Called an Aussie Downton Abbey, A Place to Call Home, Season 4 makes its DVD debut on February 28, 2017 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, A Place to Call Home stars Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, Jack Irish) as Sarah Nordmann, a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. Dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class, this rich and meaningful, high-quality production has been hailed as one of the best television series of 2015 by The Wall Street Journal.

placecallhomes4dvdStudio: Acorn Media
Year: 2017
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Run time: 629 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 4 DVD
Region: A

This season returned with a bang. I was not expecting all this and I’m so ready for more. The way Mrs. Bligh intruded on the dinner was masterful, she showed them all who still reign supreme. Say what you will about Regina, but she is as venomous as Victoria Grayson from “Revenge.” I’m not sure if I like Henry or Harry more for James but both are dangerously handsome. While I enjoy George, I cannot see pass a boy playing a man but I must say he is written beautifully. Then, there’s Sarah, just a remarkable flawed character. You get to see pass all that she has been through and done and witness a great woman of grace and strength. This show gives me what soap operas do not, great drama without the dramatics.
Movie Quality: 9/10

Final Thoughts

The acting is tremendous, especially Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah) and Noni Hazlenurst (Elizabeth). A great period drama that also tackles contemporary issues. The fourth season goes a bit over the top with the melodrama, but in a glorious way.
Overall Rating: 9/10