Tuesday, October 27, 2015

DVD Review : Miss Fisher’s Murders Mysteries, Series 3

Called “television at its most entertaining, stimulating best” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and  a “smart, slick mystery series…a female cross between The Saint and James Bond: unstoppable, unbeatable and unapologetic” (MediaPost), Miss Fisher’s Murders Mysteries, Series 3 debuts on DVD and Blu-ray on October 27th from Acorn.

Armed with a razor-sharp wit (and a ladylike pistol), Essie Davis (The Babadook, The Slap, Game of Thrones) returns for more stylish mysteries as the glamorous Miss Phryne Fisher, a lady detective in 1920s Australia with a fabulous sense of fun and a flair for solving crimes. These sharply written and gorgeously costumed episodes continue to find new fans in the U.S. through Acorn’s syndication to public television and home video releases. The DVD and Blu-ray are available upon request and include all 8 episodes of Series 3 plus behind-the-scenes featurettes, character clips, and Mr. Butler’s Drink of the Week.

My Thoughts

Miss Fisher is back! The flapper has a new series of murders to solve, eight of them to be exact, and she solves each one with her usual style and flair. That's eight hours of Miss Fisher complete with the sexy Inspector, his nice sidekick Collins (this young man is starting to grow on me!), and the prudish Dottie. And let's not forget the incredible historical setting of Melbourne Australia in the twenties and the immaculate costumes.  Here is a little about each episode:

Death Defying Feats - A magic trick goes terribly wrong when an assistant is guillotined on stage.

Murder and the Maiden - A body is found at the airbase and a airman is missing. Fisher runs into an old flame.

Murder and Mozzarella - An old woman is found covered in pasta sauce. Fisher must determine if it's related to the mafia or just a rival restaurant.

Blood and Money - A street kid asks Fisher to help him find his brother which leads to a string of murders of young boys.

Death and Hysteria- Someone gets electrocuted at a sanatorium and Fisher must determine if it was accidental or deliberate.

Death at the Grand - A hotel concierge is pushed from the roof with Fisher's purse in his hands. To make matters worse, her dad shows up on the scene.

Game, Set and Murder - When someone dies from a spider bite at a tennis tournament, Fisher  suspects murder.

Death Do Us Part - In the midst of several marriages there are also a few murders and someone is out to get the Fisher family.

Miss Fisher is a fantastic historical series and I can't wait to see where things go in Season 4. This set also included lots of bonus footage including Mr Butler’s Drink of the Week, a look behind the scenes, and  photos stills. If you'd like to grab a copy of this awesome series for yourself, it's available online at Acorn Media and on Amazon. 


tisonly143 said...

I have yet to see any of these but I have heard so many wonderful things abut the show, I hope to be able to catch up with everyone on this over the coming holiday season..