Underbelly 5 Seasons 2008

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Season 1
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1. The Black Prince AGES_18_AND_OVER

The rise and fall of Alphonse Gangitano, the man they called the Black Prince of Lygon Street.

Starring:
Vince Colosimo, Rodger Corser
Runtime:
42 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

The Black Prince

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Season 1
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Tony Tilse
Starring Vince Colosimo, Rodger Corser
Supporting actors Caroline Craig, Alex Dimitriades, Caroline Gillmer, Marcus Graham, Gyton Grantley, Kevin Harrington, Les Hill, Frankie J. Holden, Gerard Kennedy, Robert Mammone, Kestie Morassi, Callan Mulvey, Martin Sacks
Network DRG
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NOT an Australian version of The Soppranos 3 Feb 2009
By C. Hall
Format:DVD
This is NOT an Australian version of The Soppranos, and to compare it to that excellent show is to do both shows a dis-service. The Soppranos is fictitious and has writers working out weekly storylines. This is a dramatisation of actual events. People were killed, sometimes in front of their children, and others are still awaiting trial. Hence the show still not having been broadcast in my home state of Victoria for legal reasons. Having watched the events unfold via the news over several years I can say the writers have done a good job. The cast is solid and professional. The sex and violence is sometimes gratuous, but mostly in context to the story, giving some sort of incite into the low-lifes who were centre stage.
Also, those of you from countries with more liberal hand gun laws will not understand just how shocking to Australians the use of guns in this way is. It is not a contest to see which contry has the toughest criminials. If these are weak by overseas standards then thank goodness. When you do watch this do not compare it, just accepte it for what it is, a dramatisation of actual events.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underbelly - Melbourne gangland wars 14 July 2008
Format:DVD
Absolutely riveting insight into the Melbourne (Australia, not Derbyshire!) gangland war 1995-2004. Brilliant performances, brilliant casting and an unbelievable series of slip-ups and mistakes which could only happen in real life. 13 episodes, you'll be glued to the screen. Highly, highly recommended.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Sopranos and an unmissable series 9 Nov 2008
Format:DVD
I must be one of the only people to watch this before seeing The Sopranos, the de facto standard for modern gangster action that everyone raves about, and it was so good that I'm disappointed by Sopranos now I've finally got round to watching it!

The series follows the real-life gangland war that broke out in Melbourne a few years ago. Two of the biggest crime families found themselves feuding over turf in the lucrative drug distribution business and real and imagined slights between rivals on the streets. A tit for tat chain of hits follows as more underworld characters are drawn in by loyalty or the promise of bounty. The Police swooped on the aftermath, breaking down the code of silence as street level criminals facing heavy sentences abandoned their loyalty and turn police informer - bringing the whole deck of cards down and resulting in the surviving bosses facing life sentences.

Lots of fighting, sex, drugs and murder - so be warned.

Underbelly has really raised the bar for Aussie drama. Watching it whilst in Australia and talking to people and seeing little bits here and then in the newspapers and on the news also added a lot of authenticity for me, knowing that not only did this gangland war happen but it was a recent event, with some of the (surviving) characters still very much alive and kicking.

The characters, scripting and screenplay are top-notch and set to a great soundtrack, you know a good gangster film when you you you feel loyalty to men that do evil deeds (like Tony Soprano, Frank Lucas (American Gangster) and Ray Liotta's character in Goodfellas) - so don't be suprised if you find yourself taking sides in the gang war.

Like Flight of the Conchords (NZ comedy series) I don't think underbelly has made it to the UK just yet, not in a big way anyway, so there's a big treat coming for Sopranos fans...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars underbelly 13 Sep 2011
By mick
Format:DVD
very good entertaining and well acted.but one should read the book first it gives you more insight into the characters and events but it is still worth watching.i believe that there is three more seasons in the series well worth watching
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Australian Supranos 3 Nov 2008
Format:DVD
If you are a fan of Supranos you will love this! Its based on real events...its an amazing story!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good gritty aussie crime drama 30 July 2010
By chuckles VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Just got back from Australia where I was asked to pick this up for my friend as you cannot buy it in Melbourne because of the ongoing court case, and as the weather wasn't great, ended up watching an episode or 2 a night.....
Set in Melbourne in the recent past, this is the real life story of the Melbourne underworld at the end of last century. Like a cross between the Sopranos and a slapstick comedy, these often funny but nasty criminals flood the Melbourne club scene with drugs and violence. With larger than life characters and a plot so strange you think it must be fiction, I found this a compelling series. OK due to my knowledge of Melbourne and the fact my friends were there at the time and saw this every week on the news, I may be biased, but I loved it none the less!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gangsteroo! 3 Jan 2013
Format:DVD
After the murder of a man at a party, a volcano of gangland murders and power struggles within the criminal underworld erupts. The police, forced to adopt new methods of detection and prevention in order to stop this escalating violence set up the 'Purana' task force but even this may not be enough to bring law and order back to the streets of Melbourne...
Aussie television series charting the (apparently) true story of events that happened in the underworld from the mid 90's up to the mid 2000's. I'm guessing that considering some of the plot and characters involved, the tale was still quite raw and i gather that this caused quite a stir when it first aired.
Having gone into Underbelly blind and knowing nothing of the case previously, i was at first unconvinced to start it (i don't really care for much modern stuff) but it was recommended by a reliable source and i'm glad i did, as i was very pleasently surprised, infact i watched all 13 episodes in two sittings.
I thought the series was good fun, with plenty of silly, yet dangerous characters. The thuggish nature of some of them seemed (to me) quite realistic. The acting's very good, one or two individuals standing out, especially the sheilas. . . Erm i mean ladies of the cast! There's also quite a lot of drugs, sex and violence (not too strong ~ it is only a tele show) and as per usual the Aussies handle this in a way that's more frivolous than depressing, and i know its an obvious title, but if you think of the humour in Chopper and like that film, you wont go far wrong with this..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
Worth watching, great series
Published 4 days ago by Eilish
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant series, great service and good price
Published 1 month ago by Anth bowden
5.0 out of 5 stars gritty funny, loved it
Fabulous.gritty funny, loved it!!!
Published 1 month ago by bev
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not very sophisticated production, acting and unfortunately a bit gruesome for me....a mistake
Published 1 month ago by Rapunzel21
5.0 out of 5 stars Another one that slipped through the net...
I was browsing through Netflix (which is better than Amazon Prime Instant Video by the way) when I came across this little gem - superb stuff, especially since it's based on real... Read more
Published 2 months ago by WhoDaMan?
4.0 out of 5 stars Good sound track and good scenes
This is a piece of art considering the shoot scenes and the sound track used on this series. I would add the bloody Aussie accent and good actors (especially the bad guys). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Guilherme
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
Exciting, sex, drugs and the cast of neighbours turned gangsta! Watched the whole series in a week. V Highly recommended.
Published 5 months ago by Henny
5.0 out of 5 stars Underbelly is great
This is a great series ,great performances, well worth watching. I watched it on tv and had to get it on DVD. Can't wait to see the other series
Published 6 months ago by Kieran Horgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it
I watched the series on sky and told my friend about it. I bought it her for a christmas present. Love all 3 series which are stand alone. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody fantastic
I loved everything the actors playing real gangsters to the story unfolding which was based on true criminal activities arouNd melbourne
Published 8 months ago by Jackie
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