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Tudors - Season 2
     

The Tudors - Season 2

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Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeremy Northam, Henry Cavill

 
The ten-episode second season (2008) of Showtime's hit series The Tudors picks up the tale with King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) making his break from the Roman Catholic Church and establishing the Church of England, with himself as its head. Central plot points include Henry's dismissal of Katherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy) as his queen; his

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The ten-episode second season (2008) of Showtime's hit series The Tudors picks up the tale with King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) making his break from the Roman Catholic Church and establishing the Church of England, with himself as its head. Central plot points include Henry's dismissal of Katherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy) as his queen; his marriage to Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer), who gives birth to Elizabeth; and his confrontations with Sir Thomas More (Jeremy Northam) and Bishop Fisher (Bosco Hogan), who are charged with treason for questioning Henry's rejection of papal authority.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2009
UPC:
0097368927148
Rating:
NR
Source:
Showtime Ent.
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
9:02:00
Sales rank:
13,919

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Tower of London featurette; Descendants of Henry featurette; Premiere episode of This American Life Season 2; Premiere of Californication Season 2; Biographies; Photo galleries; Plus unlock additional bonus features on your PC: ; Premiere of Dexter Season 3; The first two episodes of United States of Tara

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The Tudors - Season 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Julie-LosAngeles More than 1 year ago
Very sensational and intense. This season was the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful season of The Tudors. This is a series that is not well known, but should be. There is a balance of everything we as people want in a series: drama, love, passion, power, and conflict. Even though you know the ending, you still are glued to your television. If you are a lover of history or even just a lover a different type of television show, this is a must see.
morrigan80 More than 1 year ago
I think that Showtime's The Tudors is absolutely amazing! While I am excited about the third season, it will be hard to watch without the charismatic Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn. She is riveting!
The Tudors is captivating and beautiful to watch. I certainly would not rely on its accuracy, after all, it does have people aging and dying to suit plot purposes rather than actual history. It does give a basic gist of Henry's reign and it presents this fascinating history in a new and extremely sexy way!
Nantucket_live More than 1 year ago
Season 2 continues the saga of Henry VIII from Katherine of Aragon, through Anne and the Boleyn family to Jane and the Seymours in 10 episodes. Henry (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) is convincingly debauched and autocratic. Feisty, demanding, intelligent and beautiful Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer) ia not his usual courtier. To marry her, he breaks with the Pope, starts the English Reformation and sets up the Church of England. Then he becomes captivated by Jane Seymour - sweet, demure and pliant in sharp contrast to Anne. Behind the scenes, the Boleyn (Lutheran) and Seymour (Catholic) families connive for power and the king's favor. Lord Privy Seal Thomas Cromwell (secret Lutheran with plebian origins) smarms his way through it all, first supporting Anne, then turning against her. A few of the wonderful supporting characters - Katherine of Aragon (aristocrat par excellence as played by Maria Doyle Kennedy), her daughter Princess Mary (who later become the Catholic Queen Mary and seeeks to undo the Reformation), and Anne's young daughter, Princess Elizabeth who becomes Queen Elizabeth I, Holbein the artist, and Thomas Wyatt, the poet. Henry has his marriage annulled by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Anne becomes the queen. She is not popular with the people. They look on Katherine as the rightful Queen. Rumors spread that Anne is a sorceress who has bewitched the king. Her downfall comes when she gives birth to a premature, deformed still-born son. She is swiftly sent to the Tower, and Jane takes her place. In the last episode,there are several gruesome axe beheadings. Anne has an easier death because she is decapitated quickly by an expert French swordsman specially summoned from Calais. The storyline adheres more or less to history. Overall, it is quite enjoyable if somewhat lengthy and repetitive at times. Natalie Dormer's Anne Boleyn is much more developed and believable than Natalie Portman's Anne Boleyn in the recent movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl'
fleurfairy More than 1 year ago
If you thought that Season 1 was great, Season 2 raises the bar. The success of the second season goes mainly to Natalie Dormer who gives Anne Boleyn such complexity and charisma that she threatens to outshine even Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Frain, and Jeremy Northam. The last 3 episodes of the season will have you on the edge of your seat waiting for the inevitable. Who will die and who will survive? Even if you know the history, you will be riveted!
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J34E34S34S More than 1 year ago
This is the best season out of all 4. Loved Anne Boelyn!
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taradacktyl More than 1 year ago
I love history and am a big fan of period dramas. The Tudors does not disappoint. The art direction is beautiful and the acting is engaging - especially Natalie Dormer who plays Anne Boleyn with the depth and complexity she undoubtedly possessed. I know that the writers, for the sake of drama, have taken some artistic license, but I am sure it will spark a desire in many to further study that most interesting time in European History - The English Reformation. For me, it also highlighted the dangers of marriage between church and state as I couldn't help but think of the poor serfs who were forced to live and die by the personal desires of a "Sovereign" as well as the "Princes of the Church" who also seek to control them in the name of God. This series is fascinating and poignant.
AnnAP More than 1 year ago
This series (including Season 1) has brought history to life. I am willing to forgive any literary license taken with the characters for the sheer enjoyment of the story. I've always enjoyed history, but have found most texts and movies to be dull. This series is captivating and I can't wait for Season 3 of the Tudors to become available on DVD
kolden More than 1 year ago
something everyone should have in there colection
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is great! I loathe the king and feel sorry for him at the same time. When Anne was beheaded I cried for her. Can't wait for season 3!
MelissaOCNJ More than 1 year ago
I have watched and studied the historical facts finding that they are quite accurate. I hope they continue down the Tutor line after King Henry's death to Elisabeth I. AND THEN ON! I LOVE HISTORY AND I LOVE IT BROUGHT TO LIFE.
lauren84 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the tudors show! It holds your attention, is suspenseful, and informative. I can't wait to see the next season.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I don't even care how accurate the plot is to the actual history of The Tudors. The casting is superb, the acting is really great, and the costumes are so rich and beautiiful, that they alone make it worth watching. This series has something for everyone, and even my husband is now hooked on wathing the DVDs with me. There is love and loss, sex, violence, heroes and traitors. Again, a littel something for everyone.
syn More than 1 year ago
Great acting!! Costumes and scenery outstanding. Has the plots and twists of court life. Gives you a synposis of season one. Thats a must see also season one.
LordChunky02 More than 1 year ago
Very good, historically accurate, well delivered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This DVD set gives an updated visual of the tudors' reign in England. You will enjoy.
Sorchawaters More than 1 year ago
Tudors season 2 is absolutely incredible. I love the history, the customs, the intrigue that was found in England during King Henry the VIII's reign, and find this tv series fascinating in its attempt to portray Henry's side of the story, as well as those of his wives and some of his counselors. This series is deffinetly not meant for younger viewers, or those who are squeamish about sexual displays being shown on screen. But this is the only warning I have to give on the show. The acting is supurb, and the costumes and scenery are beautifully made and exhibited. Overall, an amazing series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to indulge in an intelligent, beautifully made, and sexy show, this is the one. Just the costuming and sets are worth viewing on their own. The story will keep you engrossed from beginning to end. I highly recommend this show. The acting is fabulous, and a fun way to learn about the history of England.
TinkPink80 More than 1 year ago
I cannot wait for Season 3 to start in April. I love this show and how each actor/actress portray's their character. Anyone that know's anything about King Henry VIII should be quite impressed with how the show follows actual history/events from his time. Of course the added drama makes it that much better.
Season 2 actually topped Season 1 (if you believe it possible) I will miss some of the character's >Natalie Dormer :( < I'm interested to see what twist we are heading to.....cause you can just see it boiling!
Congrats to J.R. Meyers on his Globes nomination - should have won!
Hope everyone enjoys each season of the Tudors as much as I do, hopefully it can live through all of of Henry's wives :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply put - "The Tudors" is provactive and addictive from start to finish - I can't get enough!
jemgirl202 More than 1 year ago
It is an excellent season. It stays pretty close to historical fact. I definately recomend it. It is very addicting, I almost watched the entire season in one day!