THE LAST CHAPTER THE COMPLETE SERIES - The road to power has no rules. - It's The Sopranos on chrome-plated choppers in this bloody saga of a ruthless biker gang's fight to dominate their vicious outlaw world. Michael Iron... more »side (The Perfect Storm, Highlander) stars in the landmark miniseries that kept international audiences riveted with its in-your-face portrayal of ambitious criminals battling for wealth and power. For the Triple Sixers, Canada's largest motorcycle gang, the sound of breaking bones is as familiar as the roar of their choppers - and Bob Durelle (Ironside) is ready to cement their influence with a bold (and dangerous) scheme. Get ready as a bare-knuckled turf war explodes among the rival gangs, sucking them all into a choking black haze of money, betrayal and blood. DVD Features: Cast and Crew Profiles / Behind the Scenes Footage / Trailers / The Making of The Last Chapter / Series One Alternative Ending / Deleted Scenes / Motion Photo Gallery« less
michaelandnikita | Evansville, IN United States | 11/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Last Chapter isn't so much about Bikers as it is about power; deals made and broken, promises not kept, and lies to family and friends. Canada's largest Biker gang, the Triple Sixers, wants a conduit to Ontario. Bob Durelle (Michael Ironside) wants to be that conduit, with 10 new Triple Six chapters of his own, while best friend Ross Desbiens (Roy Dupuis) wants no part of the Sixers. Bob and Ross make a secret deal to divide and conquer, but as Bob grows more and more powerful, can he hold up his end of the deal? Does he still want to?
This series is not about dudes on bikes. It digs so much deeper into the souls of the gang leaders, exposing us to their families, their friends, their loyalties, and their trust. Marini Orsini gives an amazing performance in the role of Bob's wife, who can't believe what's happening before her very eyes. Also outstanding is Michel Forget as Guenette, the police force's Biker "expert," who actually understands the Biker's mindset as he tries desperately to keep the peace, even after "his services are no longer required."
In the Last Chapter Two, loyalty and trust are a thing of the past. Bikers are double- and triple-dealing, and it's a little difficult to keep the players straight as they change allegiances back and forth and back again. Bob learns it isn't always good to be da king, as take-over pressures mount from all sides.
Yes, the Bikers do ride bikes in this series. But this is also the story of how they live, and of how they die.
There are extras on every disk, but I would advise watching the entire series before watching the extras, particularly the "Deleted Scenes" and the "Last Chapter Files." They need to be seen, but they can spoil the story if you haven't watched the entire film."
Well produced biker related fare.
bikerfish johnny | USA | 10/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered this item while browsing for biker stuff. The description said "Sopranos on Harleys" so I invested. This was a miniseries that aired in Canada, and was not shown in the US. I didn't get the Sopranos feel from it, and there truthfully weren't enough riding scenes for my taste, but it was still passable in other ways. I believe this must have been inspired by real events between biker clubs in Canada, I won't name them, but you can find the headlines. They must have had some advisors detailing the way things work inside a club. For instance, they were using chalkboards and talking with their mouths covered to avoid surveillence. A small part of this is in french with subtitles, but it was a Canadian production. The story is of a small club that patches over (joins by changing their name and colors) to one of the big clubs to consolidate drug deals. There is dissention in the ranks and a few of the little guys refuse to join. Things quickly become unfriendly and the brotherhood erodes with well placed car bombs and drive by shootings. Women will probably root for the pretty boy (Dupuis) but like the real deal, there are no good guys. Michael Ironside excels in showing the slide from the top to deep paranoia. But its the guys in the background that keep it interesting. This is both parts 1 and 2 and lasts about 9 hours. It is pretty entertaining and also informative, if you know what you're looking at."
Greek Drama on Wheels
Catana | Eastern Seaboard | 10/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You don't have to be particularly interested in bikers to enjoy this mini-series. The plot is complex, with well-developed central characters. The script is top-notch and the cast is uniformly excellent. It's a tragedy that starts playing out its inevitable outcome from the very first episode. Greed, the lust for power, and revenge all play a part in moving its main characters, played by Michael Ironside and Roy Dupuis, to their bitter destinies."
The last Chapter
Revanelle Earnest | Oklahoma City, Okla. | 07/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Roy Dupuis and Michael Ironside were the absolute stars of this miniseries. Roy Dupuis shows one more time, how versatile is is as an actor. This man can do anything from comedy to drama. He can make you laugh till you can't catch your breath, and at the same time, your heart will break for the characters he brings to life."
Canadian Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Drama
Paul Millar | Canada | 04/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a drama based on the entrance of a large motorcycle gang into the Ontario market: a thinly veiled depiction of the Hells Angels, called the "triple-sixers". In 2000-2001 the HA entered the Ontario market through a series of patchovers of existing clubs such as the Satan's Choice, Para Dice Riders, Lobos and Vagabonds. The plot is realistic enough, with Canadian production values (fellow Canucks will know what this means): earnest, made in two versions shot concurrently, one for each official language (English and French). If you are interested in the subject, you will find this engaging. Even as a basic crime show it holds up. The police, for the most part, are depicted as more interested in their internal politics than actually catching anyone and the bikers are about what one would expect. Unique in its Canadian setting and loosely based on real life, it is worth a look. "