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6 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( p. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 17 cm.)
Originally broadcast on HBO during the 2005-2006 season.
Contains all 12 episodes from the first season.
Bonus features: "Friends, Romans, countrymen": introduction to the characters of 'Rome'; eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew ; "All roads lead to Rome" interactive onscreen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp ; Shot-x-shot: Gladiator - a closer look at the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence ; Shot-x-shot: Caesar's triumph - detailing the production of the epic episode 10 triumph scene ; "The rise of Rome": behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp ; "When in Rome" featurette on the culture of ancient Rome ; Photo gallery with over 50 never-before-scene images ; Eight-page Roman character guide booklet featuring names, profiles, relationships and other key historical information.
Disc 1. The stolen eagle; How Titus Pullo brought down the Republic -- Disc 2. An owl in a thornbush; Stealing from Saturn; The ram has touched the wall -- Disc 3. Egeria; Pharsalus; Caesarion -- Disc 4. Utica; Triumph -- Disc 5. The spoils; Kalends of February -- Disc 6. Bonus features.
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, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-MA.
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