Monday, October 24, 2016


BBC One’s new gripping miniseries Capital makes its DVD debut on November 8, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. From the makers of Broadchurch and Humans and based on John Lanchester’s best-selling novel, Capital is a witty, colorful and sharply observed drama about the interconnected lives of a diverse group of characters linked to a fictional street. The 4-episode miniseries stars Toby Jones (Detectorists, The Hunger Games, Wayward Pines), Gemma Jones (Harry Potter films, Sense & Sensibility), and Rachael Stirling (Detectorists, The Bletchley Circle). This DVD Single features 4 episodes and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette. ($34.99, Capital made its streaming premiere in September 2016 on Acorn TV, the premier streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond.

One day, a street’s residents all receive an anonymous postcard through their front doors bearing a simple message: “We want what you have”. Who is behind the anonymous hate campaign? And what do they want? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, interweaving stories reveal lives filled with love and loss, fear and greed, fortune and envy, and at its heart, family and home. 

The series co-stars Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, The Full Monty), Adeel Akhtar (The Night Manager, The Dictator), Robert Emms (Happy Valley, War Horse, Mirror Mirror), Wunmi Mosaku (Batman vs Superman, Vera), and Bryan Dick (Wolf Hall, Bleak House).

Street Date: November 8, 2016 SRP: $34.99
DVD  Single: 4 episodes – Approx. 189 min. – SDH subtitles – UPC 054961252893
BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (17 min.)

My Thoughts

Capitol is an awesome miniseries adapted from a novel. On a high-end street in London, everyone gets a threatening postcard.  It simply reads, "We want what you have."  Though at first they think it's a joke or a sales gimmick, things quickly escalate.Those few words set off panic and fear throughout the neighborhood. Secrets are revealed, and scenes alternate between funny, scary, and touching. There are four episodes included in the DVD set.

Episode 1 - The well-to-do residents of Pepsys Road are shocked when they all find threatening notes in their mailboxes.

Episode 2 - Things start to get nasty among the neighbors when they try to figure out the meaning behind the notes.

Episode 3 - The police are lead in a new and surprising direction.

Episode 4 - Everything is revealed in a climax that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

I really enjoyed this mini-series, and found the story-line fast-paced and exciting. If you want to grab a copy of this amazing DVD for yourself, you can find it on Acorn Media.