Luke Cage Hero for Hire was always a comic book I enjoyed growing up. So naturally when Marvel hit at the box office I was excited that he would one day be in a film. That has yet to happen but after Daredevil hit big on Netflix Luke Cage was announced to be the third show, following Jessica Jones. Now if you have Netflix you have obviously already seen Cage and probably Defenders as well which he is also in. If you don't have Netflix now is your chance as Cage is coming to Blu-ray
Luke Cage is actually Carl Lucas a good man framed and sent to prison. While there he was forced into barbaric gladiator fights. After being hurt he receives a treatment that the nurse and doctor are working on in secret for the government. This grants Lucas unbreakable skin and superhuman strength.
Lucas uses his powers and escapes prison and changes his name to Luke Cage. He plans to lay low in Harlem and starts helping out at an old friends barbershop. Sadly one of the young men that works there robs an arms deal that's going down and runs afoul on local Harlem gangster Cottonmouth. This leads to Pops, the barbershop owner to being killed and Cage using his powers to battle Cottonmouth, and his boss Diamondback
Telling the story of Cage over 13 episodes was a fantastic choice. His origin and first adventure is masterful storytelling to say the least. With a gritty New York look, but with that Marvel comics color and feel everything falls perfectly into place. A story Arc this rich and deep with characters, plots, and subplots is perfect for the 13 episode arc on Netflix.
Now even if you have seen it on Netflix it's worth getting this Blu-ray transfer as it contains a great bonus feature with the Stars of the show looking back
Offstage at Harlem’s Paradise - Join stars Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Alfre Woodard (Mariah), Theo Rossi (Shades) and Simone Missick (Misty) in an intimate round table discussion about life during production of Season 1 of Luke Cage.
A great show and yet another home run from Marvel make this one to have
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars