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P.D. James - Unnatural Causes
PD James - Unnatural Causes
Actors: Roy Marsden, Simon Chandler, Kenneth Colley, Mel Martin, Bill Nighy
Director: John Davies
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     2hr 0min

A mutilated corpse, its hands severed at the wrist, is found floating in a dinghy at sea. Investigating the bizarre death, Scotland Yard?s Commander Adam Dalgliesh is drawn into an increasingly macabre murder case and a mu...  more »

     
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Actors: Roy Marsden, Simon Chandler, Kenneth Colley, Mel Martin, Bill Nighy
Director: John Davies
Creators: Richard Crafter, Keith Judge, Brenda Reid, David Fitzgerald, Hilary Bevan Jones, P.D. James, Peter Buckman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: KOCH VISION
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Original Release Date: 01/13/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 01/13/1994
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Nice texture
Richard B. Schwartz | Columbia, Missouri USA | 01/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"P. D. James's stories are all nicely textured, with carefully-layered plotting and interesting characters. In this story we have a crime novelist who is found dead, his hands severed from his body. The suspects have alibis; one (a slightly effete and decidedly obnoxious critic) is played by the superb Bill Nighy. There are two subplots, one involving a sleazoid gangster, the second involving Dalgleish and his relationship with his girl friend. As those subplots intersect, the girl friend is threatened. The climax is particularly memorable, with a storm at sea and Dalgleish trapped with a suspect in a seaside cottage through which the winds are howling and in which the water is rising. This is definitely worth a look, if only for the Nighy character."
One of James' Most Suspenseful
A viewer | Northern Michigan,USA | 09/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of James' most suspenseful DVDs-just below A Certain Justice and
Original Sin. The ending is particularly so.Once again,Marsden plays Dalgliesh to
a "T",moving the case along at a good pace throughout.It is too bad that he is
unable to commit more time to his long time girl friend though. The color is excellent,
though I miss (as usual) Closed Captioning (even a list of characters with a summary
of their roles would have been useful as an extra. However,one does have the book &
can review the DVD (which can be a plus).The color is good,and the acting excellent."