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.
This DVD features all 12 episodes from the acclaimed HBO Original Series, including over an hour of footage not aired in the UK, and over 2 and half hours of DVD bonus features.
DVD Extras: All Roads Lead to Rome interactive onscreen guide for all 12 episodes: insightful historical facts about ancient Rome, prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp. Friends, Romans, Countrymen: 15-minute introduction to the characters Eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew Shot x Shot - Gladiator: 40-minute making of documentary on the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence. Shot x Shot - Triumph of Caesar: 40-minute making-of documentary chronicling the epic episode 10 triumph scene. The Rise of Rome: 25-min behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp. When in Rome: 25-minute featurette on the culture of ancient Rome. Photo Gallery: with over 50 never-before-seen images. Rome Character Guide