Second Sight Complete Collection
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His second sight is his second chance.
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In this mystery thriller series created by award-winning writer Paula Milne (The Politician's Wife), dynamic and successful Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner (Clive Owen Inside Man) is investigating the brutal murder of a 19-year-old youth. Ambitious Detective Inspector Catherine Tully (Claire Skinner Bridget Jones's Diary) is seconded to Tanner's team to assist with the case.
During the inquiry, Tanner discovers that he is losing his sight. At first, he is defiant about the diagnosis, insisting on a second opinion, but increasingly, he is unable to escape the appalling truth about his condition. Terrified, he tells no one. When Tully realises the nature of his secret, she agrees to guard it - on certain conditions that will further her career.
As a disturbing side-effect of his diminishing sight, Tanner experiences bizarre visions and his other senses erupt to fill the growing black void. Instinctively, Tanner uses the hallucinations as clues to solving the murder, knowing that he must re-invent his methods and develop this "second sight" to keep working and survive.
INCLUDES: Second Sight, Parts One & Two / Hide and Seek / Parasomnia / Kingdom of the Blind
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NOTE TO AMAZON: Can Amazon Note in their product description when a DVD or Video (like Second Sight) offers DVS--Descriptive Video Service, an audio descripton option for viewers with visual impairment--low vision or blindness?
Same way you may list when a product offers CC --Closed Captioning for viewers with hearing impairment--deaf, hard of hearing, etc.
For those who have visual impairment, this DVD/video/TV movie offers the option of Descriptive Audio, a quiet voice that describes key visual scenes (e.g., "The man slips into the room and hides a key under the phone.") To use this, check SECOND SIGHT video menu for additional features. On regular TV, you click the MTS or SAP button on your TV remote and highlight MTS or SAP-- when a program has it, a subtle voice describes all the video action. The voice in no way interferes with the video voice--in fact, it helps the viewer.
My husband is blind, and this way we can both watch DVD. (If the program does not have it, clicking SAP or MTS will play classical music or Spanish translation).
I'm sighted, but I love Descriptive Audio for when I'm tired, too--I never miss a trick this way!
We urge ALL DVD/video makers to add descriptive video---PBS tv stations offer a great many programs with DV (e.g., Masterpiece Theatre, series, etc.)--some networks--NBC, CBS, ABC--must also, by law--look oline on tv schedule to see if DA or DV appears (where the initials CC, for "Closed Captions" for deaf viewers, normally appears).
Claire Skinner is, as always, expert and enjoyable to watch but its Clive Owen's show all the way. His unconventional good looks and rugged exterior share space with a tender, devoted father and a fair-minded, ingenious detective but Owen also gives Ross Tanner something else, that rarest of things in movie characters--the suggestion of an inner life which is every bit as fascinating as his day-to-day crime solving. Great production values and fine supporting performances (especially from Stuart Wilson and Phoebe Nicholls) make SECOND SIGHT a must for any British mystery video library.