Dark Angel

Dark Angel

DVD - 2017
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A cold blooded Victorian serial killer kills three husbands and eleven children
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2017
Edition: Full UK-length edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo
NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 0841887033268
00841887033268
9781531701604
1531701604
841887033268

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ralwal
Sep 09, 2017

Too dark for me.

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MartineVK
Aug 12, 2017

Interesting take on the character of Mary Ann Cotton, multiple arsenic poisoner of Victorian times. On the one hand she can, of course, be seen as totally heartless, even more so as the other women around her are portrayed as completely selfless. On the other hand, screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes shows the limited professional mobility a woman had in those times and with no access to birth control. Chances are that Cotton was just a sociopathic piece-of-work, but the drama does make her the tiniest bit sympathetic because of the terrible conditions she and all women faced.

The brilliant Alun Armstrong has a small part as Cotton's stepfather, and he comes across as compassionate as always. Jonas Armstrong (no relation) also appears here. He played opposite Froggatt in Robin Hood, so if you saw that series, it might be interesting to see these two in quite different roles.

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graybear1
Jun 24, 2017

Well worth a watch. Chilling true story of a 19th century British female serial killer. 3-part miniseries (1 hr each). Chilling to think how many people surely literally got away with murder before more modern criminology science! Also chilling to remember how few options women had during life in the 19th century.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 06, 2017

A 3-hour investment on a story which doesn't quite interest me. So I quit.

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