The Knick: The Complete First Season [4 Discs] [DVD]

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  • Release Date: 08/11/2015
$22.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (129 out of 132)

Special Features


  • Episode post-ops:
  • get educated on ground-breaking surgery techniques featured in The Knick.
  • Audio Commentaries with cast and crew including Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Jeremy Bobb, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour and Eric Johnson.
  • Also available: digital book "The Knick: Anatomy of a Series" containing never-before-seen conversations between Cinemax and Steven Soderbergh, as well as all 10 scripts from season 1.
  • Closed Captioned

Cast & Crew


  • Clive Owen - Dr. John W. Thackery
  • Andre Holland - Dr. Algernon Edwards
  • Eve Hewson
  • Jeremy Bobb - Herman Barrow
  • Juliet Rylance - Cornelia Robertson




Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ended to soon

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    Manex
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    It makes me sad that this wonderful series didn't make it to at least the third season, because it was so well written and acted. I love any show that takes place in the past, but the subject matter of this show is fascinating. Set in NYC at the turn of the 20th Century, doctors & nurses struggle to aid the sick at the Knickerbocker Hospital (The Knick). I loved how this show was not afraid to tackle subjects that we still wrestle with today...racism, sexism, governmental corruption, abortion, just to name a few. The characters are well rounded and you care for them. With the battle the hospital staff must wage on behalf of their patients with the medicine & equipment of that era, it makes you grateful for modern medical practices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not My Cup of Tea

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    rcafilm
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    I love tea. I love trying new tea. I love tea that Soderbergh makes. I love period-piece tea. I love gritty tea. I love Clive Owen tea. But a few minutes into the first episode I could already tell, this was not my cup of tea. Could never quite tell if it was trying too hard or being too lazy. The shaky-cam cinematography felt obnoxious against the period setting. Writing felt like they were hitting the one note of "look at how terrible everything used to be!" over and over again. I was really looking forward to this show, but I still haven't gotten past the third episode. Maybe it will be someone else's cup of tea, but to those of you out there riding the wave of critical praise, maybe look for another tea to try instead of this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    Gmurua
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    This show is fantastic! It's worth watching for the cinematography alone. The show is fantastic at depicting turn of the century New York and the advances in surgical technology that was being developed at the time. But the show not only is extremely well crafted but had wonderful performances mainly by Clive Owen who shows a tortured, frantic and intelligent doctor Thickery. The show also deals with multiple delicate subjects such as abortion, race, feminism, sexism and prejudice. It's also super gory and fantastic!! Would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Knick Slices Deep

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    Cathy6998
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    No wonder The Knick was picked up for a thriving second season! Clive Owen and the brilliant ensemble cast carry us back to 1900, when surgical tecniques and equipment were being invented often as quickly as computer programs today. You will be there "on the cutting edge" as Clive, as chief surgeon pushing himself and others all the while fueled and fighting with a growing coccain addiction. Abortion and interracial love also leaves it's marks on vulnerable lives. Step back in time. You will not be able to do anything but marathon viewing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent hospital drama

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    michael10
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    hospital in 1900 new York headed by doctorTthackery / Clive Owen is a very well acted drama from that era all the issues hospital is having from new electric system to surgical advances been made there also the corruption by some staff and venders is typical for the time well worth watching especially Dr Thackery's demons come home to roost putting the future of the hospital in jeopardy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Engrossing medical drama

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    angstandennui
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    The Knick is an engrossing medical drama set in the early 20th century when leaps and bounds were made in modern medicine. As the main character Dr. Thackeray portrayed by Clive Owen says in the first episode, more innovations and discoveries were made at that time in the past four years than in the past four hundred. It's a well-acted and crafted show from director Steven Soderbergh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another example of TV trumping the movies

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    Coriolanus
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    It's hard to keep up with all the quality TV shows at our disposal, but I recommend "The Knick" for anyone interested in gripping, sometimes disturbing drama. Clive Owen is perfect in the leading role, one that far surpasses any big screen part he's had in quite a while. The Blu-ray is worth an upgrade; I'm passing along the DVD version to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent new series

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    Blindfaith
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    Great new series. The story line is very good. The writers and actors take you back one hundred plus years when the medical profession was slowly starting to win the battle against disease. But still faced the medical Russian roulette problem of what would kill you first the illness or the cure. Probably not a good idea to eat pizza while watching this one

    I would recommend this to a friend



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