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I, Claudius

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

35th Anniversary Edition released March 2012 - with red border packaging - DVD Quality VASTLY improved over previous versions

ALL REVIEWS BELOW PERTAIN TO EARLIER DVD VERSIONS - THIS IS NEW & IMPROVED. I bought this new version released in March 2012 in hopes the audio would be better and more balanced. Thankfully, it is. (When watching the older DVD set, I always had to soften the audio when ...
ALL REVIEWS BELOW PERTAIN TO EARLIER DVD VERSIONS - THIS IS NEW & IMPROVED. I bought this new version released in March 2012 in hopes the audio would be better and more balanced. Thankfully, it is. (When watching the older DVD set, I always had to soften the audio when Julia or Livilla was screaming about being locked in their rooms. I was always afraid my apartment building neighbors would call the police thinking I was being held captive!) One particular Restored Scene which I greatly appreciated: Livia somberly drinking wine as Augustus' cries of pain can be heard from the next room. Sian Phillips acting is extraordinary.

posted by 2475364 on August 16, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The series is great, DVD quality poor

5 stars for the series, but only 1 for the DVD itself. ''I, Claudius'' is an all-time great series which deserves a first-rate presentation. Unfortunately, Image Entertainment totally drops the ball, with muddy pictures, poor sound, and, in some spots, drops and broke...
5 stars for the series, but only 1 for the DVD itself. ''I, Claudius'' is an all-time great series which deserves a first-rate presentation. Unfortunately, Image Entertainment totally drops the ball, with muddy pictures, poor sound, and, in some spots, drops and broken-up pictures (this is straight out of the box on a DVD player on which everything else plays fine). Based on what I've seen on two other Image Entertainment DVDs, ''Naked City'' and ''Detour,'' poor quality production is par for the course with them. Hopefully, somewhere down the line, a company that cares will get the DVD-production rights for ''I, Claudius.'' In the meantime, stick with the VHS version.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The series is great, DVD quality poor

    5 stars for the series, but only 1 for the DVD itself. ''I, Claudius'' is an all-time great series which deserves a first-rate presentation. Unfortunately, Image Entertainment totally drops the ball, with muddy pictures, poor sound, and, in some spots, drops and broken-up pictures (this is straight out of the box on a DVD player on which everything else plays fine). Based on what I've seen on two other Image Entertainment DVDs, ''Naked City'' and ''Detour,'' poor quality production is par for the course with them. Hopefully, somewhere down the line, a company that cares will get the DVD-production rights for ''I, Claudius.'' In the meantime, stick with the VHS version.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FAVORITE MOVIE

    We had this in VHS format and bought the DVD format for our use. We have one problem, there is a problem with one disc. Will have to return at a store to replace.

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    Posted February 21, 2009

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