Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day

Director: Peter Nicholson Cast: Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth
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Pompeii: The Last Day

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2005
UPC: 0794051218025
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Bbc Warner
Time: 0:50:00
Sales rank: 31,247

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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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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Pompeii: The Last Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lynnslibrary More than 1 year ago
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.