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'Hit & Miss' with Chloë Sevigny, plus more TV on DVD

Chloe Sevigny in the drama series

Chloe Sevigny in the drama series "Hit & Miss." (July 2012) Credit: DirecTV


Miniseries Chloë Sevigny ("Big Love") is transfixing as a transgender hitperson in a superb character study from scripter Paul Abbott ("Shameless," "Touching Evil"). Aired on DirecTV, this British thriller finds her taking charge of her own just-revealed 11-year-old and half-siblings, forced to juggle roles as urban assassin and barnyard earth-mother. Contains full nudity, sexual activity, language -- handled sensitively in this impressionist gem.

Extras Rich hour of cast/crew interviews, half-hour panel discussion.

List price $40 for 3 discs, new from BFS Entertainment.

Also new:

THE MOB DOCTOR Too bad Fox couldn't make this intriguing fall drama work: Jordana Spiro ("My Boys") as Chicago hospital doc with family debt to William Forsythe's mobster; $35, Sony.

RIPPER STREET Just-concluded first season of BBC America's Victorian police drama with Matthew Macfadyen, plus hourlong "Jack the Ripper " documentary, more; $30 DVD/$35 Blu-ray+ digital copy, BBC.

THORNE David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead") in Encore mysteries from Mark Billingham's police whodunits, with Aiden Gillen, Natasha McElhone, Sandra Oh; $30, Anchor Bay.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: TRIPLE FEATURE "Lincoln" Oscar winner's 1980s BBC films: "Dangerous Corner," "The Insurance Man," "How Many Miles to Babylon?"; $25, out week of March 17 from BBC.


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