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Oz returns with a fantastic second season....
on 5 September 2007
The excellent and much overlooked 'Oz' has finally been released on region 2 and Season 2 is even more hard hitting than season 1.
After the terrible riot that brought the first series to a close, Emerald city is finally reopened. Most of the familiar faces survived the SWAT assault and have been languishing in solitary or general population ever since. This time McManus has identified all the rival factions (white supremacists, blacks, latinos, bikers, mafia etc....) and allowed five of each to reside in Emerald city like some twisted take on Noahs Ark. Of course, this racial melting pot is carnage waiting to happen and it's not long before the bodies begin to pile up.
Nino Shebettas' son Peter is determined to sieze control of the drug trade and kill the man responsible for his fathers death which unfortunately is the unstable Adebisi. Aryan leader Schillinger is up for parole and wants to avoid trouble which is going to difficult when Beecher is making it his business to scupper his chances of release. Kareem Said is still making waves for the governor and Alvarez is usurped as the Latino leader by the psychotic El Cid.
The series is excellent but very very violent. Even more so than series 1. It probably is a little on the extreme side but Oz offers a scary insight into prison life and should keep anyone who watches it on the straight and narrow, even if nothing else will.