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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

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Rowan
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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

Postby Rowan » Tue July 20th, 2010, 2:48 pm

Not sure if anyone here knows about this or cares, because I know Starz isn't a very popular US cable network (like HBO and Showtime), but beginning this Friday, there is going to be an 8-part series on the Ken Follet novel.

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Postby chuck » Tue July 20th, 2010, 3:43 pm

Heard this....Disliked the novel....not very interested....might check out the trailers and curious who will play WHO etc....

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Postby Leo62 » Tue July 20th, 2010, 4:22 pm

Haven't we had a thread on this already? I'm sure I posted the trailer somewhere... Ian McShane's in it, along with Rufus Sewell & Matthew McFadyen.
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of a good universe next door;let's go
ee cummings

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Tue July 20th, 2010, 5:56 pm

Also Donald Sutherland and Hayley Atwell. Not having cable, I won't be watching it. But it will go straight to my Netflix queue when it comes out on DVD.

Haven't read the book, but with a cast like that it should be good.

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Postby EC2 » Tue July 20th, 2010, 9:21 pm

If it comes to the UK, I may watch it through my fingers and with the door open ready to leave the room pronto!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Wed July 21st, 2010, 3:25 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:But it will go straight to my Netflix queue when it comes out on DVD.


Does anyone know if it will be on streaming Netflix, like what they did with Spartacus: Blood and Sand?
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princess
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Postby princess » Wed July 21st, 2010, 10:27 pm

"EC2" wrote:If it comes to the UK, I may watch it through my fingers and with the door open ready to leave the room pronto!


Curiosity would get the better of me too............even though I didn't like the book!!
Currently reading: The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch

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Amanda
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Postby Amanda » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 2:54 am

I'll be watching at some point...but then I will watch anything historical! :o

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Postby Nefret » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 4:47 am

I don't have Starz. I am kinda curious though.

So, maybe I really want to stare at Rufus Sewell. :o
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Postby fljustice » Thu July 22nd, 2010, 3:31 pm

I checked Netflix and they show it "streaming" on July 24, so it should be available on line, to those without Starz, the day after it airs on cable. :)
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