American Gangster: Season 1
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Top Customer Reviews
repetition of content with the relatively large number of other
underworld documentaries, the only difference being much unique
material for the most part, explained from the series being
created, broadcast and intended for BET cable TV.
Each episode is 40 minutes, well edited with a decent audio
accompaniment. The historical narrative is sufficient, and the story
is backed up by direct face to face witnesses about events from days
gone by. Unlike some other series, there are no academicians or
historians, replaced instead with the versions of law enforcement
officers of the time and major public figures.
In the episode concerning South Central LA, the 1970's and 1980's
and Rick "Freeway" Ross, the entire controversy of CIA involvement
in the narcotics for cash for the Nicaragua Contra's is gone over
one more time. The CIA's asset and connection in the USA, Danilo
Blandone, orchestrated the import of cocaine from Colombia's
Medellin cartel, at disguised or CIA paid aerodromes, about the
length and size of a soccer field around many locations in South
USA. For the uninformed, Congress had cut off funding for USA
supported rebels attempting to overthrow the Nicaraguan Marxist
government, and so it is said, Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North,
POTUS Ronald Reagan, VP GHW Bush, William J. Casey, Admiral John
Poindexter and others were said in the papers to either have
knowledge or went along with the operations at the time.
The footage of the series works well in accompanying the narrative,
albeit extremely selective in avoiding any offensive or
controversial content.Read more ›
Not only do I highly recommend both the 1st and 2nd season DVDs but I would want every single American to view it. I WOULD REALLY URGE PARENTS TO VIEW THESE DVDs WITH THEIR CHILDREN (probably ages 13-17). These documentaries are that important!
In addition to being an excellent educational tool both DVDs are intense, thrilling, and easily kept the attention of myself and my friends. It is worth every penny of its price!
Ving Rhames is the modern day James Earl Jones/Morgan Freeman on the Narrative side. very detailed and compelling.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good watch really hate that the show didn't go furtherPublished 15 months ago by Tesha M. Williams
These are the best and most comprehensive chronicles of the lives of "gangsters". They were tastefully and objectively done giving perspectives from virtually all sides. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by larry rodgers
I enjoyed it a lot just love biographies of real peoples lives really helps out and its also very interesting to see what happened back in the dayPublished on August 13, 2013 by stoneyloc
Love this show when it came on BET but never got to see all the episodes and now having the collection brings me much joy (as morbid as that kind of sounds considering the subject... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by C. J. Davis
To some this is just a movie, to me this was real because my family and I lived where this was taking place, I was blessed to be able to move my family.Published on May 27, 2013 by Deborah Graham
it showed blacks relationship with america, plane and simple! watch it and see how you would rate it. i dare youPublished on April 17, 2013 by JOSHUA JUDAH