'Luck: The Complete First Season'

Despite the top-notch pedigree this racetrack-centered HBO drama had - including creator and executive producer David Milch ("Deadwood") and a cast including Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte - the series only would have one season, the result of several tragedies on the set that involved the deaths of horses.

Hoffman plays a recently paroled ex-con who targets a famous California track in his next scheme. Dennis Farina, Jill Hennessy, Jason Gedrick, Michael Gambon, Richard Kind and real-life jockey Gary Stevens also star. *** (Not rated: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008V9HKF0/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'Luck: The Complete First Season' on DVD</b></a>.

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