Wentworth Prison (Season 1) - 3-DVD Set ( Wentworth Prison - Season One )
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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: How does a wife and mother from the suburbs become top dog in one of Australia's most intimidating prisons A ratings-winning runaway hit, Wentworth is a contemporary re-imagining of the iconic Prisoner series. Captivating critics and TV audiences alike, it has become the most watched scripted series in Australian subscription TV history. A dynamic, often confronting drama series, our story follows Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) a housewife coming to terms with her new life inside one of Australia's toughest correctional facilities. Wentworth is at its heart, a series about survival, a character drama featuring women living in a pressure cooker environment. Despite the rivalries and power struggles, this family of misfits and rebels are forced to forge unlikely friendships and allegiances if they want to survive their time inside. ...Wentworth Prison (Season 1) - 3-DVD Set ( Wentworth Prison - Season One )
- Language : English
- Director : Kevin Carlin, Tori Garrett
- Media Format : Import, PAL, Widescreen
- Run time : 450 minutes
- Actors : Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Leeanna Walsman, Kate Atkinson, Celia Ireland
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Prism Leisure
- ASIN : B00H8JY8F4
- Country of origin : United Kingdom
- Number of discs : 3
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If these ill informed people were to watch Wentworth they'd see that Prisoner charcters have been reimagined, there plenty of new charcters, and the rhythm of the show is completely diffent to Orange - due to decisions made by the writers and producers and the show being set and filmed in Australia (where some of the best Ozzie, and Kiwi, talent has been mined and utilised to great affect).
Hard hitting from the get go, emotionally gripping, with the necessary light relief from the character's friendships and some wonderful comic turns.
Stop comparing and writing off this excellent show, and let Wentworth challenge as it does entertain.
If you enjoyed Shed's "Bad Girls" on ITV back around 1999-2005, particularly the first few seasons before it got a bit too soapy, then you will definitely enjoy this. This is very violent, gritty and bloody - but at the same time compelling. And it grabs the atmosphere within 5 minutes of the first episode. Without giving away too many spoilers, Danielle Cormack's character - Bea Smith - arrives at Wentworth Prison on Remand for the Attempted Murder of her husband, quickly she finds herself caught between a "Top Dog" rivalry and turf war between the young, angry "Franky" Doyle (Nicole de Silva) and the middle aged but brutal and callous mob wife, Jacs (Kris McQuade) and learns the hard way about prison life and must learn how to survive and hold on to her sanity.
The 10 episode serial goes through a range of gripping plots and turns and ends with quite a brilliant finale. At the time of writing this review a second and third Seasons have been commissioned, and the second is being shot. All I can say is, I can't wait!
i can just say, if you want to see breathtaking, amamzingly well written, rough, tough, emotional, heartbreaking drama with strong, extraordinary female characters, this is it. it can't get any better than this! i hope season two will be as strong, because with the cliffhangers at the end of season one there is a lot the writers can build on. it's just such a pitty that it takes so long for the dvds to get published, i live in germany and here there is no other way to watch the show.
The stories that run through every episode of every season are fantastic , gripping and leave you on the edge of your seat , and always leaves you eager to find out what's going to happen next.
Danielle Cormack is a very talented actress who's portrayal of Bea Smith from the very first episode and onwards is incredible , the viewers definitely go on a very good journey with her character.
Nicole Da Silva plays Franky Doyle and again such a talented actress who plays her part so very well from the woman no one really wants to mess with to a softer side where the audience start to really understand her and feel for her.
The main focus throughout this show is Bea Smith , in the first episode we see her enter Wentworth Prison and see how she starts to adapt to prison life , we see a shy woman who you wouldn't really expect to be in prison but as time goes on she makes her presence known and the woman start looking up to her.
This is definitely a really good series and worth a watch , it's got great storylines and really amazing cast and crew who play everything so well and keeps you hooked the whole way through