The Borgias

The Borgias

The Final Season

DVD - 2013
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Jeremy Irons stars in The Borgias, the saga of history's most infamous crime family. Conspiring with his ruthless sons and poisonously seductive daughter, the charismatic Rodrigo Borgia will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his relentless quest for wealth and power. Mercilessly cruel and defiantly decadent, intimidation and murder are his weapons of choice in his scandalous ascension to the papacy in Renaissance-era Italy.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Showtime Entertainment, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781415773093
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1
laser optical,NTSC
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD video,4 3/4 in
3 videodiscs (approximately 8 hr., 25 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Johnson, David 1954 March 25-
Sarossy, Paul
Gill, Pierre
McKinstry, Jonathan
Grootenboer, Lisa 1961-
Hallam-Martin, Wendy
Morris, Trevor 1970-
Pescucci, Gabriella - Costume designer
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson 1974-- Actor
Macnab, Joseph - Actor
Belaga, Abraham - Actor
Hogan, Bosco - Actor
Dobtcheff, Vernon 1934-- Actor
Blackley, Jamie 1991-- Actor
Allen-Gale, Luke 1984-- Actor
Silver, Noah - Actor
Cowell, Brendan 1976-- Actor
Carrick, Charlie - Actor
Ularu, Ana 1985-- Actor
Hazanavicius, Serge - Actor
Hogg, Edward 1979-- Actor
Goulet, Sophie - Actor
Melville, Cyron Bjørn 1984-- Actor
McBurney, Simon - Actor
Bill, Leo - Actor
Varela, Matias Padin 1980-- Actor
Dawson, David 1982-- Actor
Asbæk, Pilou 1982-- Actor
Aleifer, Prometheus 1982-- Actor
Stebbings, Peter - Actor
De Souza, Sebastian 1993-- Actor
Dencik, David 1974-- Actor
Bleach, Julian 1962-- Actor
Feore, Colm 1958-- Actor
Sullivan, Peter 1964-- Actor
McKee, Gina 1964-- Actor
Lindhardt, Thure 1974-- Actor
Harris, Sean 1966-- Actor
Verbeek, Lotte 1982-- Actor
Whalley, Joanne 1964-- Actor
Grainger, Holly 1988-- Actor
Arnaud, François 1985-- Actor
Irons, Jeremy 1948-- Actor
Leland, David 1947-
Amiel, Jon
Skogland, Kari
Burt, Guy 1972-
Flynn, James
Hockin, Sheila
Weber, John 1952-
Frank, Darryl
Rapke, Jack
Jordan, Neil 1950-
CBS DVD (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation
ImageMovers (Firm)
Amblin Television (Firm)
Myriad Pictures
Bell Media (Firm)
Borgias Productions
LB Television Productions Limited
Borg Film Kft
Octagon Films
Take 5 Productions
Showtime Entertainment


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Mar 01, 2015

This excellent series ends suddenly, leaving us wanting more! (Due to expenses, Showtime unfortunately cancelled both Season 4 and also a proper finale for 3.) The money was well spent on high production values and great acting, making this series a sumptuous feast throughout. Fans of HBO's fictional "Game of Thrones" series will love how the Borgias covers very similar dramatic territory but based upon historic events! For interesting details about its overall basis in historic truth enlivened with dramatic fiction, see the Wikipedia entry for "The Borgias (2011 TV series)".

7duffy Dec 07, 2014

Another well done season. Escellent acting and accurate story see how it was used as the blueprint for Scarface and The Godfather. Not sure why this was the end of the series. It deserved to have a true final season.

kevfarley Nov 05, 2014

I was glad to loose a night's sleep in order to binge-watch all of these episodes back-to-back in one totally immersive marathon !

This is the best kind of accurate historical action-adventure film-making !
...more please ?

(P.S. ...some people object to this 'tattle-tale' exposure of early Church corruption.
Is that why this series is ending before the rest of the story has been told ?)

Feb 04, 2014

Beautifully shot series, and the third season is possibly the best one, seeing the culmination of things that were built in the first 2 seasons. It is truly, truly a shame SHOWTIME did not renew this. One of their best series. It actually hurts to think about these characters, not knowing we won't see them again.

Feb 01, 2014

HATE being left out on a limb if truly the Final Season. Anybody knows that there is so much more that happened to the Family later. Only Game of Thrones addiction (with its books) is higher otherwise!

Sep 14, 2013

I'm going to go ahead and say it: BEST SEASON YET. And, sadly, the final one. This season felt like non-stop action and intrigue. Where the previous two seasons were addictive enough, I felt like the delicious costumes and scenery, as well as the excellent acting, really carried me through some of the longer monologues and eye-rolling affairs. This season, there is just no room for any of that. Everything heats up. With many side storylines now plundered, murdered, tortured, and tossed in the Tiber, the series now focuses almost solely on the best: Rodrigo, Cesare, and Lucrezia. I was happy to see that Rodrigo was less interested in seducing any young maid who walked by, and more focused on plotting. Cesare and Lucrezia also have their hands full with various armies, schemes, and poison. But the best scenes are when the Borgias confront each other. Lucrezia and Cesare let passions come to the surface, and the confrontation between Cesare and his father about leading the papal armies is one of the best scenes I have seen on television. Ever. Of the characters who have not already died off, many suffer from lack of screen time this season, including Rodrigo's mistresses, and the scheming Cardinal Della Rovery. Still, Michaeletto happily snags a sizable chunk of the storyline, and the characters of Caterina Sforza and Cardinal Sforza are well worth their new fleshed-out roles. I went into this knowing it was the final season, and so expected an appropriately flaming end, but this was apparently only the third chapter of four that Neil Jordan had planned. There is much story yet to tell, and maybe it's better this way, to end on a high note, forcing us all to turn to actual history to envision what could have been. I also appreciated the blooper reel- so rare in such epic shows. Oh, Borgias! You will be missed!

Sep 07, 2013

So sorry to see this series end! A visual feast-the costumes, sets, and locales were so beautiful and wonderfully done. Great acting and marvelous storytelling! Jeremy Irons is truly magnificent!

Aug 29, 2013

In the final season of The Borgias Lucrezia's quick thinking saves the life of her poisoned father Pope Alexander. While poisoned Pope Alexander was capable of hearing some of the Cardinals plotting against him. Once he recovers Pope Alexander seeks his revenge against all of the traitorous Cardinals. Lucrezia and Alfonso marry but events do not go well once they move to Naples. Cesare makes a diplomatic trip to France with great success. With a French army at his command Cesare begins his military campaign against the Pope's enemy Caterina Sforza. In the meantime Pope Alexander makes plans to replenish his coffers and also makes a deal to help win his crusade against the Turks. As the series concludes Cesare comes to the rescue of his imprisoned sister Lucrezia and lays siege to Caterina Sforza's fortress at Forli. The final season of The Borgias is filled with plenty of sex, extreme violence, betrayals and some surprises.


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