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Format: DVD
Sku: 40218082
UPC: 794051169921
UPC 14: 00794051169921
Rating: NR
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A gripping murder mystery! A lavish musical!! An intense psychological thriller! A warped romance!

Dennis Potter's legendary, award-winning masterpiece is all this and more. It's the story of Philip Marlow (Michael Gambon), a mystery writer stricken with a crippling skin disorder whose hallucinations interweave memories of his past with the murder mystery in his book, The Singing Detective, the story of a suave sleuth who croons with a big band when he's not cracking cases.

Hailed by critics and audiences as one of the greatest television productions of all time, this collector's edition DVD set of The Singing Detective has been restored to its original brilliance and features insightful bonus features that give viewers a rare glimpse into the brilliant mind of Dennis Potter.

Editor's Note
The complete collection of veteran BBC scribe Dennis Potter's surreal musical mystery mini-series, which finds hack writer P.E. Marlow adrift between reality and the world of his gumshoe magnum opus, "The Singing Detective," as he suffers in hospital from a rare skin disease. Six episodes include "Skin," "Heat," "Lovely Days," "Clues," "Pitter Patter," and "Who Done It."


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/22/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 420 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1986
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1699
Video UPC UPC: 00794051169921
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Joanne Whalley
Video Cast Info Janet Suzman
Video Cast Info Michael Gambon
Video Cast Info John Harris - Producer
Video Cast Info Dennis Potter - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Jon Amiel - Director

Professional Reviews

Wall Street Journal
"[A] six-hour masterpiece that was broadcast by the BBC. Many people consider this the greatest series ever to appear on TV." 01/29/2010

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gambon,Michael
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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