Spring is in the air and that means flirty feminine fashions. What better way to recognize the season and Women’s History Month, then with a 1920s style slideshow based on Acorn’s newest release of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Blu-ray and DVD March 26th.
Based on the popular detective novels by Kerry Greenwood, the gorgeously costumed and evocatively shot Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Series 1 makes its North American debut on Blu-ray and DVD from Acorn on March 26, 2013. Essie Davis (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Cloudstreet) stars as the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. Produced for ABC Australia and filmed on location in Melbourne with stellar production values, Miss Fisher’s DVD release coincides with its premiere on select public television stations starting in April 2013. The Blu-ray 3-Disc set and DVD 4-Disc set include all 13 episodes (approx. 50 min. each), plus a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette, meet the creators, set tour, and cast interviews ($59.99 each, AcornOnline.com).
In 1920s Melbourne, the Honorable Phryne Fisher is making a way for herself as a sly and stylish sleuth in the male-dominated detective world. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, The Secret Life of Us), Phryne’s investigations take her through back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady neighborhoods. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she glides through life determined to enjoy every moment. But beneath her devil-may-care attitude, Phryne hides ghosts from the past that continue to haunt her.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries also stars Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Cloudstreet), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Miriam Margolyes (Little Dorrit), and Nicholas Bell (Shine). Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings) guest stars.
BONUS: The look of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (19 min.), meet the creators (5 min.), set tour (4 min.), cast interviews (8 min.), and more
Street Date: March 26, 2013 – 13 episodes, approx. 706 min., plus bonus - SDH subtitles
Blu-ray 3-Disc Set (SRP: $59.99)/DVD 4-Disc Set (SRP: $59.99)
Contains violence, coarse language, nudity, sexual situations, and drug use
An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn specializes in the best of British television on DVD and Blu-ray. 2013 releases include: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Dirk Gently, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime: The Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Maigret, Doc Martin Special Collection, Jack Taylor, and more episodes from Foyle’s War, Case Histories, New Tricks, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, Above Suspicion, George Gently, Vexed 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