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#1
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
John Waters, Jessica De Gouw, Oliver Ackland & others. Shawn Seet, director.
Studio: BFS Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 066805311581.  Daedalus Item Code: 58425
 
Two gentlemen climb into a hansom cab one murky night. One gets out and the other travels on, but the driver later finds that the second man has been murdered. The victim's romantic rival is arrested ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Gianna Jun, Li Bing Bing, Vivian Wu, Jiang Wu & others. Wayne Wang, director.
Studio: 20th Century Fox.   Format: DVD Widescreen/Closed Captioned.
UPC: 024543752813.  Daedalus Item Code: 58254
 
(Named a Film of Merit at the Shanghai Film Critics Awards)This beautifully filmed 2011 adaptation of Lisa See's novel of the same name, from the director of The Joy Luck Club, stars ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Poldark: The Complete First Season
Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis & others. Ed Bazalgette & William McGregor, directors.
Studio: PBS.   Format: 3 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 841887024617.  Daedalus Item Code: 59324
 
It is 1783, and British veteran Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns from the American Revolution to find that much has changed in his native Cornwall. In Poldark's absence, his father has died, his ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Time for Murder: Bright Smiler; The Murders at Lynch Cross; Mister Clay, Mister Clay; This Lightning Always Strikes Twice; The Thirteenth Day of Christmas; Dust to Dust
Claire Bloom, Sylvia Syms, Charles Dance, Amanda Root, Trevor Howard, Judy Campbell, Patrick Allen, Jane Asher & others.
Studio: Acorn Media.   Format: 2 DVDs, boxed Full screen.
UPC: 054961807697.  Daedalus Item Code: 58503
 
No one does a murder mystery quite like the Brits, and the six selections here—ranging from the darkly comic to the genuinely macabre—benefit from excellent writers and casts. In Fay Weldon's ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Alice in Wonderland
Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields, Charlotte Henry, Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates & others. Norman McLeod, director.
Studio: Universal.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 025195053563.  Daedalus Item Code: 58402
 
Filled with spectacular sets and imaginative costumes, this 1933 live-action film was the first of Hollywood's many attempts to bring Lewis Carroll's beloved story to the silver screen. Universal ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Michael Shayne Mysteries, Vol. 1: Michael Shayne, Private Detective; The Man Who Wouldn't Die; Sleepers West; Blue, White and Perfect
Lloyd Nolan, Marjorie Weaver, Lynn Bari, Mary Beth Hughes & others. Eugene Forde & Herbert I. Leeds, directors.
Studio: 20th Century Fox.   Format: 2 DVDs Full screen/Closed Captioned.
UPC: 024543412304.  Daedalus Item Code: 58464
 
Red-haired Miami PI Michael Shayne first appeared in the 1939 novel Dividend on Death, by Davis Dresser, who used the pseudonym Brett Halliday. Dresser wrote 50 Shayne novels, with many radio, ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Edward the King
Timothy West, Annette Crosbie, Robert Hardy, John Gielgud, Charles Dance & others. John Gorrie, director.
Studio: Acorn Media.   Format: 4 DVDs, boxed Full screen.
UPC: 054961810093 .  Daedalus Item Code: 48663
 
With richly detailed sets and costumes, this classic 1970s British miniseries about the fascinating, scandalous life of King Edward VII has a star-studded cast and won an Emmy for Outstanding Costume ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Wolf Hall
Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Bernard Hill, Anton Lesser & others. Peter Kosminsky, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: 3 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 841887022460.  Daedalus Item Code: 59208
 
(Nominated for 8 Emmy Awards, including Best Actor (Mark Rylance), Best Supporting Actor (Damian Lewis), and Best Outstanding Limited Series) Tony Award winner Mark Rylance and Emmy and Golden ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Moby Dick
Ethan Hawke, William Hurt, Donald Sutherland, Gillian Anderson & others. Mike Barker, director.
Studio: Vivendi.   Format: DVD Widescreen/Closed Captioned.
UPC: 883476060194.  Daedalus Item Code: 48648
 
Herman Melville's masterpiece is viewed from a different perspective in this 2011 miniseries—which the Washington Post called "lavish, exciting, well-acted and admirably thorough"—by delving ... (Read More)
 
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#10
British Period Drama Collection: Random Passage; Berkeley Square; The Portrait of a Lady
Colm Meaney, Aoife McMahon, Clare Wilkie, Richard Chamberlain, Suzanne Neve, Tabitha Wady & others.
Studio: BFS Entertainment.   Format: 6 DVDs, boxed.
UPC: 066805311802.  Daedalus Item Code: 58400
 
This outstanding set offers more than 18 hours of enthralling, award-winning period drama. Lead actress Aoife McMahon and cinematographer Pierre Letarte won Gemini Awards in 2002 for their work in ... (Read More)
 
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