Rome - The Complete Series

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Overview

Take home HBO's sprawling look at the fall of Rome in this box set featuring all 22 episodes from the series' two season run, and a winning collection of bonus materials. In addition to four featurettes detailing the history of the Roman empire, fans also get 13 audio commentary tracks featuring the cast and crew, three behind-the-scenes featurettes detailing the production of the series, two featurettes detailing the production of pivotal scenes, and an interactive historical guide. Exclusive Blu-Ray features ...
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Overview

Take home HBO's sprawling look at the fall of Rome in this box set featuring all 22 episodes from the series' two season run, and a winning collection of bonus materials. In addition to four featurettes detailing the history of the Roman empire, fans also get 13 audio commentary tracks featuring the cast and crew, three behind-the-scenes featurettes detailing the production of the series, two featurettes detailing the production of pivotal scenes, and an interactive historical guide. Exclusive Blu-Ray features include All Roads Lead to Tome: An in-depth interactive on-screen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant Jonathan Stamp, and Bloodlines: An interactive on-screen guidehighlighting teh connestions between the soldiers, senate, and families of Rome.
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Special Features

Enhanced Blu-Ray content includes: All Roads Lead to Rome: An in-depth, interactive on-screen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant Jonathan Stamp; Bloodlines: An interactive on-screen guide highlighting the connections between the soldiers, senate and families of Rome; 13 revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew; 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the elaborate production; 3 featurettes examining the history of Rome and several of its more famous inhabitants; 2 featurettes detailing the creation of two pivotal scenes
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
More West Wing than Gladiator, the HBO/BBC co-production Rome traces the tumultuous career of Gaius Julius Caesar -- from his rise to power to his assassination by members of the Roman Senate. Meticulously detailed and filmed entirely on location in Italy, the series focuses on Caesar Ciarán Hinds and his intimates, including: his mistress Servilia Lindsay Duncan and her traitorous son Brutus Tobias Menzies; his niece Atia the gleefully wicked Polly Walker, great-nephew Octavian the fantastic Max Pirkis, and great-niece Octavia Kerry Condon; the famed general Mark Antony James Purefoy; and the various principal players of the Senate, such as Cicero David Bamber, Cato Karl Johnson, and Scipio Paul Jesson. Fictional characters afford viewers a rank-and-file perspective on Caesar's takeover of Rome; they include Roman Legion officer Marcus Vorenus Kevin McKidd; his wife, Niobe Indira Varma, and their children; and Titus Pullo Ray Stevenson, a centurion under Vorenus's command. With such a large cast, it can be a challenge to keep track of everyone, so HBO helpfully provides both a printed character guide and a featurette on the actors. Commentaries and featurettes are spread throughout the five episode-inclusive discs, while the sixth bonus disc features a photo gallery and two featurettes. Our favorite feature, though, is the "All Roads Lead to Rome" interactive onscreen guide. When activated, it offers historical background on particular scenes, such as what the rude graffiti means outside Atia's door in one episode, the ironic meaning of Pullo's last name "shrimp" or "little one", or the fact that it took Caesar over three hours to die on the floor of the Senate. Made with HBO's typical creative freedom and the BBC's eye for detail, Rome is a series that's worthy of multiple viewings on DVD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • UPC: 883929074617
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 22:00:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

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