Monday, March 28, 2016

DVD Review : A Place to Call Home Season 3

Called an Aussie Downton Abbey, the new season of the addictive period drama A Place to Call Home, Season 3makes its DVD Debut on April 5, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, A Place to Call Home stars Marta Dusseldorp (Jack Irish, Janet King) as Sarah Adams, a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. Dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class, this rich and meaningful, high-quality production has been hailed as one of the best television series of 2015 by The Wall Street Journal. This set includes all 10 episodes of the show’s third season along with the originally intended ending of Season 2 (DVD 3-disc set, $59.99, Season 3 had its U.S. Premiere in December 2015 on Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV, the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond. A fourth season is currently in production.

A Place to Call Home’s impressive ensemble cast includes Craig Hall (The Hobbit), Brett Climo (Snowy River: The McGregor Saga), Abby Earl (The Great Mint Swindle), Noni Hazlehurst (Little Fish), Aldo Mignone (Danger 5), Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Underbelly),Benjamin Winspear (The Babadook), Jenni Baird (The 4400), and David Berry (Home and Away).

The powerful, utterly addictive Australian saga returns with new challenges for resolute nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) and the aristocratic Bligh family. Torn between her traumatized husband, Rene (Benjamin Winspear) and dashing ex-fiancé, George Bligh (Brett Climo), Sarah must make a heartrending decision. Meanwhile, the Blighs face their own obstacles: the marriage between young lovers Anna (Abby Earl) and Gino (Aldo Mignone) is off to a rocky start; new mother Olivia (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood) tries to keep a devastating secret from her husband, James (David Berry); matriarch Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst) contemplates life away from Ash Park; and the villainous Regina (Jenni Baird) will do anything to get what she wants—even if it means tearing the family apart.

BONUS Season 2 original cliffhanger ending (4 min.) and a photo gallery

Street Date: April 5, 2016                             SRP: $59.99  
DVD 3-Disc Set: 10 episodes – Approx. 505 min. – SDH Subtitles              UPC 054961247196
Contains violence, sexual situations, and nudity

My Thoughts

A Place to Call Home is a suburb period drama set in Australia in the 1950s. Sarah Adams spent twenty years as a nurse overseas. When she finally returns home, she meets handsome widower  George Bligh. Sparks fly between the two, but his wealthy family is less than pleased with their budding romance, especially when she has a run-in with his brother. Mrs. Bligh, his controlling mother, does everything she can to keep the new couple apart, but Sarah isn't a woman who gives up easily.  Season three introduces even more obstacles.There are ten episodes in the third season.

The Things We Do for Love-George get shots and Renee gets arrested. Anna and Gino get to go on their honeymoon and Sarah reveals a secret.

L'chaim, to Life - George reveals a big surprise,Sarah is struggling with past memories and Gino is horrified when he learns a family secret.

Somewhere Beyond the Sea- There is a big political party at Ash Par. 
Sarah asks Sidney for help with her problems. Elizabeth is introduced to a widower named Goddard. Olivia models for a painter and things get steamy. 

Too Old to Dream - Sarah makes a big decision she's been struggling with. Olivia and Lloyd are still hot for each other.  Goddard gets an odd addition to this workers  Gino runs into issues with his vineyard.

Living in the Shadow - A lot of unsavory secrets come to light. Regina runs away after getting into a fight with James. Sarah & Rene have some difficulties. 

In the Heat of the Night -  George starts to guess what Sarah's big secret it. Olivia is still having an affair and James starts one of his own.

The Sins of the Father - George struggles with the anniversary of this father's death and his political views.James disappears on the baby's christening day. Rene and Sarah need to make a life and death decision.

Till Death Do Us Part - Rene may need neurosurgery. Gino gives up on the vineyard. 

The Mourners' Kadish - There's a sad funeral. Elizabeth and her suitor continue their tryst. Regina plots against George.

The Love Undeniable - Lots of tension and many truths revealed. An exciting conclusion that leaves the door side open for Season 4.

This is such a great show, filled with secrets and romance. Each episode ends in a cliff hanger that leaves you wanting more. In addition to the fabulous storyline between the main characters, in also ties in actual historical events from the time period.  I can't wait for Season 4 to come out on DVD.  
If you'd like to grab a copy of this fantastic period drama for yourself, its available on Acorn Media for only $59.99. You can also order it online on Amazon.  


Edye Nicole said...

I've never heard of this show before! Thanks for sharing :]

VickeC said...

I haven't heard of this before either,it does sound like something I would watch

Angela Saver said...

I think I would enjoy this, especially with it being in 1950's in Australia!

Hannah Chase said...

I haven't heard of this show before but it sounds like I would really like it! I'd love to watch it sometime!