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 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 5/10/15

This is a good drama, but it's not really my kind of show. I don't like shows where the protagonists are bad guys, villains, mobsters, gangsters, or murderers. This is one of those type of shows where even the law enforcement are corrupt and bad.  Unlike "Empire," it doesn't have much humor and very little music (it has background music but not singing like "Empire"), so it doesn't even have that going for it. The people are trashy, but it's not the good kind of fun trashy like "Empire" or other soaps.

James "Ghost" St. Patrick is a successful night club owner, but he also is a drug kingpin. He has a wife and child, and he also has a mistress. The double life is hard to maintain, and that's mostly what the show is about. He tries to leave the gang life, which is also difficult. At least he's trying to be the good guy, so that's something.

I kept watching this, wondering what terrible thing would happen. In this type of show, terrible things inevitably happen. I don't mind a good drama, but when it's nothing but unhappy people doing terrible things, the show's too depressing.

Starz often has shows like this, so I know their viewers are used to it. It's a shame they can't lighten up a little and make more 3-dimensionsal characters. This is not to say that the writing is all terrible, if you like these type of tragic, horrible shows. There are many twists and turns in the plot.

Oh, yeah, and since it's from Starz, there is nudity and lots of 4 letter words. That doesn't bother me at all, but it might bother some. The show is produced by "50 Cent" so it appeals, I'm sure, to rap artists and people who like them. I'm probably just too old to enjoy it.

There are tons of great extras, so if you like the show, you'll find many interesting things to watch about the show's style, music, background etc. Check it out if you like shows about gangstas.



Two-Disc Set Contains All 8 Episodes and Bonus Features

Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly releases the STARZ Original SeriesPower: The Complete First Season” on Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 12th.  From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”) comes Power, a visionary crime drama meets modern-day romantic tragedy set in two warring worlds: the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal streets of the drug trade - both worlds seductive, cutthroat and never to be taken lightly. The series has developed a strong following of fans and critics who are addicted to this modern morality play that pulls no punches. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes footage and featurettes of interviews with cast and creators. SRP is $59.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $49.98 for the DVD.  Pre-book is April 8thPower: The Complete First Season” is currently available on all digital platforms.
Power: The Complete First Season” is the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite.  He wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life.  When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for some very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be.
New Bonus Features: 

  • The New Series
  • The Style of Power
  • NYC - The City of Power
  • The Music of Power                                                                                   

The series features a talented cast including Omari Hardwick (The A-Team), Lela Loren (Snitch), Naturi Naughton (“The Client List”) and Joseph Sikora (“True Detective”). 50 Cent, La La Anthony, and Victor Garber all make cameo appearances throughout the season.
Power: The Complete First Season” is gritty and uncompromising entertainment that the New York Daily News says, “conjures the best recent dramas that have explored [the] dark-and-light theme, like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy.’” Each episode unfolds with new twist and turns, schemes and scams, each revealing a bit of the seedy underbelly of modern urban life. Hard choices are made every day on these mean streets – choose wisely.
The second season of “Power” premieres on Starz on June 6, 2015.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,
About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation),
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(r) and ENCORE(r) pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies.  As of December 31, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.3 million subscribers, including 23.3 million at STARZ, and 34.0 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S.  STARZ(r) and ENCORE(r), along with Starz Networks' third network MOVIEPLEX(r), air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television.  Starz Distribution's home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties.  Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

Power” Blu-ray™ 
Street Date: May 12, 2015
Pre-book: April 8, 2015
Cat. #: BD62421
UPC: 013132624211
Run Time: 460 Minutes
Rating: TV-MA
SRP: $59.99
Format: 1.78:1 / 16x9
Audio: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish               
Power” DVD
Street Date: May 12, 2015
Pre-book: April 8, 2015
Cat. #: ST62340
UPC: 013132623405
Run Time: 460 Minutes
Rating: TV-MA
SRP: $49.98
Format: 1.78:1 / 16x9
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

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