The Tudors - Series 1 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Natalie Dormer, Gabrielle Anwar, Jeremy Northam, Henry Czerny|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, Television|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Hidden Gems TV|
The Tudors - Disc 1
|15 Disc 1|
The Tudors - Disc 2
|15 Disc 2|
The Tudors - Disc 3
|15 Disc 3|
|Run time:||8 hours 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Dec 2007|
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]I love costume dramas, I love history, I love literature, good writing and acting, but if you love any of these - avoid this series. I wanted to enjoy it, and can overlook a lot if the writing or the performances are good, but this is just dreadful on all fronts. Watch "Cranford" instead which is a delight. The writing/script for the Tudors is puerile. Think of how an adolescent boy's fantasy of being Henry VIII might be like and this is it. Women drop their drawers and strip off every five minutes to get a jolly good rodgering by Henry. Between these episodes you get a bit of history over simplified and over explained for the uneducated morons the writer assumes us to be. The only enjoyment is to be astounded at the ludicrous dialogue and the hammy cardboard performances. What utter utter rubbish, what a disappointment. I'm just surprised they didn't cast Posh as Anne Boleyn!
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Must See!By a customer from Somerset , 17 Oct 2008I watched it thinking it would be another boring drama. but i loved it. I have never read indepth details of Henry VIII apart from he had 6 wives so I was facinated to find so much more to it. I started watching part way through series two and it was a bit hard to follow. therefore I am now watching the 1st series to understand it more and then back to the 2nd series. A must see for anyone who is facinated by english history. 10/10
The TudorsBy a customer from Walton-on-Thames , 06 Oct 2008Take a chill pill those who take every historic drama totally seriously - this was great, so what if there were some historical errors! but can it all be completely accurate? unless you were there at the time who knows! ! !
the tudors disc 1By a customer from Ilkeston , 30 Sep 2008this is an excellent start to the story of henry 8th. really enjoyed the excellent acting skills and sets. also has great historical locations.
On The TudorsBy rtmulligan (3 reviews) from York , 20 Sep 2008Wasn't enjoying it as much as I thought I would in early episodes - but by middle of the series I was gripped. Really good acting, and glad TV like this can be made in an apparent age of dumbing down.
Miscast and badly scriptedBy a customer from Sandford, Crediton , 07 Sep 2008This series, apart from the sets and costumes, marks a low point in BBC dramas. We've tried a few episodes and found them laughable. It is a seriously dumbed down version of an interesting period in history. The acting is hammy and the script is banal. When will the BBC return to its former production values? This Henry isn't remotely like any known image of HenryVIII. He's too small, too dark and too young for the part.He plays this powerful, intelligent and ruthless despot like a pouting male model. The endless flashbacks, choppy scene changes and anachronistic language constantly jar and irritate. The constant gratuitous sex scenes must be the only thing that have kept the punters tuning in each week. We can't bear any more.
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