Cheapest I have seen for the double boxset... And I cannot recommend this highly enough to do it justice... THE BEST SERIES ON TV EVER!
...and the packaging is amazing too!
Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Ciaran Hinds, Indira Varma, Max Pirkis, Kerry Condon, Karl Johnson, James Purefoy, Polly Walker, Lindsay Duncan, Kenneth Cranham, Haydn Gwynne, Rick Warden, Tobias Menzies, David Bamber & Ian McNeice
18 years and over
English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
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The complete first season of the daring, ground-breaking and controversial historical drama series. Think of The Sopranos in ancient Rome and you'll get a flavour...
This box set contains the 12 hour-long episodes of the first season: this features the HBO 'cut' which includes over an hour of footage not broadcast on the BBC!
The year is 52 B.C. Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people; epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, two soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
1. The Stolen Eagle
2. How Titus Pullo Brought Down The Republic
3. An Owl In A Thornbush
4. Stealing From Saturn
5. The Ram Has Touched The Wall
11. The Spoils
12. Kalends Of February
Over 2 and half hours of bonus features!
Audio commentaries from members of the cast and crew
'All Roads Lead To Rome': an interactive onscreen guide for all 12 episodes with insightful historical facts about ancient Rome prepared by the series' historical consultant Jonathan Stamp
'Friends, Romans, Countrymen: an introduction to the characters (15 mins)
'Shot x Shot - Gladiator': a 'making of' documentary on the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence (40 mins)
'Shot x Shot - Triumph Of Caesar': a 'making of' documentary chronicling the epic episode 10 triumph scene (40 mins)
'The Rise Of Rome': a behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp (25 mins)
'When In Rome': a featurette on the culture of ancient Rome
Photo gallery featuring 50 previously unseen images
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The year is 44 B.C.
Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concots a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucas Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself.
2. Son Of Hades
3. These Being The Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero
4. Testudo Et Lepus (The Tortoise And the Hare)
5. Heroes of the Republic
7. Death Mask
8. A Necessary Fiction
9. Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man)
10. De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)
All Roads Lead To Rome: Interactive guide created by the series' co-producer/his
A Tale Of Two Romes: Ancient Rome was two different cities for two different cla
The Making Of Rome, Season 2: Take a tour of the production of the epic series,
The Rise Of Octavian - Rome's First Emperor: The larger-than-life story of the c
Antony And Cleopatra: A revealing look at one of the most famous love affairs of
Five revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew.