Orange Is the New Black Season 4
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
From Jenji Kohan, the creator of "Weeds," "Orange Is the New Black"
is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a
women's prison. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman,
the newest season of "Orange Is the New Black" delves into the
racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of
Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced
guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.
Released by Lionsgate.
2.) Special Features
“Orange Is the New Black: Season Four” is different in tone from
previous seasons. There’s less comedy, and what starts as amusing
episodes quickly take a darker turn. Piper Chapman (Taylor
Schilling), who’s moved more into an ensemble position than lead
character, tries to appear intimidating in front of her fellow
inmates, but her attempt escalates in unexpected ways. This sudden
shift underscores the basic theme of the show — that everyone
inside Litchfield has a different story and violence can erupt
unexpectedly at any time.
- Format: AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled,
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Region: Region 1
- Number of discs: 4
- Rated:Not Rated
- Studio: LIONSGATE
- DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
- Run Time: 778 minutes
1.)Two issues covered this season include racial tension and
privatized prisons. A hundred new inmates are crowded into the
already crowded correctional facility, creating tension among both
prisoners and guards.
2.)There is a definite sadness about the plight of the inmates. Prison
is prison, and all would rather be anywhere but within the walls of
Litchfield. Some are remorseful and feel bad about the paths they
have taken, so the writers show us the human side of what many
would consider social outcasts. The layers of writing have made the
show an exceptional series.
Special features on the 3-disc Blu-ray release include a gag reel,
a tour of the set, and commentaries with cast and crew. A digital
HD copy is included.
3.)There are new characters, most significantly Judy King (Blair
Brown), who’s patterned after Martha Stewart. This character
provides a lot of the humor of this season’s episodes. Because of
the large cast, not every character gets equal screen time, though
most have gotten or will get their spotlight through big moments
and flashbacks revealing their backstories.