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

Gladiator 2000 – Academy Award Winner of 2001

  BUDGET:  $103MM OPENING WKD: $35MM (USA) GROSS: $456MM (Worldwide) | $188MM (USA) AWARDS: Won 5 Oscars. Another 51 wins & 80 nominations SUMMARY: When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.          

300: Rise of an Empire * Releases March 7, 2014

synopsis Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. mpaa rating flags Nudity Profanity Sexual Situations Violence genres Action sub-genres Historical Epic War Epic   Official Website Play Theme Music   Download Theme

Stalingrad 2013 – releases Feb 28th

A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. Armenia Oct 10, 2013 Russia Oct 10, 2013 Georgia Oct 24, 2013 China Oct 31, 2013 Lithuania Nov 29, 2013 Poland Nov 29, 2013 Estonia Dec 6, 2013 United Kingdom Feb 21, 2014 Ireland Feb 21, 2014 United States Feb 28, 2014 Serbia Mar 3, 2014 (Belgrade Film Festival) Serbia Mar 13, 2014