The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

2015 NR 1 season

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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

2015 NR 1 season
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Expanding on the bloody and still-fascinating saga of Lizzie Borden, this fictionalized miniseries depicts the accused ax-murderer's life in the years after her exoneration in the killings of her father and stepmother.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2015) - 2 discs

After being acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother, the notorious Lizzie Borden again finds herself under suspicion when a number of people around her begin to die mysteriously.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Christina Ricci
  • Clea DuVall
  • Andrew Howard
  • Jonathan Banks
  • Cole Hauser
  • Jessy Schram
  • John Heard
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Lizzie Borden Chronicles is a drama that fictionalizes the real life of suspected 19th-century murderess Lizzie Borden. Frequent blood and gore: A woman in white lingerie drives an ax into her dad's face as pulpy sounds reverberate on the soundtrack, a man is shot point-blank in the stomach and head, the skeleton of a dead baby is found in a trunk. Young viewers might find the violence particularly terrifying because it often occurs in the home, between family members. Viewers also may be confused by the liberties taken with the life of a real historical figure; this fictional Lizzie is an unrepentant murderess who relishes violence and her outcast social status. Cursing, including violent cursing: "ass," "hell," "damn." Characters drink liquor and beer on-screen.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Extreme violence: dripping blood and gore; dead bodies with gory wounds and a smiling murderer crouched over them; an axe shown repeatedly battering a man in the face with pulpy impact sounds; many shots of Lizzie in lingerie wielding a bloody axe. A law enforcement officer shoots another in the stomach, then shoots him point-blank. Viewers see the skeleton of a baby. A woman stabs a man in the neck with a hat pin, then strikes him furiously with an ax.

Language

Victorian language was largely upright, but here there's violent language with cursing ("I'm going to pull your spine out your ass") as well as the occasional "damn" and "s--t."

Social Behavior

An unrepentant murderess is the center of the action.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Scenes take place in a bar with patrons drinking liquor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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