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directed by Maya Ilsøe (creator), Jesper Christensen, Mads Kamp Thulstrup, and Heidi Maria Faisst
Denmark 2015

 

The first season of the irresistible Danish drama Legacy ended with the Grønnegaard family torn apart by a court battle that awarded illegitimate daughter Signe (Marie Bach Hansen, KLOWN: THE MOVIE) the family home by the deathbed will of celebrated artist Veronika Grønnegaard (Kirsten Olesen, WHEN HEAVEN FALLS). Elder son Frederick (Carsten Bjørnlund, ID:A) devastated by revelations about his father as well as his wife Solveig's (Lene Maria Christensen, TV's DICTE) one night stand with spoiled younger brother Emil (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, A ROYAL AFFAIR). Sister Gro (Trine Dyrholm, THE CELEBRATION/FESTEN) had to resort to blackmail after her professional reputation was nearly destroyed trying to realize what she understood as her mother's wish to turn ? into a museum. Emil wound up in a Thai prison on charges of drug possession after having to go back on his deal with a business partner in order to pay back money he had borrowed from a gangster in anticipation of receiving his share of the inheritance. Signe did not get away unscathed either, as the court case broke up her parents – biological father John (Jens Jørn Spottag, TERRIBLY HAPPY) and adoptive mother Lise (Anette Katzmann) – and her ruthless behavior alienated boyfriend Andreas (Kenneth M. Christensen, THE BRIDGE).

Season two resumes a year later with Frederick in therapy and attempting to reconcile with his wife and children in the cramped confines of a new lakeside house, Gro and gallery owner boyfriend Robert (Trond Espen Seim, THE THING remake/prequel) conspiring with Veronika's former assistant Rene (Josephine Raahauge) to sell counterfeit "undiscovered works" by her mother – including a piece bought by Signe against the advice of her parents – in order to pay for Emil's legal fees and various "gifts" to Thai officials. Just as it looks like Emil may get off with a fine, he is re-arrested by Thai police for charges of dealing which carries a stiffer sentence. Gro appeals to Frederick for help with Emil's case, but he may not be so ready to forgive his younger brother after he discovers that Emil and Solveig kept in contact after he threw him out. Meanwhile, Veronika's second husband Thomas (Jesper Christensen, MELANCHOLIA) at sixty-eight has had a child with much younger "free spirit" Isa (Josephine Park) who becomes depressed after the birth, declares Signe her choice for godmother over Gro, and skips out on Thomas and the baby after a disastrous naming ceremony. Signe's venture to farm hemp on the estate is becoming an expensive endeavor and she is finding little support from her father and attorney family friend Ole (Morten Kirkskov, BROTHERS) – especially as she plans to expand the crops onto the land of tenants who provide the estate's only source of revenue – but the sports club's slippery new business manager Martin (Rasmus Botoft) swoops in with some encouragement and attention as Signe discovers that Andreas is expecting a child with his new girlfriend. When the banks show even less faith in Signe's business plan, Veronika's lawyer Lone (Kirsten Lehfeldt) suggests she get the sculpture she purchased appraised, putting Gro and Robert in danger when the appraisers turn out to be her professional nemesis Kim (Peter Hesse Overgaard) and a woman who has written two books about Veronika's art. When Isa's even more unbalanced father Henrik (Bo Carlsson) discovers that his daughter's boyfriend is a much pot-smoking hippie, he goes to war against Thomas in order to get custody of the child.

Eric Cotenas

Theatrical Release: 1 January 2015 - 15 February 2015 (Danish TV)

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DVD Review: Arrow Films - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Arrow Films

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 6:26:14 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: ~6.0 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Danish/English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Arrow Films

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
� DISC ONE:
� Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 2:47:30)
� - 2.1 (16:9; 55:42)
� - 2.2 (16:9; 55:26)
� - 2.3 (16:9; 56:22)
� Start-up Trailers

� DISC TWO:
� Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 1:50:20)
� - 2.4 (16:9; 55:36)
� - 2.5 (16:9; 54:46)

� DISC THREE:
� Episodes (with 'Play All' option; 1:48:24)
� - 2.6 (16:9; 52:58)
� - 2.7 (16:9; 55:26)

DVD Release Date: July 27th. 2015
Amaray

Chapters 4

 

 

 

Comments

Arrow splits the seven episodes of season two over three dual-layer discs, three episodes on the first disc and two on each of the subsequent discs. The HD-originated image is well-rendered in anamorphic SD and the Dolby Digital 5.1 track takes advantage of the surround field when needed but is mainly front-oriented as befitting a dialogue-heavy drama. The optional English subtitles translate only the Danish dialogue with the occasional Thai exchanges translated into English by the actors. There are no extras.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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