We have an exclusive video with the first 10 minutes of the epic mini-series The Pillars of the Earth, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD November 23. Click below to watch the opening minutes of this eight-part mini-series, which stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Hayley Atwell and Donald Sutherland:

The Pillars of the Earth is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. In that time, there rises a magnificent Cathedral in Kingsbridge. Against the backdrop, love-stories entwine: Tom, the master builder, Aliena, the noblewoman, the sadistic Lord William, Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge, Jack, the artist in stone work and Ellen, the woman from the forest who casts a curse. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age. Follett masterfully weaves these stories through political turmoil of 12th century England, creating a relevant and viable world for today's audience and for generations to come.

Special Features:

  • The Making of Pillars of the Earth
  • - Visual Effects Progression
  • - Main Titles Progression