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Acorn Press Release: Foyle's War: The Home Front Files (Sets 1-6)


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 19 2013 - 03:08 AM




Value-priced collection of the universally acclaimed, must-see hit series,

Returning this fall with new episodes on Masterpiece Mystery!


FOYLE’S WAR: THE HOME FRONT FILES (SETS 1-6)

On DVD March 12, 2013


Praise for Foyle’s War

“Like a gift from the gods.” —The New York Times

“A triumph from start to finish”—The Wall Street Journal

 “Don't miss ‘Foyle's War’—Associated Press

“One of the best mysteries you’ll ever see on the telly”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Excellent…literate, thoughtful, yet suspensefully provocative period crime drama” —TV Guide

“What makes the whole thing irresistible is Michael Kitchen's enthralling performance as Foyle…

(with) his reticence, sly humor and triumphant decency.” NPR Fresh Air


Silver Spring, MD — One of the most highly acclaimed and popular programs on PBS arrives in a value-priced collection with 22 highly-entertaining mysteries in Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files (Sets 1-6) on DVD from Acorn on March 12, 2013; timed with the series’ return to Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS in September 2013. Michael Kitchen stars as DCS Christopher Foyle, who investigates crimes on the home front as WWII rages. The DVD 22-disc set features the complete U.K. broadcast edition of the 22 mysteries, plus interviews with series writer and creator Anthony Horowitz (Poirot, Midsomer Murders), co-stars Anthony Howell and Honeysuckle Weeks, making-of documentaries,  notes on a real-life Foyle, and more ($149.99, AcornOnline.com). Acorn is simultaneously re-releasing Sets 1-6 as DVD 3-disc and 4-disc sets in new, slim-line packaging ($49.99 each). Three new episodes will air on Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS and will arrive on DVD as Foyle’s War, Set 7 in September 2013.


Combining uncompromising historical accuracy with compelling, character-driven murder mysteries, this enormously popular, award-winning British series has won unqualified critical praise and undying viewer loyalty since its premiere on ITV in the U.K. in October 2002 and PBS in February 2003. Offering a unique glimpse into a significant time and place, Foyle’s War stars Michael Kitchen as DCS Christopher Foyle, a laconic World War I veteran who serves as detective chief superintendent in the English town of Hastings. As World War II rages, Foyle investigates crimes on the home front, exposing the ravages of war on his once quiet coastal community.  The 22 mysteries in this collection follow the course of the war and its aftermath from 1940 to 1945. Series’ guest stars include Julian Ovenden, Robert Hardy, Charles Dance, Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), David Tennant (Doctor Who), and James McAvoy (X-Men First Class).


Bonus: Exclusive interviews with series writer and creator Anthony Horowitz and stars Anthony Howell and Honeysuckle Weeks, making-of documentaries, production notes, historical backgrounds, cast reflections, notes on a real-life Foyle, photo gallery, and cast filmographies


Street Date: March 12, 2013               SRP: $149.99

DVD 22-Disc – Approx. 37 hours - Complete U.K. broadcast edition – CC [Sets 1-5] - SDH subtitles [Set 6]


In November 2010, Acorn acquired 100% ownership of Foyle’s War and has been working with its creators to develop new episodes. The new 2013 episodes mark the first time Acorn has produced original drama content. 






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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted February 19 2013 - 03:53 AM

They need to release the set on Blu-ray.




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