Rome. First season

Published 2006
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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. 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.

Publisher, Date:
[New York] : HBO Video, [2006]
6 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 character guide ([8] p. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 17 cm)
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
Rome. Season 1 [DVD]
Title on disc label: Rome, the complete first season
Rome (Television program)
Originally broadcast on HBO during the 2005-2006 season.
Contains all 12 episodes from the first season.
Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary by Bruno Heller and historical consultant Jonathan Stamp; "Friends, Romans, countrymen"--Introduction to the characters of 'Rome'. Disc 2. Audio commentary for 'The ram has touched the wall' by actor Ray Stevenson. Disc 3. Audio commentary for 'Pharsalus' with Bruno Heller and Jonathan Stamp; Audio commentary for 'Caesarion' with director Steve Shill. Disc 4. Audio commentary for 'Utica' with director Jeremy Podeswa; Shot-x-shot 'Caesar's triumph' - detailing the production of episode 10 triumph scene. Disc 5. Audio commentary for 'The spoils' with actor Kevin McKidd; Audio commentary for 'The Kalends of February' with Bruno Heller and Jonathan Stamp; Shot-x-shot 'Gladiator' - a closer look at episode 11's fight sequence. Discs 1-5. "All roads lead to Rome" interactive onscreen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp; Series index.
Production designer, Joseph Bennett ; editors, Sidney Wolinsky, Rick Shaine, Frances Parker, Oral Ottey, Yan Miles ; director of photography, Alik Sakharov, Marco Pontecorvo, Martin Kenzie ; music by Jeff Beal ; consulting producer, Michael Apted ; co-producers, Robert Papazian, James Hirsch, Frank Yablans, Todd London ; co-executive producer, Stan Wlodkowski, Jim Dyer, Eugene Kelly.
Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham, James Purefoy, Ciarán Hinds, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Karl Johnson, Indira Varma, David Bamber, Max Pirkis, Lee Boardman, Nicholas Woodeson, Suzanne Bertish, Paul Jesson, Coral Amiga, Anna Francolini, Enzo Cilenti, Chiara Mastalli, Esther Hall, Rick Warden, Lorcan Cranitch, Haydn Gwynne.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Disc 1. The stolen eagle / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Michael Apted
How Titus Pullo brought down the Republic / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Michael Apted.
Disc 2. An owl in a thornbush / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Michael Apted
Stealing from Saturn / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Julian Farino
The ram has touched the wall / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Allen Coulter.
Disc 3. Egeria / written by John Milius and Bruno Heller ; directed by Alan Poul
Pharsalus / written by David Frankel ; directed by Tim Van Patten
Caesarion / written by William J. MacDonald ; directed by Steve Shill.
Disc 4. Utica / written by Alexandra Cunningham ; directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Triumph / written by Adrian Hodges ; directed by Alan Taylor.
Disc 5. The spoils / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Mikael Salomon
Kalends of February / written by Bruno Heller ; directed by Alan Taylor.
Disc 6, Bonus features. The rise of Rome / producers, Meghan O'Hara, Rachel Salazar (2006, 24 min.)
When in Rome / producer, Meghan O'Hara (2006, 23 min.)
Photo gallery.
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