PRISONERS OF WAR
Series Showtime's Emmy-winning "Homeland" was inspired by this somewhat different Israeli series, in which three POWs are returned after 17 years in captivity. They're suddenly plunged into changed family landscapes and political turmoil that also shakes their loved ones. (Hebrew-language default adds English subtitles, with option to turn them off.)
Extras In 40-minute backgrounder, series creator Gideon Raff -- Israeli but Hollywood-trained -- explains different U.S. attitudes toward these "broken men" (timely, following the recent Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange), with further reflections from cast/crew. Three enlightening commentaries in English explore plot, production, factual basis, controversy.
List price $30 for 10 episodes, out Tuesday from Shout.
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