Friday, January 12, 2018

Alibi DVD Review

With a captivating story and intriguing characters, the thrilling mystery ALIBI arrives on DVD on January 16, 2018 from Acorn TV, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. In this psychological thriller by multi-award-winning writer Paul Abbott(Shameless, State of Play), an upper-class man (Michael KitchenFoyle’s War) and a catering waitress (Sophie OkonedoHotel Rwanda, The Slap, Criminal Justice) are brought together over a corpse. Not knowing what else to do, they dispose of the body. As events unfold, seeds of mistrust spread until they threaten to destroy everyone in their reach. The miniseries co-stars Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey, The Good Karma Hospital). The DVD Single features 3 episodes ($34.99, Alibi is also available on  Acorn TV. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America’s most popular and largest streaming service focused on British and international television.

Neurotic businessman Greg Brentwood (Kitchen) throws an extravagant anniversary party for his wife, Linda (Logan, at their English country home. One of the caterers, Marcey (Okonedo) quietly admires the couple’s love for each other—until she sees an intimate moment between Linda and Greg’s business partner, Martin. When Marcey later returns to the house to retrieve her handbag, she walks in on a frightening scene: Greg moving Martin’s lifeless body. After the initial shock, Greg assures her it was an accident, and Marcey offers to help him dispose of the corpse.

As the police investigate the death, Greg becomes increasingly anxious, while Marcey urges him to remain calm. But as she starts to uncover the Brentwoods’ darkest secrets, she begins to wonder what she has gotten herself into. This intriguing and darkly humorous thriller also stars Adam Kotz (The Last King of Scotland) and Hilary Maclean (Torchwood).

Street Date: January 16, 2018                         SRP: $34.99
DVD 1-Disc: 3 episodes – Approx. 152 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961263493
Contains coarse language and disturbing images.

My Thoughts 

Alibi is a thriller laced with a little dark humor. A business throws a party that turns into a disaster for the caterer. First, she catches Greg's wife with his business partner. Then she comes back to get her bag and finds him moving the body of said partner. Marcey believes he's innocent and decides to give him a hand, but it's a decision she will soon regret. The mini series is broken down into three episodes. 

1- Greg throws a party, and after the party his caterer Marcey catches him trying to dispose of his partner's dead body.

2- Greg is acting a little crazy. Marcey tries to help him settle down. She also starts working at the office and learns something worrisome when going through the books.

3- Linda, Greg's wife, is suspicious of Marcey when she finds out she was in the same cab as the body.

This was a great mini-series. I loved watching the mystery unfold. There was lots of intrigue, but also moments that made you laugh. The cast all did a great job. Its a nice change seeing a mystery that isn't from the perspective of the cops. If you want to check out this series, you can grab a copy on Acorn Media for $34.99. Its also available on Amazon.


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