Special features on this four-disc set are the following featurettes: Production Design (four minutes), Costume Design (five minutes), and Tudors Historical Sites (23 minutes); a chance to win a trip to Ireland; the ability to download free upcoming episodes of series on Showtime; biographies on ten of the stars from this series; a photo gallery; and additional previews.
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Paramount Home Entertainment
Four-Disc Set: DVD-9
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Charles McDougall, Steve Shill, Brian Kirk, Alison MacLean & Ciaran Donnelly
It is indeed, good to be King, that is if you are a young, handsome, and powerful, King Henry VIII (Meyers). From his 20-year marriage to Catherine of Aragon (Doyle-Kennedy) and his infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn (Dormer) to his split from, what was at the time, the only recognized Church in the British Isles. The Tudors dramatizes the tumultuous, early years of the King that would remain famous for his six wives and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in England. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a somewhat soft picture, with fine details looking somewhat under-defined. Black levels are somewhat milky, and the image generally has a washed out look to it. Still, colors are generally bold and vibrant, with good saturation. The image looks decidedly flat, unfortunately, further limiting its effectiveness. There are many scenes that show very good detail, especially close-up shots, but it is woefully inconsistent. Edge enhancement is not overly obtrusive, but minor pixilation and compression artifacts can be recognized. (Danny Richelieu)
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