Rent Perry Mason: Series 1 (2020)

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7h 37min
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Synopsis:
The world's most renowned fictional lawyer is back on the case in this exciting HBO series that tells the origin story of master criminal defence attorney Perry Mason. Set in 1931 Los Angeles, this edgy, noirish update puts a new spin on the iconic character created by Erle Stanley Gardner and made famous by the classic TV show that ran from 1957 to 1966. Through eight twisty cliff-hanger episodes, Mason (Matthew Rhys) is determined to do what's right - even when it's not necessarily legal - as he digs into a controversial and politically loaded case, exposing a fractured city and a possible police cover-up.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Peter Feldman, Matthew Rhys
Creators:
Ron Fitzgerald, Rolin Jones
Writers:
Ron Fitzgerald, Rolin Jones, Erle Stanley Gardner, Eleanor Burgess, Steven Hanna, Sarah Kelly Kaplan, Kevin J. Hynes, Howard Korder
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
TV Courtroom Dramas, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/12/2020
Run Time:
457 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Characters of 'Perry Mason'
  • Under the Fedora
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Matthew Rhys Conversation Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 4
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 5 - 8
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/12/2020
Run Time:
476 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Characters of 'Perry Mason'
  • Under the Fedora
  • Robert Downey Jr. and Matthew Rhys Conversation Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 4
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 5 - 8
- Special Features

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Reviews (5) of Perry Mason: Series 1

Not the Perry Mason from the books, but worth watching in it's own right - Perry Mason: Series 1 review by Ralph

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08/02/2021

I'm a big fan of the Perry Mason books: tightly written, idiosyncratic, tense, full of twists and, in most cases, genuine whodunnits. And one positive from this series is that a number of them are now back in print.

However, the style and characters from this series are nothing like those from the book, and if you go into the series hoping for that you'll be disappointed.

However, if this series has been called something else and stood on its own right, I'd be saying its a very well acted, well staged, story exploring the tawdry underside of the Los Angeles of the 30s. John Lithgow is excellent (as usual) and Juliet Rylance gives Della Street more depth than the original novels.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A Bit Bland - Perry Mason: Series 1 review by JR

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03/09/2021

There's nothing particularly wrong with it, I just can't get excited about it either. I found most of the characters quite bland and lacked charisma, I liked Chris Chalk playing the policeman Paul Drake, but I couldn't warm to Perry Mason himself sadly.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Disappointed - Perry Mason: Series 1 review by DO

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17/09/2021

Disappointing - having been brought up on Raymond Burr’s Perry Mason! Not inspired to finish watching this modern spinoff - little in common with the original version.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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