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If you enjoyed Showtime's first season of The Borgias, which wrapped up Sunday night, and find yourself craving another dose of semi-historical soap-operatics, cast your gaze over to Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day. They're offering The Tudors: The Complete Series on DVD for $64.99. That's a 50% savings for four seasons of Showtime's acclaimed historical drama, plus a nice array of bonus features.

Created by Michael Hirst, The Tudors stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII, he of the many wives and the fondness for beheading. Since the show begins early in his reign, don't expect to see Meyers wandering around in a fat suit to match the portraits of Henry you remember from History class. The show follows Henry as he struggles under the weight of the crown and attempts to bang everything in England with breasts.

Here's what the 15-disc set includes as far as extras:
  • Hirst's Castle
  • Reviving History
  • Royal Manners
  • Poetic License
  • Henry's Wives Club
  • History of the Tudor Rose
  • Medieval Arms
  • Tracking the Tudor Dynasty
  • Wheel of Misfortune
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Tudors 500th Anniversary: Hampton Court
  • Tudors 500th Anniversary: Tower of London
  • Tudors 500th Anniversary: British Library