Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'Code Of A Killer' DVD Review

This three part miniseries is criminal drama at its best. The story opens in 1983 with the death of 15 year old Lynda Mann. The young girl was raped and murdered and the Leicestershire police department are trying to solve her death. Detective Chief Superintendent David Baker (David Threlfall ) is very frustrated when his team has to shut down the case when they cannot solve the case. Now, some three years later a Dawn Ashworth is discovered murdered and the police notice that there are similarities to the Mann murder. The police on this new case have some leads and eventually arrest a one Gavin Hopkirk. Hopkirk eventually confesses to the murder of Ashworth but not Mann.

Baker this time has heard of a professor at Leicester University who can use DNA to identify someone. It's called genetic fingerprinting. Baker contacts Professor Alec Jeffreys (John Simm) and two men are about to do what has never been done before. Can they actually use a persons DNA to put them at the scene of a crime then you should watch this miniseries and find out. Baker and Jeffreys are not similar men at all and with little funding most people don't give these two a chance in hell of pulling this new procedure off. As I said before this riveting crime drama and it's historical breakthrough makes it a must see.

Acorn brings this miniseries to DVD on May 30th, 2017 and it's worth going out and picking it up. The DVD quality is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This will be an excellent addition to that personal DVD library. Enjoy.