World Without End [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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Discover a new take on Ken Follett’s bestselling novel, with the 8-part television adaptation of World Without End.
England is on the brink of a devastating war with France that will last over a hundred years. A terrible plague, which will wipe out a third of Europe’s population before it is done, is spreading. Caris, a visionary young woman, struggles to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the Dark Ages. With her lover, Merthin, she builds a community in Kingsbridge that stands up to the Church and the Crown. Together, they unearth a dangerous secret and must fight to save their town from ruin, ultimately ushering in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.
Includes an in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette, “The Making of Ken Follett’s World Without End,” providing a look at the making of the film.
Based on the book of the same name by Ken Follett, World Without End finds England in trouble. It's on the eve of war with France, and the plague is spreading. And in the midst of it all, there's a plot again the king too. That sets the scene for a strong historical drama, with this adaptation spanning eight entertaining episodes.
World Without End is the follow-up to the excellent The Pillars Of The Earth, which itself made a successful transition to the screen. And while the television adaptation isn't totally faithful to the text, there's a lot to like here. It's a rich, engrossing drama, made firmly for adults, and an extremely entertaining one. Sure, there are points where it can feel a little over the top, and it's competing in the midst of a strong time for such historical shows on the small screen. But it's a consistently entertaining piece of work, with the cast led ably by Ben Chaplin.
The disc release is fleshed out by the welcome inclusion of a good, solid behind the scenes look at the making of World Without End. As the name suggests, this digs into the behind the scenes story of the adaptation, and it's a nice accompaniment to the main attraction. That main attraction? It's, at its finest, a glorious slice of historical anarchy, brought to the screen by people who clearly, clearly know what they're doing. --Jon Foster
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I did not enjoy it quite as much as Pillars although I still had that slightly sad feeling when it ended so all in all I would recommend it, but I would ask people to take it for what it is (and not a complete copy of the book!).
Bigger problems arise if you are even vaguely familiar with medieval English history. I suppose the show was writtenwith American viewers in mind, and for them I suppose the intricacies of Plantagenet family ties can be even more trying than the plot of "Game of Thrones". Anyway, King Edward III may not be your ideal ruler by modern standards, as he was certainly fond of war as a way of settling international controversy, but he was a great monarch whose reforms had profound effect on his realm, and he grew very popular over his long reign. Here he looks like Disney's King John, subjugated by his mother Isabelle whom, in reality, he got rid of when he was 17.Read more ›
I have read the book and loved it as I have watched this series and loved it.
If you like historical dramas then this is for you. A great cast, locations and interpretation of the book.
I can't go into much more detail with out spoliers (why do people insist upon SPOILERS!!)
If you enjoyed Pillars of the Earth (great book too by the way) you'll love this.
If you've watched and enjoyed The Tudors, Rome, Game of Thrones, you'll enjoy this. If you've watched and loved Ken Follett's The Pillars of The Earth you will love this equally. By all accounts it's not 100% based on the book, but regardless, this series is dramatic, tense, entertaining and visually stunning. As with a lot of quality TV these days, World Without End has a great cast, including Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin and Peter Firth. The series also stars a number of talented younger actors and actresses who will no doubt go on to do great things like Eddie Redmayne and Hayley Atwell from The Pillars of The Earth.
Enter World Without End:
England is on the brink of a devastating war with France that will last over a hundred years. A terrible plague which will wipe out a third of Europe's population before it is done is spreading. Caris, a visionary young woman, struggles to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the Dark Ages. With her lover Merthin, she builds a community in Kingsbridge that stands up to the church and the crown. Together, they unearth a dangerous secret and must fight to save their town from ruin, ultimately ushering in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.
The first movie is reasonable priced. Buy it if you wish. Rent the second one or forget it. Just buy the book and really enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
really good price sequel to the pillars of the earth, so if you liked the first mini series then this is for you as well.Published 2 months ago by referee
Glad I now have the DVD thourly enjoyed when shown on T.v well worth waiting for the DVD,
Can now watch time and again whenever.
It was great. Just as exiting as Pillars of the Earth. Will be watching it again quite soonPublished 3 months ago by Betty Dixon