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Hemlock Grove: Season 1 2014

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All 13 episodes from the first season of the Netflix horror series starring Famke Janssen and Dougray Scott. Based on the novel by executive producer and writer Brian McGreevy, this series follows the lives of the inhabitants of Hemlock Grove. The two main sources of employment in Hemlock Grove are Hemlock Acres Hospital and Godfrey Institute for Biomedical Technologies, where it is rumoured mysterious experiments are conducted by Olivia (Janssen) and Norman Godfrey (Scott). When two teenage girls are brutally murdered it falls to the accused 17-year-old Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron) to seek out the real killer and save the town from further devastation. The episodes are: 'Jellyfish in the Sky', 'The Angel', 'The Order of the Dragon', 'In Poor Taste', 'Hello, Handsome', 'The Crucible', 'Measure of Disorder', 'Catabasis', 'What Peter Can Live Without', 'What God Wants', 'The Price', 'Children of the Night' and 'Birth'.

Starring:
Bill SkarsgåRd, Dougray Scott
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 10 hours 50 minutes
Starring Bill SkarsgåRd, Dougray Scott, Lily Taylor, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen
Director David Semel, Eli Roth, Deran Sarafian
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio Kaleidoscope Home Ent.
Rental release 21 April 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Hemlock Grove: Season 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 10 hours 50 minutes
Starring Bill SkarsgåRd, Dougray Scott, Lily Taylor, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen
Director David Semel, Eli Roth, Deran Sarafian
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio Kaleidoscope Home Ent.
Rental release 21 April 2014
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

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Format: DVD
Hemlock Grove has a lot of potential, story wise it is written well and they do keep you wanting to know more about each character and their heritage as well as who is the killer involved in the main story arc could be. For me I would of preferred the adults being the main focus rather than the dour teens. The show is certainly gory enough for lovers of horror and the series itself is well written but everything just seems to take too long to happen, playing more like a teen soap with the supernatural horror element playing second fiddle; it was just too much like The OC with wee beasties. I liked its potential and I hear that the second series is far superior so I will continue to give it a chance but it is found somewhat lacking at the moment for me as a cult series. Famke Janssen does steal most of the scenes she is in and I really do feel the adult element would of provided a much more competitive series for the supernatural genre.
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By Brit Boy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 May 2014
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'Hemlock Grove' is an excellent addition to the 'Netflick Original' series of programmes. I hadn't seen, or even heard of the show until I bought the DVD on the off chance when it caught my eye. I thought that it looked interesting, and that it is.

Unlike a lot of shows on the television at the moment, this is something different, and very creative. The production values are actually quite good, and the setting manages to create a genuinely Gothic, almost dreamlike atmosphere, combining bloody violence and gore. When a young girl is brutally murdered, her dead body found in a playground in a horrible state, we are able to follow the whole investigation in the small town outside Philadelphia. Suspicion immediately falls on the new boy in town, gypsy Peter Rumancek (played by Landon Liboiron), who is also a werewolf.

The town is home to many other interesting characters, few of which appear to be ordinary, and most seem to be hiding something. We get the know more about the characters gradually after each episode, and it seems almost impossible not to like at least a handful of them. My personal favourite is the wealthy and controlling Roman Godfrey, played by Bill Skarsgård, who I believe is one to look out for in the future. The bromance between Roman and Peter is quite endearing, neither have had a real friend, but now they confine in each other, smoke together, and they join forces to discover the identity of the girl's killer, which will probably come as a surprise to the viewer, or at least it did to me.

Every actor seems to fit their role perfectly, and if you can look beyond the sometimes occasional 'overacting' from a few players, I think you'll agree that it is excellent casting.
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Oh dear, yet another high-school vampire / werewolf genre series, you might think. On the surface you’d be right but this show’s weirdness takes it way off the well trodden genre trail pioneered by the still unrivalled Buffy.

Set in the fictional Pennsylvania (again – a lot seems to happen there at the moment) town of Hemlock Grove though actually filmed in Canada, this season follows the hunt for the beastly perpetrator of a series of grisly murders which start, coincidentally, with the arrival of a gipsy boy and his mother. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of strange goins-on, centred mostly around Peter, the aforementioned gypsy and Roman, the spoilt rich-kid son of the most peculiar Olivia Godfrey.

Much death, mayhem and general oddness ensues while they track down the mythical beast, mostly driving about in Roman’s lovely red car (a 1961 Jaguar XK150 as it turns out). Confounding their efforts along the way is the slightly bonkers Van Helsing-like Dr. Chasseur as she conducts her own werewolf hunt under the auspices of a shady secret religious order not entirely unlike the Iluminati.

While the main plot lines progress we learn more of Roman’s Upir (a mythological Russian part witch, part daemon with some very unpleasant habits) heritage, his Lurch’esque utterly likeable sister, Olivia’s beginnings and hints of the dubious moral nature of the work of the Godfrey institute headed by the odd (everybody in Hemlock Grove is odd…) Dr. Johann Pryce.

It is a peculiar, improbably successful, blend of almost every element from the genre, standard fantasy themes, some Grimm-like mythology and bits of sci-fi held together by sharp writing and solid performances from the main cast.
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How to describe this show?

Well, it's the story of a teenage girl in the centre of a love triangle between a vampire and a werewolf...

Which makes it sound rather Twilight-ish. But it's full of gore and violence and sex and nudity, and the vampires don't glitter in the sunlight but are sociopaths with a thirst for human blood while the werewolves aren't noble creatures defending mankind from the undead, but wild beasts barely able to control themselves and just one bad moonlit transformation from becoming man-eating terrors of the night.

So unlike Twilight, it's actually good.

An alternative description would be that it's a modern take on the classic Universal Studios monsters. You've got vampires who prey on the helpless, wolf-men who live in fear of what they may do on the night of a full moon and even a (superbly acted) Doctor Frankenstein whose work is dedicated to reanimating the dead, moulding flesh into novel forms and creating new life in a petri dish. Season two even introduces a Creature from the Black Lagoon - or at least a lizard-man!

The show benefits from a dark, moody atmosphere and a gothic feel, but it suffers from having a creative team that likes to put in strange and disturbing scenes and sequences that add to the atmosphere but don't advance the plot and are often not even connected to it, leading to a concluding episode that is confusing and doesn't feel like it answers the questions or even acknowledges many of them exist. Fortunately, season two manages to weave the threads of season one back together, making the first season much more satisfying in retrospect.

All in all, a good show - 3.5 stars - that gets better in its second season.
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