House of Cards Trilogy [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 9493166
  • Release Date: 02/05/2013
  • Rating: NR
This set contains the original three entries in the award-wining British political thriller House of Cards - House of Cards, To Play the King, and The Final Cut.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary
    • Andrew Davies interview
    • Tour of parliament

    Synopsis


    The Final Cut
    The trilogy begun with House of Cards and To Play the King comes to a close in this two-part miniseries produced for the BBC. Francis Urquarth (Ian Richardson) has used his guile and cunning to rise to the position of Britain's Prime Minister, and with the end of his political career appearing on the horizon, he's looking for a way to end his reign on an impressive note. With this in mind, Urquarth throws himself into a series of negotiations that would bring a peaceful end to the United Kingdom's conflicts with Cyprus. However, the Cypriote negotiators have discovered some information about Urquarth's youthful indiscretions that could bring his political career to an inglorious end. The Final Cut, like the two miniseries which preceeded it, was based on a novel by Michael Dobbs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    To Play the King
    This two-part British miniseries, a sequel to 1990's House of Cards, finds the shrewd but scheming conservative politician Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) has risen to the position of Prime Minister. Urquhart soon pits himself in a battle of wits with England's newly crowned King (Michael Kitchen) in a struggle for political control of the nation. The PM finds his Majesty to be a fierce adversary, but with the help of his top advisor and mistress, Sarah Harding (Kitty Aldridge), Urquhart discovers information about the Royal Family that could prove disastrous to the monarch's public image. But does he dare to reveal it, and run the risk of bringing the British Monarchy to a crashing halt? Ian Richardson's performance earned him a Best Actor nomination in the 1994 BAFTA Television Awards. This series was later followed by The Final Cut. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    House of Cards
    Based on a novel by Michael Dobbs, the British miniseries House of Cards was the first entry in a darkly satirical trilogy about ruthless, unscrupulous Conservative MP Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson). Determined to advance himself politically, socially, and financially, Urquhart would stop at nothing to achieve his goal, and was eager and willing to sell out his friends and loved ones whenever the price was right. Although he managed to cover his tracks so far as the public was concerned, Urquhart was threatened with exposure by investigative reporter Mattie Storin (Susannah Harker). The battle of wits and wills between Urquhart and Storin provided the bulk of the drama and intrigue in this four-part saga, which originally aired over the BBC1 from November 18 to December 9, 1990. House of Cards was followed by two additional miniseries, To Play the King and The Final Cut, all starring Ian Richardson as the "hero." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ian Richardson
      Ian Richardson - Francis Urquhart



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The original is the one that can't be beat.

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      Fortheloveofmovies
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      The original British miniseries of House of Cards is the version that can't be beat. Ian Richardson (as F U) is sensational as the ever conniving, scheming, and passed-over politican seeking revenge. This version's superior storytelling has a beginning, middle, and an end. The American remake's padded and watered down version stretches it out into an unending series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      just love british mystery

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      SHEA
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      this was so different from recent house of cards USA. enjoyed it so much and glad I bought the series in BLURAY. this will be a yearly series I will be watching every year as I do with most of the series I buy and are my favorite.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good series

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      THX0318
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      A bit dryer than the American version. Definitely worth watching if you are a fan of the Netflix version or enjoy British television in general.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another BBC winner!

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      rollergirl
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      I adore the ORIGINAL House of Cards! The twists & turns were addictive. Could watch over & over again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      British version based on the original books

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      MovieLover
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      This British version pre-dated the American version and is very well done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I think it's just a great series

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      hawk
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      I know what life is like in Europe as I lived there for a very long time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great

      Posted
      stumpman
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      when is new season coming i'm hooked best thing to watch

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BEST DRAMA.

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      Lalola
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      A really nice politic British drama, fun to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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