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The Hollow Crown. : Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V / : The Complete Series (2013, original release: 2012)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2013]
Description:  4 videodiscs (8 hr. 48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9786315137211,
Language:  English

Title from container cover; credits from title frames

Originally produced for television as individual episodes in 2012

Special features include: The making of Richard II, Henry IV, and Henry V- featuring interviews with cast and crew; "The making of a king"- a featurette looking at this landmark Shakespearean series

Richard II: Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, David Suchet, David Morrissey, Lindsay Duncan, James Purefoy, Clémence Poésy, Tom Hughes, David Bradley, Patrick Stewart

Henry IV, Part 1: Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Alun Armstrong, Joe Armstrong, David Dawson, Michelle Dockery, Tom Georgeson, David Hayman, James Laurenson, Harry Lloyd, Maxine Peake, Robert Pugh, Julie Walters

Henry IV, Part 2: Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Alun Armstrong, David Bamber, Niamh Cusack, David Dawson, Michelle Dockery, Tom Georgeson, Iain Glen, Nicholas Jones, James Laurenson, Geoffrey Palmer, Maxine Peake, Paul Ritter, Julie Walters

Henry V: Tom Hiddleston, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Freeman, Tom Georgeson, Richard Griffiths, Paterson Joseph, James Laurenson, Anton Lesser, Paul Ritter, Malcolm Sinclair, Owen Teale, Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Julie Walters, John Hurt

The Hollow crown: New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard; II King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal -- IMDB

Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), his father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong), and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). During the Battle of Shrewsbury Hal faces Hotspur in mortal combat

Pt 2. Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) is told of the death of his son Hotspur in service of the King (Jeremy Irons). The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from the Prince Hal (Tom Hoddleston). The rebels continue to plot against the crown but their forces are outwitted. This brings comfort to the dying King, who is finally reconciled with his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal's coronation with the expectation of high office

"The newly crowned King of England, Henry V, (Tom Hiddleston) is persuaded by his courtiers including Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Paterson Joseph), that he also has a rightful claim to lands in France. The chorus (John Hurt) tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French King (Lambert Wilson) Henry lays siege to and captures the town of Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt"-- Container

After halting a duel between warring nobles Bolingbroke and Mowbray, Richard II banishes both men from his kingdom. Following the death of Bolingbroke's father, John of Gaunt, Richard seizes his money and land to pay for wars against rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his birthright and more

Not rated

DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, English 5.1

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)

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Henry -- V, -- King of England, -- 1387-1422 -- Drama.
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Great Britain -- Drama. -- History -- Henry IV, 1399-1413
Great Britain -- Drama. -- History -- Henry V, 1413-1422
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Additional Credits:
Whishaw, Ben, 1980- actor
Kinnear, Rory, 1978- actor
Suchet, David, actor
Morrissey, David, actor
Duncan, Lindsay, actor
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor
Poésy, Clémence, actor
Hughes, Tom, 1986- actor
Bradley, David, 1942- actor
Stewart, Patrick, 1940- actor
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- actor
Beale, Simon Russell, actor
Hiddleston, Tom, actor
Armstrong, Alun, actor
Armstrong, Joe, 1978- actor
Dawson, David, 1982- actor
Dockery, Michelle, 1981- actor
Georgeson, Tom, 1937- actor
Hayman, David, 1950- actor
Laurenson, James, 1940- actor
Lloyd, Harry, 1983- actor
Peake, Maxine, actor
Pugh, Robert, 1950- actor
Walters, Julie, 1950- actor
Bamber, David, actor
Cusack, Niamh, actor
Glen, Iain, actor
Jones, Nicholas, 1946- actor
Palmer, Geoffrey, 1927- actor
Ritter, Paul (Actor), actor
Chaplin, Geraldine, 1944- actor
Freeman, Paul, 1943- actor
Griffiths, Richard, 1947-2013, actor
Joseph, Paterson, actor
Lesser, Anton, actor
Sinclair, Malcolm, 1950- actor
Teale, Owen, 1961- actor
Thierry, Mélanie, actor
Wilson, Lambert, actor
Hurt, John, 1940-2017, actor
Goold, Rupert.
Power, Ben.
Eyre, Richard, 1943-
Sharrock, Thea, 1976-
Ryle-Hodges, Rupert.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Neal Street Productions.
NBC Universal Television.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

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