Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CODE OF A KILLER



The three-part Acorn TV British miniseries CODE OF A KILLER debuts on DVD on May 30, 2017 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. From the director of Broadchurch and the producers of Line of DutyCode of a Killer tells the extraordinary true story of how a brilliant scientist and a progressive police detective united to create the biggest advance in modern criminal investigation. BAFTA-winner David Threlfall (Shameless, Midwinter of the Spirit, Ripper Street) stars as tenacious detective David Baker, who heads up the investigation into the brutal murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls during the 1980s. Only a few miles away, Dr. Alec Jeffreys, (John Simm,Doctor Who, Life on Mars, The Catch) a scientist at Leicester University, invents a remarkable technique to read each individual's unique DNA fingerprint. The DVD includes 3 episodes plus behind-the-scenes featurettes ($34.99, AcornOnline.com). Code of a Killer made its U.S. Premiere in February 2017 on Acorn TV, the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond.

When the trail goes cold on the homicides of two teenage girls, Detective David Baker (David Threlfall) contacts Dr. Alec Jeffreys (John Simm), who has made headlines with his groundbreaking DNA research. Together they attempt what has never been done before – to solve a crime through DNA profiling. Facing public opposition and lack of funding, Baker and Jeffreys conduct the world’s first “DNA manhunt” to find the girls’ murderer and stop a serial killer in his tracks. This riveting miniseries also stars Anna Madeley (The Crown, Mr. Selfridge), Anna Tiernan (300), Lydia Rose Bewley (The Royals), Farzana Dua Elahe (The Hundred-Foot Journey), and Robert Glenister (Hustle, Close to the Enemy).

BONUS: Behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast, crew, and the real-life Dr. Alec Jeffreys and Detective David Baker (29 min.)

Street Date: May 30, 2017                                            SRP: $34.99
DVD: 3 episodes – Approx. 140 min., plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961258598
Contains violence and strong language.

My Thoughts


Code of a  Killer is a miniseries that was inspired by  a true story. It centers around a detective named David Baker. He was the lead detective on a murder case of two young girls who were murdered in the 1980s. The investigation is at a standstill until he joins forces with a scientist who is working on a new DNA fingerprint. Baker reads about it in the paper and decides to look him up. The two team up to discover the killer, and set in motion a new type of forensics that takes the world by storm.

This was a thrilling miniseries packed with action and intrigue.  The fact that it was based on real events makes it even more exciting. It was interesting learning about how advances in DNA came about and how much it has helped law enforcement around the world. The murder mystery intertwined with the science made it even more exciting. This is one of those shows you can watch a dozen times and take away something new each time. It's a definite to-watch for lovers of mysteries and forensic science.






19 comments:

rochelle said...

Sounds good like to read this

Sandy Cain said...

This sounds interesting....I'm a little hesitant, though, as stories about murder give me nightmares. Stil, it might not be too bad, I'll look into it!

Deborah Caudill said...

Code of A Killer sounds like my kind of "page turner up-all-night' read. I love books based on true crime and this one sounds so intriguing that I am sure it won't disappoint. If a book has been made into a movie, I always read the book first because the book is almost always better than the movie. I usually like the movie if I liked the book if they cast the right actors. I can't wait to get started reading this book.

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

I love based-on-a-true-story thrillers. British mini-series like this are often so engaging.

Mrs. Creager said...

Sounds intriguing to say the least..This is not your typical murder investigation mystery story. It has something new never before written about.

jean602 said...

Sounds interesting can't wait to read this.

Marti Tabora said...

This definitely sounds like something I would like to read. I love stories that are based on true stories.

VickieC said...

don't like these types of books or movies but my husband does so he would love it

Edye Nicole said...

Sounds really good!

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Melissa Storms said...

This sounds really good I love thriller/mysteries especially when they are based on true events. I may have to watch this weekend.

Terri. said...

It sounds fantastic! I like true stories with a lot of action in them.

lyndseyluvsjj said...

I love suspense/mystery books. This sounds like a really great read!

BethElderton said...

This sounds so interesting. I am fascinated by DNA technology and the solving of murder mysteries. I hope I can find a place to stream this, or find the DVD.
Mary Beth Elderton

William Karcher said...

I don't read that kind of books !

Anonymous said...

I love a good murder mystery/thriller. I am constantly reading and looking for a good read Rosanne

jjmon2012 said...

If I was a fan of this kinda read/shows then I would be very interested. Just something I don't care for.

porschepuppy said...

I like murder mystery stories and this looks intriguing.

maritza baez said...

Sounds so cool. I'll have to try that

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