Tuesday, November 15, 2016

'Capital' DVD Review

At first you might think this is a show about money or finance by its title. 'Capital' is actually the story of neighbors who live on Pepys road in London. Our story begins with anonymous postcards being delivered through the front door mail slots. There is only one thing written on the postcards and that is "We want what you have".  This postcard has the residents of Pepys road wondering what exactly is meant by the statement. This mystery postcard actually brings some of the neighbors actually talking to each other.

Roger (Toby Jones) is a financial whiz of sorts and most would think that his life is pretty simple. In reality he and his wife Arabella (Rachael Stirling) are having problems. Petunia (Gemma Jones) has lived on Pepys road all her life. Ahmed (Adeel Akhtar) is the owner of the local grocery shop. What makes this mystery take off is just how diverse Pepys road actually is all about. You have a variety of people who for no other reason is that they can afford to live on this road.

What makes this a wonderful experience to watch is just how each persons life is different from the others. Lesley Sharp plays Mary and Robert Emms plays Smitty and have wonderful performances. As the mystery begins to unfold you get to see just how different everyone is even though they live right by each other.

Acorn brings this exciting mystery to us on DVD on November 8th, 2016.  The DVD quality is excellent and the sights and sounds are perfect. So you just might want to pick up a copy and sit back and enjoy what goes on for those living on Pepys road. This will make a wonderful addition to that personal DVD library.