Rake Series 1
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
Cleaver Greene is many things to many people: an outrage, alleged, a mate, a wag, a champion of lost causes, and (to his former cocaine dealer) a tragic loss. His specialty: defending the indefensible, from bigamists to cannibals. Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, Van Helsing) stars as the brilliant but self-destructive Sydney barrister in this fresh, irreverent, darkly comic Australian series. "Scathing legal drama...teeming with sex, violence, and smart dialogue" - Guardian(UK). 8 episodes, 7 3 ?4hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Over the last century, thousands of people have gone missing. Suddenly and inexplicably, 4400 missing people are returned, all at once, exactly as they were on the day they vanished. Unclear what this world-altering event means, the government investigates the 4400 to piece together where they've been and why they've been returned. It quickly becomes apparent that their presence will change the human race in ways no one could have foreseen.Not Rated.Released by Paramount.
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Actors | Format |
Richard Roxburgh | Color |
Matt Day | AC-3 |
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# Actors: Adrienne Pickering, Russell Dykstra, Danielle Cormack
# Directors: Peter Duncan, Rachel Ward, Jeffrey Walker, Jessica Hobbs
# Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
# Language: English
# Subtitles: English
# Region: Region 1
# Number of discs: 3
# Rated: NR Not Rated
# Studio: ACORN MEDIA
# DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
# Run Time: 449 minutes
1.)Well written, very funny, some of the most unlikely crimes any barrister will ever have to defend. The cast is great, and guest stars like Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill make it even better. It is adult comedy, R rated, with various degrees of swearing and nudity and an Australian sense of humor.
2.)Magnificent! Most of the episodes rise to the level of art, while being bitter, hilarious, and angry.
What an original conception in which our heroic scoundrel turn out to be the indefatigible muckraker
in search of truth and justice. Roxburgh's performance is sheer genius.
3.)My wife and I loved this who 3 season series. It is Australian and a bit ribald. It runs the gamut from ridiculousness to tragedy but is always entertaining. We had to buy season 3 and 3 on DVD after watching season 1 on Amazon Instant Video. I am not sure who else it will appeal too. We like British courtroom dramas like Silk and the old Rumpole series. Among American shows from a few years back we like West Wing and House, just to give you some idea of our taste to compare too. It does challenge the mind as well as the heart in delightful ways.