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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Underbelly: The Trilogy DVD Review

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Underbelly: The Trilogy DVD Review

Synopsis: UNDERBELLY uses the framework of the war waging within the underworld, and the war between the underworld and the Purana Task Force, to explore a complex array of individual stories and relationships some touching, some incredible, all breathtaking. It is a series that examines the kaleidoscopic nature of loyalty, love, revenge and pride when the normal and identifiable emotions of human attachment are moved from the context of social decency to social indecency. Based on actual events, this explicit, gripping and violent trilogy exposes the shocking true story of the crime wave that rocked Australia from the 1970s until the early 2000s. Includes three, 13-episode series of Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities , The Golden Mile and War On The Streets .

Review: We don't get a lot of Australian import television here in the United States.  I don't know if thats due to lack of quality or just lack of distribution.   Underbelly is the Aussie answer to the crime drama.  The show went for a few seasons down under and even spawned some TV movies there.  I found the show to be great in tone and in drama.  The story isn't quite as thick as comparable American crime dramas like the Sopranos, but that honestly isn't a bad thing.  I felt like the Sopranos was a little self-indulgent at times.  Underbelly takes a slightly lighter and seedier feel to the underworld.  The characters are great and the series is a must-see for any TV buff.  This well-priced collection should definately be yours.

Interest Range: Drama,Crime