Deadwood - The Complete Series

Deadwood - The Complete Series

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Director: Adam Davidson, Alan Taylor, Daniel Attias, Daniel Minahan

Cast: Adam Davidson, Alan Taylor, Daniel Attias, Daniel Minahan

     
 
This set contains every episode of HBO's gritty western series Deadwood which focused on a wild west town. The series began its story in 1876, two weeks after Custer's demise at the Little Big Horn, and in the midst of "gold fever" brought about by a major ore strike in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory. Into the wide-open and illegal settlement of Deadwood

Overview

This set contains every episode of HBO's gritty western series Deadwood which focused on a wild west town. The series began its story in 1876, two weeks after Custer's demise at the Little Big Horn, and in the midst of "gold fever" brought about by a major ore strike in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory. Into the wide-open and illegal settlement of Deadwood rode a terrifying variety of hard-bitten men and hard-living women. Keith Carradine headed the cast (at least in the early episodes) as gunfighter and Indian scout Wild Bill Hickok -- not the clean-cut hero of movie and TV fame, but an embittered, disillusioned, cold-hearted killer who trusted no one, least of all himself. Traveling to Deadwood with old friend Charlie Utter (Dayton Callie) and devoted, foul-mouthed sidekick Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert), Hickok quickly met and befriended former lawman Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), the archetypal man with a past who held out hope (but not much) that Deadwood would permit him a new start in life. The destinies of both Hickok and Bullock were gradually intertwined with that of self-styled town boss Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), the manipulative, cheerfully decadent owner of Deadwood's biggest "saloon," the Gem.Forget Gunsmoke and Bonanza. The HBO series Deadwood was as close to the "real thing" as any Western fan was ever going to see on television -- and in its pursuit of reality, the series was not afraid of smashing icons or skewering sacred cows. Could anything less be expected of executive producer David Milch (NYPD Blue)? The series began its story in 1876, two weeks after Custer's demise at the Little Big Horn, and in the midst of "gold fever" brought about by a major ore strike in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory. Into the wide-open and illegal settlement of Deadwood rode a terrifying variety of hard-bitten men and hard-living women. Keith Carradine headed the cast (at least in the early episodes) as gunfighter and Indian scout Wild Bill Hickok -- not the clean-cut hero of movie and TV fame, but an embittered, disillusioned, cold-hearted killer who trusted no one, least of all himself. Traveling to Deadwood with old friend Charlie Utter (Dayton Callie) and devoted, foul-mouthed sidekick Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert), Hickok quickly met and befriended former lawman Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), the archetypal man with a past who held out hope (but not much) that Deadwood would permit him a new start in life. The destinies of both Hickok and Bullock were gradually intertwined with that of self-styled town boss Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), the manipulative, cheerfully decadent owner of Deadwood's biggest "saloon," the Gem. Several major and minor characters passed through Deadwood, some for a long time, some only as long as it took to be shot down in the street. One of the more fascinating peripheral characters was gimlet-eyed cardsharp Eddie Sawyer, well played by real-life magician and master card manipulator Ricky Jay. Festooned with sex, sadism, sudden death, rampant profanity, and mud, mud, mud, Deadwood was not your father's "cowboy" show. The series drew huge ratings and enthusiastic critical plaudits from the moment it made its first appearance on March 21, 2004 -- and within a few weeks of this debut, all audience expectations were dashed to bits when one of the series' "stars" paid homage to historical accuracy by being abruptly killed off.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2010
UPC:
0883929142132
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
36:00:00
Sales rank:
6,381

Special Features

The meaning of endings: David Milch on the conclusion of Deadwood; The real Deadwood: Out of the ashes ; Q&A with cast and creative team; Deadwood 360° tour; Al Swearengen audition reel

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Olyphant Actor,Seth Bullock
Dayton Callie Charlie Utter
Gordon Clapp Tailor
Ian McShane Actor
Jeffrey Jones A.W. Merrick
Jim Beaver Whitney Ellsworth
John Hawkes Sol Star,Actor
Kim Dickens Joanie Stubbs
Linda Wang Chinese Slavewhore
Molly Parker Alma Garret,Actress
Nick Amandos Jack
Parisse Boothe Tess
Paula Malcomson Trixie
William Sanderson E.B. Farnum,E.B.Farnum,Actor
Allen Keller Marvin
Anna Gunn Martha Bullock
Brad Dourif Doc Cochran,Doctor Amos "Doc" Cochran,Actor
Dan Dority W. Earl Brown
Gill Gayle Huckster
Keith Carradine Actor
Leon Rippy Tom Nuttall
Ray McKinnon Rev H.W. Smith
Ashleigh Kizer Dolly
Jennifer Lutheran Jen
Keone Young Mr. Wu
Ricky Jay Eddie Sawyer
Robin Weigert Calamity Jane,Actress
Sean Bridgers Johnny Burns
Ted Mann Rutherford
Johnny Rad Hoople
Keith Stevenson Chinese Whorehouse Customer
Peter Jason Con Stapleton
Bree Seanna Wall Sophia Metz
David Redding Davey
Geri Jewell Jewel
Mei Melançon Chinese Slavewhore
Powers Boothe Actor
Brian Cox Actor
Gerald McRaney Actor
Garret Dillahunt Actor

Technical Credits
Adam Davidson Director
Alan Taylor Director
Daniel Attias Director
Daniel Minahan Director
Davis Guggenheim Director
Edward Bianchi Director
Gregg Fienberg Director
Mark Tinker Director
Michael Almereyda Director
Michael Engler Director
Steven Shill Director
Tim Hunter Director
Timothy Van Patten Director
Walter Hill Director

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