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Top of the Lake [DVD]

Elisabeth Moss , David Wenham , Jane Campion , Garth Davis    To Be Announced   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright, Holly Hunter
  • Directors: Jane Campion, Garth Davis
  • Writers: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
  • Producers: Philippa Campbell
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Aug 2013
  • Run Time: 342 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B4F8K20
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,318 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A 12 year old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and won’t say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realise that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well hidden. Set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts it dark twin, the fall. Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Holy Hunter and Peter Mullan Written and Directed by Jane Campion

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A 12 year old girl, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a South Island lake in New Zealand. She is five months pregnant and won't say who the father is. Then she disappears. Robin Griffin is a gutsy but inexperienced detective called in to investigate. But as Robin becomes more and more obsessed with the search for Tui, she slowly begins to realise that finding Tui is tantamount to finding herself - a self she has kept well hidden. Available in beautiful high definition and set against one of the most amazing and untouched landscapes left on the planet, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness where the dream of paradise attracts it dark twin, the fall.


Actors Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan & Holly Hunter
Director Jane Campion
Certificate 15 years and over
Year 2013
Screen 1.78:1
Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (2.0)
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired
Closed Captions Yes
Duration 5 hours and 42 minutes (approx)


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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This series showcases some superb writing and acting. There isn't much on TV that is as well thought out and subtle as this. It's not only a personal drama, or a police story, or a mystery, or a thriller, but it contains strong elements of all of these. For me this is a bonus but if you are only looking for one of these maybe this is not the box set for you.

There are three main strands of plot: the mystery involving the disappearance of pregnant 12 year old Tui, the personal life of detective Robin Griffin (Elizabeth Moss), and the social "shape" and history of the small town in New Zealand, which includes some very insular, inward looking locals and a community of self-healing women, led by "guru" GJ (Holly Hunter).

I like the way almost all the main characters have ambiguity to them. Lead police office Al colludes with the locals, but has his own beliefs in justice. Robin's childhood sweetheart Johnno struggles with what he sees as his own weaknesses, even as he is blind to the incredible escape he has made from the forces that have dragged down the rest of his family. Even the "good" heroine Robin succumbs unwisely to anger, but this is done in such a way that you totally understand the way her frustrations have got the better of her.

If you let it, the interaction between the characters will really move you. There are uplifting moments where characters realise things about themselves and act on these revelations. There are tension moments full of threat. And although there are occasional "thrill" moments, involving chases, if that's all you are looking for, well, it's not just about that. It's the combination of these things together that makes this so special.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top of the lake 9 April 2014
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Excellent. Dark and moody. Maintains it tension all the way to the end. The women of paradise were wonderfully weird. All in all a great watch
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those films you keep thinking about 11 Mar 2014
By JayZ
Format:Blu-ray
We're a bit spoilt for choice for gritty police procedurals nowadays, but this one stood out for me.
. Incredible scenery contrasting with spooky music and the grim business of looking under stones.
. strong central characters: Tui, Matt and Robin notably
. extraordinary but broadly plausible cast will keep you engrossed
. above all, a study in how people in small communities will look the other way for fear of being ostracised.

Found myself watching this at 3am with work the next day!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Brilliant 19 Aug 2013
Format:DVD
This is a fantastic program that is both believable and very frightening. The cast all play well and I think the Elizabeth Moss from mad men has done well to break away from any kind of type casting and gone for a completely different and complicated character role. She is clearly a tremendous actress and Im sure we will she much much more of her. It is hard to write about this without spoiling it. it is not an easy ride by any stretch. But makes for great viewing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky, weird and compelling 2 May 2014
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The setting is stunning, but behind the beauty of the scenery, dark things are going on. Very gripping right from the start and the female detective is great - one wonders what her interest in the missing young girl is all about, and as the story unfolds, the viewer is in for some shocks. Edge of your chair stuff, but in a quiet, subtle sort of way.
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not All Is What It Seems 27 May 2013
By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I started watching 'Top of the Lake' because I am a fan of Elizabeth Moss. Her role in this film is terrific, in fact it s so good, she should be nominated for an Emmy. From the first confusing episode to the day, I was hooked! This is one of the better mini-series I have seen,

'Top of the Lake ' is a seven-hour miniseries from filmmaker Jane Campion. Elisabeth Moss is a troubled Sydney cop investigating the disappearance of a pregnant 12-year-old in her small New Zealand hometown. This is a crime series concerned with heartbreak. Moss's detective Robin Griffin is investigating the disappearance of Tui. Her father is Matt Mitcham, played by Peter Mullan, a Scotsman introduced as a villain. He is a drug taker, maker and rounder and owns the town.

There's a lake where the mountains should be, and green, green grass. Everything is topsy-turvy: An unborn baby is called a "time bomb," a gentle elder-care companion puts his fist through a wall. And around the investigation is a group of scarred women camped out on land called Paradise. Holly Hunter's GJ, gives advice, sips soup and drops truth bombs.

This is a police procedural like no other. The only ethical investigator, it seems is Elizabeth Moss's character. All is not what it seems, and the finale will leave you surprised.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 05-27-13
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb series vir exellent acting! 2 April 2014
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This is a really original story with amazing acting and beautiful cinematography, by the director of "The Piano". I would strongly recommend it to anybody that enjoys good acting and non-stereotype characters. Elisabeth Moss from "Mad Men" surpasses herself. I was really very impressed and glad that I took a chance on this series! Don't hesitate...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillaint acting and great storyline 23 April 2014
By Bex
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Thoroughly enjoyed this drama which is powerful and very different so keeps you engaged and guessing right from the start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it! the cast were fantastic throughout!
Published 11 minutes ago by D Whyte
1.0 out of 5 stars Because a rating of "no stars" is not available
Others have said it all: Wooden female lead character (couldn't the director get her to change her expression once in a while? Read more
Published 5 days ago by 10+yr_Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent DVD, with twist & turns all the way through
Published 9 days ago by Eric
1.0 out of 5 stars SHOULD BE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE
Extremely disappointed with bland and complicated DVD which I terminated after twenty minutes
Published 15 days ago by An Old Greybeard
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but bland
There is no doubt that the series is visually striking, what with the beautiful shooting locations. Unfortunately, the narrative is needlessly convoluted and dull and many of the... Read more
Published 19 days ago by T. Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
needs to be viewed twice
Published 19 days ago by nigel edwards
3.0 out of 5 stars It is nothing like Twin Peaks
After reading others comparing this to Twin Peaks I had to see it.
It is nothing like Twin Peaks... Read more
Published 20 days ago by H. Sveen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very engrossing.
Published 27 days ago by Peter Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars A must if you like dark mysteries
well worth viewing- visually atmospheric, good cast. Will watch many times
Published 1 month ago by rockheadmag
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Moderate.
Published 1 month ago by MICHAEL LOWSLEY-WILLIAMS
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