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English country homicides return with Midsomer Murders: Series 18

The dangers of the restful English countryside get exposed with Midsomer Murders: Series 18. The six movie-length episodes are like a HGTV tour of great English real estate combined with a Investigation Discovery special about why they’re now on the market. The show works since it dips into what could go wrong living the simple life outside the city. Here’s the press release for the upcoming boxset:

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Neil Dudgeon and Gwilym Lee return in six new, standalone mysteries
of Acorn’s top-selling series

MIDSOMER MURDERS, SERIES 18
DVD/Blu-ray Debut from Acorn on September 20, 2016

Praise for Midsomer Murders
“Simply the most entertaining mystery series in TV history…Absolutely addictive” — ICv2
“Phenomenally enjoyable… this show has only gotten better and better through the years” — PaperMag
“Superbly acted and filmed” — British Heritage

Silver Spring, MD — Returning with all-new episodes of the beloved mystery series, Midsomer Murders, Series 18 makes its DVD/Blu-ray debut on September 20, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these six new, standalone contemporary British television mysteries inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery. Neil Dudgeon (Life of Riley) stars as the capable DCI John Barnaby, with Gwilym Lee (Land Girls) in his final episodes as his partner. Previously broadcast in the UK in early 2016, with its U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV in July 2016, the Series 18 DVD and Blu-ray 3-disc sets each feature six episodes ($49.99, $59.99, AcornOnline.com). All episodes from Series 1 through Series 18 are also available to watch in their entirety on Acorn TV, the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond.

THE MYSTERIES
Habeas Corpus—When the corpse of an elderly man disappears from his deathbed, Barnaby and Nelson find themselves on the hunt for a serial body-snatcher.
The Incident at Cooper Hill—The death of a forest ranger in a UFO-sighting hot spot leads locals to believe that she was killed by aliens.
Breaking the Chain—When a champion cyclist is murdered minutes after winning a race, suspicion falls on both his rivals and his teammates.
A Dying Art—A wealthy eccentric dies on the opening night of his outdoor sculpture park, his body positioned in one of the artworks.
Saints and Sinners—Hours after making an important find, an archaeologist is found buried alive at the site of her dig.
Harvest of Souls—Barnaby and Nelson investigate the death of a man trampled by a horse near the Whitcombe Mallet Harvest Fayre.

Street Date: September 20, 2016
DVD 3-Disc Set: 6 episodes – Approx. 557 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC: 054961251599 – SRP: $49.99
Blu-ray 3-Disc Set: 6 episodes – Approx. 557 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC: 054961251698 – SRP: $59.99
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On Acorn DVD:
Sept. 6: Documentaries FOYLE’S WAR REVISITED and BEING POIROT
Sept. 13: Innovative British crime drama SUSPECTS, Series 3 & 4
Sept. 27: British Western JERICHO starring Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife) and French thriller THE DISAPPEARANCE
Oct. 4: MURDOCH MYSTERIES: A Merry Murdoch Christmas and Aussie crime drama WINTER: Complete Series

An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn specializes in world-class television from Britain and beyond on DVD/Blu-ray. 2016 releases include Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, hit AMC series Humans, Aussie legal drama Janet King, heist thriller The Last Panthers, award-winning Canadian cop drama 19-2, British Western Jericho, as well as returning favorites Line of Duty, The Fall, A Place to Call Home, Vera, Jack Irish, Murdoch Mysteries, and Detectorists, among many others. Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers and catalogs, and direct from Acorn at (888) 870-8047 or AcornOnline.com.

Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV is the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond. Acorn TV streams a deep library of first-rate international programs at Acorn.TV and on most devices. To watch its premieres, register at the press watch site: http://press.rlje.net. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter @AcornTV

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