• Factory sealed DVD
"Powerful, inventive" -- The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
"Terrific" -- The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Crime-to-court suspense from Lynda La Plante
No one explores the human cost of crime and punishment with more depth and resonance than Lynda La Plante, creator of the critically lauded Prime Suspect. In this Law & Order-like British series, La Plante follows cases from the commission of the crime to the trial of the accused. She examines grueling, pressure-packed police investigations in all their gritty detail—the sudden insight that can crack a case and the careless mistake that can jeopardize justice. Going behind closed doors, she reveals the strategies of both prosecution and defense as they maneuver toward a final verdict.
With its first-rate cast, innovative direction, and daring storytelling, Trial & Retribution ratchets up suspense at every turn. No emotions are spared, and no characters emerge unscathed in this unflinching detective drama.
Starring David Hayman (A Sense of Freedom, Sid & Nancy) and Kate Buffery (Wish Me Luck), with guest stars Simon Callow, Richard E. Grant, Rhys Ifans, James Wilby, Helen McCrory, Iain Glen, Hugh Dancy, and Corin Redgrave.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE interview with creator Lynda La Plante, biography of Lynda La Plante, and glossary of terms.
The viewer becomes as invested as the lead detectives, hopefully pursuing promising leads, and feeling hopes dashed as critical mistakes are made and minutes lost. The direction is top-flight, too, making excellent, suspenseful use of split-screen and other tension-building tactics. By the time the case is prosecuted, there's no pat, happily-ever-after feeling as with some episodes of Law & Order; here, English law and order are in the hands of hardworking, and all-too-human, people trying to beat the clock and unlock the mysteries of the pedestrian, and the truly evil. The DVD extras include a great interview with the lively LaPlante, and a helpful glossary of British court and law terms. --A.T. Hurley