SPHE Press Release: World Without End (Blu-ray) (DVD)

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    From Tandem Communications & Scott Free, Creators of The Pillars of the Earth,
    Comes the 8-Hour, Mini-Series Adaptation of Ken Follett’s Global Bestseller


    WORLD WITHOUT END

    Conspiracies Will Be Exposed, Secrets Will Be Revealed

    Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD December 4th
    Includes
    In-Depth Featurette: The Making of Ken Follett’s World Without End


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 23, 2012) – Ken Follett takes viewers back to his fictitious town of Kingsbridge, but 200 years later and with all new characters for fans to fall in love with. Experience the
    romance, tragedy and victory in the $46 million, eight-hour epic miniseries WORLD WITHOUT END, which aired on ReelzChannel on October 17th and debuts on 2-Disc Blu-ray™ and 2-Disc DVD December 4th
    from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Best-selling Welsh author Ken Follett has sold more than 130 million copies of his books worldwide. Eye of the Needle, Key To Rebecca, On Wings of Eagles and The
    Pillars of the Earth are among his numerous, critically acclaimed suspense and historical novels that have been adapted into films and TV mini-series, capturing top ratings, as well as Emmy Awards® and Golden
    Globe® nominations.

    The hit miniseries from Tandem Communications and Ridley & Tony Scott’s Scott Free Films stars an internationally acclaimed cast including two-time Emmy Award® winner Cynthia Nixon (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Sex in the City,” 2004; Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 2008), two-time Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson (Best Supporting Actress, Damage, 1992; Best Actress, Tom & Viv, 1994), Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, Murder by Numbers), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster, Going the Distance), Academy Award® nominee Peter
    Firth (Best Supporting Actor, Equus, 1977), Charlotte Riley (Easy Virtue), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), and Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis).

    In WORLD WITHOUT END, times are tougher than ever in England as the country is on the brink of war with France and the citizens are facing The Plague that will eventually decimate one-third of its population.
    A feisty young woman (Riley) inspires her medieval town to confront the most powerful forces of her time -- namely the Church and the Crown -- as they fight to save their town from ruin, and ultimately usher in a
    new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.

    The Blu-ray and DVD also include a behind-the-scenes featurette, “The Making of Ken Follett’s World Without End,” providing a look at the making of the film.

    Synopsis:
    England is on the brink of a devastating war with France that will last over a hundred years, and The Bubonic Plague, which will wipe out a third of Europe’s population before it is done, is spreading. Caris (Riley),
    a visionary young woman, struggles to rise above the suffering and oppression in order to lead her people out of the Dark Ages. With her lover, Merthin (Tom Weston-Jones), she builds a community in Kingsbridge, England that stands up to the church and the crown. Together, they unearth a dangerous secret and must fight to save their town from ruin, ultimately ushering in a new era of freedom, innovation and enlightenment.

    Based on the novel by Ken Follett, WORLD WITHOUT END was directed by Michael Caton-Jones from a script by John Pielmeier. Rola Bauer, David W. Zucker, Tim Halkin, Jonas Bauer, John Weber, Ridley
    Scott and Tony Scott served as executive producers.

    The miniseries has a running time of 388 minutes and is not rated.


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    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.
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    and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/
     

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