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New releases: 'Top of the Lake' starring Elisabeth Moss out on DVD
New releases: 'Top of the Lake' starring Elisabeth Moss out on DVD

Top of the Lake BBC Warner, $34.98 The New Zealand TV miniseries "Top of the Lake" is a different kind of mystery-procedural — more like a cross between "Twin Peaks" and "The Killing" than an episode of "Law & Order." Credit the creators: writer Gerard Lee and writer-director Jane Campion, the latter of whom is best known for her Oscar-winning film "The Piano." Here Campion tones down her arty, elliptical style and conforms to television conventions, telling a slow-burning but fairly gripping story about a big-city police detective (Elisabeth Moss) who returns to her rural hometown and gets involved with a missing persons case...

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