The Aphrodite In­her­i­tance

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Dvd & blu- ray - Will Sal­mon

Re­lease Date: OUT NOW!

1979 | 12 | 411 min­utes | DVD

Ah, Cyprus! The tourist des­ti­na­tion at the heart of the Med, fa­mous for its folk mu­sic and hard cheese. Do you like Cyprus? You’d bet­ter, cos you see a lot of it in this eight- part se­rial.

When his brother dies in mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances, David Col­lier trav­els to the is­land to try and put the pieces to­gether. It’s not long, how­ever, be­fore he’s drawn into a sin­is­ter con­spir­acy…

Michael J Bird’s thriller is only just in SFX ter­ri­tory. It’s a lan­guorous mys­tery en­livened by a dash of magic re­al­ism and Greek mythol­ogy, which comes to the fore in the ex­po­si­tion- heavy fi­nale. Brian Blessed shines in a role that calls for him to re­main un­usu­ally quiet, but it’s mainly no­table for its sun- drenched at­mos­phere and long, loving lo­ca­tion shots.

Ex­tras: None.

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