Rome - The Complete Series

Rome - The Complete Series

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Cast: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, James Purefoy

     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

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:
0883929079971
Rating:
TVMA
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
22:00:00
Sales rank:
674

Special Features

Closed Caption; 13 revealding audio commentaries with cast and crew; 4 featurettes examining the history of Rome and several of its more famous inhabitants; 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring the elaborate production; 2 featurettes detailing the creeation of pivitol scenes; An interactive historical guide

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. Gaul (00:01:43)
   2. The Horse (00:03:15)
   3. An Empty Chair (00:05:39)
   4. Two Birds With One Stone (00:01:12)
   5. Fools' Errand (00:02:28)
   6. Return of the Eagle (00:06:59)
   1. The People's Tribune (00:01:42)
   2. A Soldier's Surprise (00:02:44)
   3. This is Brass (00:00:24)
   4. An Ultimatum (00:05:42)
   5. No Blood (00:05:20)
   6. The Crossing (00:04:00)
Disc #2 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. Payment in Kind (00:01:43)
   2. Wrong Direction (00:03:15)
   3. Mixed Allegiances (00:05:39)
   4. Suspicions Aroused (00:01:12)
   5. Caesar's Proclamation (00:02:28)
   6. Battle of Wits (00:06:59)
   1. Social Alliance (00:01:43)
   2. Loyal to the Republic (00:03:15)
   3. Love's Shadows (00:05:39)
   4. The War Comes Home (00:01:12)
   5. Apollo's Curse (00:02:28)
   6. Jupiter's Blessing (00:06:59)
   1. Diplomacy (00:01:42)
   2. Black Flux (00:02:44)
   3. Truce Denied (00:00:24)
   4. Obey Without Question (00:05:42)
   5. Loyalty to the Death (00:05:20)
   6. Moment of Truth (00:04:00)
Disc #3 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. By Dictate (00:01:43)
   2. Sibling Discord (00:03:15)
   3. Sealed Decree (00:05:39)
   4. Boy to Man (00:01:12)
   5. Sexual Congress (00:02:28)
   6. A Valued Friendship (00:06:59)
   1. Rabbit For the Pot (00:01:43)
   2. Win or Die (00:03:15)
   3. Raft of Bodies (00:05:39)
   4. Word From Greece (00:01:12)
   5. A Simple Merchant (00:02:28)
   6. In Search of Allies (00:06:59)
   1. The Mighty Lion (00:01:42)
   2. Debts Postmortem (00:02:44)
   3. The Messenger (00:00:24)
   4. Following Orders (00:05:42)
   5. Queen and Slave (00:05:20)
   6. Son and Heir (00:04:00)
Disc #4 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. Consider Their Fate (00:01:43)
   2. Soldier's Return (00:03:15)
   3. Confessions (00:05:39)
   4. Centurion (00:01:12)
   5. A Family Affair (00:02:28)
   6. Swift Revenge (00:06:59)
   1. No Second Chances (00:01:43)
   2. A New Era (00:03:15)
   3. Divine For a Day (00:05:39)
   4. In Name Only (00:01:12)
   5. Words and Deeds (00:02:28)
   6. Assurances (00:06:59)
Disc #5 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. War Veterans (00:01:43)
   2. Master of Rome (00:03:15)
   3. Lost Soul (00:05:39)
   4. A Mother's Son (00:01:12)
   5. The Defense Rests (00:02:28)
   6. Pride of the Thirteenth (00:06:59)
   1. A New Life (00:01:43)
   2. People's Champion (00:03:15)
   3. Increase the Guard (00:05:39)
   4. The Noble Plot (00:01:12)
   5. Family Protector (00:02:28)
   6. Honorable Men (00:06:59)
Disc #6 -- Rome: The Complete Series
Disc #7 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. Treachery's Fruit (00:01:43)
   2. Sole Heir (00:10:07)
   3. Immortal Liberations (00:09:50)
   4. A Truce (00:05:11)
   5. Pleasing Them Below (00:08:20)
   6. My Children (00:11:46)
   1. Possibilities (00:01:43)
   2. Advice and Council (00:10:07)
   3. A Show of Unity (00:09:50)
   4. A Parley (00:05:11)
   5. Conjoined Interests (00:08:20)
   6. Pimps, Knifemen, Thieves (00:11:46)
Disc #8 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. Captain of the Aventine (00:01:43)
   2. A Wolf by the Ears (00:10:07)
   3. Molten Gold (00:09:50)
   4. Pretty Little Duro (00:05:11)
   5. Born Again (00:08:20)
   6. Mighty Cicero (00:11:46)
   1. A Legal Confession (00:01:43)
   2. Bloody Business (00:10:07)
   3. Caesar Octavian (00:09:50)
   4. Degraded & Defiled (00:05:11)
   5. A Messenger (00:08:20)
   6. The Children (00:11:46)
Disc #9 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. A Vanity Deserved (00:01:43)
   2. Praise Orbona (00:10:07)
   3. Forgiveness (00:09:50)
   4. Honor My Father (00:05:11)
   5. A Letter to Cicero (00:08:20)
   6. On to Rome (00:11:46)
   1. Woe Unto Tranquillus (00:01:43)
   2. A Good Game (00:10:07)
   3. A Few Moments (00:09:50)
   4. Agrippa & Octavia (00:05:11)
   5. Old Days & Today (00:08:20)
   6. Philippi (00:11:46)
Disc #10 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. Death Mask (00:01:43)
   2. Triumviri (00:10:07)
   3. In Sacrifice (00:09:50)
   4. Friends by Oath (00:05:11)
   5. His Will Be Done (00:08:20)
   6. Love, Power & Despair (00:11:46)
   1. Women of Rome (00:01:43)
   2. No Burning (00:10:07)
   3. Brotherly Love (00:09:50)
   4. A Monster (00:05:11)
   5. Betrayal (00:08:20)
   6. Captives (00:11:46)
Disc #11 -- Rome: The Complete Series
   1. The Animal's Thirst (00:01:43)
   2. Voice of the People (00:10:07)
   3. Voyage to Egypt (00:09:50)
   4. A Delicate Mission (00:05:11)
   5. Weep, Fight & Destory (00:08:20)
   6. Viva Nemesis (00:11:46)
   1. The Sun Still Shines (00:01:43)
   2. Anubis Breathes (00:10:07)
   3. I Died Roman (00:09:50)
   4. The Snake (00:05:11)
   5. Take Me Home (00:08:20)
   6. First Citizen (00:11:46)

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