Masterpiece: Wolf Hall DVD - AV Item

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Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance and Emmy Award-winner Damian Lewis star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel's best-selling novels. A historical drama for a modern audience, Wolf Hall charts Cromwell's meteoric rise in the Tudor court - from blacksmith's son to Henry VIII's closest advisor, trapped between his desire to do what is right and his instinct to survive.

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Features:

  • Length: 360 minutes on 3 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 6
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

It is hard to see how it could have been done better." -
"absorbing, hypnotic and beautifully realised. Wolf Hall is simply unmissable." - The Times (UK)

"Their intelligent and lean adaptation yanks the costume drama into the post - Breaking Bad television world." - Independent (UK)

"The television event of the season." - Mail on Sunday (UK)

"already looks like the BBC's best historical drama in years." - Daily Mail (UK)

"...presenting 'Wolf Hall' feels like something of a coup, offering a reminder that unlike the oft-wedded Henry, the marriage between 'Masterpiece' and British costume dramas remains one of those enduring matches made in TV heaven." - Variety

"Mark Rylance is spectacular as Cromwell..." - TIME

"...magnificent..." - TV Guide

"...extraordinary..." - People

"Damian Lewis is electrifying..." - Us Weekly

3.5 out of 4 stars
"...this is a riveting historical drama about power in the Tudor era...Highly recommended." - Video Librarian, July/August 2015

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 360 minutes on 3 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 6
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • Masterpiece: Wolf Hall

    Tony® Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star in the six-hour miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel's best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels: Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies.

    From humble beginnings and with an enigmatic past, Thomas Cromwell (Rylance) is the brilliant consigliere to King Henry VIII (Lewis). Told from Cromwell's perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII's tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy, Little Dorrit), and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.

    A historical drama for a modern audience, this unromanticized re-telling lifts the veil on the internal struggles England faced on the brink of Reformation. At the center of it all is Cromwell, navigating the moral complexities that accompany the exercise of power, trapped between his desire to do what is right and his instinct to survive.

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    Bonus Extras include...
    - Peter Kosminsky - Interview with the director of Wolf Hall. Describing story of series, about Thomas Cromwell, actors and crew, includes Behind the Scenes footage.
    - Mark Rylance - Interview with actor who plays Thomas Cromwell. Describes character, story based on history, includes Behind the Scenes footage.
    - Mark Gatiss - Interview with actor who plays Steven Gardiner. Describes character, history, experience working on series, includes Behind the Scenes footage.
    - Damian Lewis - Interview with actor who plays Henry VIII. Discusses character, story, how he relates to character, includes Behind the Scenes footage.
    - Jonathan Pryce - Interview with actor who plays Cardinal Wolsey.
    - Claire Foy - Interview with actress who plays Anne Boleyn. Discuss interaction of characters.
    - History and Design - Interviews with Production Designer, Costume Designer, Hair and Make-Up Designer, Director of Photography, includes Behind the Scenes footage.
    - The People & The Politics - Interviews with cast and crew about story line and history, shooting styles, character backgrounds, basing script on book, includes Behind the Scenes footage.
    - Bringing It To The Screen - Interviews with Colin Callender (EP), Director Peter Kosminsky, Producer Mark Pybus, Writer Peter Straughan, discuss story lines, characters, original books. includes Behind the Scenes footage.

    This DVD features subtitles in English.