House of Cards Trilogy

Starring: Ian Richardson

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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.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40223393
UPC 794051176523
UPC 14 00794051176523
Format DVD
Release Date 2/22/2005
Rating NR
Keywords
British
Mini-Series
Politics
Scams And Cons
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
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.
Actors
Ian Richardson
Cast & Crew
David Lyon - Actor
Ian Richardson - Actor
Miles Anderson - Actor
Susannah Harker - Actor
Michael Dobbs - Based On Novel By
Paul Seed - Director
Ken Riddington - Producer
Andrew Davies - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
Catalog ID 1765
UPC 00794051176523
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 600 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Features
DVD
Quotes
Marvin Kitman, Newsday A masterpiece...the most powerful drama I've seen in years.
Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times Exquisitely sinister...[a] superb political thriller.
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