Film & DVD Review: Sons of Anarchy Season 1

ADRENALIZED DRAMA FROM THE CREATOR OF THE SHIELD

Info and background:

Sons of Anarchy draws you into the gritty world of a renegade motorcycle gang who unofficially preside over a community in northern California. Created by Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and packed with hard-hitting action.

Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 is available to own on DVD from 22 February 2010 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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This series by the creator of The Shield, is as riveting as the earlier series (the Shield).  It  stars Mark Boone Junior (Batman Begins, Get Carter), Katey Sagal (Married With Children), Charlie Hunnam (Children of Men, Green Street) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy).

Ron Perlman is ace in his role as Clay Morrow, the headstrong leader of the Sons of Anarchy, by his side, an equally bloody-minded Katey Sagal as Gemma, his wife. Sagal who is perfect for the part as mother of the revolt.  Together they fight to protect the gang, and retain control of the town by any means; corruption, violence and bribery, and hell, whats a  little racketeering and gun running thrown in for good measure.

Season one is a hellish drama about family relationships, questionable values,hard living and harder decisions.  This season introduces us to Jax, the vice president of the Sons, and Gemma’s son.  With the birth of his first son, and revelations from John the revelator, his father, Jax begins to question loyalty and the direction the biker gang is headed in.

Season one draws you in, slams you up against a wall and keeps your adrenalin flowing throughout the season. It hooks you and keeps you coming back.  Typical grief from a cocky ATF hag, but some surprising alliances with the local law enforcement.  The parts are well cast with this gritty ensemble, some weeks you are nodding along with them or shedding the occasional tear, and other times you just want to give them a good slap, as this ragtag bunch of outlaws grows on you.   Definitely a great build up to bring you back for Season 2, and choice tunes each week included in the soundtrack, my favorite being John the Revelator. Check out Henry Rollins in season 2.

Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 DVD Details:

Release date:     22 February 2010

Cert:                    15 (TBC)

Episode Breakdown:

Pilot

  1. Seeds
  2. Fun Town
  3. Patch Over
  4. Giving Back
  5. AK-51
  6. Old Bones
  7. The Pull
  8. Hell Followed
  9. Better Half
  10. Capybara
  11. The Sleep of Babies
  12. The Revelator
  • Over an hour of DVD extras including more than 40 minutes of previously unaired scenes

Reviewed by Rosdaughr

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