The Tudors: Season 3
|Additional DVD options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Per Episode||Buy Season|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
United States of Tara episode 2
Tudors Timeline (featurette)
Top Customer Reviews
At the start of Season Three, Henry is married to Jane Seymour, a gentle woman who thrills her husband by giving him a son. Unfortunately, Jane's reign as Queen of England is short-lived, and Henry soon finds himself mourning the only one of his wives thus far who he has truly loved (or at least been able to appreciate at the very end). The impertinent Thomas Cromwell then convinces Henry that a new marriage to Anne of Cleaves would benefit the country. Henry reluctantly goes through with the marriage, but never consummates the union because, according to him, his new bride "looks like a horse." It doesn't take long for Henry to tire of this marriage as well, and he passes the time in the company of the ditzy young Katherine Howard.
As all these romantic entanglements are taking place, England is threatened by rebels, Princess Mary becomes even more disenchanted with her unfortunate circumstances at court, and Thomas Cromwell becomes less and less popular, as members of the court desperately try to find a way to bring him down.
Overall, this was a fast-paced and entertaining season. I still miss the Anne Boleyn years, but "The Tudors" has managed to stay fresh and engaging. I don't see how this show can go on for more than another season, unless it continues after Henry's death, which would be a very interesting twist. Let's hope Showtime decides to go that route, because "The Tudors" could continue to reign for a very long time.
After the superlative season 2 of 'The Tudors' (which featured outstanding, Emmy-worthy performances by Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn and Jeremy Northam as Sir Thomas More), I was completely prepared for a "letdown" of sorts for series 3. After all, the true story (Henry VIII's marriage to Jane Seymour, birth of Prince Edward, death of Queen Jane and marriage to Anne of Cleves 2 years after that) goes at a relatively quick 4 years in English history. I was UNprepared for the economic downturn and PeaceArch's (the production company of 'The Tudors') decision to only have 8 episodes for 2009. If you thought seasons 1-2 were a whirlwind, prepare to be whip lashed by season 3.
Queen Jane's (Annabelle Wallis-in a replacement role from season 2's Anita Briem) relationship with Henry is so chaste and "pure," and he swears she is his most "beloved" queen (which he also claimed toward Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn). Unfortunately, Queen Jane dies of peripureal fever after giving birth to Prince Edward. Wallis's acting is measured-so measured in fact, you almost forget she is in the scene. She blends too well-unlike the performance given by Anne Stallybrass in the PBS production of 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII,' who captured the proper spirit of meekness and servitude necessary to BECOME Henry's 3rd wife.
Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves is a treat-although she is not featured enough in the series. Her scenes are few and far between, but she makes a fantastic impact (witness her scene with Lord Privy Seal Cromwell). There is a passion and fervor in her acting that is nothing but natural ability and talent.Read more ›
Fans of the show should not hesitate to buy this set. The imported blu-rays (either the "uncut" version from Canada, or the other version from the UK) play without problems in US blu-ray players.
A note about the "uncut" version: Some of the reviewers seem to be upset that the UK set is not labeled "uncut." I understand that the episodes are the same on both versions. The Canadian release is advertised as uncut because the episodes were edited for the original CBC broadcast in Canada. The uncut version is the same version that aired on Showtime in the USA. As a premium pay cable channel, Showtime was able to show the complete uncut episodes without concern about the adult content. (I learned this after a web search about why the Canadian release is called "uncut." I didn't want an edited version any more than the other reviewers.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This series is amazing, and having it on DVD is even more amazing. I love anything pertaining to British history, and while a lot of this is put on for ratings, I'm shocked at how... Read morePublished 13 days ago by J. King
Great series! Follows history but not exactly historically accurate. Great entertainment thought.Published 21 days ago by K Wood
I got this for my wife. She has watched it a few times and likes each and every seasonPublished 26 days ago by Dave in Kentucky
Great show but didn't know I could have watched it free on my Netflix!Published 1 month ago by Roger Palmer
Amazing dialogue, and performances So intense, that viewing experience often made me feel as if I was At-Court. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mecca
Season 3 seems weaker than the others because it focuses on Catherine Howard who is portrayed as a very silly young girl, no fault of the actress that the role obliges her to be a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nanci Squier-Beem