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Uniform Title Pillars of the Earth (Television program)
Title The pillars of the Earth [videorecording] / Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment and Pillars Productions in association with Scott Free Films present ; produced by John Ryan ; written for television by John Pielmeier ; directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan.

Publication Info. Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]


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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 428 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Television program
System Details DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.78:1 aspect ratio.
Language In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, English SDH, or French.
Note Based on the book by Ken Follett.
Cast Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew MacFadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Sarah Parish, Natalia Wörner, Anatole Taoubman, John Pielmeier, Robert Bathurst, Clive Wood, Sam Claflin, Liam Garrigan, David Oakes, Götz Otto, Tony Curran, Donald Sutherland, Alison Pill, Gordon Pinsent.
Credits Consultant, Ken Follett ; music, Trevor Morris ; editors, Richard Comeau, Sylvain Lebel ; director of photography, Attila Szalay ; production designer, Miljen Kljakovic ; costume designer, Mario Davignon.
Note Originally produced as a German/Canadian mini-series broadcast on television from July 23 to August 27, 2010.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Summary In 1120 A.D., the heir to the English throne dies when the royal ship burns at sea. The King calls on his subjects to accept his daughter Maud as ruler until her son comes of age, but the church backs his nephew Stephen. Squire Bartholomew pledges his loyalty to Maud and is thrown in jail, leaving his daughter Aliena and son Richard alone. Maud goes raises an army in France and attacks Stephen. Meanwhile, Tom Builder is destined to construct a cathedral in Kingsbridge . His ally is Prior Philip, who learns to be a good politician as he watches over his flock and his cathedral. Tom also has the headaches of refereeing between his son Alfred and headstrong Jack, one of his better stone carvers. Against this backdrop of war and monumental construction, are all the elements common to epic storytelling: heroes and villains, trust and treachery, fate and the struggle against it.
Contents Disc 1. Episode one: Anarchy (57 min.) -- Episode two: Master builder (52 min.); Special feature: The making of "The Pillars of the Earth" [featurette] (28 min.).
Disc 2. Episode three: Redemption (53 min.) -- Episode four: Battlefield (47 min.) -- Episode five: Legacy (54 min.); Special feature: Visual effects progressions [featurette] (10 min.).
Disc 3. Episode six: Witchcraft (51 min.) -- Episode seven: New Beginnings (53 min.) -- Episode eight: The work of angels (54 min.); Special feature: Main titles progression [featurette] (6 min.); Previews (17 min.).
Subject Cathedrals -- Design and construction -- Drama.
Architecture, Gothic -- Drama.
Architects and builders -- Drama.
Middle Ages -- Drama.
American fiction -- Television adaptations.
England -- Drama.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492 -- Drama.
Follett, Ken -- Television adaptations.
Genre/Form Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Television adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Ryan, John, television producer.
Mimica-Gezzan, Sergio, 1957- television director.
Pielmeier, John, actor, screenwriter.
McShane, Ian, 1942- actor.
Sewell, Rufus, 1967- actor.
Macfadyen, Matthew, 1974- actor.
Redmayne, Eddie, 1982- actor.
Atwell, Hayley, 1982- actor.
Parish, Sarah, 1968- actor.
Wörner, Natalia, actor.
Taubman, Anatole, actor.
Bathurst, Robert, 1958- actor.
Wood, Clive, 1954- actor.
Claflin, Sam, 1986- actor.
Garrigan, Liam, 1981- actor.
Oakes, David, 1983- actor.
Otto, Götz, actor.
Curran, Tony, 1969- actor.
Sutherland, Donald, 1935- actor.
Pill, Alison, 1985- actor.
Pinsent, Gordon, actor.
Follett, Ken, author. Pillars of the Earth.
Tandem Communications (Firm), presenter.
Muse Entertainment (Firm), presenter.
Pillars Productions (Firm) presenter.
Scott Free Productions, presenter.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), distributor.
Note At head of title: Ken Follett
Added Title Pillars of the Earth (Television program)
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