Pompeii: The Last Day

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Overview

In the year 79 A.D., the ancient city of Pompeii was transformed from a thriving community to a wasteland in little more than a day when the massive volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted, raining billions of tons of lava, stone, and ash upon the nearby city. Pompeii: The Last Day is a docudrama which though state-of-the-art special effects recreates the destruction of Pompeii while depicting the human drama as the people of the city must either flee their homes or face certain death. Originally produced for broadcast by...
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Overview

In the year 79 A.D., the ancient city of Pompeii was transformed from a thriving community to a wasteland in little more than a day when the massive volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted, raining billions of tons of lava, stone, and ash upon the nearby city. Pompeii: The Last Day is a docudrama which though state-of-the-art special effects recreates the destruction of Pompeii while depicting the human drama as the people of the city must either flee their homes or face certain death. Originally produced for broadcast by the BBC, Pompeii: The Last Day stars Jonathan Firth, Neji Nejah, Rachel Atkins and Jim Carter.
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Special Features

50-minute bonus program: Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story, the true-to-life experience of a Roman gladiator depicted through state-of-the-art computer graphics; Interviews with the filmmakers; Fact files
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2005
  • UPC: 794051218025
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Language: English
  • Time: 50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,172

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jonathan Firth Stephanus
Rebecca Clarke Fortunata
Inika Leigh Wright Hedone
Tim Pigott-Smith Pliny the Elder
Jim Carter Polybius
Martin Hodgson
Robert Whitelock Celadus
Technical Credits
Peter Nicholson Director
Amanda Bernstein Production Designer
Nick Dance Cinematographer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Michael Mosley Executive Producer
Michael Mosley Executive Producer
Ailsa Orr Producer
Ty Unwin Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prologue [2:51]
2. 10AM - Vesuvius Is Stirring [4:04]
3. 1PM - Vesuvius Roars Back to Life [7:52]
4. 2PM - The Time of Decisive Actioin [1:33]
5. 2:30PM - Message to Misenum [4:51]
6. 5PM - The Rescue Mission [3:10]
7. 8PM - To Stay or Go [3:07]
8. 1AM - Something Is Happening to the Mountain [5:04]
9. 6AM - A Lethal Cocktail [3:50]
10. 6:50AM - Pompeii's Last Stand [6:39]
11. 7:10AM - One Final Horror [6:49]
12. End Titles [:51]
1. Prologue [1:21]
2. A Slave [2:09]
3. A New Construction Project [2:04]
4. Recruited [3:24]
5. Rome [4:05]
6. The Final Test [1:55]
7. Victoria [9:41]
8. Fatal Command [6:41]
9. The Fire of AD 80 [5:49]
10. Rome's Last Hope [4:10]
11. Verus v. Priscus [7:59]
12. End Titles [1:02]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Pompeii: The Last Day
      Play
   Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story
   Special Features
      Interviews With the Filmmakers
         Peter Nicholson: Producer/Director
         Isolde Sommerfeldt: Costumes
         Tilman Remme: Producer/Director
         Jeremy Turner: Costume Designer
         John Leonti: Visual Effects Supervisor
         Robert Shannon: "Verus"
         Andreas Petrides: Stunt Fight Coordinator
         Maurice Cain: Production Designer
         Play All
      Fact Files
      Trailers
         Life of Mammals
         Blue Planet
         Building the Great Pyramid
         Walking With Cavemen
         Walking With Dinosaurs
   Subtitles: On
   Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Brings history alive!

    I just bought this DVD but have checked it out from my library for years. I teach high school, Earth Science, and volcanoes are part of the currriculm. I enjoy making the connection between science and history. This is an amazing film showing how Pompeii looks today and combined with a few human stories. The students learn a lot about ancient Pompeii and this film generates great discussions. The second part on this DVD is about gladiators and one of the first recorded battles fought in the colusium with an actual written record. This DVD would be great family entetainment.

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