Artemis ’81 is now also released on DVD, featuring Sting. The Sci-Fi Drama from the BBC starring Hywel Bennett as paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax, who is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith (Sting), and the forces of evil, represented by Helith’s evil brother Asrael (Roland Curram), is brilliant. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth… This also stars Anthony Steel, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cornelius Garrett, Mary Ellen Ray & Dan O’Herlihy.
– Original Fullframe Version
– English audio
– Optional English subtitles
– Audio Commentary by writer David Rudkin, director Alastair Reid and film and TV historian Richard Holliss
Sting’s performance is described as “surprisingly affecting”.