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The Tudors, a 10-part series from Showtime, gives a startling makeover to this English monarch. Say goodbye to the portly glutton of old movies. Here’s Henry, sexy young thing (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).
This complicated soap opera delivers striking pleasures: compelling women, stunning costumes, juicy storytelling. This clan is nearly as randy, as violent and as coarse as the Sopranos.
But there are two major impediments: first, the script. Series creator Michael Hirst makes no apologies for taking liberties. In production notes, he recounts telling Showtime executives that 85 percent of the script was based on historical material. Then Hirst adds that he invented the figure.
Second, there’s the star. Henry VIII needs to be robust and commanding. Rhys Meyers is petulant, passionate, pouty. His Henry is ready to pose for Vanity Fair. Without the right Henry, The Tudors often seems like an expensive game of dress-up.
The series runs from 1520 to 1530 and charts Henry’s crumbling marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy), who gave him a daughter but no son as heir. The king grows increasingly enamored of Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer), later the mother of Queen Elizabeth I.
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In april of 2008 the second installment of the Tudor’s Novel based on the show will be released. The title Will be Anne’s Ascension it will continue the with the marriage of Anne and Henry and the birth of thier daughter Elizabeth and the tragic end of Anne’s life
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The Tudors Recieved 2 Nominees for the 2008 Golden Globes
The Tudors: Best Television Series – Drama
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
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Starting 1/20/08 Season 1 will re run on showtime so get those dvd-r’s ready!
With the sales of the Tudors season on dvd sure to bea hit Amazon is gearing up for the sales of season2. You can sign up early for the alerts at Amazon .com
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“Glorious, gorgeous…the best series since ‘The Sopranos‘. Period.” – New York PostSHOWTIME’S SEXY, LAVISH AND ADDICTIVE SERIES ABOUT ONE OF
HISTORY’S MOST POWERFUL AND PROVOCATIVE PERSONALITIES DEBUTS ON DVD
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Stars as the Youthful and Passionate
King Henry VIII in the Four-DVD Set Arriving January 1, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The epic, critically-acclaimed series that proves it’s good to be the king prepares to reign when THE TUDORS The Complete First Season debuts on DVD January 1, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (M:i:III) as a young King Henry VIII, the Emmy® Award-winning series portrays the monarch as never before-a fierce warrior, impetuous lover, impassioned leader and rebellious youth. Young and sexy, Henry became the most powerful man in the world at the age of 19. THE TUDORS daringly reveals the early years of the man who changed the course of history through his legendary passion and scandalous affairs with an opulent visual feast that brings to life one of the most decadent and tumultuous times in history. THE TUDORS The Complete First Season four-disc set includes all 10 scintillating episodes plus a behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy-winning wardrobe, the series’ lush production and favorite locations in contemporary London, as well as free episodes of the Showtime series “Californication“, “This American Life” and “Penn & Teller B.S.!” and a free digital download of “Californication“. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99.
THE TUDORS presents the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII’s nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). In addition to his famous female consorts, 20+ years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon and infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves into Henry’s most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in England.
THE TUDORS The Complete First Season is a four-disc set presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and Spanish Mono. The DVD is Not Rated in the U.S. The total running time is 9 hours, 9 minutes. The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
- Episode 8
- Episode 9
- Episode 10
- Bonus Features:
- THE TUDORS Production
- THE TUDORS Wardrobe
- THE TUDORS Locations
- Free episodes of “Californication“, “This American Life” and “Penn & Teller B.S.!“
- Free digital download of the new hit comedy “Californication” via N Technology
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
THE TUDORS The Complete First Season
Street Date: January 1, 2008
Pricing: $42.99 U.S.
Runtime: 9 hours, 9 minutes