Henry VIII

Henry VIII

DVD - 2004
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This tale of Henry VIII depicts the sexual intrigue, betrayal and rivalry that existed within his Court, in a reign hallmarked by political and religious upheaval, violence and corruption.
Publisher: [United States] : HBO Video : Granada International, [2004]
ISBN: 0783130392
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC H
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 200 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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insane_smurf Apr 05, 2013

great with brilliant actors like sean bean & ray winstone, i liked it despite helena bonham carter, who i thinnk is terrible in everything shes done

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haPPY_FUn_baLL
Jan 11, 2013

Seemed like an unnecessary take on Henry VIII. Its been done to death.

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Monolith
Oct 20, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this underrated two-part British television miniseries. Great cast selection. I thought Ray Winstone was excellent as the gruff and bellowing Henry. Helena Bonham Carter made a dignified Anne Boleyn. She's a magnificent actress -- nice to see her in a non-ghoulish role. Mark Strong (whom I've yet to see play a good guy); a righteous Sean Bean; a nubile 20 year old Emily Blunt (rrRROWWRR!!)... Rampant high treason and the inevitable resulting head-rolling. FIVE STARS.

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Nov 03, 2008

Among the things I most enjoyed about this TV-series retelling of the familiar story of Henry VIII's six wives:
1. Ray Winstone's version of Henry (borders on street thug)
2. Fabulous two-sided cat-&-mouse games between Henry & rebel leader Robert Aske (Sean Bean)
3. Interesting beheadings of Anne Boleyn (Helena Bonham Carter) & Thomas Cromwell (he got way more than he deserved.)

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Oct 20, 2012

Henry VIII (playing cards): "How did you find that card? ...I thought I was the only man allowed to have four queens..."

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