Life On Mars - Series 1 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Simm, Liz White, Marshall Lancaster, Dean Andrews, Philip Glenister|
|Directors:||John McKay, John Alexander|
|Genres:||Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Television|
|Collections:||Top 100 Best of British|
Life On Mars - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
Life On Mars - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
Life On Mars - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
Life On Mars - Disc 4
|15 Disc 4|
|Run time:||7 hours 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 May 2006|
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Policing at it's best!!By Mike Thompson from Runcorn, Cheshire, England , 31 Mar 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]This is how policing should be!!
Well, some of it.....no red tape, no bloody human rights....
Oh, and it is a fantastic series, John Simm & Philip Glenister are brilliant actors....it's just a shame it can't go on for more and more series.
It would be good for Sam to go back to his year and meet DCI Hunt as an old man, and they have one of those 'deja vu' moments....
Get it, watch it and fully enjoy it!!
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Life On MarsBy a customer from Walsall , 24 Jun 2009I don't know why I didn't watch it when it was on TV but I saw Ashes to Ashes and just had to get this. I laughed out loud. It is so clever and funny. Little things that you would only appreciate if you were at least 10 in 1973 were funny if you looked at them through the eyes of someone from now.
BBC at it's bestBy blackberrypie (4 reviews) from Hungerford , 06 Jun 2009I had seen two episodes of the first series of Ashes to Ashes and, apart from finding Keeley Hawes character Alex supremely annoying, I liked the idea of the programme and particularly liked Phillip Glennister's character of the very un-PC Gene Hunt. I decided to therefore start with the much talked about Life on Mars as I had missed it first time round.
It is one of the best series I have seen for a long while. My favourite of all the BBC series of this ilk is Hustle and this was certainly on a par with it. Clever, sharp writing with all the crucial elements that you want from a show - great leads, excellent and intriguing storylines, a love-interest and enough comedy one-liners to keep it ticking along without seeming to be looking for cheap laughs.
To say that the character of Gene Hunt is incomparable is an understatement. Phillip Glennister holds nothing back and Hunt really is the one you are drawn to on stage. This is not to say that other characters aren't fantastic. John Simm is brilliant as Sam Tyler and the audience shares the frustration he has about what is going on.... and just when you think you have worked it out, the writers throw in another spanner!
Would thoroughly recommed this series as essential viewing. Also add Season 2 to your list as it is even better and the ending is absolutely outstanding!
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EnjoyableBy a customer from Birmingham , 27 May 2009I've only seen the first two episodes of the series, but so far I've enjoyed it. My only critisism, and it's not of the show, is that there are only 2 episodes per disc, so it will take me a few weeks to finally get to the end of it. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.
life on marsBy a customer from Chelmsford , 09 May 2009its great if you ever watched it on telly its just the best show on & this is a great way to watch it.
Vis a Vis the new US versionBy molfluon (11 reviews) from Nelson , 25 Apr 2009Just seen the American remake on the net. Hmmmm, oh well. Reminded me of how good the original was. Fantasy from start to finish but was so good you suspended disbelief and immersed yourself totally in Sam's world. Sharing his bemusement, disorientation, fear and anger all the way. Well acted, superb script. Particularly fine performances from Philip Glenister and John Simm. Liz White was good too. Ernest and playful with John Simm's character she was a joy to watch and cute as anything.