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Rome - The Complete First Season

===Story=== 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 the republic and the birth of an empire. ===DVD Features===
  • Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Introduction to the characters of Rome.
  • All Roads Lead to Rome: interactive on-screen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp
  • Shot x Shot: Caesar's Triumph - detailing the production of the epic Episode 10 triumph scene
  • Shot x Shot: Gladiator - A closer look at the thrilling Episode 11 fight sequence
  • The Rise of Rome: Behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe, and actors' boot camp
  • Photo gallery with over 50 never-before-seen images

    Cast

    Kevin McKiddLucius Vorenus
    Ray StevensonTitus Pullo
    Polly WalkerAtia of the Julii
    Kenneth CranhamPompey Magnus
    Lindsay DuncanServilia of the Junii
    Tobias MenziesMarcus Junius Brutus
    Kerry CondonOctavia of the Julii
    Karl JohnsonPorcius Cato
    Indira VarmaNiobe
    David BamberMarcus Tullius Cicero
    Max PirkisGaius Octavian
    Lee BoardmanTimon
    Nicholas WoodesonPosca
    Suzanne BertishEleni
    Paul JessonScipio
    James PurefoyMark Antony
    Ciaran HindsGaius Julius Caesar
    Ian McNeiceNewsreader
    Rob DavidGlabius
    Roger HammondChief Augur
    Simon CallowPublius Servilius
    Graham McTavishUrbo
    Guy HenryCassius

    • Genre: TV
    • Theme(s): Historical
    • Director: Michael Apted
    • Producer: HBO Home Video
    • Length: 600 min
    • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
    • Theatrical Release
      North AmericaAug 28, 2005
    • DVD Release
      North AmericaAug 15, 2006
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