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Title: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted 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.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Auryn on December 07, 2010, 03:26:22 PM
Its at the top of my netflix queu

glad to hear your praises
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted 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.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lord Clisto of York 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.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted 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.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Bob of the Lake 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!
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted 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.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir on December 15, 2010, 02:56:20 PM
You can get it at Walmart for 30.00

We started watching it yesterday. ;D
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Bob of the Lake 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!
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Athena 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. :)
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Monsignor de Beaumanoir 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!
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Sir William Marcus 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.  (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i231/LittleCasino/Smileys/thumbup.gif) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i231/LittleCasino/Smileys/thumbup.gif)

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Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Bob of the Lake 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
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Merlin the Elder on January 12, 2011, 03:06:25 PM
It's on streaming NetFlix.  We're enjoying it immensely!
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Auryn 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
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Bob of the Lake on January 13, 2011, 08:50:08 AM
I've watched it up through episode 4 so far and loving it! It's very well done--tremendous production values and completely engrossing.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on January 13, 2011, 11:38:21 AM
the TV series was great - I am currently listening to it on an audio book - about 35 hours worth and it is also very good
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Rebecca on January 13, 2011, 01:27:22 PM
I'm part-way through episode 7 right now on Netflix, and I'm absolutely loving it. I even considered staying up and watching the last two episodes last night before bed, but my reason got the better of me.
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on January 16, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
I have watched the series now 4 times all the way through.

I will be watching the Golden Globes tonite. The series is nominated for 4 GGs. Good lick!!
Title: Re: 'The Pillars of The Earth' is out in DVD
Post by: Lady Kett on February 17, 2011, 08:26:27 PM
Just finished watching this on Netflix. Outstanding!! Since Sidekick didn't watch it with me, I'm looking forward to watching it again!