Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier (Mount) who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, an engineering feat unprecedented for its time.
The series documents the railroad's engineering and construction as well as institutionalized greed and corruption, the immigrant experience, and the plight of newly emancipated African-Americans during Reconstruction. Hell on Wheels chronicles this potent turning point in our nation's history and how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.
Region [unknown] Note: Recreating the Past: The making of Hell on Wheels Crashing a Train: from concept to camera Seven making-of featurettes Ten "Inside the Episode" featurettes Behind-the-scenes footage
Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
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