WEIRDLAND: Laid-back David Duchovny in "Aquarius", "X-Files" comeback

Friday, July 31, 2015

Laid-back David Duchovny in "Aquarius", "X-Files" comeback

Product Details - Actors: David Duchovny, Claire Holt, Gethin Anthony, Grey Damon, Emma Dumont - Number of discs: 4 NR (Not Rated) - Studio: ANCHOR BAY - DVD Release Date: September 15, 2015 - Run Time: 546 minutes

A gritty cop drama set in 1967 Los Angeles, Aquarius brings you the story of Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) a decorated World War II veteran and homicide detective, responsible for policing a city ridden by cheap drugs, rising crime, protest, and police brutality. When Emma Karn (Emma Dumont), the 16 year-old daughter of an old girlfriend, goes missing in a sea of hippies, Hodiak agrees to find her. In doing so, he teams up with the young, idealistic undercover vice cop Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), who behaves like a hippie to infiltrate this new counterculture and find her. The two embark on an action-packed investigation which, unbeknownst to them, leads them to Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree.

The complete first season of the hit crime drama is planned for Blu-ray in September. In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is set to bring 'Aquarius: The Complete First Season' on Blu-ray on September 15. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Webisodes and First Look: Aquarius.

Los Angeles, 1967. Welcome to the Summer of Love. Aquarius stars David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a seasoned homicide detective whose investigations dovetail with the activities of real-life cult leader Charles Manson in the years before he masterminded the most notorious killings of a generation, the Tate-LaBianca murders. A small-time but charismatic leader with big plans, Manson has begun to build up his "family", recruiting vulnerable young men and women to join his cause. Teaming up with a young cop who will help him infiltrate Manson's circle, Hodiak is forced to see things through the questioning eyes of someone who came of age amongst the current anti-establishment counterculture. Edgy, addictive and visually stunning, the Age of Aquarius is here. Source:

Gethin Anthony, who played a gay character on “Thrones,” has no qualms about doing love scenes with other men. “It’s never been too much of an issue for me. Because I happen to be heterosexual, there’s a different element at play,” he says. “It’s more of a transformation.” Sexuality, he says, was “irrelevant” to Manson. “In my mind he was using sexual congress as a weapon,” he says. “There’s much more at play than his charisma or his rhetoric, which is there,” says Gethin by phone from London.

“Charlie read books in prison on how to influence people. He was actively schooling himself on human attraction. He was interested in getting people to do his bidding.” Gethin was a choirboy at school and that is him playing the guitar and singing Manson’s actual songs on the series. “Aquarius” was renewed for a second season a few weeks ago and Anthony, who has a non-actress girlfriend, expects to report back to work in October, when series star David Duchovny finishes shooting “The X-Files.”

“I was a bit in awe of him,” Anthony says of Duchovny. “He’s really laid back and professional but he has this really serene presence. I had a blast.” Source:

“Are you ready for this, Scully?” Mulder asks in the 17-second clip. “I don’t know there’s a choice,” Scully replies. Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES will be a thrilling, six-episode event series helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015.

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.

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