- Format: Original recording, Colour, PAL, NTSC
- Region: All Regions
- Studio: TV Choice Productions
- Run Time: 104 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- ASIN: B0047OQBD0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,705 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Twisted Tale Of Bloody Mary
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2008, 104 mins
Director: Chris Barnard
Starring: Miranda French
Powerful independent full length feature film about the life of Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's first child. She was loved, she was a princess, heir to the throne - but the childhood fairy tale turned to a lifelong nightmare for Mary. When her father divorced her mother and married Anne Boleyn, Mary became an outcast and a threat to the Protestant succession. By a twist of fate, on the death of her brother, she became queen at last in 1553, but her attempts to make England Catholic again were a disaster for her and for England.
History has called her "Bloody Mary" for the burning of the Protestants, but how fair is this? This film paints another picture, of a woman true to her beliefs, pushed towards a terrible psychological disintegration.
Full length costume drama
Tells the story of Mary Tudor, "Bloody Mary"
Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over
To see the trailers go to thetwistedtale.com
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I think this film has far more credibility than The Tudors (great drama, but not much to do with the historical Tudors) and other modern films about that period, such as the highly fictional The Other Boleyn Girl. Where it really scores is in engaging story-telling. I thought it gave a balanced and sympathetic view of Mary, and that it was wonderfully filmed and very well acted - and that it conveyed a convincing evocation of Tudor England. The beautifully shot scenes of the countryside were especially moving, and gave me the sense that I was really back there in the sixteenth century. I could not believe it had all been done on a small budget, and when you consider how well it succeeds, you wonder why film makers with bigger budgets can't get it right.
I liked the way that the different viewpoints of ordinary people were presented. The film's portrayal of Henry VIII was stunning. As I watched the movie, I kept wondering why it wasn't more high-profile.
It was easy to see that this film had been made with a lot of love and commitment. More to come, I hope!
The only thing that I would have liked to see was the "Elizabeth Effect". Only because she was such a source of misery for Mary.
It's a beautiful film. For the first time their has been a real film on Mary Tudor, a story that has been neglected for such a long time. The real woman had deep faith and courage. She wanted to make things in England write. Sadly her efforts went down the wrong path and the consequences were disastrous for Mary, her subjects and for England.
See how Mary's faith and courage helped her to go from outcast to one day wear the crown of England. The actress who plays Mary was Miranda French and she plays the part so well. Other great characters are played beautifully in this film. Henry VIII is played absolutely stunning too. With a great script. A Tudor Classic not to be missed.
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