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on 10 April 2011
In response to the previous review, yes the picture quality isn't up the current standards, but it's no worse than most any other DVD of a television production of this vintage. I found it quite watchable on a large screen television. Note: This is an Italian edition of the programme. I purchased my copy at a shop in Naples. The dialogue has been dubbed in Italian. The English soundtrack is also available, with Italian subtitles.
The performances are excellent, particularly the representations of Alexander VI and Cesare Borgia. The series provides a glimpse behind the scenes of papal politics at the outset of the Renaissance, but it shouldn't be taken too literal as history. Many of the popular bits of spicy rumour about the Borgias make their way into this drama. So, it may not be reliable history, but it's lots of fun.