State Within, The
Sir Marc Brydon is the UK ambassador in Washington and one of the coming men in UK politics. Little after his arrival a terrorists blows himself up while on board of an airplane that has just departed Washington airport, causing several deaths of both Americans and Brits.
The Western world with America in the lead prepares for war as Brydon’s investigations into the matter start pointing towards a conspiracy at the highest levels of the US government.
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is pretty standard but does contain a number of compression errors. Especially the second disc suffers from this and we can only be displeased about such lack of care from Universal.
The 2.0 soundtrack does its job but nothing more.
The State Within is a BBC mini-series that we now get on DVD from Universal. The storyline is hard to get into during the first episodes due to the many characters and plot lines but once you get the hang of it (after you’ve gotten about halfway through), the constant threat of war and the pressure towards Brydon and others starts to really interest. Especially the role of Nicholas Brocklehurst (Ben Daniels) is one that keeps you wondering what’s going on and who can be trusted and as such the series manages to finally pull together towards the end and make for a satisfying series.
Although a bit tough at first, The State Within is definitely a mini-series that’s worth checking out, even despite the bad quality Universal delivers with the image.