Banshee - The Complete First Season 2013

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All ten episodes from the first season of the TV crime drama following an ex-con who assumes the identity of a sheriff. Having served 15 years in prison following a diamond heist, a man (Antony Starr) heads to the fictional town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, to escape New York mob boss Mr Rabbit (Ben Cross) and to reconnect with his crime partner and ex-girlfriend Anastasia (Ivana Milicevic) who now has her own family and is living under the name of Carrie Hopewell. When Lucas Hood (Griff Furst), who is about to be appointed as Banshee's new sheriff, is murdered the ex-con takes on his identity but he soon has to deal with Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen), the corrupt businessman who rules over the town. The episodes are: 'Pilot', 'The Rave', 'Meet the New Boss', 'Half Deaf Is Better Than All Dead', 'The Kindred', 'Wicks', 'Behold a Pale Rider', 'Wh Shall Live Forever', 'Always the Cowboy' and 'A Mixture of Madness'.

Starring:
Antony Starr, Tr
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 8 hours 12 minutes
Starring Antony Starr, Tr, Frankie Faison Hoon Lee, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane Daniel Ross Owens, Ben Cross, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Ryann Shane Daniel Ross Owens, Ivana Milicevic, Daniel Ross Owens, Frankie Faison Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Ulrich Thomsen, Ryann Shane, Lili Simmons
Director Greg Yaitanes, Sj Clarkson, Oc Madsen
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 2 September 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Banshee - The Complete First Season - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 8 hours 12 minutes
Starring Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison Hoon Lee, Rus Blackwell, Matt Servitto, Demetrius Grosse, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Ryann Shane Daniel Ross Owens, Ryann Shane Daniel Ross Owens, Frankie Faison Hoon Lee, Ryann Shane, Daniel Ross Owens, Ben Cross, Lili Simmons, Tr
Director Greg Yaitanes, Oc Madsen, Sj Clarkson
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Rental release 2 September 2013
Main languages English

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By laura on 11 July 2013
Format: DVD
This let's be honest largely flew under the radar but boy did it smack you round the back of the head when you watched and that's just for starters. During the season I have laughed, winced, screamed, yelled, cheered and clapped even a few hide beind my hand moments. Its violent, sexy, smart and not a regular cop show/family drama!

So to Banshee a small town with huge secrets our hero (hood although that's not his real name) is flawed and he's just moved to Banshee to find ex-girlfriend Ana after doing 15 years in jail but in Banshee she's now married with 2 kids she has the perfect life.....

Ex-Amish turned business man Proctor has got the town in his back pocket with the help of his stylish assistant Burton (man scared the crap out of me end of ep3) his niece has secrets of her own and wants to leave the Amish life behind will she manage? What is Proctor's agenda with the local Native American Tribe? Will Ana's marriage survive the arrival of Hood? Will Hood be found out being an imposter after all its not every day you assume the identity of a towns Sheriff.

Will our hero be bought by Proctor, who is the mysterious Rabbit that Hood and Ana are hiding from, will they all make it out alive?

The cast is 1st class some of the humour (most of it) comes from the superb writing of the character Job (Hood's tech&fashion fast quips mate) who is played by Hoon Lee. Ben Cross is mysterious as Rabbit with the supporting cast given ample to shine alongside the leads of Starr & Millicevic.

In my original review i mentioned [...] about how using the safe combo gives you access to material about the credit sequences and webisodes little prequels to the show well BOOM!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lyn on 16 Oct 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Banshee is one of the best TV shows released in the past few years. It is fresh, with none of the cliche's that many shows coming out of Hollywood like to follow.

The main character, an ex-con, is neither good nor evil (something lazy Hollywood writers like to fall back on), instead he has a good heart, but his time in prison has made him hard, and taught him how to fight and how to kill, and to not feel too bad about killing to protect yourself and those you care about. And after 15 years in prison, he is still very much in love with the same woman (not that stops every hottie in town from jumping into his bed).

The characters are complicated, and while you don't agree with all their choices or decisions, you can see why they are doing what they are doing.

I absolutely love this show. I can't wait for the next series. And I can't think of a single other show to compare it with, it really stands on it's own, just like Breaking Bad simply is in a genre of it's own.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. Gates on 7 Sep 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I can't believe I missed this when it was on TV.

What a fantastic show! It's violent. It's funny. It's nasty. It's sexy. It's got baditude. It has it all in spades.

The acting is fantastic all round. I loved Antony Starr's acting and character throughout. When he needs to be nasty he is.

I hate shows that pull punches. Too afraid and nervous, pandering to the soft at heart. Treating you like a child. From the beginning of episode one to the last it was a smack to the chops and I loved it. The violence is brutal and satisfying. A pretty repulsive bad guy pops up and most shows will only have the MC give them a slap and tickle. In Banshee you are lucky to still have your limbs intact and your head still in one piece.

Hoon Lee's character and Frankie Faison's provide plenty of laugh out loud moments and they were my favourite characters also throughout.

The 'bad guys' were brilliantly nasty, cruel and unusual. The Albino for instance was an impressive mutant to come across. Proctor was a great menacing character with every poisonous finger in every facet of Banshee's existence and Mr Rabbit, another sinister character with a lot of power at his disposal. All of them, naturally, have some shady characters at their disposal too.

Annother review commented on how they clapped and cheered throughout. I was the same. Whenever justice is dished out (and realistically too! in an interview Starr commented on how he hurt himself numerous times during the scenes) you cant help but feel that way. And despite the MC being a shady character himself and the wrong doings he himself is committing you can't help but want him to succeed.

What a fantastic show. A pulpy thrill ride with plenty of chops, balls, moxy and everything else. Highly recommended. See it immediately!
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Storey TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 April 2013
Format: DVD
When two bad guys hold up the bar he's in, killing a cop in the process, a recently released con steps in and takes them out. When he realises that the dead cop is new in town he takes his place as the sheriff of Banshee. I caught this show on a trip to the US and it's raw stuff indeed. The rest of the series sees Lucas Hood take on Biker Gangs, rogue MMA fighters and a proper nasty albino guy in an extremely brutal prison fight. The basic premise is that he's searching for his ex girlfriend and the fortune in diamonds they stole from the mob boss he used to work for (The girl has carved out a new life in Banshee complete with husband and kids). There isn't a bum note in the cast, Anthony Starr makes a dark and brooding hero whilst Ulrich Thomsen is very convincing as one of two recurring adversaries our hero has to deal with. Being a Cinemax / HBO release it is also extremely fruity in the skin department. I've been watching TV hero's duke it out with bad guys for the best part of thirty years and although this doesn't break the mould in terms of storytelling it is very well put together. Definitely one to watch, just not with the family!
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