Dark Angel

Dark Angel

DVD - 2015
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A cold blooded Victorian serial killer kills three husbands and eleven children.
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS Distribution,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781531701604
1531701604
Branch Call Number: FIC Dark
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
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21221018293347
May 14, 2018

Greed just feeds the need to move up the social ladder to become a 'respectable' woman of substance. Unfortunately, many people die along the way. A well constructed, interwoven tale of real life serial murdered Mary Ann Cotton. A very interesting and engaging movie.

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firefly5
Jan 26, 2018

Very interesting movie based on a true story about serial killer Mary Ann Cotton. The story takes place in the 19th century. This woman is unbelievably evil! It is believed she murdered between 13 and 21 people. Many of the victims were killed for life insurance although she didn't kill only for the insurance. If she felt they were in the way, they died. Adults or children it didn't matter to her. Arsenic was her poison of choice.

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daysleeper236
Dec 31, 2017

Joanne Froggatt delivers an utterly compelling, dark, and very sinister performance during this 3-part series (each episode is 45 minutes).

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trevordunfordswife
Oct 03, 2017

Masterpiece does it again with Joanne Froggatt's brilliant turn as Mary Anne Cotton, the first woman serial killer to be caught in England. The lives of women at that time were beyond dreadful and while there is no question she was a sociopath, you wind up having some sympathy for her at the beginning of her quest for a happy life because the times really were utterly miserable. Highly recommended we were riveted to the screen.

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JackamoJames
Oct 02, 2017

very good "tv type" drama...just long enough and kept my interest the entire time.

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ralwal
Sep 09, 2017

Too dark for me.

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MartineVK
Aug 12, 2017

Interesting take on the character of Mary Ann Cotton, multiple arsenic poisoner of Victorian times. On the one hand she can, of course, be seen as totally heartless, even more so as the other women around her are portrayed as completely selfless. On the other hand, screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes shows the limited professional mobility a woman had in those times and with no access to birth control. Chances are that Cotton was just a sociopathic piece-of-work, but the drama does make her the tiniest bit sympathetic because of the terrible conditions she and all women faced.

The brilliant Alun Armstrong has a small part as Cotton's stepfather, and he comes across as compassionate as always. Jonas Armstrong (no relation) also appears here. He played opposite Froggatt in Robin Hood, so if you saw that series, it might be interesting to see these two in quite different roles.

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graybear1
Jun 24, 2017

Well worth a watch. Chilling true story of a 19th century British female serial killer. 3-part miniseries (1 hr each). Chilling to think how many people surely literally got away with murder before more modern criminology science! Also chilling to remember how few options women had during life in the 19th century.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 06, 2017

A 3-hour investment on a story which doesn't quite interest me. So I quit.

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daysleeper236
Dec 31, 2017

daysleeper236 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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daysleeper236
Dec 31, 2017

Sexual Content: This is not your typical Masterpiece period drama; it contains somewhat graphic sexual content.

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