Capote 2005

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.  

Musketeers Comes to US * June 22

BBC America Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Musketeers’, Boards Second Season By Patrick MunnBBC America has announced that the 10 episode first season of The Musketeers, which they co-produced with BBC One, will debut state-side on Sunday June 22nd at 9/8c.   The network also confirmed that they would co-produce the second season of the period drama, which was ordered by BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson back in February 2014. With the pick up, The Musketeers becomes the second British series, originally commissioned by BBC One, to have been renewed on … Read more

New Worlds * April 1 (Channel 4 UK)

Dominating the 17th century! Jamie Dornan attempts to overthrow the monarchy as rebel Abe in Channel 4’s historical drama New Worlds Jamie Dornan will attempt to overthrow the Stuarts’ rule in an historical new drama which begins on Channel 4 on Tuesday. Set in 1680s England, the actor will star as rebel Abe Goffe in New Worlds, who is a ‘young idealistic renegade determined to end the monarchy’s tyrannical rule’, the 31-year-old said of his character.   weekly episodes – Free download for active forum members

Railway Man 2014 * April 11, 2014

A victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story. Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman Release Dates COUNTRYDATEDETAILS Canada Sep 6, 2013 (Toronto International Film Festival) Spain Sep 24, 2013 (Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival) Switzerland Sep 29, 2013 (Zurich Film Festival) Japan Oct 19, 2013 (Tokyo International Film Festival) Canada Dec 13, 2013 Spain Dec 13, 2013 Australia Dec 26, 2013 United Kingdom Jan 10, 2014 Ireland Jan 10, 2014 New Zealand Jan 23, 2014 Israel Mar 6, 2014 Czech Republic Mar 13, 2014 Portugal Mar 13, 2014 Singapore Mar … Read more

History’s ‘Vikings’ Renewed For Third Season

By Patrick Munn History has renewed its first original scripted series Vikings for a third season. The period drama has received an order for a further 10 episodes. “Vikings has taken viewers by storm and has established itself as one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television.  With its large, passionate and loyal fan base, Vikings has cemented History firmly in the scripted series genre, just as we are the leaders in reality television,” said Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager of History & H2. Vikings follows Ragnar, a restless young warrior and family man who longs to find and … Read more

Period Drama Dictionary

Aristocracy The aristocracy are people considered to be in the highest social class in a society which once had a political system of Aristocracy. Aristocrats possess hereditary titles granted by a monarch, which once granted them feudal or legal privileges, or deriving, as in Ancient Greece and India, from a military caste. They are usually below only the monarch of a country in the social hierarchy. The term “aristocracy” is derived from the Greek language aristokratia, meaning ‘the rule of the best’.   Barmkin Scottish 15th C. A battlement or battlemented wall; a wall of defense Beau Monde (The ton) … Read more

War of Arrows 2011

[KGVID poster=”http://perioddrama.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/War-of-the-Arrows-2011-IMDb_thumb3.jpg” width=”640″ height=”361″]http://perioddrama.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/War-of-the-Arrows-2011-IMDb.mp4[/KGVID]   When Mongols abduct Ja-in on her wedding day, her brother Nam-Yi, still reeling from the tragedy that claimed their father’s life, sets out to find her. Alive with new purpose, the skilled archer takes aim at the invading army in spectacular battle. Cast: Hae-il Park, Seung-yong Ryoo, Mu-Yeol Kim, Moon Chae-Won, Han-wi Lee, Gu-taek Kim, Kyeong-yeong Lee, Gi-woong Park, Rye Hei Otani Genre: Foreign, Action Thrillers, Foreign Action & Adventure, Action & Adventure  

Endeavour

ITV Sets Premiere Date For ‘Endeavour’ Season 2 By Patrick Munn – March 19th, 2014 @ 04:24 pm UTC The second season of ITV’s Morse prequel Endeavour will premiere on Sunday March 30th at 8pm, it has been announced. Endeavour follows a young detective Endeavour Morse and his partner Detective Inspector Fred Thursday as the investigate various crimes in the 1960′s. The series is produced by Mammoth Screen & Masterpiece and stars Shaun Evans as Morse, Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, James Bradshaw as Dr Max Debryn and Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil. “1966 brings Endeavour a fresh … Read more

Maleficent 2014 * May 30th

Maleficent 2014

The untold story of the villain from “Sleeping Beauty” reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.

Noah 2014 * March 28

Official Trailer #2 Release Dates Egypt Mar 26, 2014 Philippines Mar 26, 2014 United Arab Emirates Mar 27, 2014 Argentina Mar 27, 2014 Australia Mar 27, 2014 Chile Mar 27, 2014 Czech Republic Mar 27, 2014 Greece Mar 27, 2014 Hong Kong Mar 27, 2014 Hungary Mar 27, 2014 Israel Mar 27, 2014 South Korea Mar 27, 2014 Lebanon Mar 27, 2014 New Zealand Mar 27, 2014 Peru Mar 27, 2014 Portugal Mar 27, 2014 Serbia Mar 27, 2014 Russia Mar 27, 2014 Slovakia Mar 27, 2014 Thailand Mar 27, 2014 Ukraine Mar 27, 2014 Canada Mar 28, 2014 Colombia … Read more

The Magic of Ordinary Days 2005

One mistake changed the course of her life. One man changed the direction of her heart!       Set in 1944 Colorado, The Magic of Ordinary Days is the story of a young woman, Livy Dune (Keri Russell), who became pregnant before marriage. Her father, Rev. Dunne, decided to deal with the situation, by arranging a marriage to a shy farmer through another preacher. The groom, Ray Singleton ( Skeet Ulrich), lives on a remote farm and is very different than Livy. Ray focuses on what is close to him: his family, his land, today. Livy thinks on a … Read more

37 Days (2014)

This 3 episode story tells the events leading to the first world war.  It has just concluded in the United Kingdom.  We will watch for it to jump the pond…. I hope.  It was an excellent story on BBC Two. Revealing the complex behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I. Info    

The Book Thief – DVD Release

DVD Trailer Release March 11 Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home. Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Barbara Auer, Levin Liam, Rainer Bock, Carina N. Wiese, Roger Allam  

Mr Selfridge Gets a Third Series From ITV

  10 new episodes of ITV Studios’ lavish period drama “Mr Selfridge,” starring Emmy award-winning American actor Jeremy Piven, have been ordered by ITV. Filming for the new series will begin in April following the success of “Mr Selfridge” with British, US and international audiences.The drama is inspired by the life of charismatic American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose business in London’s Oxford Street has become a much-loved institution. This new series is the third instalment in the fascinating rise and fall of this colorful but troubled man. Series two is currently screening on ITV on Sunday nights with the … Read more

A League of Their Own 1992

The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men’s return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-create the wartime era when women’s baseball looked to stand a good chance of sweeping the country. The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, … Read more

Tom Hiddleston: “ ‘Thor’ Fans Think I Can Pole Dance”

By Fraser McAlpine Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Tom Hiddleston has given a lovely interview over at the UK Huffington Post in support of the Blu Ray/DVD release of Thor: The Dark World, in which he reveals that fans have started writing their own narratives about what he is and isn’t good at, based on certain things he’s expected to do on screen when playing Loki. He explains: “I’ve had some very strange fan mail over the years. There’s a moment in the first Thor movie where Thor and Loki are engaged in a fight. … Read more

Lore 2012

The daughter of Nazis arrested by Allied forces ventures across Germany with her four younger siblings in hopes of reaching their grandmother, encountering a young Jewish refugee along the way who may prove to be their only hope of surviving the harrowing ordeal in this World War II drama based on Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room. It’s the spring of 1945. Adolf Hitler is dead and Allied forces are advancing through Germany, arresting and imprisoning Nazis as the fractured country’s “final victory” slips permanently out of reach. Swept out of her opulent Bavarian home in a whirlwind by her … Read more