Conflict between the government and communities who don’t support each other’s motivations, visions and overall way of life isn’t just a problem in modern society. The clash between leaders and the people they represent has been a constant battle for centuries, as each side fights for control over how they lead their lives. That never-ending struggle is powerfully continued in the fourth season of AMC’s popular western drama, ‘Hell on Wheels,’ which is set to receive a home released on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday.

In celebration of ‘Hell on Wheels’ Season 4 home entertainment release, Shockya is giving away three Blu-rays of the western drama. To enter, follow us @Shockya, and tweet us the phrase: “.@Shockya is giving away three Hell on Wheels Blu-rays! Follow and RT to enter!” Or, you can email us at Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Hell on Wheels’ contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until Tuesday, August 18 to enter, and you can enter the contest once on Twitter, and once through email, daily. After August 18, we’ll pick the three winners at random and notify them through Twitter or email. Good luck!

The 13-episode fourth season of the basic cable network’s top-rated series will receive a four-disc Blu-ray and DVD collector’s set release from Entertainment One (eOne). The Blu-Ray and DVD will be sold for a suggested retail price of $49.98 and $39.98, respectively. The Season 4 ‘Hell on Wheels’ home release will include several bonus features, including ‘A Look at Season 4,’ ‘The New Characters of Season 4,’ ‘Cheyenne Set Tour,’ ‘Anson Mount Retrospective,’ ‘On the Set with Colm Meaney,’ On the Set with Jake Weber’ and ‘Episode Featurettes.’

When it premiered in 2011, ‘Hell On Wheels’ was credited for helping to modernize the Western genre. The series tells the story of post-Civil War America and of Cullen Bohannon (Mount), a soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. When his journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a lawless melting pot of a town that travels with and services the construction of the railroad, the lavishly-produced series gathers steam, and introduced characters and plotlines that have helped the Western drama become one of AMC’s top-rated series-and underscores just how uncivilized the business of civilization can be.

Season Three of ‘Hell On Wheels’ ended with Cullen married to a pregnant Naomi (MacKenzie Porter) and living in a Mormon fort where the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) was impersonating church leader, Bishop Dutson; Thomas “Doc” Durant (Colm Meaney) back in control of the Union Pacific Railroad which had successfully expanded westward to Cheyenne; and Elam (Common), gravely injured by a bear while searching for the missing Cullen.

As ‘Hell On Wheels: The Complete Fourth Season’ unfolds, civilization makes its way west with the railroad, bringing with it men who attempt to do with their pens what rougher men did in seasons past with their guns. Conflict between government and big business, ranchers, homesteaders and the railroad will continue to define the drama as all of those interests compete with one another for control of Cheyenne, Wyoming, the “Magic City of the Plains”, and the most important railroad hub in the country.

Explore the West in Hell on Wheels' Season 4 Blu-ray Twitter Giveaway

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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