Black Mirror: The Complete Series is our DVD of the week and contains every single episode of Charlie Brooker’s series to date including the Christmas special, White Christmas.
The episodes and stars are as follows:
- 1. The National Anthem: Prime Minister Michael Callow (Rory Kinnear) faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah (Lydia Wilson), a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped.
2. 15 Million Merits: In the near future, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery. The only way to escape is to enter the ‘Hot Shot’ talent show and pray you can impress the judges. The episode stars Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett and Julia Davis.
3. The Entire History of You: A new memory implant means you’ll never forget anything, but is that always a good thing? Starring Toby Kebbell, Jodie Whittaker, Amy Beth Hayes, Jimi Mistry and Rebekah Staton, the plot of this episode has been optioned by Robert Downey Jr to turn into a Hollywood film!
- 1. Be Right Back: When a young man dies (Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina), his partner (Hayley Atwell – Jimi: All Is By My Side) finds out that she can stay in touch with him by creating a virtual version of him through his online history.
2. White Bear: Victoria (Lenora Crichlow) wakes up and can’t remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her and enjoys filming her discomfort on their phones. This episode also stars Michael Smiley (Doctor Who: Into The Dalek) and Tuppence Middleton.
3. The Waldo Moment: An animated blue bear from a satirical comedy show, and the struggling comedian who plays him, are entered into a political race. Daniel Rigby stars alongside Jason Flemyng, James Lance.
Special: White Christmas:
- A chilling feature-length seasonal special, starring Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin. In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share a Christmas meal together, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world. Read our review of this episode here.
Black Mirror: The Complete Series is released on Monday on DVD. I think Channel 4 should’ve released a Blu-ray too, though.
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