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Oz: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 24753803
  • Release Date: 02/25/2014
$19.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 10)

    Synopsis


    Seen mostly through the eyes of wheelchair-bound prisoner Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr.), who serves as narrator and "tour guide," the first season of Oz begins with the establishment of a "prison within a prison" on Cell Block 5 of Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary -- aka "Oz." Under the watchful eyes of Warden Leo Glynn (Ernie Hudson), Tim McManus (Terry Kinney) serves as unit manager of Cell Block 5, which he rechristens the Emerald City. It is the hope of the idealistic McManus that by allowing the prisoners more freedom and privileges, and getting them used to a daily routine, they will become rehabilitated more quickly. Perhaps it goes without saying that McManus is in for a lot of disillusionment and disappointment during the eight episodes of season one. Newly interned at "Em City" are former lawyer Tobias Beecher (Lee Tergesen), nervously serving time for murder; famed Muslim leader Kareem Said (Eamonn Walker), who calmly informs Warden Glynn that he intends to become "top man" at Oz; pro basketball player Jackson Vayhue (Rick Fox); and cannibalistic serial killer Donald Groves (Sean Whitesell). Their assimilation into the prison population is uneventful until Governor James Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek), who has sailed into office on a platform diametrically proposed to Glynn's "coddling" of prisoners, orders the removal of such newly installed privileges as smoking and conjugal visits. Going one step farther, Devlin reinstates the death penalty, resulting in the immediate execution of one of the Em City "residents." Clearly, this does nothing to alleviate the tension between cons and guards -- nor, for that matter, between the various powerful factions within the population. In the course of events, an undercover narc is found hanged in his cell, another prisoner is set afire, the Oz staffers wrestle with the problem of what to do with elderly inmates, a turf war breaks out over a game of checkers, and Kareem Said suffers a heart attack. The season ends with a bloody and destructive riot -- with no indication as to who will survive to appear in season two. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Ernie Hudson - Leo Glynn
    • Terry Kinney - Tim McManus
    • Rita Moreno - Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
    • B.D. Wong - Father Ray Mukada
    • Harold Perrineau - Augustus Hill




    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love this show

      Posted
      SikeChick
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      I already owned this (all of the series), but a friend 'misplaced' the season 1 set when I loaned it to him. I caught it on sale for just $15 at Best Buy, plus I got $5 towards another TV season purchase. Oz is such a great show that I would have replaced it eventually anyway (also, I am a completist). The premise is interesting and the performances are top-notch. I know it's not for everyone, but it's soapy fun as far as I'm concerned.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Riveting Series

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      LadyHeyoka
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      This is a fascinating look into prison life -pulls no punches but is told well, not overly violent or overly graphic However, not for little kids, I’d say teenagers at least

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rough, but great

      Posted
      jsusruls

      This series isn't for everyone. It really does show some graphic things. It isn't for the faint of heart. It really is an incredible series though. I couldn't stop watching once I started the DVD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth the wait

      Posted
      deve
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      I've been thinking about getting this DVD for some time and I'm finally glad I got it. This show is better than I remember.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Show

      Posted
      Cpalac
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      It is an interesting show. If you are looking for something different, this is a good one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great show

      Posted
      Tashiii
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      This show is intense. My partner was the one that recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great tv show

      Posted
      Kayla
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      Great tv show.. bought the entire series as a Christmas gift..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Amazing show

      Posted
      djsol1
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This show take a real life look into the world of these people.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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