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.)
Best television show of the decade. -- PopMatters.com
It transcends television to become, simply, superb entertainment. -- PopMatters.com
Just Flawless. -- DVDTalk.com
The genius of this series is simply awe-inspiring. -- San Francisco Chronicle