Blu-ray Release: Marseille: The Complete Series

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 15, 2020
Price: Blu-ray $33.49
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 2016 French TV series Marseille: The Complete Series offers a tale of power, corruption and redemption (for a change) set against the rich backdrop of the French port city of (drum roll) Marseille.

In the series, the longtime mayor of Marseille is preparing to hand over the reins to his protégé when a sudden and ruthless battle erupts for control of the city. You see, Robert Taro (the inimitable Gerard Depardieu, Potiche), the charismatic mayor of the city for 25 years, has decided to retire in order to dedicate time to his family. But the coming elections will have him face the man he chose as his heir, Lucas Barres (Benoit Magimel, The Piano Teacher), an ambitious youngster aiming high. That set off a conflict that lasts for 16 episodes spread over two seasons.

Created by Dan Franck and aired on Netflix, the four-disc Blu-ray incarnation of the show includes the complete series, of course, along with some trailers.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.