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Format: DVD
Sku: 40223393
UPC: 794051176523
UPC 14: 00794051176523
Rating: NR
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Ian Richardson (From Hell, M. Butterfly) leads an all star cast in this malevolent satire of greed, corruption and ambition in the highest realms of government. As Machiavellian monster Francis Urquhart, he schemes and backstabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals and the bodies of those who oppose him.

HOUSE OF CARDS: Every step of the way, Urquhart lays out his plans with horrifying wit and venomous charm. But the ranks of his enemies are growing, and they intend to bring him down, whatever the price.

TO PLAY THE KING: The sardonic statesman's Machiavellian schemes have brought him to the pinnacle of government, but at the moment of his triumph, an idealistic and determined young King stands in his way. How far will Urquhart go to maintain his grip on his growing power? As he threatens to expose a royal scandal, he seems unstoppable, but someone out there knows the secret that could bring him down.

THE FINAL CUT: Now Prime Minister, and nearing the end of his term, Urquhart plans to let international events help him to a luxurious retirement. But he finds himself caught in someone else's power play, and for the first time he is unable to see a way out. Will he outwit his enemies one last time, or will his long career end in disgrace and defeat?

Brilliantly adapted by Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones's Diary), from Michael Dobbs' best-selling novel, this satirical trilogy took home a primetime Emmy, a Peabody, two BAFTAs and a Writers' Guild Award.

"A masterpiece...the most powerful drama I've seen in years.  Marvin Kitman, Newsday
"Exquisitely sinister...[a] superb political thriller.  Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note
All three volumes in the HOUSE OF CARDS trilogy are included in this collection. Ian Richardson plays greed-stricken mastermind Francis Urquhart in the three volumes, "House of Cards," "To Play the King," and "The Final Cut." Please see individual titles for synopses.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/22/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 600 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1765
Video UPC UPC: 00794051176523
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info David Lyon
Video Cast Info Ian Richardson
Video Cast Info Miles Anderson
Video Cast Info Susannah Harker
Video Cast Info Michael Dobbs - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Paul Seed - Director
Video Cast Info Ken Riddington - Producer
Video Cast Info Andrew Davies - Writer
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