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Franchise: Extreme Games. Share Embed. Add to Cart. In the near future, humanity is faced with a serious threat. The last few years, the development of cyber-technologies has become popular among wealthy people, but another part of society is against robotization. At the junction of ideas, a split into two opposing camps takes place, and a terrible genius is in power. Steward Monster — a mechanic and the creator of implants, feeling the power of their knowledge, decides to enslave the population of the planet with the help of chips, under the influence of which people fall into madness and uncontrollable rage.
Can you resist the total plans of the Monster, leading the detachment of brave heroes? You have a choice of three strong characters of the resistance group: Boris, Magnus and Sonya. Boris is a former kick boxer, the leader of a broken gang. Magnus is an orphan, born in Chinatown, a monk and a graduate of the martial arts school. Sonya is a former mixed martial arts athlete. Once she was in a bar and quarreled with the head of the mafia, who tore off her right hand. Soon the arm was replaced with a powerful modernized prosthesis.
Your enemies are armies of soldiers of corrupt corporations and syndicates, bandits mercenaries and mutants from the laboratories of evil genius. Either alone or with a friend, go straight to the epicenter of the events of a huge metropolis to clean the streets of the future from enemy contagion! Run the game and do it! Recommended: OS: 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8.
See all. View all. After looking at all the case files, his view is that Connor is hunting a serial killer who will certainly kill again. Dealing with the murders of young, gifted, innocent teenage girls is tough even for the most experienced professional. The story will centre on the rape and murder of Sarah Tennant, a young, white primary school teacher. Her black boyfriend, Milton Jones, is arrested at the scene of the crime covered in his girlfriend's blood and claiming a drug-induced amnesia.
But when more victims emerge, it becomes clear that a serial rapist is stalking London's black community - targeting white women with black boyfriends. It's an emotionally charged, contentious story with a wonderful twist at the end. Grant that she was going to write a part that would be perfect for him. He went to the Orpington branch of the Manic Depression Fellowship and talked to people with cyclothymia.
There is clearly a terrible and obvious prejudice with mental illness. I just hope I have done the role justice. The story is also available in book form. Inside is the naked body of Sofia Petrenko, a high-class prostitute, who has been strangled to death.
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The suitcase is traced to Vitali Malikov, a Ukrainian billionaire who admits to hiring Sofia's services, but he claims she was alive when she left him and that the case was a gift. Walker arrests Malikov on suspicion of murder, but then has to release him, and soon realises he has become a pawn in a much bigger game.
Writer: Lynda La Plante. The emotionally charged films are currently in production and shooting at locations across London. The films will be executive produced by series creator Lynda La Plante and produced by Jolyon Symonds Hustle, Whatever Love Means , who will be teaming up with the best of British writer and director talent.
ITV tends to be held up as the pinnacle of all that is wrong with British television and, flicking through this week's Radio Times - which offers such delights as Trisha , Britain's Best Back Gardens , 60 Minute Makeover , I Want That House , and something named probably quite appropriately Total Rubbish , described as a docu-soap following a handful of Glasgow binmen - I am tempted to agree. Yet there remains one field in with ITV is arguably second to none, at least as far as the UK goes, and that is the crime drama. Over the years, ITV has commissioned a veritable sea of these programmes, many of them critically acclaimed, ranging from Taggart 's Glasgow side streets to the lofty heights of Inspector Morse 's Oxford.
Now, Contender Home Entertainment have released their first of two box sets, each containing four of the eight episodes the second set is due for release in Spring The question is, does this series hold up on DVD as well as it did on television? Walker is impatient, rash, smokes a lot and feels he got where he is through hard work alone, whereas North is a more level-headed individual.
The various cases they encounter range from unpleasant to downright shocking, with La Plante never shying away from implying or depicting horrific acts, from child murder to the rape and mutilation of women. The series holds back absolutely no punches, resulting in a complete lack of predictability. Every aspect is covered in extreme detail, with a definite focus on maintaining an accurate portrayal of the business.
In the first episode, for instance, the interviewing of a key suspect is presented in real-time, covering everything from his name and date of birth to what he was doing at the time the murder in question was supposedly committed.
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By way of split-screen, the camera often focuses on the eyes of both the interviewers and the interviewee, allowing the audience to make up its own mind as to the guilt of the suspect. By creating these extremely intense character studies, La Plante is able to grab her viewers by the balls and force them to invest in the characters. The series also represents something of a technical innovation in its use of splitscreen, and while I very much doubt that this was the first television show to use this, it certainly did it a long time before 24 came along and was heralded by many as the pioneer of the technique.
Indeed, during an interview featured in this set, La Plante claims that the creators of 24 actually contacted her, asking to view demonstrations of the technique. Splitscreen, which has been, on occasions, used for no apparent reason - in BBC1's Spooks , for example, where it often merely reiterates the same information multiple times - works surprisingly effectively here.
Often, it is used to show reactions to the same question from different people, or to identify a character when their name is mentioned. Far from being a gimmick, the splitscreen is well-integrated into the series and quickly becomes one of its staple elements. My main criticism of this series is the fact that, as it progresses, it becomes more and more soap operatic. The first two episodes definitely come over as the strongest thanks to their relative lack of insight into the private lives of its main characters, but with each new episode, La Plante has more and more trouble keeping both Walker and North involved with the same case.
By putting the two of them in a relationship together, she solves some of these problems, but this takes valuable time away from the most interesting aspect of the series - the police procedural - and demands that the viewer invest in a relationship that is not always particularly convincing or even interesting. By the fourth episode the last one in this set , the concept has become strained to the point that North is tasked to investigate a case that, coincidentally, was originally headed by Walker.
To what extent problems such as these continue in the next four episodes is unclear, since my memory of them is patchy at best, but their presence here is a little disappointing given the quality of the rest of the material on display. Each episode lasts for around 3 hours and 20 minutes they were originally screened as two-parters, each running for approximately 2 hours including commercials , although the final two episodes are slightly shorter than the first two. DS Walker is brought in to crack the case and, aided by DI North, sets out to find the perpetrator at all costs.
Suspicion quickly falls on Michael Dunn Rhys Ifans , a local drunk, lunatic and supposed paedophile. Dunn, however, protests his innocence, and it soon becomes clear that the eyewitness accounts are inconsistent. The pace of this first episode is slower than those that follow it, and the plot is considerably leaner, spending little to no time on the private lives of its protagonists.
This works well because it establishes the framework to which the rest of the series will conform, and it allows the viewer to become sufficiently engrossed in the case itself. Rhys Ifans has an extremely strong screen presence, giving an ambiguous performance that leaves you unsure as to whether to pity or loathe his character, and the study into how the death of the young girl affects her family is handled well, without becoming overly melodramatic. When one survives, she is able to finger the charismatic Damon Morton Iain Glen as the perpetrator, and initially it looks like an airtight case.
However, when Morton's three employees each step forward to take the blame, and his wife Cindy Emma Croft provides an alibi, things become much more complicated. Morton is clearly guilty, but with his charming smile and personality he seems to have everyone under his sway This, in my opinion, is the strongest of the four episodes presented in this set.
The crimes in question are horrific in nature, and La Plante and director Aisling Walsh explore them in a level of detail that is at times almost too much to bear. The atmosphere throughout is unflinchingly bleak, and Iain Glen makes for a thoroughly believable and repulsive villain. The fact that he holds both his victims and his interrogators with such obvious contempt, and is quite obviously guilty, makes his ability to seemingly get away with anything all the more frustrating. Elsewhere, Emma Croft puts in a fine performance as Morton's silently suffering wife, who puts up with various emotional and physical abuse, as well as her husband inviting his year-old lover to live with them.
The conclusion, too, is excellent: bloody, horrifying, depressing and unfair, yet at the same time strangely satisfying. Television this daring is all too rare. When her clothes are found in an old boathouse, the obvious suspect is its owner, Karl Wilding Anthony Higgins , an impatient man concealing a penchant for child porn and an alcoholic wife. However, when the unbalanced Stephen Warrington Richard E. Grant shows a little too much interest in both the case and in North, it becomes apparent that he may be involved. Once again, the show benefits from an extremely engaging stand-out performance, this time from Richard E.
Grant, who does an incredible job of conveying Stephen Warrington's mood swings and obsessive behaviour. While his involvement in the abduction case should come as no surprise to anyone aware of the conventions of detective thrillers, discovering exactly what his involvement is definitely makes for gripping viewing. Elsewhere, however, it's a shame to see this story padded out with soap operatic elements involving Walker and North which, surprise surprise, become connected with the case in hand.
That said, this is still gripping television. The case was, coincidentally enough, run by Walker ten years ago, and while he finds it hard enough to deal with North being fast-tracked, his pride is wounded greatly by the fact that his judgement is being called into question. Amid allegations that he was aggressive and homophobic accusations that can hardly be denied , Walker can only look on as it looks more and more certain that the man he still believes to be a vicious killer will walk free. If nothing else, you have to admire these shows for their balanced character portrayals.
Walker is irritable, homophobic and sexist, and it seems is not above manipulating evidence in his favour, yet he is still a sympathetic individual. This episode stretches credibility somewhat, given that it is ludicrous in the extreme to imagine a police officer being allowed to investigate her own boyfriend for misconduct, and also by working just a little too hard to create a back-story between Walker and McCready.
By the end of the show, everything has become so convoluted that you'll either be scratching your head or chuckling to yourself. James Wilby also makes for, by far, the least charismatic and interesting of the four "villains" of these episodes. Picture The first two episodes are presented in non-anamorphic 1. As a rule, the quality improves with each subsequent episode.
The first two volumes especially have some heavy grain, and the fact that a minute episode is crammed on to each disc means that there is some moderate artefacting. The later episodes are a bit smoother in appearance, resulting in less compression artefacts, but none of them look superb. That said, it would probably be fair to say that they wouldn't have looked much better, if at all, when originally broadcast on television. Sound All four episodes are presented in plain old Dolby Digital 2. The audio is at times quite inventive, with imaginative use of channel separation during the many split-screen segments.
The quality of the audio is pretty good, although the dialogue is not always completely coherent, meaning that the lack of subtitles of any kind is something of a problem. Contender failed to provide subtitles for their release of Spooks: Season One as well, and in my opinion they should really get their act together over this, instead of ignoring the substantial number of viewers who rely on subtitles in order to actually follow what they are watching. Synopses and cast lists for each episode are included.
Each disc has 16 chapter stops, which is reasonably generous but not really enough given that each show runs for nearly 3 and a half hours. The menus are clearly laid out with minimal background animation. Extras Bonus materials are limited to original production trailers which, given that they are quite long and essentially outline the plot of each episode, were probably not used for marketing on TV for each of the four episode one per disc , and an interview with Lynda La Plante and various cast members, where various staples of the show are discussed, including the use of split-screen, the concept of studying each aspect of each case in minute detail, and a highly interesting segment in which La Plante points out various quirks that can be used to tell if someone is lying.
More than anything, this featurette shows the amount of care and research put into the show, and it's a shame it doesn't last longer, because it seems to be merely scratching the surface. Packed with gripping storylines, engaging performances and occasional technical innovation, I would heartily recommend this set to anyone with an interest in solid crime drama.
That's the theory, at least, and the first couple of episodes did a remarkably good job of sticking to that formula. As the show has gone on, however, it has perhaps unsurprisingly come to more closely resemble its counterparts like Waking the Dead and Prime Suspect , giving the lion's share of the screen time to the hunt for the killer and sidelining the other two stages. With the release of this box set, all eight episodes to have aired are now available on DVD, although it is known that a ninth installment is due to show up on TV later this year. The four episodes in the previous release centred around the relationship of loose cannon DCS Mike Walker David Hayman and the strait-laced DI Pat North Kate Buffery , and this same dynamic remains for the first two episodes of this set.
Events at the end of the second episode, however, remove North from the picture, and for the remaining two episodes Walker finds himself sparring with DCI Roisin Connor Victoria Smurfitt , a young, hard-edged "career cop" who, unlike most of Walker's subordinates, will not be bullied into submission.
Their dynamic is interesting, particularly because Walker is such a maverick who finds himself at a complete loss when confronted by the "new face" of the Met, but it does dilute the formula to some extent and brings the series closer to any number of other cop shows teaming an aging loose cannon up with a young go-getter. For all its flaws, however, this change does make sense, given that the preceding episodes had had to resort to more and more suspension of disbelief in an attempt to get both Walker and North involved in the same case each time. Although a number of suspects tend to come into the frame, there are only ever a couple of serious contenders, and they are usually identifiable as the most charismatic individual.
In episodes 6 and 7, therefore, it is not hard to work out that Tim McInnerny and Charles Dance will somehow be involved in duplicitous dealings.
The real fun, of course, comes from seeing the evidence being pieced together that leads to their downfall. After all, it's all very well to suspect someone, but when not a single shred of evidence will stand up there's not very much you can do. Walker, of course, would absolutely love to lock up every single individual who rubs him the wrong way as most of the people he investigates tend to do , and a lot of the fun is derived from watching him struggle against a system that seems to have been designed purely to aggravate him.
Of course, as the sixth episode shows, he is not above taking the law into his own hands, with disastrous consequences. Complicating matters is the fact that the building was used as a guest house, with its many occupants scattered all over the country and, in some cases, the globe. North, meanwhile, struggles to come to terms with her recent miscarriage. Unsurprisingly, therefore, this episode is tonally the closest to the way the series started out, with some excellent moving camera shots, inspired use of splitscreen and imaginative sound design turning would could have been a fairly mundane story into something much deeper.
Script-wise, this episode is something of a tangled web, the murders spanning several years and with a huge number of different suspects. As usual, the perpetrator's identity becomes quite obvious fairly early on, but there is more to this one than meets the eye, and the final revelations are quite shocking. As the case prepares to go to court, Walker is convinced that there is more to it than meets the eye, but he soon finds himself distracted by family problems: the arrival of his no-good brother Jimmy Stevan Rimkus who ran off to New Zealand years ago to avoid jail, and the increasingly disturbing behaviour of his ex-wife's new boyfriend, the mysterious "Eric" Tim McInnerny.
As a result of this, the primary case is frequently sidelined, and the final revelation of the killer one of the series' more surprising, by the way almost feels like a throwaway. Still, this is a tour de force of acting and plotting, with David Hayman and Tim McInnerny giving stand-out performances, and LaPlante's script brilliantly sets in place the elements that eventually lead to a shocking turn of events that could have long-lasting implications for Walker's career. Walker, meanwhile, finds himself back in uniform as a result of his recent misdemeanours, and forced to take orders from an overly smug DCI Roisin Connor, a former lackey of his who greatly relishes the opportunity to get her own back.
For the first one-third of this episode, the case in question seems almost mundane, but Suspicion proves to be a slow starter that builds into one of the strongest cases of the series. Charles Dance is terrific and, surprise surprise, quickly becomes the prime suspect, and the series of clues, which initially seem trivial, are expertly laid out. This episode and the next , however, is let down by the fact that DCI Connor is one of the most unlikeable protagonists ever to grace a detective series. While Inspectors Morse and Frost are curmudgeonly but likeable in their respective series, Connor is simply hard-nosed and snooty, and for once it's easy to sympathize with Walker who, in his new role in uniform, must put up with being ordered about and belittled by a woman who has, in his own words, "flown up the ranks like a fart".
DCI Connor takes charge of the case, but finds herself hounded every step of the way by a newly promoted Walker, who has been ordered to keep a close watch over developments. Comfortably the weakest episode of the entire series, one gets the impression that the array of dildos, masks and handcuffs paraded before us, along with frequent mention of golden showers and slow-motion footage of people humping, are meant to be shocking. This is clearly the work of a middle-aged, middle-class writer thinking she is being edgy and outrageous; however, the end result feels tacky and shows all the restraint of an oversexed teenager.
Not that I have anything against middle-aged, middle-class writers or oversexed teenagers, as both can be absolutely charming - it's just that the two don't make for the best combination. At only minutes, this episode is nearly an hour shorter than the other installments, and it shows: the plot is confusing and bitty, and the final verdict is not even remotely satisfying. This episode does take the time to delve into Connor's mind, but the revelations are not particularly original hard-nosed cop discovers a hidden penchant for dishing out the pain in a literal sense.
It also suffers from an annoying over-abundance of handheld camerawork, resulting in a hyperkinetic, jittery look and feel that, much like the subject matter, seems to be the result of trying too hard to be edgy and "current". DVD Presentation All four episodes were shot in widescreen, and as a result are presented here anamorphically in a ratio of 1. For the most part, these transfers are very good indeed. The series was shot on 16mm film, and as a result looks quite grainy at times, which can lead to moderate artefacting, but on the whole these episodes look significantly better than they did when I watched them on over-compressed digital cable TV.
The various split-screen shots maintain a high level of detail, despite the fact that multiple small "windows" are often on the screen at once, and while there is some edge enhancement, I suspect that people will have few quibbles with the image quality of this set overall. The audio is serviceable Dolby Digital 2. The quality is absolutely fine, however, and there are some interesting split-channel effects, especially in the various split-screen sequences. The lack of surround encoding and subtitles of any kind does hurt the audio score overall, but there are few, if any, major problems on display in this department.
Extras Volume 1 didn't fare too well in terms of bonus features, including only trailers and a Lynda LaPlante interview. The Hayman interview is spread across discs 1 and 2, and proves to be quite interesting as he discusses both his career up until now and his impressions of the character he plays. Victoria Smurfitt also talks about her character, and spends quite a bit of time getting quite excited about the scene in Episode 7 where she got to ride a helicopter.
The Colin Salmon interview is an odd inclusion, given that he is the only guest star to receive such treatment. To be honest I would have been far more interested in hearing what Kate Buffery had to say about her character, but given that there is no mention of her at all on the packaging of this release, and only a couple of very small photographs, I can't help thinking that there are some dodgy goings-on here. Perhaps her departure from the show was less than amicable? Also included are the usual array of trailers, for all except Episode 8, which instead has a brief behind the scenes reel showing the production of the elaborate stunt involving the dead prostitute falling from a balcony and landing on a car.
Episodes 5 and 8 also display brief introductions by David Hayman and Colin Salmon respectively when they are played. A neat touch, but they are essentially a watch-once affair and is becomes annoying having to sit through them every time you try to play the episode. While the final episode isn't really up to scratch, the first three are of a high enough standard to warrant a purchase of this set, and the audio-visual presentation is decent enough to encourage throwing away any recordings of the show from TV.
Holiday makers walk past a suitcase abandoned in the middle of the long stay car park. Finally someone notices it. The police are called. DCI Roisin Connor and her team are called in to investigate. No one knows who the dead girl is. Inside the suitcase was a white towelling robe, bearing the logo of The Lindor, an upmarket London hotel.
The room was booked by Vitali Malikov — a wealthy Ukrainian businessman with power and influence. Walker knows him as he had him up on a rape charge a few years back. It's unfinished business.
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As soon as Malikov flies back to London, Walker wants to arrest him, personally. She only knew the dead girl as Anastasia, and that someone called Margaret set the whole thing up. Connor is circumspect, but Walker tells Maryna that they suspect Sofia was a prostitute and Malikov is prime suspect. The Petrenko family are devastated. A private jet lands at City Airport. Vitali Malikov disembarks flanked by bodyguards. He arrests Malikov on suspicion of murdering Sofia Petrenko. In interview Malikov is cool as ice.