'House of Cards Trilogy: Special Edition' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST by

Andrew Davies' acclaimed political TV series is getting the Blu-ray treatment in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers/BBC has set 'House of Cards Trilogy: Special Edition' for a Blu-ray release on January 15.

Adapted for the screen by Andrew Davies ('Pride and Prejudice,' 'Bleak House'), 'House of Cards' is a spell-binding dissection of naked ambition, greed and rampant hypocrisy in the corridors of power. The series documents in thrilling detail the rise of Tory Chief Whip Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson, 'Dark City,' 'Becoming Jane'), a man with unwavering contempt for those with "no background, no bottom." With the downfall of Margaret Thatcher, a bitter internecine power struggle ensues within the Conservative Party. Urquhart schemes more devilishly than Iago to depose Thatcher's colorless John Major-style successor. And even Machiavelli would baulk at Urquhart's methods. Any and every act -- including murder -- is legitimate and the ends very much justify the means.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: Commentary for Ep 1 of each season with Davies and star Ian Richardson; Andrew Davies on "To Play The King" controversy; and TBC: Westminster Behind Closed Doors With Tony Benn.

Suggested list price for the 3-Disc Blu-ray set is $49.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'House of Cards Trilogy: Special Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 15.

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House of Cards Trilogy: Special Edition (Blu-ray)
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