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Pillars Of The Earth Arrives on DVD & Blu-ray

On November 23rd, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings one of the major television events of the year to Blu-ray and DVD.

Press Release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Culver City, Calif. – On November 23rd, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings one of the major television events of the year to Blu-ray and DVD. The Pillars of The Earth, the eight-part Starz miniseries, is an enduring love story masterfully entwined with political turmoil, set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th century England. Based on Ken Follett’s worldwide best-selling novel, The Pillars of The Earth boasts an all-star cast that includes: Ian McShane (TV’s “Deadwood,” Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Holiday), Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood), Eddie Redmayne (The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Sarah Parish (Merlin), Natalia Worner, Tony Curran (TV’s “24”),  Donald Sutherland (The Italian Job) and Alison Pill (Milk).

The Pillars of the Earth is directed by three-time DGA award-winner Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (TV’s “Heroes) and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Rosemont, Jonas Bauer, Tim Halkin, Michael Prupas, David W. Zucker, and Rola Bauer. Ken Follett’s book, first published in 1989, has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and has been published in more than 30 languages. The three-disc uncut set includes three all-new featurettes and will be available for $59.95 SRP for the DVD and $69.95 for the Blu-ray.

SynopsisKen Follett’s best-selling novel is brought to life in a star-studded and critically-acclaimed eight-part miniseries! Emerging from the war-torn shadows of England’s Dark Ages, an idealistic mason, Tom Builder (Sewell) sets out on a quest of erecting a glorious Cathedral bathed in light. But when that light threatens to illuminate the dark secrets of ambitious Bishop Waleran Bigod (McShane) and the battling progeny of King Henry, Queen Maud (Pill) and King Stephen (Curran), they’ll stop at nothing to keep those secrets safe! The epic miniseries event also stars Matthew MacFadyen stars as Prior Philip, Hayley Atwell as the beautiful noblewoman Aliena and Donald Sutherland as Bartholomew.

Bonus Features Include All-New Featurettes:

    * The Making of The Pillars of the Earth    * Visual Effects Progression    * Main Titles Progression

The Pillars of the Earth has a run time of approximately 428 minutes and is NOT RATED. Artwork and clips are available for downloading at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

DVDDVD Catalog # 36058UPC Code: 043396360587Order Date: 10/21/10SRP: $59.95

Blu-rayDVD Catalog # 36055UPC Code: 043396360556Order Date: 10/21/10SRP: $69.95

SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENTSony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 140 countries.  Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

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