The Last Chapter: The Complete Series
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This series is not about dudes on bikes. It digs so much deeper into the souls of the gang leaders, exposing us to their families, their friends, their loyalties, and their trust. Marini Orsini gives an amazing performance in the role of Bob's wife, who can't believe what's happening before her very eyes. Also outstanding is Michel Forget as Guenette, the police force's Biker "expert," who actually understands the Biker's mindset as he tries desperately to keep the peace, even after "his services are no longer required."
In the Last Chapter Two, loyalty and trust are a thing of the past. Bikers are double- and triple-dealing, and it's a little difficult to keep the players straight as they change allegiances back and forth and back again. Bob learns it isn't always good to be da king, as take-over pressures mount from all sides.
Yes, the Bikers do ride bikes in this series. But this is also the story of how they live, and of how they die.
There are extras on every disk, but I would advise watching the entire series before watching the extras, particularly the "Deleted Scenes" and the "Last Chapter Files." They need to be seen, but they can spoil the story if you haven't watched the entire film.
The story is of a small club that patches over (joins by changing their name and colors) to one of the big clubs to consolidate drug deals. There is dissention in the ranks and a few of the little guys refuse to join. Things quickly become unfriendly and the brotherhood erodes with well placed car bombs and drive by shootings. Women will probably root for the pretty boy (Dupuis) but like the real deal, there are no good guys. Michael Ironside excels in showing the slide from the top to deep paranoia. But its the guys in the background that keep it interesting.
This is both parts 1 and 2 and lasts about 9 hours. It is pretty entertaining and also informative, if you know what you're looking at.
The rip-off of the clubs is obvious, right down the "Triple-Sixer's" red & white colors and the "Los Matadores'" red and gold. The similarities are so blatant that the Matadores don't sport an M/C patch. If you watch closely, you'll see that their patch reads, MG - motorcycle gang, just like the Bandido's did at one point in the 70's.
This series is hard-core and makes the Sons of Anarchy look like a bunch of boy scouts. There is little sympathetic in any of the characters, especially Michael Ironsides who plays the main protagonist of the series, Bob Durelle. Durelle is obviously based on the life of Walter Stadnick.
If you've any interest in the history or culture of the biker phenomenon, this series should definitely be part of your collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A master piece of putting together a bilingual series. Extraordinary and something to be honoured by Radio Canada (French) and CBC (English).Published 17 months ago by Lynda S. Katsuno
The quality of the DVD itself was fine however; considering the movie aspect of it....the majority of the acting suckedPublished 18 months ago by Mr. Crawford
This is a 'Biker' movie only using the loosest possible definition. There is probably a total of 20 minutes of motorcycles in the whole nine hour series. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Da Vinci
Was interesting & well acted,
But not much with motorcycle scenes. Seems most of the bikers prefer cages to bikes in canada and they don't wear their colors much. Read more
I BEEN WATCHING THIS MOVIE ITS HELLA GOOD SHOW ...IT TOOK SOO LONG WATCH HOURS MAYBE MORE THAN 5 HOURS !!Published on April 18, 2014 by Raymond M Lee SR
Canadian biker tv series.
For me, is a masterpiece.
This one is the CBC version of the last chapter. (The best one). Read more
Great acting by all and a pleasant surprise to see Don Francks make an appearance! Don and Roy Dupuis worked together on La Femme Nikita and I've been a fan of both ever since.Published on February 25, 2014 by Liza Jane