Rome DVD Season One Boxset - £26.97 delivered

Rome DVD Season One Boxset - £26.97 delivered

Found 23rd Nov 2006
This seems to be a very good price for this, I've had a look around on the web and it seems to be £30-35 everywhere else.

-- Review
Family dysfunction. Treachery. Betrayal. Coarse profanity. Brutal violence. Graphic (and sometimes brutal) sex. No, it's not The Sopranos, it's Rome, HBO's madly ambitious series that bloodily splatters the glory of Rome just as savagely as Monty Python and the Holy Grail soiled the good name of Camelot (but with far fewer laughs; very few funny things happen on the way to this forum). Set in 52 B.C. (Before Cable), Rome charts the dramatic shifts in the balance of power between former friends Pompey Magnus (Kenneth Cranham), leader of the Senate, and Julius Caesar (Ciaran Hinds), whose imminent return after eight years to Rome after conquering the Gauls, has the ruling class up in arms. At the heart of Rome is the odd couple friendship between two soldiers who fortuitously become heroes of the people. Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) is married, honorable, and steadfast. Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson) is an amoral rogue whose philosophy is best summed up, "I kill my enemies, take their gold, and enjoy their women". Among Rome's most compelling subplots is Lucius's strained relationship with his wife, Niobe (Indira Varma), who is surprised to see her husband alive (but not as surprised as he is to find her upon his homecoming with a newborn baby in her arms!) Any viewer befuddlement over Rome's intrigues and machinations, and determining who is hero and who is foe, disappears the minute Golden Globe-nominee Polly Walker appears as Atia, Caesar's formidable niece and a villainess for the ages. In the first hour alone, she offers her already married daughter as a bride to the recently widowed Pompey. One eagerly awaits to see what (or who) she'll do next as much as we anticipate her comeuppance in the final episode.
Rome is a painstakingly mounted production that earned eight well-deserved Emmy nominations in such categories as costumes, set design, and art direction. Michael Apted (Coal Miner's Daughter) was honored with a Director's Guild Award for the first episode, "The Stolen Eagle." But artistic considerations aside, instantly addicted viewers will agree with Atia, who notes at one point, "I adore the secrecy, the intrigue. It's most thrilling." --Donald Liebenson

DVD Description
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


not a bad series when on the beeb, though doesn't seem over cheap, thanks anyway

Asda are selling it for the same price!


It's £26.97 at Asda online too, plus you can get 3% Quidco cashback with them, which you can't with Amazon.

Great series and not a bad price for this Thanks!

Stunning series, watched the torrents ages back. Has it aired in the UK yet?

Brutus did it. Oops - sorry I've spoiled the ending now!
Brilliant series though - well worth adding to the video collection.

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It's £26.97 at Asda online too, plus you can get 3% Quidco cashback with … It's £26.97 at Asda online too, plus you can get 3% Quidco cashback with them, which you can't with Amazon.

My bad, sorry, I didn't check Asda, and with Quidco, its clearly the better deal.

For me however, not so, Amazon was cheaper with the 10% DVD Rental Customer Discount and a £5 gift voucher from Valued Opinions I got it for £19.67 delivered.

Yeah, this is a great series. I think that the HBO version - which I assume is also the DVD version - had slightly longer episodes than were aired on the BBC, with a bit more gore.
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