13 DVD

Rake - Series 1-4

Model: R-123600-9

SKU: 955644 Product ID: 833093

Format ‐ 13 DVD

Genre ‐ TV Comedy

Rating ‐ MA15+

Consumer Advice ‐ Strong themes, sex scenes, coarse language, sexual references and drug use

Release Date ‐ 13/07/16

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Description

    The bar has been lowered. Criminal barrister, Cleaver Greene, is reckless, brilliant, self destructive, funny and bloody minded as ever - and that's just his private life. Features all four series of the award-winning Australian drama.

    SERIES 1
    On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him ‘unreliable’, his son will call him ‘a mate’. To his learned friends at the bar table he is ‘a real wag’, to his jurors he is ‘hilarious’, and to most judges he is ‘an outrage’. To the Tax Office, he is ‘a defendant’; to a certain brothel owner ‘a legend’, and to his former cocaine dealer, ‘a tragic loss’. The clients he loves the most - the cases that thrill him - are those that appear to be utterly hopeless. There’s something about being on the wrong side of conventional wisdom that feels right to him, be it at the bar table or the dinner table. He does whatever it takes to defend and save life’s truly lost souls. And at the same time, he will struggle to save himself falling back into the abyss that has characterised most of his self-destructive adult life thus far.

    SERIES 2
    In the second season of RAKE the bar gets even lower. Sadly that epicentre of chaos, Cleaver Greene, (Richard Roxburgh) has learned nothing from disaster. He is in the midst of a wild affair with a woman whose position makes her a very dangerous liaison. A powerful enraged husband joins Harry-Sorry-David (Matt Day) and the still furious Scarlett (Danielle Cormack) on the list of sworn enemies of Cleaver. His deepening debts require an onerous payment plan with another dangerous woman. Not entirely convenient, as ex-wife Wendy (Carolyn Brazier) may be warming romantically. And then theres Missy (Adrienne Pickering) gone, but with an undiminished capacity for surprise. Cleaver pushes the loyalty of Barney (Russell Dykstra) and Nicole (Kate Box) as he defends suicide bombers, psychotic schoolgirls, a pedantic chameleon, an international pariah and a serial bobbitter allegedly.

    SERIES 3
    In Series Three, Cleaver languishes in prison, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviours, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Over the series, Cleaver Greene finds himself inadvertently at the heart of a billion dollar moral, political and criminal dilemma.

    SERIES 4
    Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) crashes back to earth - literally and metaphorically, when he’s propelled through a harbourside window into the unwelcoming embrace of chaos past. Twisting and weaving the stories of the ensemble of characters we’ve grown to love over three stellar seasons, Season 4 of Rake continues the misadventures of dissolute Cleaver Greene and casts the fool’s gaze on all levels of politics, the legal system, and our wider fears and obsessions.

    Special Features:
    Outtakes
    Behind the scenes featurette
    Mockumentary

Details

    Actors - Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Russell Dykstra, Danielle Cormack, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier, Keegan Joyce, Adrienne Pickering

    Film Genre - TV Comedy

    Label - ABC

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

    Subtitles - English

    Running Time - 1801

    Aspect ratio - 1.78:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - MA15+

    Consumer Advice - Strong themes, sex scenes, coarse language, sexual references and drug use

    Year of Release - 2010

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Series - All Four Seasons! My wife recommended the series to me as very funny and engaging - and she was absolutely 'spot on'! Each season was different but so captivating. The writing and acting were brilliant! The story was full of angst and pathos. And the lead character - Cleaver Greene - was so funny!
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rake We purchased the Rake series 1-4 recently and could not recommend it more. Well written, acted and hilariously funny while staying very clever. Great Australian TV series.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good series great actors i bought this a few weeks ago and can see why reviews so good, every episode is different to the next and very entertaining, great actors as well
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rake Has to be the best Aussie series I have ever seen. Richard Roxburgh is fabulous!
Date published: 2016-10-29
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