Historical drama starring Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close. In 1183, after the death of his eldest son, King Henry II must decide which of his three remaining sons will succeed him.
In the waning years of his life, but no less brutal for it, King Henry II (Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Patrick Stewart) is holding Christmas court at Chinon, during which he ll announce the blood successor to his throne.
Assembled for this event are his equally calculating wife, Eleanor of Acquitaine (Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Glenn Close), imprisoned for ten years by her husband for a political coup of her own; his shamelessly flaunted mistress, Alais (Julia Vysotskaia), and her venomous brother, King Philip of France (Jonathan Rhys Meyers); and Henry's three sons, Prince Richard the Lionhearted, who can't fathom the depth of leadership, the shallow Prince Geoffrey , and the luckless and bumbling Prince John (Rafe Spall).
What the three siblings share is a gift for treachery.
Running Time: 180 minutes
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Release Date: 10 Sept. 2012