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'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« on: December 05, 2010, 12:21:52 PM »


I just purchased the Starz Mini-Series, 'The Pillars of The Earth'. Outstanding what I have seen so far. This follows the epic novel quite well. Though it is impossible to get everything in, the series has a stellar cast. It's worth getting. Co-produced by Ridley Scott. The backdrop of Medieval England in the 12th Century is riveting as is the politics of the time.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 03:26:22 PM »
Its at the top of my netflix queu

glad to hear your praises
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 10:25:32 AM »
I am almost finished weatching the series. Stirring, eloquent, and addictiv.

Without giving anything away, this is a keeper that I will watch over and over. The acting, writing, overall backdrop of Medieval England is stunning. This could be a major Emmy and Golden Globe winner in many categories.
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 11:16:01 AM »
I had some friends record and burn the series for me some time ago. I really liked it and by the book.
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 10:45:05 AM »


The Mini-Series recieved 3 Golden Globe nominations for Best Drama Mini-Series and Acting Nominations for Hayley Atwell(Aliena) and Ian McShane(Bishop Waleran Bigod). Ian McShane has won a GG and Emmy for his portryal of Al Swearengan in 'DEADWOOD'

He's that good of an actor and one of my faves.
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 12:40:20 PM »
I'm with you, Lady Kathleen. I've loved Ian McShane in everything he's done--good for him to be nominated for a GG. I really want to get the "Pillars" DVD but it's still $40 on Amazon.  I guess I'll wait til after Christmas to see if the price drops!
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 01:45:57 PM »
Bob!!  The series is that good and worth even the $40 on Amazon. I wanted it right away and paid $49 at Best Buy! I love the extras that come with the DVD set. I am currently re-watching it because the episodes are so engrossing.

The novel, as with the series, stand on its own. I am loving the novel as well.
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010, 02:56:20 PM »
You can get it at Walmart for 30.00

We started watching it yesterday. ;D

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 07:35:31 AM »
You can get it at Walmart for 30.00

We started watching it yesterday. ;D

Thanks for the tip, WM. $30 sounds more like it!
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 07:47:31 AM »
I read the book last summer and couldn't put it down, excellent story! I've been dying to watch the series. Looks like I'll be treating myself to a Christmas present this year. :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 08:52:35 PM »
I've seen many an Ibelin tunic (KoH carry over, but I guess that figures with R. Scott's hands involved) in use during this story!

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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 09:25:52 AM »
I liked it. It took a little time for me to get used to Ian McShane being Bishop Waleran as I'm so used to him as Al Swearengen in Deadwood and you saw a lot of Al Swearengen in it too. Other than that I liked it and will eventually watch it again. 

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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 09:43:56 AM »
Finally ordered the series from Amazon ($29.95) and it's on it's way. Huzzah!  Can't wait!  ;D
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2011, 03:06:25 PM »
It's on streaming NetFlix.  We're enjoying it immensely!
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Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2011, 03:08:55 PM »
I am planning on watching it streaming tonight on the big tv :)- let you know what I think
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