The Aphrodite Inheritance
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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.