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The Night Manager: Uncensored Edition (2016/Sony Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: D Episodes: B+

Based on the novel best-selling spy genre author John le Carre's of the same name, the BBC/AMC six episode mini-series The Night Manager arrives on Blu-ray disc with intriguing performances by Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie that are not to be missed. Directed by Susan Bier (In a Better World), the show centers on arms dealing, espionage, and international intrigue that will be sure to entertain fans of le Carre's work and of the darker, intelligent side of the genre in general.

Hotel manager and former British Soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddelston) is on a personal quest to bring down an intelligent international arms dealer by the name of Richard Roper (Laurie), who are both on the same plane on intelligence much like Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty. Recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to bring down Roper, Pine must bend the rules and earn Roper's trust in order to successfully pull off his mission. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem as simple as it sounds, and Pine is constantly on a race of life and death until his mission is complete.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a crystal clear DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, the show looks and sounds incredible on Blu-ray disc and is a vast improvement upon its original television broadcast. Also included is an UltraViolet digital copy.

No extras - aside from the uncensored episodes.

Strong from a production angle and featuring a well-crafted screenplay, The Night Manager will force you to binge watch the entire season, possibly in one sitting (it did me) as it is an engaging and fun ride.

- James Lockhart



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