Rome: The Complete Series [11 Discs] [DVD]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 20)

    Synopsis


    The first season of the lush, lavish and frequently lewd and lascivious British historical drama Rome covers the years 52 to 44BCE, beginning with the return of Julius Caesar (Ciaran Hinds) from the Gallic wars and ending with the fateful "Ides of March". Though returning to a hero's welcome, Caesar realizes that he's stepping into a snake pit of deceit and corruption. The Patrician ruling class, worried that Caesar will make himself emperor and abolish the Republic, intend to strip him of his power. His scheming niece Atia (Polly Walker) is already undercutting her uncle by forcing her daughter Octavia (Kerry Condon) to marry Caesar's most influential nemesis, the aging Pompey (Kenneth Cranham). Playing one side against the other to keep Caesar at bay, Pompey proves so effective that Caesar must ask his friend Marc Antony (James Purefoy) to help him vanquish his foes, even if it means all-out civil war. Meanwhile, a pair of humble soldier, the virtuous family man Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and the hedonistic Pullo (Ray Stevenson), simply try to stay out of everyone's way and survive--but instead find themselves at Ground Zero of virtually every major historical turning point during the series' turbulent eight-year timespan. Pullo in particular spends much of his time squeaking out of one death-trap after another, somehow managing to enrich or aggrandize himself without even trying. His main contribution during Season One consists of taking Atia's callow son Octavian (Max Pirkis) under his wing, teaching the boy the ways of warfare and women. Eventually Octavian will emerge as the greatest threat against the pro-Caesar forces of Antony after Caesar's assassination--and thus the redoubtable Pullo has once more unwittingly altered the course of history. Not only was Rome an international success during its first season on the air, but the series also garnered an Emmy award for its American run on HBO. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Ciarán Hinds - Gaius Julius Caesar
    • Kevin McKidd - Lucius Vorenus
    • Ray Stevenson - Titus Pullo
    • Kenneth Cranham - Pompey Magnus
    • Polly Walker - Atia of the Julii




    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great drama set during Roman Republic Era

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      Zman
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      One of HBO's great drama series set during the Roman Age. Political intrigue, promiscuous scandals, bribery, assassinations, military conflicts, and yes, civil war. Reminiscent of many nations past and present and their quest for domination and imperialism. Good series that leaves you wanting more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Raunchy historical drama

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      3putt
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      I love historical dramas, especially Ancient Rome. This one was well acted and strong dialogue, lots of violence which I can deal with, but wow way too much debauchery. I cannot picture ever letting my kids see this even when they are in their 20's (if they still listen to me then).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I was saddend that HBO ended this series

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      Twin1
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      Wanted to get this dvd for a loooong time, finally got it and i am enjoying it again since HBO ended the series. Luckily i can see some of my favorite actors, and future GOT cast members!!! Pullo & Lucious should have had a spin off series, a buddy comedy perhaps!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great show - makes you believe you are in Rome!

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      Dee2
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      Did not get to see this series when it first came out and heard from friends how good it was and it is great! I am hooked - wonderful portrayal of the greatness and intrigue that made Rome ageless!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Series

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      Rina
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      This was a gift, but I have seen the series and would recommend to all. It was well acted, sets were nice and the story line was great. It is a mini series so doesn't take weeks to binge.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Terrific Series

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      Sean
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      I have always enjoyed this series and am glad to now own it so I can watch it when ever I like whether it is on one of the networks or not.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      deccent

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      Hpguy
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      deccent product, their employees aren't helpful. the coupon they sent almost never worked. annoying

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of HBO's best!

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      Dxc367
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      Excellent series, beginning with Julius Caesar's triumph in Gaul, to the return of Octavian from Egypt, with the spoils of war.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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