Masterpiece: Poldark Season 2 UK Edition
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Almost 40 years ago Ross Poldark galloped across the TV screens of millions of PBS viewers, vexing villains and winning female hearts in one of MASTERPIECE’s earliest hit series, Poldark. Now the gallant hero rides again.
Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after battle to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his love?
Poldark, the drama that has become a cultural phenomenon, continues for a second season on the stunning beaches of Cornwall. It s 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark, the character redefined by the smoldering Aidan Turner, must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch on in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself?
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Several folks in Amazon reviews have wondered whether the disc offered here contains all the production content, or whether it has been shortened, as PBS does to allow for announcements, I have no inside knowledge on this matter. I notice, though, that Amazon says the Run Time is 600 minutes and there are 10 episodes. That suggests a full 60 minutes per episode.
Does "Run Time" include just the theatrical presentation, or does it include the PBS type of announcements, which would suggest some scenes have been deleted? I'll update this review once I receive the disc, and let folks know what we find.
Update 12/2/16. I have now received the Blu-Ray discs. This is a Region 1 version that plays in the USA. The slip case states: "The Complete Second Season," and "Full UK-Length Edition."
It is published in conjunction with PBS. The Masterpiece logo appears up front together with sponsor ads. Discs are well indexed with easy to use menus. They have superb picture and sound.
As also demonstrated from Series 1 and the original series, Poldark is not a happy, romantic costume drama. It is a dark, brooding tale and becomes increasingly darker as the series progresses. The rich and powerful continue to exert a malevolent influence over the lives of the working classes, and Ross and Demelza's relationship is continually threatened by ruin through betrayal, jealousy and spite. Other times the Poldarks seem to be facing doom from what appears to be foolish investments. The saga continues to present personal and community tragedy which also portrays a story that reflects the social history of Cornwall, class struggle and the galling disparity between the moneyed classes and the working poor. While Ross and Demelza’s love story is a moving counterpoint to the wider social drama it never becomes the focus for too long and is cleverly interwoven with the broader concerns with class.
From a purely entertainment perspective, this continues to be a visually stunning series. Sometimes the landscape appears beautiful and pastoral then turns hostile and Gothic, likewise reflecting this bittersweet story. The characters also manage to present an authentic portrayal of Eighteenth century England, but still appeal and relate to a modern audience.
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Loved the novels by Winston Graham and the Masterpiece adaptation.