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TV on DVD: BBC America's 'Copper'

Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh) and Detective Kevin

Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh) and Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in "Copper." Photo Credit: BBC AMERICA


Series BBC America's brawny original drama is set not in the old west but the old east: 1860s New York City. Creators Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana cast Tom Weston-Jones as a tough/ tragic young Five Points cop. He rides herd on exploding immigration, explosive politics, evolving business/wealth and emerging race/gender conflicts. Gritty crime drama meets period character study in a vivid, adult experience.

Extras Great "making of" hour, or click straight to brief takes: creators discussing their goals, actors introducing their characters, history background aspects, Fontana on Five Points then and now. Plus Ultraviolet episode streaming/downloads.

List price $50 DVD/$60 Blu-ray for 10 episodes, out today from BBC.

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