HBO Home Entertainment will bring Luck: The Complete First Season to Blu-ray in November. Created by David Milch (Deadwood) and Michael Mann (Heat), this short-lived television drama focuses on a California horse-racing track as well as the ambitions and resentments of the unique characters frequenting it.
Chief among those people are a crippled gambler (Kevin Dunn, Unstoppable) and his three best friends, a grizzled trainer (Nick Nolte, Warrior) looking to make a fresh start with a talented young thoroughbred, a female jockey (Kerry Condon, Rome) with dreams of professional stardom, and an aging ex-convict (Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man) whose complex revenge machinations have a profound impact on both the entire track and his own aspirations of personal redemption.
HBO's four-disc Blu-ray set presents all nine episodes of Luck's first season in their 1.78:1 broadcast aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. The package's supplementary details are still unknown.
Luck: The Complete First Season streets on November 27th.
A truly great show, but one you have to commit to. You only really begin to grasp everything that's going on by episode 4 and from there on out it makes much more sense. It's a brilliant show, but I think the Shakespearean dialogue threw some viewers off. The ending is fantastic and it's a damn shame we won't get to continue following these characters. Day 1 for me.
I was worried that this show wouldn't be released on blu-ray after its cancellation so I'm glad to see this confirmation. It was a great, beautifully filmed show with a stellar cast for the brief time it was allowed and its quality gave me that added motivation to invest in the complete collection of Deadwood, a decision I do not regret in the slightest.
As for what was filmed of the second season, I recall reading an interview with David Milch and Michael Mann that touched on the subject. Apparently they completed filming of the first episode and were a few days into the second when the production was cancelled. As to whether or not we'll ever see that first episode, Mann was non-committal but the fact that the extra features haven't been detailed yet does give one hope that it'll be included.
Hey Kafziel, too bad you dont know what you're talking about. It was Michael Mann and the creators of the show itself who DECIDED to not move forward themselves, not because some dumb PETA type organization pressured HBO to cancel it or anything. They weren't "shut down", they came to the conclusion that it was for the best to throw in the towel.
Funny how people come out of the woods to protest this series because animals were killed accidentally. Those same people wouldn't give two shits if an actual person died during the filming of this series.
I'll give this a Netflix rental. I'm not one to invest a huge amount of time on a series that lasted one season, even given the circumstances of its demise.