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HOUSE OF CARDS TRILOGY: THE ORIGINAL UK SERIES REMASTERED
February 1, 2013  | By David Bianculli
 

This newly remastered version of Andrew Davies’ brilliant 1990 miniseries trilogy goes on sale Feb. 5, and is the perfect companion viewing experience for those who plan to watch Netflix’s new Americanized remake (or who already have). Kevin Spacey stars in the 2013 remake, playing an oily career politician with a taste for both power and revenge. In this original version, Ian Richardson plays the smarmy, sneaky pol, and plays him just as wonderfully. This trilogy goes deep into British politics, including conflicts between the Prime Minister and the royal family – so there’s a lot of “compare and contrast” fun to be had here, watching how Beau Willimon has adapted the story to Congress and the White House. – DB

 
 
 
 
 
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