“Fortitude” is a small town in the Arctic Circle. It has been insanely safe until now. How do you solve a murder in a town where everyone knows each other? If that wasn’t enough, the strangers are frozen outside. A local photographer learns of a dark secret about the town, but the two police leads don’t have time for him. Everything keeps building and building, as the mayor tries to keep her head above water.

The show plays on the mixed sex sauna, the cannibal polar bears and other exotic tidbits to keep the action going. 10 hours feels so long to tell a story that was three hours at tops. I loved my mysteries to be economical and this show killed me in regards to that. But, I’m a nitpicker.

The Blu-Ray comes with bonus interviews and related content as the special features. The A/V Quality is sharp for a British import to PBS. The 1080i transfer shows off the landscape with fresh appeal. I just wish that the DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track had back channel support. In the end, it’s worth a purchase to the curious.

Release Date: 04/21/15

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