Rent Underbelly: Series 1 (2008)

3.9 of 5 from 13 ratings
9h 16min
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Synopsis:
Never before has one series caused so much controversy. Dark, gritty and based on actual events, it reveals the decade-long war that brought a city to it's knees. Hailed by critics and showcasing a steller ensemble cast, this 13 part series is the real story of Melbournes's Underworld killings - told in angry and brutal reality.
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Studio:
Contender
Genres:
TV Action & Adventure, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries
Countries:
Australia
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/02/2009
Run Time:
556 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes the epiodes 1-4
Disc 2:
This disc includes the epiodes 5-7
Disc 3:
This disc includes the epiodes 8-10
Disc 4:
This disc includes the epiodes 11-13

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Reviews (1) of Underbelly: Series 1

Most definitely *not* 'The Sopranos' - Underbelly: Series 1 review by RP

Spoiler Alert
29/11/2012

Hmmm.... I had heard good things about this Aussie TV series: supposedly the downunder answer to 'The Sopranos', it tells the tale of assorted killings in the Melbourne underworld from 1995-2004. It's told in a semi-documentary style with voice-over commentary from one of the women detectives on the case. It's also looooong with 13 x 45 min episodes.

But unfortunately it's most definitely *not* 'The Sopranos' nor indeed any half decent TV gangster series - it came across to me as yet another Aussie soap with plenty of f-ing and blinding, a few shootings, and a bit of pseudo-sex thrown in for good measure. But added swearing, violence and assorted rude bits don't make it realistic - it's still a soap. And the fact that it's based on true events doesn't make up for the awful acting and appalling dialogue.

I regret that I've wasted my time watching this - if you want to see a good 'cops v gangsters' series then watch the very excellent French TV series 'Spiral'. I can't rate 'Underbelly' higher than 2/5 stars - it's below average stuff, and I won't be watching the other (prequel) seasons.

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