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Hit & Miss [DVD]

Chloe Sevigny , Vincent Regan , Hettie Macdonald , Sheree Folkson    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Chloe Sevigny, Vincent Regan, Jonas Armstrong, Peter Wight
  • Directors: Hettie Macdonald, Sheree Folkson
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 July 2012
  • Run Time: 266 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008582F5C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,385 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Mia is a contract killer with a secret: she's a transgender woman. After a young life where she never quite fitted in, Eddie, an underworld linchpin, took Mia under his wing and created a brilliant assassin.

But Mia's life is turned upside down when she receives a letter from her ex, Wendy, who reveals that she's dying from cancer - and that when they were together Mia fathered a son, 11-year-old Ryan. Now Mia is his legal guardian.

Travelling to a tiny village in West Yorkshire to see the boy, Mia meets the rest of Wendy's farmhouse clan: 16-year-old Riley, 15-year-old Levi, and six-year-old Leonie.

Hit & Miss follows Mia's attempts to mix her killer instincts with her new maternal ones, in a search for her own identity. A lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family in the middle of nowhere is where the series begins.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Mia is a contract killer with a secret: she's a transgender woman. After a young life where she never quite fitted in, Eddie, an underworld linchpin, took Mia under his wing and created a brilliant assassin. But Mia's life is turned upside down when she receives a letter from her ex, Wendy, who reveals that she's dying from cancer - and that when they were together Mia fathered a son, 11-year-old Ryan. Now Mia is his legal guardian. Travelling to a tiny village in West Yorkshire to see the boy, Mia meets the rest of Wendy's farmhouse clan: 16-year-old Riley, 15-year-old Levi, and 6-year-old Leonie. Hit & Miss follows Mia's attempts to mix her killer instincts with her new maternal ones, in a search for her own identity. A lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family in the middle of nowhere is where the series begins. ...Hit & Miss - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( Hit and Miss ) ( Hit & Miss - Season One )

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big hit! 25 July 2012
By ken
Format:DVD
I had no idea what to expect from this series, but after episode 1, I was transfixed, Chloe Sevigney was outstanding as the transgender assassin, what an original, and forward looking series this is.

The whole storyline was gripping, and well carried by all the cast.

As of yet, there is no news on a second series, it would be a big shame if there wasn't one after the cliff hanger ending.

A big hit, certainly not a miss.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly original: Hit & Miss 17 July 2012
Format:DVD
Sky Drama's recent six episode series Hit & Miss could hardly be accused of subtlety or of following convention. And yet despite not relying on standard methods of ensuring ratings success or directing at a specific target audience the show has achieved something that so few have. Hit & Miss is an original production that succeeds in telling a story that you haven't heard before.

In short Hit & Miss tells the story of an archetypal outcast thrown by circumstance out of her comfort zone of self-chosen isolation and into the harsh realities and responsibilities of becoming guardian to a broken rural family. But things are even more complicated as the series protagonist Mia, beautifully portrayed by Chloë Sevigny, struggles to balance her new family commitments with her illegal occupation and indeed her own personal development. As Mia insists herself she's "not like other women" in fact she's not like any other character out there in film or television. What Mia is, is a damaged pre-op transsexual gun for hire with a dark and twisted past.

Using its concentration on emotion to balance its fantasy premise the series really draws you to its characters. Although the notion of a sociopathic assassin in Manchester playing house sounds really quite out there Hit & Miss triumphs in making its audience buy into this scenario on the merit of the series quality. It really is one of the best and most original series that has hit our screens as of late and is quite rightly addictive and being sold for an excellent price to boot.

Hitting the spot as a show that really makes you think with an original storyline and great characters this is certainly one series you won't want to miss.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Have been mesmerised by the TV show and pre-ordered the DVD as soon as it came available. All based on a fairly outlandish set of circumstances and the underlying plot/scenario doesn't bear much close scrutiny. Is there really that thriving a market for hit-men in Manchester? However, what carries the show are the actors, especially the children/teenagers. Chloë Sevigny is surprisingly believable as a transsexual man although I must admit to limited experience of such people in real-life. She/he is also given the right flawed character away from her 'job' to explain why she can do it without discernible impact on her.

I can, nevertheless, understand that many people will detest the show or just not get on with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Crime Drama with a difference 18 Feb 2013
By piet88
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This show hasn't made it to NZ but after reading online reviews I took a chance on it and it didn't disappoint. Like The Sopranos it combines two poopular types of drama: family and crime. Unlike the Sopranos the main character and head of household is transgender. Chloe Sevigny is abolutely perfect for the part and the cast overall is excellent.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Hit & Miss, an original production by Sky and created by Paul Abbott (Shameless), follows Mia (Chloe Sevigny) a pre-op transsexual contract assassin. After returning from a typical assassination, she receives a letter from the only women she ever slept with, telling her that said woman is dying, and that Mia has a son, Ryan (Jorden Bennie). Not long after, Mia finds out that her ex has now passed away, and has made her the legal guardian Ryan, and his three half-siblings. This blended series of assassinations and family drama follows Mia's attempts to become a parent to the unorthodox family, while also trying to hide her job as a professional killer and fend off the vial landlord John, who will stop at nothing to get them, and especially Mia, of his land.

Mia is a deep and well written character, marvellously played by Chloe. Throughout the series we see many aspect of her, such as the turmoil she suffers by being different and in an unaccepting world, which are explored. This works due to Chloe, the writing and the wonderful direction. In the end I did find her a sympathetic character, despite the fact that she is a killer. I would however have liked to know more about her past. Throughout the series we gain little hints of how she came this far, especially during the final episode which explores part of her family life, but we never truly learn how, or exactly why, she became an assassin. I know it is likely they are saving the details for further series, but it would helped just to see a little more depth in to her killing past and the relationship she shares with Eddies.

The support cast is strong, with every actor well cast and most of the characters well written.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Entertaining and Different 12 July 2012
Format:DVD
The plot has been described, I won't go there again. I have just finished watching the dvd and despite trying not to I watched the last three episodes back to back as I couldn;t 'put it down'. The series has some areas that one needs to be prepared to suspend disbelief for: there are contract murders very regularly and an array of accents and Cloe's wavers a little, although not bad.

There is a great balance in the programme between seeing the lives of others one may not meet in day to day life (personally I think most of them I wouldn't want to) and an exciting plot driven less by the contract murders than the troublesome neighbours (rough neighbourhood I hear you say).

I have read reviews complaining of a poor or bad dialogue and unlikeable characters. I think the show is more cinematic than that and very subtle, we are often shown deep emotions and thoughts with little need for dialogue, but it is very far from falling in to the French or arthouse way, it is a plot driven show that is layered with individual stories. As for the unlikeable characters, the children initially seem practically ferral but are working to stay together and protect each other and Chloe's character's idea of motherhood would be enough to make a social worker faint, to mention just a couple. To me though the point is they are not romantic, She is a serial killer with no experience of caring for others and has major issues, I would find it harder to watch her become the perfect mother Hollywood style. I like flawed characters I am one.

It was Chloe that brought me to this show and she did not dissapoint, her accent may not have been perfect but her acting is subtle, her portrayal of a transexual woman was so believable I found myself looking at her looking in the mirror in her room saying to myself transexual women have so often got such good legs. It's not often that I am so taken in by a performance.

I am banging the drum for series two
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Miss "Hit and Miss"!
Congratulations to everyone connected with this excellent series, especially Paul Abbott and Sean Conway. The
series was well-crafted and intense. Read more
Published 1 day ago by John P. Shea
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good Series
Published 14 days ago by Mrs Christine Elliment
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
Stunning acting performances, brilliant cinematically. Just amazing. Don't watch it if you need nice neat endings it is more of a Z for Zachariah ending.
Published 1 month ago by Bradfordiansteph
5.0 out of 5 stars Great writing
This is definitely 5 star drama. Superb acting by all. Great writing, directing, camera work. Very sensitive, heroic. Glad to see her do in some of the bad guys. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mausie
5.0 out of 5 stars totally original
Themes that we have all seen but with twists that make it totally original a great bit of writing and acting. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. I. A. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, original drama
Interesting perspectives, and plots, a romance, some intrigue and some suspense, and some fantastic drama. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Barnendu Goswami
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit & Miss
Took a little while to get in to this but Jonas Armstrong was the special bonus for me. I love him to bits. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ms. J. A. Nash
5.0 out of 5 stars WHY HAVE SO FEW PEOPLE HEARD OF THIS FILM ?
Finely nuanced plot that keeps one guessing throughout and good performance from lead actors. Why have so few people heard of this film ?
Published 6 months ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable.
Enjoyed the whole serious on telly but missed the last episode so bought this dvd.g.Good quality dvd for the price.
Published 7 months ago by ELIZABETH EKNER
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Totally mind blowingly brilliant Chloe is fabulous as an assassin with a secret dropped into a family situation they are not prepared for and making the common mistake of not... Read more
Published 8 months ago by CC26
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