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The Tudors series 4,
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Having pre ordered Series four of The Tudors and had to wait a long time for the official release date, it actually came two working days before that official release date. I already had series one, two and three on DVD and the pre order price was very good. I had already seen episodes 1-7 as they had been transmitted on the BBC.
Within twenty four hours of receiving the item I have now seen the remaining episodes 8,9,10 on this DVD set, plus the special features.
Series Four is fantastic. It is worth the long wait. It is just as good as any of the previous three series.
The production is lavish, glamorous, well directed and acted. The sets and the atmosphere of the whole series are excellent.
Once again the producers have created an outstanding series of drama. There is just as much power in this final series as there was in the first three. And it gradually builds into a grand finale.
I am not going to give away any of the plot twists or describe any of the scenes or highlights. It would only spoil it for anyone that hasn't seen it yet. But I can say if you enjoyed the other series then you will not be disappointed in this one.
The series goes out in style and to be honest I was sad that it ended. I still wanted more.
It may not be historically accurate but it does not matter. History is subjective anyway. And this was meant to be entertainment and it most certainly is just that. The last episode in particular takes a lot of liberties in order to be entertaining rather than factual.
Every episode from episode one of series one, to the final episode of this series four has been a fabulous production and it should be one of the best remembered TV programmes of our times.
I wish the producers would take the same formula of production values and do something else from history. After all there was more to the Tudors than just Henry.
The special features are both interesting and informative and for anyone who has enjoyed seeing the series on TV, these features are worth seeing. Therefore getting this DVD set is a good investment.
I definitely recommend this series and this wonderful DVD set.