Monday, July 27, 2009

Mysteries on TV: Knight Rider 2008, Life on Mars (UK), and A Touch of Frost, New This Week on DVD

Mysteries on TV

, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, is profiling three series that have season DVDs being released this week.

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An iconic TV classic is back and better than ever in the reinvented, updated, and super-charged . This action-packed series features the coolest car ever created, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Three Thousand). It’s equipped with artificial intelligence capable of hacking into any computer, the weapons system of a jet fighter, and incredible custom body technology that allows it to transform into other vehicles.

The series starred Justin Bruening as Michael Knight, KITT's driver.

The Knight Rider 2008: Season One DVD set of 4 discs contains the 16 episodes plus the made-for-television movie that served as its pilot that aired on NBC from September 2008 through March 2009. See also the original Knight Rider series starring David Hasselhoff.

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Dreaming, delusional, or displaced in time? Police detective Sam Tyler (John Simm) must decide which describes him in , an intriguing twist on the police procedural. Hot on a killer's trail in modern-day Manchester, Tyler gets struck by a passing car and wakes up in 1973. The high-tech tools and respect for proper procedure have vanished. Instead, he finds himself working on a homicide squad where hard drinking replaces hard thinking; forensics takes weeks to analyze; and his boss, DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister), has no qualms about roughing up suspects -- or Sam himself. Still, Tyler has real-world crimes to solve, even as strange voices call him back to his 21st century life. But when he bonds with sympathetic policewoman Annie Cartwright (Liz White), Sam wonders: does he really want to return?

The Life on Mars (UK): Series One DVD set of 4 discs contain the eight episodes that originally aired on BBC1 in January and February, 2006. The series spawned a short-lived US version, also titled Life on Mars, that aired on ABC during the 2008 / 2009 television season.

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Award winning actor David Jason returns as maverick detective Jack Frost in three intriguing new episodes of .

In the first, a murderer is released from prison, and with grim new evidence -- the body of the murdered woman killed 20 years before -- Frost is forced to question everything that happened all those years ago. In the second, Frost is involved in a race against the clock to rescue kidnap victims, and solve a twisted revenge plot. In the third episode, a shallow grave is uncovered and three bodies are discovered. Could this be a ritual killing?

The A Touch of Frost: Season Fourteen DVD set of 2 discs contain all three episodes that originally aired on ITV during 2008.

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