Black Butler dir. Kentarō Ōtani & Keiichi Satō (2014) [Subtitled] A live action re-imagining of the original manga (and anime series) with stilted dialogue but oddly compelling characters. The production is sufficiently dark that the violence remains stylised and the period fashions carry over to a modern setting without appearing too outrageous.
Black Butler, Season 1 dir. Toshiya Shinohara (2008-2009) Japanese anime set in late 19th century England and adding a supernatural overlay to the already gruesome underbelly of Victorian society. Singularly compelling when sticking to the dark, uncanny shadows, yet prone also to cutesy outbursts and the furtherance of irksome catchphrases.