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Life on Mars - BBC Series 2 (New Packaging) [Blu-ray]

John Simm , Philip Glenister    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster, Liz White
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Contender
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Oct 2008
  • Run Time: 470 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CK02PA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,919 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All seven episodes of the second series of the acclaimed BBC police drama starring John Simm and Philip Glenister. Detective Sam Tyler (Simm) is a professional 21st-century cop, keeping the streets of Manchester clean. But when he is run over in a near-fatal hit and run accident, he wakes up to find himself seemingly transported back in time to 1973. Trying to adjust to the archaic and sometimes brutal methods of Seventies police work, Sam frequently clashes with his abrasive, hard-drinking DCI, Gene Hunt (Glenister), but finds a sympathetic friend in WPC Annie Cartwright (Liz Smith). But is Sam just imagining all this? Is he in a coma? Or is he really back in time?

Product Description

United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Behind the scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: It's hard to believe it's over. Life On Mars shot out of nowhere at the beginning of 2006 to become a vital, gripping drama, and this second series more than maintains the sky high standards that the first so memorably set. What makes it even more surprising is that all the ingredients were there for it to go so tragically wrong. The central premise, that for unknown reasons modern day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up in the 1970s, is fraught with potential potholes, yet the creators of Life On Mars twist it very much in their favour, delivering a skilful, taut comparison between policing then and policing now. It's this clash of approach that provides many of Life On Mars' sparks, but nonetheless, it has much more than that going for it. It boasts, for instance, a terrific level of attention to detail, and weaves in quality narrative too, with Tyler frequently caught between unravelling his predicament, the crimes before him, and his 1970s' colleagues with their 1970s' tactics. This second, and final, series wraps things up surprisingly well, and consistently delivers laughs, action and plenty of pub talk off the back of it. It's also a delight to revisit Life On Mars, and that makes this collected boxset of the episodes of season two an absolute must for any fan of gritty, interesting and terrifically entertaining British drama. Quite, quite brilliant. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Emmy Awards, ...Life on Mars (Complete Series 2) - 2-Disc Set ( Life on Mars - Complete Series Two ) (Blu-Ray)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gene Hunt is back in the driving seat! 21 Sep 2011
By Jay
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Great follow up to first series. You cant help but love Gene Hunt. Great story lines, especially episode 4 involving wife-swapping! The banter between Gene, Sam, Ray & Chris is amusing. Well acted, good scripts, comical moments and throughly enjoyable. Set in the seventies makes for amusing watching, the colours,the music, the lack of technology that we have today. You wont be disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life on mars 25 Mar 2009
If you were around in the seventies and enjoying it then you love this. The series really captures the essence of the time. Not many computers, no e.mails, no mobile phones, how on earth did we communicate. Great fashion and dodgy cars.
Each episode leaves you wanting more. The direction and actors are both great and the blu-ray quality is stunning

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best endings ever 11 July 2011
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So many times I have wathced really good series which have been ruined by being dragged on for too long, or with a weak ending (Lost was the worst example ever - what a let down!) This time the writers/ producers went out on a real high. I could happily have watched Sam's adventures for longer, but the ending is so brilliant and so well filmed that I feel anything but let down by their decision to end it leaving us wanting more. The acting is grea, the music is great, the atmosphere is great, and teh ending is everything I could have hoped for and more!
An all round joy!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV and nostalgia 15 Nov 2009
This has to be one of the best TV programmes ever made and is well worth buying purely for this reason alone, as an added bonus if you're aged over 50 you come away from watching this feeling nostalgic as hell, well worth the money spent 10/10
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life on Mars Life on Manchester 26 Aug 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This second series is fantastic. It challenges both how far reality can willingly be suspended and how far plot-tastic (if there is such an word) characters that are trying not to and trying to both save and kill our (rather surprising) hero from his (internally chosen) present and his (uncomfortably sudden and painful) reality (or at least his apparent present in 2006). Whilst the ending is (on the one hand) a realistic and engaging representation of Manchester in 2006, the final moments are a wonderfully ironic (and realistic?) assessment of modern life. Every episode is wonderfully created and delivered. I haven't seen Ashes to Ashes but if this was a case of Absolute Beginners then Let's Dance.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Geneie 19 Jun 2010
By Susie Q
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Watched the complete series on TV up to and including the finale of Ashes to Ashes.........fabulous. Re-watching from the start and it's even better than I remembered. Knowing 'the truth' hasn't spoilt it at all. If like me you can't get enough of the Gene Genie this set is a must.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BLU-RAY IS BEST. 14 May 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I have read on various places on the Internet that the BLU-RAY versions of LIFE ON MARS were missing extras,well this is not true,as the people who said that had never checked to see in the first place!.
These editions have ALL the extras that were included on the DVD versions,and with BLU-RAY it is a TWO DISC set,unlike the DVD set of FOUR,so that means you can watch four episodes on one disc which also has extras as well.
The show is fantastic,and i hope they release the BLU-RAY editions of ASHES TO ASHES as well!!!.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More please!! 10 Sep 2011
By J. N. Bullock VINE VOICE
After the first series I was unsure where the next would go and how well it would be received. All I can say is it is great!

This series 2 of Life on Mars continues the story of Detective Inspector Sam Tyler (John Simm) who has somehow been transported 30 years back in time and struggles to come to terms with police work 1973 style and in particular his boss DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister).

The mix of serious sometimes brutal crime fighting and the light comedy interplay makes fascinating viewing plus there is the added interest of trying to work out just what is going on time travel wise.

Glenister and Simm are first rate and very well supported by Dean Andrews, Liz White and Marshall Lancaster. The writing is crisp and the production flawless.

This is television drama at its best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life on Mars- Series 2: Brilliant Drama...
The series blends in well from Series 1.. There are many cracking episodes in this one including one involving a bomber, and another involving a suburban couple. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by munchkinsraves
5.0 out of 5 stars Camberwick green
A classic, " stay out of Camberwick Green ! " Excellent opening sequence, I remember the series
Season 2 episode 5
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant series!
This is a fabulous series. A must watch! Think we have worn the DVD out!The characters are brilliant and so funny. Other comedy duo's have nothing on Chris and Ray! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Cat lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as the first
love this dvd as much as the first, the clothes the music and overall the dvd is excellant from start to finis, would recommend is one of my favourites of all time.
Published 16 days ago by DB - London
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant fun!
Great characters, interesting plots ,fab actors . The sexism is true ..... Brought back unpleasant memories of my time at work in a male dominated profession, but , great fun... Read more
Published 1 month ago by PatWestLancs
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
'Life on Mars' is, in my opinion, quite simply the best cop series ever made.
Serious philosophical questions wrapped up in an incredibly inventive, entertaining,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peter Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars good i think but?
I liked the product so that is the reason I brought it. Brought through Amazon because it's convenient. Delivery was good because it was very quick. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul Godbeer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Viewing
Never seen a episode while on TV , started watching it over christmas and couldnt stop until we found out the conclusion. Was a good ending . Read more
Published 3 months ago by catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the upgrade
I own Life on Mars on dvd but I recently got a blu ray player and thought this would be the perfect show to have in this format. Read more
Published 4 months ago by V. Augustic
5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Fiction Drama
Modern day take of a 70's Cop Show which takes you back to a recent bygone era,
Excellent Graphics from the blu-ray
Published 4 months ago by Keith Synnott
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