Rome

Rome

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2006
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Shot on location in Rome and around Italy, this epic series portrays a vibrant and gritty Rome, as well as the historical events surrounding the fall of the republic and the rise of the empire. Includes an entire disc devoted solely to extras.
Publisher: New York : Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
ISBN: 9780783135991
0783135998
Branch Call Number: DVD ROME
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Rome
Rome (Television program)

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Are you from House Targaryen? Then you may enjoy this series about an empire that's begun to crumble away due to corruption and power struggles just as Dany seeks to restore herself to the Iron Throne.


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machonon
Mar 07, 2020

I've become so bored of mainstream television over the last decade that I now make a point of only watching series that are history-related, given my huge love of the subject matter. I missed ROME when it was first shown, but heard so much good about it that I caved in and bought the box set on Blu-ray. I'm so glad I did; believe the hype, ROME is the ultimate in costume drama.

The series only lasted for two seasons before cancellation, but every episode is a winner. There are two story strands running through: the big story and the little story. The big story is concerned with the legendary figures of history - in the first season Julius Caesar and his cohorts, and in the second Mark Antony. The little story looks at the minor characters, the soldiers and families involved with the politics of their era.

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patch666
Nov 08, 2017

excellent >> Ceasar is perfectly cast

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ReaderBruce
Oct 08, 2017

Almost did not make it past the first episode with its transgressive, sensational depiction of Roman sex, but am glad I did. Acting varies but it does tell a long story well for the uninitiated, from many surprising points of view (you might think that two soldiers of the 13th were the central actors of this period of Rome, not Caesar, Antony, Cleopatra or Brutus). Some very strong actors sustain the suspension of reality.

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va39
Oct 05, 2016

A lot of poetic license but great visuals, nuances of political motivations lost in sensationalization, still fun to see a Sharpe series kind of view into the fictional lives of early days of the roman empire.

hania4987 Aug 10, 2013

it is a soap opera version of Roman history and very addictive, visually stunning from the details of the costumes and sets to the special effects.

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Durian
Apr 25, 2013

Unable to finish the first episode due to excessive boredom.

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cartoon_goblin
Oct 01, 2012

I love this series (although I'm not a fan of the second, older actor who takes over as Octavian. It's very, very bloody and has far more rape than I'm generally comfortable with, and it takes A LOT of liberties with history, but it's still fun, brutal, adventurous, exotic soap opera.

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DuHeck
Oct 01, 2012

I was told that one of the discs was missing when I returned this. But when I took it to the Library -- ALL of the discs were in the box. Is it possible that one of them fell out in the bin when I fed them through the return slot???? Has it been checked?

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TheMissFemale
Jul 31, 2012

I had a lot of trouble getting into this. But it was definitely worth it. Season 2 was absolutely amazing!

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e1982
Mar 30, 2012

The first disc was so scratched up that I couldn't get it to play without stopping and "reading disc" and skipping ahead every minute. Tried it on 4 different players and no luck. Other discs look better but I didn't want to just skip the first disc.. People need to take care of the discs better!

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EuSei May 10, 2011

Sexual Content: Frontal nudity; incest.

EuSei May 10, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

EuSei May 10, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2014

Caesar: I have conquered Gaul. I have defeated Pompey Magnus. I think I can handle a small boy and a eunuch.

Marc Antony: I'm glad you're so confident. Some would call it hubris.
Caesar: It's only hubris if I fail.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2014

Caesar: They say a slave talks of bravery like a fish talks of flying.
Posca: They say that, do they? How very witty of them.

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