Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2012
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A lavish period drama set in Atlantic City, following the life and times of Nucky Thompson - the undisputed political and criminal mastermind whose grip on power and control of the city's liquor supply is under constant threat.
Publisher: [United States] : Home Box Office : distributed by Warner Home Video, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780780669758
Branch Call Number: DVD BOARDWA Season 1
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (approximately 732 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean; closed-captioned


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Jun 27, 2019

Tourist Excursion into the past: nothing is taken seriously, it's all presented as a curiosity: costumes, decor, men and women:

Oct 16, 2018

A classic depiction of what happens when something as stupid as gummint extremism tries to outlaw, or write rulings against every day activities. Prohibition, war on drugs, ha. CIA and Pharma supply all you want.
Imagine a bunch of vegitarians get in and outlaw meat eating.... LOL, it could happen.... Some suggested Rockafeller aranged prohibition because cars could run on easy to make alcohol when he wanted to promote gasoline as exclusive fuel, and made billions....

Jan 13, 2018

Casting Steve Buscemi as the head gangster is like casting Don Knots as Michael Corleone. Good choice. He makes the deadpan humor possible.

Feb 27, 2016

"Empire," is full of gangster and police violence, greed, brothels, gambling joints, Jazz, government corruption, illegal alcohol during the Prohibition era of the 1920's.
It's great entertainment with a little of fictional history.

Apr 19, 2015

Season 1 of this deeply racist Gangster TV series,is very similar to the Gangster movies from Martin Scorsese,as well as ''The Sopranos'',which Terrence Winter most definitely worked on as well period.

patcumming Apr 10, 2015

Nucky is the Don Draper of the 1920s. A wonderful period piece that reflects the decadence and corruption of Atlantic City during this time period.

Feb 17, 2015

Outstanding. Loved it. 8.7/10 on IMDb (as of this writing) is quite an endorsement, and I am on the same page. Buscemi shines as the surprisingly good hearted yet unflinchingly power driven and unapologetically corrupt political mogul Nucky Thompson. He's quite an enigma. And Kelly Macdonald's wholesome and unpolluted Margaret complements him nicely. One wonders to which side the other will concede to, good, or bad. Tremendous writing, character development, and casting. Bravo HBO. FIVE STARS.

Tj_Luck85 Feb 22, 2014

This is a great series. I wish I had started watching it sooner.

Feb 01, 2014

Marginal in quailty of production compared to Game of Thrones or Borgias, do not start watching without getting hooked on watching the entire series!

May 01, 2013

I guess this is okay for television, and it's great visually, but the script is silly and overwritten, the characters are unbelievable, and the actors are unconvincing. Sure, it shows the corruption and violence of the American political and economic system - and that's the only saving grace in the script - but the characters are superficial and seem to be acting mainly to work in a clever line or a plot turn. And the actors are as superficial as the script. When I look at a well produced television production (Downton Abbey, The Borgias), even with their over-the-top improbable plots, the scripts and the acting have depth and conviction that I don't see here. Boardwalk Empire just makes me roll my eyes when the characters do something that the writers think is smart.

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