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Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world. The Republic was founded on principals of shared power, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling…and two soldiers unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
A 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.
Over 18 hours of viewing in this superb box set!
“…a triumph across the board” IGN
“…will be a standout in anybody's DVD collection…the results simply have to be seen to be appreciated.” DVD Talk
“…Serial drama simply doesn’t get any better than this.” Total Film
2008 Nominated – BAFTA TV Award, Best Drama Series
2008 Won – VES Award, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
2007 Won – Emmy, Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
2007 Won – CDG Award, Outstanding Costume Design for Television Series – Period/Fantasy
2006 Won – Emmy, Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
2006 Won – DGA (Directors Guild of America) Award – Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series'
2006 Won – Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award
2006 Won – VES Award, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
2006 Won – CDG Award, Outstanding Costume Design for Television Series – Period/Fantasy
2006 Nominated – Golden Globe, Best Television Series – Drama
2006 Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award, Best Picture Made for Television
“Across two sprawling season, as epic in scope as Gladiator or Ben-Hur, Rome never lets its feature film scale overwhelm the intimacy of the human drama. That drama is what really makes this series such a remarkable achievement…Rome is simply a triumph across the board, from its stellar writing, solid direction (including turns from such HBO vets as Tim Van Patten and Allen Coulter), and an amazing ensemble cast to its exquisite production values, colossal yet realistic sets, glorious cinematography, crystal clear sound design and all the many historical touches sprinkled throughout each hour-long episode. There is perhaps no better TV season set more worthy of adding to your DVD collection this year. Rome makes ancient history come alive in all of its brutal glory.” 9/10 – IGN
“Rome is a bloody good time that will be a standout in anybody's DVD collection. This series rises above the rest with astounding production quality, incredible writing, historical value, and acting that is second to none. In all honesty though, it's the package as a whole that makes the series feel so special. There isn't a single defining characteristic that stands out more than the others, which is quite remarkable. Nothing of this magnitude has been attempted before, and the results simply have to be seen to be appreciated. It's a shame that the budget of the show is more or less what killed it, but it could be said that it's better to burn out than fade away. Trust me when I tell you that Rome burns brightly indeed!” DVD Talk
“Returning to this masterful combination of meticulous BBC craft mixed with attention-grabbing HBO production gloss and sexed-up historical intrigue, it’s impossible to find anything wrong with it. An adherence to historical accuracy never once hobbles the action with any degree of dry academic intonation. Neither do the censor-baiting levels of jaw-flooring bloody violence, habitual genital flaunting, Olympic-standard profanity and pervasive atmosphere of moral turpitude in any way exaggerate..Ancient Rome…Serial drama simply doesn’t get any better than this.” Total Film
The Stolen Eagle
How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic
An Owl in a Thornbush
Stealing from Saturn
The Ram Has Touched the Wall
Kalends of February
Son of Hades
These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Testudo et Lepus (The Tortoise and the Hare)
Heroes of the Republic
A Necessary Fiction
Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man)
De Patre Vostro (About Your Father)
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