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Thursday, March 22, 2012

U.S. Debut of Crime Drama "THE COMMANDER" From "Prime Suspect" Creator, on DVD April 3rd

THE COMMANDER, SET 2 Debuts on DVD April 3, 2012

Compelling new mysteries from the creator of Prime Suspect; Episodes available to U.S. audiences for the first time

“Great crime series” —NPR’s Weekend Edition

“Intricately plotted, gripping” —The Seattle Times

“Murder, lies, loyalty, and romance” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Silver Spring, MD — From the creator of the Emmy®-winning series Prime Suspect comes the DVD debut of the final mysteries of The Commander, Set 2 arriving on April 3, 2012 from Acorn Media. Amanda Burton (Silent Witness) stars as the ambitious and exacting Commander Clare Blake in these four feature-length crime dramas from Lynda La Plante. Supported by an outstanding ensemble cast, Burton delivers a powerhouse performance as the complex and driven Blake. Broadcast on ITV in the U.K. between 2007 and 2008 and available to U.S. audiences for the first time with its release, this gripping series brims with tension and excitement in the vein of La Plante’s hit mysteries, Prime Suspect, Trial & Retribution and Above Suspicion. The DVD 3-disc set includes The Commander’s final four mysteries (Series 4 and 5, $49.99,

Leading New Scotland Yard’s Murder Review Team has Commander Clare Blake (Amanda Burton) feeling trapped in her office. Eager to get back to investigative work, Blake welcomes a transfer to the Homicide and Serious Crime division, where she’s assigned to a slate of difficult cases. Ambitious, imperious, and dedicated, Blake keeps her private life separate from her work—until two deeply personal crimes threaten everything she has worked for.

The series co-stars Mark Lewis Jones (The Other Boleyn Girl) with guest stars Greg Wise (Sense & Sensibility), James D’Arcy (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Celia Imrie (Bridget’s Jones’s Diary) and Simon Williams (Upstairs, Downstairs).

Set 2 Mysteries: The Devil You Know, Fraudster, Windows of the Soul, Abduction

Street: April 3, 2012                         
SRP: $49.99
DVD 3-Disc Set: 4 mysteries - Approx. 411 min. - 16:9 widescreen – SDH subtitles
Bonus Features: Text introduction by Lynda La Plante, Amanda Burton biography and filmography, and Lynda La Plante biography

Contains violence, graphic images, and coarse language

Acorn Media previously released The Commander, Set 1 (Series 1-3) in November 2008 as well as other Lynda La Plante series’ Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren, Trial & Retribution, and Above Suspicion.

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