Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wentworth, Season 2 DVD

Critically acclaimed Aussie prison drama Wentworth, Season 2 makes its DVD debut on March 7, 2017 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Fans of the iconic Prisoner series, which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still boasts a loyal following worldwide today, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. Wentworth, Season 2 stars Danielle Cormack (Xena: Warrior Princess, Shortland Street) as Bea Smith. The 4-Disc set features all 12 episodes of the second season, plus behind-the-scenes featurettes (5 min.), cast and crew interviews (51 min.), and a photo gallery. ($59.99, Wentworth, Season 2 originally aired on the Australian network, SoHo, in May 2014 and was commissioned for a fifth season in July 2016.

Drastic changes are in store for the women at Wentworth Prison as the hit Australian drama returns. In Season 2, Bea languishes in solitary, plotting revenge for her daughter’s murder, while Franky (Nicole da SilvaRush) runs the prison unopposed. But the arrival of sadistic new governor Joan Ferguson (Pamela RabeThe Secret Life of Us) threatens Franky’s top-dog status. With Franky’s contraband operation in her crosshairs, Ferguson attempts to recruit informants, and the inmates are forced to choose a side.

“A gritty drama laden with twists and emotion” (Metro), this award-wining series “crafts complex characters to tell outrageous prison stories” (The Sydney Morning Herald). The outstanding ensemble cast also features Kate Atkinson (Jack Irish), Robbie Magasiva (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), and Aaron Jeffery (McLeod’s Daughters).

BONUS: Behind-the-scenes featurettes (5 min.), cast and crew interviews (51 min.), and a photo gallery.

Street Date: March 7, 2017                                          SRP: $59.99
DVD 4-Disc Set: 12 episodes plus bonus – Approx. 576 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961253791
Contains violence, strong language, sexual situations, nudity, and drug use.

My Thoughts

In Wentworth, Bea Smith is a women pushed to the edge. When she kills her abusive husband, she finds herself in prison with some pretty tough women. Refusing to let anyone ever hurt her again, this former house wife and mother becomes one of the top dogs at the prison. Season two is broken down into twelve exiting episodes.

Born Again - There's a new Gov at the prison and she is stricter than ever. Fankie struggles to stay in control while Bea is trying to adjust to being back with the other girls after her breakdown.

Whatever It Takes - Bea has a plan and Doreen works on a project.  An old inmate makes a reappearance and the Gov learns a big secret

 Boys in the Yard - Doreen has a crush on a construction worker and Simmo causes some controversy.

 The Danger Within - There are lots of drug circulating around the jail and Bea is being threatened.

Twist the Knife - Vera runs interference between a few feuding guards. 

The Pink Dragon - The Gov is cracking down on the drugs. Bea is still in danger from another inmate. 

Metamorphosis - There are lots of secrets going around and one of them may even end in murder.

Sins of the Mother - Frankie is upset when she finds out who the narc is. Someone may be up for parole. 

 The Fixer - The nurse figures out someone's condition and an inmate faces blackmail.

 Jail Birds - There is a surprise visit with the Gov, and one inmate struggles with life on the outside. 

Into the Night - There is lots of tension and a battle is brewing for who will be the top dog at the jail.

 Fear Her - Bea is out for revenge and there is about to be a big revelation that may only end in more friction. 

This is a great series about an issue that is very realistic. We hear too often about women who are victims of domestic violence who go to prison when they finally fight back. I look forward to seeing what happens as this series progresses, and I do hope that eventually Bea gets out of prison. Though I never saw the original series in the 80s, I definitely enjoyed this one.  As a huge Xena fan, I was also exited to see Danielle Cormack back on the small screen. If you'd like to check out this new series, you can find it online at Acorn Media or on Amazon.