01-04-2012 06:01 PM #1
'Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season' - High-Def Digest Review
Aaron Peck has reviewed 'Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season.' He says this is another great HBO series. With perfect audio and video, and some clever PiP Blu-ray exclusives, this Blu-ray set comes highly recommended.
Full review here:
01-04-2012 06:59 PM #2
I'm glad its finally coming out but it's incredibly mind boggling why they waited until now to release it. I mean, Season 2 just ended a couple of weeks ago. Releasing it BEFORE season 2 started would have made more sense. Hopefully they release season 2 on Blu before 3 starts in September.Spoiler:
01-04-2012 08:21 PM #3
I would love to watch this show, but it is as the reviewer said, with production costs, how long will the show run? The problem with HBO shows is that they are cancelled and have no real endings. This happened to Deadwood, Rome, and Carnival. It is why I have yet to watch this show or Game of Thrones."...somewhere out there, michael bay now has the basis for his next film...and it's all your fault." - project-blu
01-04-2012 08:36 PM #4
01-04-2012 11:03 PM #5
Game of Thrones as novels though. So, you can always continue the story. The problem with the others was that they were original programs.
Deadwood is the saddest of the bunch. Fantastic show that got the boot. BOO!
I knew I knew you, I knew I knew you. But you ain't you. You can't be you. We put you through the window. There ain't no coming back. This is the really real world, there ain't no coming back. We killed you dead, there ain't no coming back! There ain't no coming back! There ain't no coming back!
01-04-2012 11:05 PM #6
01-05-2012 12:12 PM #7
Rome does have an ending, however. Although the story could have continued further, the producers were given enough advance notice to tie up the storylines.
There are plenty of examples of HBO series that ran for years, and were allowed to end on their own terms with definitive series finales. Off the top of my head: The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Big Love, Entourage, Oz, The Wire, Sex & the City. Also, Flight of the Conchords ended when the creators decided that they didn't have enough ideas for a third season and didn't want to continue. It was never canceled, and could theoretically return if the band wanted.
HBO's track record for supporting quality shows is better than just about any other network. Unfortunately, sometimes things just don't work out.
Last edited by Josh Z; 01-05-2012 at 12:27 PM.
01-05-2012 12:23 PM #8
01-05-2012 02:02 PM #9
Sopranos had an ending?"...somewhere out there, michael bay now has the basis for his next film...and it's all your fault." - project-blu
01-05-2012 02:17 PM #10
01-05-2012 03:00 PM #11
01-05-2012 03:53 PM #12Member
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On sale now at Best Buy and Amazon for $34.99. BB is an exclusive edition - any ideas what the exclusive features are?
01-10-2012 09:20 PM #13
The bestbuy exclusive has the first episode of season two on a separate disc shoddily crammed into shrink wrapping along with the "normal" box set. I say it in this manner because I got the regular edition from bestbuy because the exclusives were all damaged from the cramming.
01-26-2012 08:26 PM #14
Just finished up season 1. Wasn't a big fan of Michael Pitt, but to be fair, only seen a couple of his movies, after Boardwalk Empire, that guy is great. I know a lot of folk have been singing praises for Michael Shannon, but didn't think his character was all that great.
01-26-2012 08:30 PM #15
Elitist >> mindless peon
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