Ray Donovan: Season Five (DVD)
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|Contributor||Dash Mihok, Liev Schreiber, Michael Uppendahl, Various Others, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, John Dahl See more|
|Number of discs||4|
Ray Donovan (Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber) is back and he's doing
what he does best - keeping the skeletons in the closets of Hollywood's rich and famous. Ray is still the guy you want when you're in a fix. There's no problem he can't solve or secret he can't bury. But his family life is another matter as the ongoing upheaval has taken an emotional toll, leaving him more vulnerable than ever. L.A.'s preeminent fixer is heading into uncharted territory and will soon discover that some damage can't be controlled. Season Five also stars Susan Sarandon in her recurring role as legendary media mogul Samantha Winslow.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 135 Grams
- Director : Michael Uppendahl, Various Others, John Dahl
- Media Format : PAL
- Run time : 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Release date : 7 February 2018
- Actors : Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Liev Schreiber
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Paramount
- ASIN : B077HKKCSP
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 4
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,258 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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But excellent storyline with timeline jumps that make it more intruiging
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From other reviews it is clear that the change in direction has somewhat divided opinions - for what it's worth personally I had no problems with the flashbacks and dream sequences as they served to illustrate the overlying sense of ongoing grief suffered by Ray Donovan himself as events unfold culminating in Episode 8 which is a pretty tough watch. No longer is Ray in total control of things and his floundering attempts to get both himself and the other members of the Donovan clan back on track (let alone dealing with the problems presented by his clients) kept this viewer engrossed throughout.
All the other cast members continue to be interesting in their individual ways and without giving away plot lines it was good to see both Terry and Bunchy achieving a measure of fulfillment which hopefully bodes well for their futures. Having an actress of Susan Sarandon's stature join the cast was a considerable coup and it will be a matter of interest to see how she develops in Season 6 since I thought she was given rather less to do than her character warranted this time around.
Unlike in previous Seasons the Audio is in English only as are the Subtitles.
Extras comprise features entitled Dog the Dog / On Death and Dying Parts 1 2 and 3 / Nothing Goes Right For Bunchy / Terry Donovan and Parkinson's / Episode 508 Commentary with Paula Malcomson and David Hollander.
If you like flashbacks it might be worth a trry.
IBut I stuck it out and it got better.I missed a lot as the flashbacks still confused me and broke the flow but the writers must have realised and they seemed to stay in a timeline a lot longer.
About half way through I started to get engrossed and if you are a ray donavan fan you need to watch it as there are some real hold your breath scenes and important storylines.
It is sad they didnt write it in sequence because if they had it may have been the best season yet.
I believe they have made a 6th season and I hope they have learnt their mistake as this season will lose a lot a fans and nearly killed a classic.
My advise is stick with it,dont worry if you are confused and pick the time you watch it so it doesnt do your head in.
But, in my opinion, it was written & directed very well & fits in with the other excellent seasons.