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Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 
05/15/2012
Rated: 
N/A
Star Rating: 
8 out of 10

Deadwood: The Early Years

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The Pitch: A former rebel soldier (Anson Mount) in post-Civil War America goes to work for a Union Pacific railroad baron (Colm Meaney) while plotting revenge for his dearly departed wife.

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What It Really Is: This AMC drama has all the quirky characters and violence of Deadwood without the “cocksuckers,” “motherfuckers” and nudity. Anson Mount, whose name makes him sound like a porn star, owns this show as Cullen Bohannon. He’s a tough old-school badass who makes the ideal anti-hero. Common stands out as a freed slave looking for respect, as does Tom Noonan as a preacher on the verge of madness and Christopher Heyerdahl as “The Swede.” The 10 episodes fly by faster than almost any other show on TV apart from AMC’s Breaking Bad so if you’re into history, westerns and gruesome violence, then you’ve found your dream show.

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Maxim.com Ready-Made Press Blurb:Hell on Wheels is heaven on TV!” --Maxim.com

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Does Blu-ray Make a Difference? Yes! The clarity and quality is fucking insane. Shot perfectly like all AMC shows, this makes most Westerns look like a steaming pile of puke.

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Special Features: “Recreating The Past: The Making of Hell on Wheels,” “Crashing A Train: From Concept to Camera,” “Inside Hell on Wheels” featurettes broken into three section that amount to around 90 minutes of extras (making-of, characters, episodes), behind-the-scenes footage, trailer

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Who’s It For: Those who long for more Deadwood, train enthusiasts, cowboys, cowgirls, cows

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Studio: Entertainment One

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