DVD & Blu-ray: Luck: Series 1 (15) Various directors DVD/Blu-ray (477mins)


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Though HBO pulled it after one season, this is an exquisitely constructed and scripted series that ends almost perfectly. It centres on wealthy tough guy Ace (Dustin Hoffman), fresh out of the clink and seeking revenge on his "partners" (including a gamey Michael Gambon). His pal and bodyguard (Dennis Farina) is on hand to assist him. Luck benefits from numerous terrific performances, but Kevin Dunn's wheezing and obnoxious gambler stands out. Definitely worth a punt.