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Monday, March 5, 2018

TV-Series Review Deadwood: The Complete Series

TV-Series Review Deadwood: The Complete Series            Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Deadwood: The Complete Series
Deadwood: The Complete Series

Deadwood: The Complete Series
The Black Hills of South Dakota. Witness the birth of an American frontier town - and the ruthless power struggle between its just and unjust pioneers

Reviews :

Loved this series. I hated when it came to an end. This is not for everyone, definitely not for children. This series is raw, with profane language, nudity, sex, and violence. The acting is superb. This is fiction mixed with historical fact. Great endeavor by everyone involved in the making of this series.

The acting is outstanding and based on historical fact. A show that you can certainly watch more than once. I still think of the fight scene was one of the best I have ever seen and worth watching the entire series just to see that.
I had not liked Deadwood when I first tried it, just the first episode. One of those wasn't in the right place at the time things. But, I decided to revisit it after a while and found a wonderful and unique series with some of the best acting and writing on TV. The "Cowboy Shakespeare" inclinations of the writers, that was in plain view from the first season, really took off and became a main element of the show in the second season. 

Entire internal monologues and thoughts would blossom forth in lengthy obscenity laced rants and tirades, all delivered with brilliant pseudo Shakespearian eloquence and poetry. Amazing stuff for those viewers willing to get in the zone for it. The Special Edition set features a wide range of commentaries, special features, documentaries and photos. If you love the show this is a must have set for understanding the background, creation and production of this unique series. There's talk of a Deadwood movie to re-unite the cast and put a proper end to the story. Hope they bring it off. 

Superbly entertaining series with some basis of fact. Brilliant characters both good and bad, Seth Bulluck, Al Swearangen, Wild Bill, calamity Jane, brief appearance by Wyatt Earp, lots of foul language yet still articulate.

I highly RECOMMENDED.
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TV-Series Deadwood: The Complete Series

  • Genres: Drama, Westerns
  • Actor: Various Artist
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 19
  • Subtitles: English
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2014
  • Run Time: 2006 minutes

TV-Series Review
Deadwood: The Complete Series

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Movie Review The Dark Valley (2014)

Movie Review - The Dark Valley (2014)         Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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The Dark Valley


The Dark Valley - Movie 2014
A mysterious stranger arrives in a snow capped Austrian mountain village claiming to be a travelling photographer from America, yet is in fact an embittered gunfighter on a mission of vengeance.

A great Western, even though the plot is set in a mountain village in Bum-screw Bavaria(In-bred Appalachia equivalent.) Great acting and a believable story if you think about how weird shit probably happened in the days before running water and Mini-Marts. Seriously, though, this is worth your time if you like a good Western revenge story. 

The lead actor, Sam Riley, and lead actress, Paula Beer, who is a real babe, more than carry the story, they keep it moving and then some. I could see Sam Riley doing the remake of "Then Came Bronson." Paula Beer, besides being my favorite beverage, is someone I will look forward to seeing in more movies.

I don't normally like anachronistic music in period pieces, but it seemed to fit the mood. Particularly in a shootout scene with the brothers toward the end. Powerful scene that stuck with me. Loved the cinematography. The story itself is reminiscent of Pale Rider. Mysterious stranger on a mission of revenge. 

Think I would enjoy it better with subtitles to catch the nuance in the actual language. 4 stars for well done story, direction, acting. Only flaw, and not really much of one, was the lack of explanation as to why the brothers thought they had the advantage in the shootout scene. I caught that he had a repeating rifle.
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The Dark Valley

  • Genres : Western, Mystery
  • Director : Andreas Prochaska
  • Starring  : Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti
  • Supporting actors  : Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert, Carmen Gratl, Clemens Schick, Helmuth Häusler, Martin Leutgeb, Johannes Nikolussi, Florian Brückner, Heinz Ollesch, Franz Xaver Brückner, Xenia Assenza, Beatrix Brunschko, Gerhard Liebmann, Josef Griesser, Johanna Bittenbinder, Erwin Steinhauer, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Thomas Hochkofler
  • Studio : Film Movement
  • Subtitles : English
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Movie Review The Dark Valley (2014)
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