George Gently: The Complete Collection debuts on DVD/Blu-ray on December 12th, 2017 from Acorn TV, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand. In this acclaimed BBC detective drama based on the novels of Alan Hunter, Tony nominee Martin Shaw (Death in Holy Orders) stars as Inspector George Gently, North of England’s most upstanding detective. Assisted by his trusted partner, Detective Inspector John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Place of Execution), George Gently investigates menacing crimes and confront the social and political changes rumbling through the country in the mid-1960s. The 25-Disc DVD and 13-Disc Blu-ray sets include all 25 feature-length mysteries from all eight series; 37.5 hours of gripping storylines, plus behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast interviews, production notes, and a photo gallery ($149.99, Amazon.com). Also on Dec. 12, George Gently, Series 8 will be available in individual season DVD/Blu-ray sets ($39.99).
This complete collection includes all 25 feature-length mysteries hailed as “gripping” (TV Times, UK) with “great performances and superb characterizations” (San Francisco Chronicle). Guest stars include Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy), Phil Davis (Poldark), Kevin Whately (Lewis), Helen Baxendale (Friends), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Mark Williams (Harry Potter films), Eamonn Walker (Oz), Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell), and Warren Clarke (Dalziel & Pascoe), with Lisa McGrillis (Hebburn) later joining the team as forward-thinking constable Rachel Coles.
BONUS: Behind-the-scenes featurettes (34 min.); interviews with Martin Shaw, plus Series 7 guest actors (9 min.); 10-page booklet with historical information about the 1960s; text interviews with Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, and writer/executive producer Peter Flannery; production notes from producer Johann Knobel; historical facts about 1964 and 1969; and a photo gallery.
Street Date: December 12, 2017: SRP: $149.99; DVD 25-Disc Set: 25 feature-length mysteries – Approx. 37.5 hours, plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961251797; Blu-ray 13-Disc Set: 25 feature-length mysteries – Approx. 37.5 hours, plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961251896.