Women in prison fantasy served righteously on DVD

"Orange is the new Black"
"Orange is the new Black"

Season one of Orange Is The New Black is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Jenji Kohan the writer of Weeds makes woman’s prison look bearable, and at times almost fun. Then there is the heartbreaking stuff you imagine really happens, like drug addiction, and a smarmy male prison guard, appropriately named Pornstache who forces his will wherever he pleases.  And you hate him, you really hate him.

Orange Is The New Black is based on the best selling memoir by Piper Kerman, who after her past catches up with her, ends up in the penitentiary. While in prison Piper gets a quick reality check about how things work, and it doesn’t take long before she gets inventive and learns to work with what she has. But there is a learning curve.

Jenji Kohan captures the characters with a skilled and poised pen. The story lines are believable, because they are, but non-fiction isn’t always easily portrayed in a way that is believable. This series is addictive, so be forewarned, once you start watching, you might watch all 13 episodes in one sitting.

Hailed by critics as “magnificent and thoroughly engrossing” (Washington Post), the hugely popular dark comedy from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan broke viewing records for its premiere season. Starring Taylor Schilling in a Golden Globe® nominated performance, Orange Is The New Black also won “TV Program Of The Year” from the American Film Institute.

Timed to the series second season premiere, Orange Is The New Black – Season One includes all 13 episodes on a three-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD set, packed with bonus materials fans will love including numerous featurettes that contain behind the scenes interviews with author Piper Kerman, series creator Jenji Kohan and favorite cast members, along with a gag reel and special episode commentaries with the series producers. The Orange Is The New Black – Season One Blu-ray Disc and DVD is available for the suggested retail price of $39.97 and $39.98, respectively. Season two starts on Friday, June 6th and will be available on Netflix.

For more information visit www.lionsgate.com/tv/orangeisthenewblack.