Tuesday, February 08, 2005

DVD Tuesday: Hill's 'Grid' and Dourif's 'Wood' - Xoanon @ 13:26 PST
'The Grid'

Amazon.com calls 'The Grid' "an ambitious, often-gripping miniseries depicting the battle against terrorism in a post-9/11 world."

When a terrorist cell's sarin attack in London backfires, an unusual and sometimes-uneasy partnership is formed to anticipate and prevent the next strike. The team consists of counterterrorism analysts and agents from the National Security Council (Julianna Margulies), the FBI (Dylan McDermott), the CIA (Peter Marek), and Britain's MI-5 (Bernard Hill) and MI-6 (Jemma Redgrave). Gradually unfolding over six parts and four and a half hours, the BBC-Fox TV coproduction travels across North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa following not only the professional and personal lives of the "good guys," but also the terrorists' stories. [Order 'The Grid' on Amazon.com Today!] [Order 'The Grid' on Amazon.co.uk Today!]

'Deadwood: The Complete First Season'

The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876.

Brad Dourif plays Doc Cochran in this Emmy award winning series. [Order 'Deadwood: The Complete First Season' on Amazon.com Today!]