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The International Emmy®-winning series seen on BBC America
Same place, same job. Different time, different rules. That’s the situation facing detective Sam Tyler (John Simm, State of Play) in this British drama that TV Guide calls "an entertaining collision of bare-knuckled police-procedural realism and mind-blowing surrealism."
Knocked unconscious by a hit-and-run driver in 21st-century Manchester, Tyler wakes up in 1973. Is he dreaming, time traveling, or just plain crazy? Whatever the case, he might as well have landed on another planet. Although shocked by the brutality of his bullying boss (Philip Glenister, Cranford) and the callousness of his squad mates, Sam gamely adapts to crime solving in this retro world. But even as romance blossoms with policewoman Annie (Liz White, The Fixer), mysterious voices from his former life keep calling him home. Trapped in the past, he must decide where his future lies--and how to get there--in the tension-filled finale.
DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE
-"The Return of Life on Mars" documentary (45 min.)
-Bonus behind-the-scenes footage for episodes 3, 5, and 7 and tour of the set (48 min.)
-"The End of Life on Mars" featurette (28 min.)
Just watched the series again. It is so much better than the American version. The depiction of life in the 70s was quiet accurate. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Greg
Awesome - (I wish the US version had lasted longer.) The show is one of few that finish well. - season 2 has higher quality image than season 1Published 8 months ago by M. R. Barnes
I loved this series. I think John Simm is the most brilliant actor on the planet. The entire cast was wonderful. All the stories were well written and totally engrossing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jean A. Hodak
Great acting from all the actors. Great directing. Will keep your attention to the very end. Highly recommend this well done BBC mystery/drama.Published 12 months ago by Philip
I can't really add more that hasn't already been covered by the other five star reviews, so I'll simply add that this is a fantastic series with a true an proper, fitting ending.Published 15 months ago by GatoRat
This is a great show. One of my all time favorite British TV shows. One cannot help but be drawn into Sam Tyler's story wondering what is real and what is not. A must watch.... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lynette
I have no opinion for this article as I puchased the DVD set as a gift for a family member who is a fan of the show.Published 19 months ago by Chris Beyer
I got onto the British version after watching the U.S. version on streaming Netflix - signed up for Amazon prime because of this.
So much better - the U.S. Read more
Great show, but these "region free" blu-rays will only give US/Region 1 viewers access to the programme itself...not the extras! So do not buy if you are a fan of extras!Published on July 17, 2012 by Miss N