DVD Review: THE RED ROAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

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THE RED ROAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON stars Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie, Annalise Basso, Allie Gonino, Kiowa Gordon, Lisa Bonet and Tom Sizemore.

This Sundance original series takes place in a small town in the mountains just out of New York. The Red Road centers around two men, Harold Jensen (Henderson) and Philip Kopus (Momoa) and the two completely different lives they live. Jensen is the local sheriff who is keeping a tragic secret and cover-up that involves his wife who definitely isn’t playing with a full deck. Kopus returns to this small town that exiled him over 18 years earlier. He’s a man with a dark past and wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow him. Kopus ends up being this sort of necessary evil for Jensen. The two men do not like each other but they have each other’s back.

The Red Road is well written and it’s extreme on all levels, especially with its characters and the crazy twists they all deliver as the first season plays out. Henderson and Momoa lead this outstanding cast in this gripping dark drama that includes a lot of secrets. This small mountain town that is just outside of New York is the home of a federally unrecognized Native American tribe. There’s family drama going on, drug dealing, murder and lots more. This 6 episode series has so much going on in its first season that you better not turn away for a second or you might get lost. This is the second Sundance series that I really knew absolutely nothing about going in (the first one being Rectify) and now I’m hooked on both of these.

The packaging comes with a slipcover. The front features the artwork you see up top and the back includes series details, some images and list of extras. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard definition release were both really good. I would like to see a Blu-ray release for this series sometime in the future.

Bottom line is, The Red Road: The Complete First Season is a riveting and thought provoking series full of twists and the interesting characters that deliver them. I’m absolutely hooked now that I’ve watched this first season and can’t wait for the second season to release. This 2-Disc DVD set released on March 10th and is definitely worth a watch.

Distributor: Anchor Bay

Run Time: 2 Discs / 6 Episodes / 264 Minutes

  • Episode 1 “Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream”
  • Episode 2 “The Wolf and the Dog”
  • Episode 3 “The Woman Who Fell from the Sky”
  • Episode 4 “The Bad Weapons”
  • Episode 5 “The Great Snake Battle”
  • Episode 6 “Snaring of the Sun”

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Special Features:

  • Sundance On Set: THE RED ROAD
  • Behind The Screen: THE RED ROAD
  • THE RED ROAD: Cast And Crew

 

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