Monday, July 29, 2013

Telemystery: Banshee and Midsomer Murders, New This Week on DVD

Telemystery, the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD

Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or Video-on-Demand, is profiling two series from our site being released this week.

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Banshee: Season One

Season One

This original Cinemax action drama charts the twists and turns that follow Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-convict who improbably becomes sheriff of a rural, Amish-area town while searching for a woman he last saw 15 years ago, when he gave himself up to police to let her escape after a jewel heist.

Living in Banshee under an assumed name, Carrie Hopewell (Ivana Milicevic) is now married to the local DA, has two children (one of whom may be Lucas'), and is trying desperately to keep a low profile — until Lucas arrives to shake up her world and rekindle old passions. Complicating matters is the fact that Banshee is riddled by corruption, with an Amish overlord, Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen), brutally building a local empire of drugs, gambling and graft.

With the help of a boxer-turned-barkeeper named Sugar Bates (Frankie Faison), Lucas is able to stay on even footing with Kai and his thugs, and even manages to bring a measure of tough justice to Banshee. But eventually, Lucas' appetite for pulling heists pulls him and Carrie into a dangerous cauldron of duplicity, exacerbated when Mr. Rabbit (Ben Cross), the NY mobster they once ripped off, closes in with vengeance on his mind.

This first season of Banshee aired between January and March earlier this year. The series has been renewed for a second season.

Banshee: Season One on DVD  Banshee: Season One on Blu-ray Disc

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What follows here are the newly reissued episodes of Midsomer Murders, based on a character created by Caroline Graham — and with several of the early episodes based on the books in the series, indicated with a (*) — now available in their original broadcast order and now with SDH subtitles. (The early DVD sets were not subtitled.) For each Series DVD we're listing the episodes included.

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Midsomer Murders: Series 1

Midsomer Murders
Series 1

The Killings at Badger's Drift (*) — An elderly woman's death draws Barnaby into a case that reveals the sordid side of a quaint village.

Written in Blood (*) — Investigating the brutal murder of a writer, Barnaby discovers that the victim had led a fictitious life.

Death of a Hollow Man (*) — Barnaby and his family take part in an amateur theatrical production that provides an abundance of real-life drama.

Faithful Unto Death (*) — When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements.

Death in Disguise (*) — Barnaby investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.

Midsomer Murders: Series 1 on DVD

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Midsomer Murders: Series 2

Midsomer Murders
Series 2

Death's Shadow — A string of bizarre murders leads to the discovery of a long-buried secret.

Strangler's Wood — The strangling of a beautiful Brazilian woman harks back to three earlier murders.

Dead Man's Eleven — A cricket bat used as a murder weapon implicates a tycoon's son.

Blood Will Out — Rival clans of travelers disrupt the peace and incense a local magistrate.

Midsomer Murders: Series 2 on DVD

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Midsomer Murders: Series 3

Midsomer Murders
Series 3

Death of a Stranger — When a tramp dies fleeing from fox hunters, the investigation uncovers a trail of murderous deceit.

Blue Herrings — A series of deaths at a nursing home causes the residents to suspect foul play.

Judgement Day — Midsomer Mallow has a shot at the Perfect Village title, provided it can keep a murderer at bay.

Beyond the Grave — Unearthly happenings in and around a local museum create an atmosphere of terror.

Midsomer Murders: Series 3 on DVD

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Midsomer Murders: Series 4

Midsomer Murders
Series 4

Garden of Death — One of the most beautiful spots in the county becomes a source of contention.

Destroying Angel — When a hotel owner dies, the manager misses the reading of the will that names him part-owner.

The Electric Vendetta — A mutilated body found in a crop circle leads some to suspect aliens have invaded.

Who Killed Cock Robin? — A murder mars plans for the upcoming wedding of the village squire's daughter.

Dark Autumn — A postman is brutally murdered, and it turns out he was delivering more than the mail to village women.

Midsomer Murders: Series 4 on DVD

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Midsomer Murders: Series 5

Midsomer Murders
Series 5

Tainted Fruit — A wealthy young landlady fears for her life after she callously ignores the plight of an elderly tenant.

Market for Murder — A ladies' reading group in Midsomer Market starts losing members to murder.

A Worm in the Bud — A suspicious suicide note has Barnaby wondering if foul play was involved in a young woman's death.

Ring Out Your Dead — Someone starts killing members of the church bell-ringing team just before a big competition.

Murder on St. Malley's Day — Members of an elite student club close ranks after a murder at the Devington School.

Midsomer Murders: Series 5 on DVD

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Visit the Telemystery website to discover more television mystery series currently available on and coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or video on demand.


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