Starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky and Shea Whigham as his brother Elias, Boardwalk Empire offers an insight into the prohibition and a time of change. Throughout the United States, alcohol is illegal, women are able to vote, younger individuals are ruling the world and broadcast radio is on tap.
Aired by HBO, created by the Emmy Award-winning writer Terence Winter and directed by the renowned Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is definitely one to watch. Both series one and two are available to buy on DVD and Blu-Ray, and the date for season three’s release is set for August.
Set in the 1920’s on a southern beach in New Jersey, also known as the ‘world’s playground’, is Atlantic City. Rules don’t apply here, Wall Street is about to gain great status and everything is for auction. Monstrous hotels, amusement piers and nightclubs line the walkways and for a small price a working class citizen can live like a king – regardless of whether the ‘living’ is illegal or legal.
Nucky, also known as Enoch Thompson, is the town’s treasurer. Despite his professional status, he’s just as much a gangster as the rest of society in this area.
Nucky takes full gain of his central location and loves to lead the high life. Standing by his brother’s side, he employs a team of local thugs and together they acquire galleons of illegal alcohol.
Another popular DVD and Blu-Ray release is Hung and all seasons are now available
Starring Thomas Jane as ‘the punisher’ and Jane Adams as his business partner, this drama uses a series of obscure humour to unveil the story of a man rebelling against his own personal setbacks. Many of these setbacks are down to a troubled economy.
Ray, played by Jane, decides on a whirlwind to misuse his best resources in order to regain some of his former status. After hitting an all-time low, this plan quickly moves into action.
Created by Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, the entire box set is now available to watch at home. Tanya Skagle, Eddie Jemison, Charlie Saxon, Sianoa Smit-McPhee and Jessica Haxon make up the cast for this dark humoured series.