New On DVD This Week: Life On Mars, ER, Dragnet, Touching Evil

by | July 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM | TV News

Life On Mars

Featuring all 16 episodes and extensive bonus features of the award-winning, original U.K. police drama in a value-priced collection, ‘Life on Mars: The Complete Collection,’ is now available on DVD. In reimagining the detective genre, this U.K. series won sky-high viewer-ratings, unqualified critical praise, and several top awards, including two International Emmys for best drama series. The action-packed and innovative drama aired on BBC America and PBS in the U.S; inspired a U.K. sequel (‘Ashes to Ashes’); and a U.S. version that aired on ABC in 2008–2009, which featured a very different ending. The flawless cast is led by John Simm and Philip Glenister. The 8-disc set includes a plethora of bonus features, including audio commentaries, two documentaries, three featurettes, outtakes, and more and is truly a must-have. Buy the complete collection right here.

ER

Shaking things up: Former paramedic, now intern Dr. Tony Gates arrives with a straightforward attitude and a complicated personal life in Season 13 of the smash hit ‘ER.’ Except for his devotion to healing, he’s Gallant’s opposite: brash, cocksure, with a bad-boy past – and maybe he’s the right prescription for Neela’s broken heart. Really shaking things up: Contentious Weaver leaves County General for a career move you wouldn’t expect. And the profound dramas of the outside world continue to make their way to the ER, including a hostile patient whose real condition is a secret even to himself, homeless children who escape to a magic world of their own making, and a Christmas miracle. Then again, miracles happen every day at County General. Buy the Season 13 DVD right here.

Touching Evil

Touching Evil: The Complete Collection,’ the spellbinding British crime drama seen on PBS Mystery!, is finally here on DVD. After a near-death experience, Detective Inspector Dave Creegan joins an elite police unit that investigates the most dangerous evildoers in Britain. Leading a superb ensemble cast, Robson Green (‘Wire in the Blood’) gives a charismatic lead performance as a cop with a unique ability to connect with criminal minds in these gripping dramas. The Complete Collection includes all eight feature-length episodes from the three series and you can buy it right here.

Dragnet

Sergeant Joe Friday and his hard-nosed partner Bill Gannon from the classic crime drama ‘Dragnet,’ starring master storyteller Jack Webb and Emmy-winner Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H*) hit the streets of Los Angeles in the name of law and order, to protect and to serve in ‘Dragnet 1968: Season 2.’ Brimming with all 28 memorable episodes from this groundbreaking police drama, the 6-DVD box set is packed with special bonus content that includes Dragnet 1966 pilot movie, vintage Dragnet 1969 trailer, featurette Jack Webb – The Man Behind Badge 714, plus a commemorative booklet. A true must-have for aficionados of crime, mystery classics and TV-DVD collectors. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.