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iluvdvds@Cult Labs 20th March 2012 10:49 AM

Vol. 13: Official Announcement
 

Someone suspicious has been planting bombs within the center, a disease breaks out within the iron gates and a police officer's wife is also sent behind bars.

Get ready for another 8 DVD's of brilliant Wentworth drama.

Along with this there is countless attempted prison escapes, weddings within the prison fields and Sonia Stevens (Tina Bursil) joins the inmates. Why is there a hand sticking out of the ground in the garden? You'll have to watch to find out.

Get ready for 32 episodes and over 25 hours of iconic Australian drama.

Special Features including Val Lehman discussing Prisoner direction, the Logies surprise, Drugs and Bea's last episode!

Region: 0
Rating: TBC
Running Time: 1482


Prisoner: Cell Block H - Volume 13 is out on the 2nd of April and can be ordered from either:

- Amazon

- HMV

- Play

The~Governor 20th March 2012 02:08 PM

Excellent news. :whoo:

Are there any extras on it - cast interviews, cast episode commentary etc?

Robert 21st March 2012 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by The~Governor (Post 225259)
Excellent news. :whoo:

Are there any extras on it - cast interviews, cast episode commentary etc?

Special Features including Val Lehman discussing Prisoner direction, the Logies surprise, Drugs and Bea's last episode!

toto691 23rd March 2012 08:59 AM

cant wait.....:dance:

L.J.F.64 28th March 2012 12:26 PM

release date changed
 
Amazon and Play are now listing this as being released on 23.4.2012 so it's been put back 3 weeks.

The~Governor 31st March 2012 03:58 PM

HMV are showing a release date of 21 April on their website so it looks like it's definitely been delayed :(

MummyRivet 9th April 2012 09:01 AM

Yes definitely looks like the date keeps being pushed back. I've got mine on pre-order.

The~Governor 11th April 2012 02:23 PM

Amazon are now showing a release date of 30 April so it looks as though it's been pushed back still further.

I've only got 5 eps of volume 12 left to watch. :doh:

ChrissyJM 18th April 2012 07:47 PM

I'm sick of the DVD releases constantly being pushed back :( what's the point of pre ordering them. I'm in half a mind to not pre order any more and find another box set until they are all released. It's not fair to the 1000's of fans out there who are consistently buying them!

fruitloop 26th April 2012 09:21 PM

release date
 
It's Out Release date 25th :dance:

The~Governor 2nd May 2012 06:17 PM

Got mine today :woot:

waldo 2nd May 2012 09:39 PM

me too. gonna start tonight. :pop2:

it's so ****ing addictive. love it.

The~Governor 4th May 2012 09:11 AM

I'm only 3 episodes in and already volume 13 has gone off with a blast (literally!:lol:).

I'm really enjoying it so far.

It's funny how you can remember some moments and storylines from episodes when they were originally broadcast but not others.

I kind of vaguely remember the bomb blast but only the bit where po face says 'This is MY job' outside the boiler room before being pinned to the wall by Lionel Fellow's henchman and the bit where one of the bombs goes off outside Bea's cell in solitary.

I also vaguely recall the very bitchy Lucy Ferguson, played so superbly by Yuni Prior. It's nice to see the tables being turned on the Freak for a change. :laugh:

If I'm right, I think Joan may eventually help her dastardly niece to escape from Wentworth.

The years 1982 and 1983 really were the show at the peak of its powers IMO

All this excitement so far and with the arrival of Sonia Stevens and departure of Bea Smith still to come it looks like volume 13 is going to be one of the very best boxsets to date.

waldo 6th May 2012 03:16 AM

lol.. we're almost neck and neck.. i'm on disc 3..

loved the bomb story. i don't remember it at all. i'm wondering if i missed it first time around. i watched in the Central region between 1989-1991.

Maxine has been shot dead.. good riddance. most annoying character to date. her stupid squeaky baby voice grated on me since day dot. argggh.

just gone passed the contagious disease outbreak episodes.

and sadly yes Bea will be leaving in a few more.

over and out!

ChrissyJM 9th May 2012 07:35 AM

I'm getting used to H Block without Bea..... Again :(

waldo 9th May 2012 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrissyJM (Post 240247)
I'm getting used to H Block without Bea..... Again :(

i hear you. i got half way through #401, turned it off and went to bed. :mmph:

ChrissyJM 9th May 2012 03:45 PM

Yeah it's at a point where it seems lost for a while and somehow in limbo even Lizzie doesn't seem herself and I forgot how annoying Minnie Donovan was :-s although Cass Parker is as great as I remember her. I don't think the show really finds its feet again until Myra gets locked up and becomes Top Dog.

The~Governor 10th May 2012 12:14 PM

I'm not up to those episodes yet but I certainly think that by the time Bea Smith came to be transferred to Barnhurst the character had already begun to assume a lesser importance anyway having been knocked sideways by the seminal character of the Freak played by the legendary Maggie Kirkpatrick. :clap:

And her exit also paved the way for the introduction of some new characters to the series which wasn't necessarily a bad thing as I have always regarded the 2nd half of the serial as being superior to the first half, some of which was a little turgid.

And in terms of Wentworth top dogs I have always regarded the character of Myra Desmond as being at least on a par with that of Bea Smith.

ChrissyJM 10th May 2012 05:18 PM

And in terms of Wentworth top dogs I have always regarded the character of Myra Desmond as being at least on a par with that of Bea Smith.[/QUOTE]

Agree with Myra being on a Par with Bea ( Although I will ever be a Bea Devotee). I thinks it's because they more or less had the same principles. I'm looking forward to Myra getting banged up and taking over the Press :)

The~Governor 10th May 2012 05:38 PM

I think the character of Myra had, if anything, a bit more depth, a bit more light and shade to her. She was more of a pragmatist.

She also had one of the best exits of any character in the serial, bowing out in the fantastic terrorist seige episodes and dying a hero.

Although paradoxically, killing Myra off at that time was probably just about the biggest mistake the producers ever made IMO and Maggie K had to pretty much carry the show single handedly thereafter.

None of which detracts from the character of Bea of course who was great too (and the original top dog of Wentworth) and some super performances from Val Lehman as well :nod:

cap1010 19th May 2012 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waldo (Post 239208)
lol.. we're almost neck and neck.. i'm on disc 3..

loved the bomb story. i don't remember it at all. i'm wondering if i missed it first time around. i watched in the Central region between 1989-1991.

Maxine has been shot dead.. good riddance. most annoying character to date. her stupid squeaky baby voice grated on me since day dot. argggh.

just gone passed the contagious disease outbreak episodes.

and sadly yes Bea will be leaving in a few more.

over and out!

Hi Waldo. In Central ITV, Bea left in early Dec 1989, so the bomb eps would have been shown around Nov 1989. Do you think you had started watching it by then?

Couldn't agree with you more regarding Maxine. That bloody awful girly voice she puts on was so annoying. I can just hear her now, screeching "Ma, can I come home".


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