HUNTING VENUS (1999) starring Martin Clunes.


HUNTING VENUS (1999) starring Martin Clunes.

Note: never released commercially on video or dvd for retail sale.

Hunting Venus is a British television comedy-drama starring Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey as former members of a 1980s pop group. The one-off drama was broadcast on ITV in 1999, and was produced by Buffalo Pictures for Yorkshire Television.

Martin Clunes ... Simon Delancey
Neil Morrissey ... Charlotte
Jane Horrocks ... Cassandra
Esther Coles ... Jacqui
Daniel Webb ... John
Mark Williams ... Peter
Ben Miller ... Gavin

The plot follows former pop-star turned con artist Simon Delancey (Clunes) is kidnapped by two fans of his eighties band the Venus Hunters, and blackmailed to re-form the band for one final show. Jools Holland appears as himself, and also wrote the song "Starburst", The Venus Hunters' biggest hit.

A compilation album was released to accompany the drama featuring songs from the 1980s.

Format: PAL on DVD-R
Region Code: multi-region '0'(free). Note: if your region is NTSC (USA etc) you may need a duel format dvd player capable of playing NTSC and PAL code discs.
Source: tv recording later transferred to dvd.
Quality: 8/10 (good video quality)
Runtime: 93 minutes (excludes tv adverts)
Presentation: full size dvd case with case cover.