6 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
9780783135991 (pkg.), 0783135998 (pkg.)
Originally broadcast on HBO during the 2005-2006 season.
Contains all 12 episodes from the first season.
Bonus features: "Friends, Romans, countrymen": introduction to the characters of 'Rome'; eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew ; "All roads lead to Rome" interactive onscreen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant, Jonathan Stamp ; Shot-x-shot: Gladiator - a closer look at the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence ; Shot-x-shot: Caesar's triumph - detailing the production of the epic episode 10 triumph scene ; "The rise of Rome": behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp ; "When in Rome" featurette on the culture of ancient Rome ; Photo gallery with over 50 never-before-scene images ; Eight-page Roman character guide booklet featuring names, profiles, relationships and other key historical information.
Created by John Milius, William J. MacDonald and Bruno Heller ; editors, Sidney Wolinsky ... [et al.] ; director of photography, Alik Sakharov ... [et al.] ; music, Jeff Beal.
Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kenneth Cranham, James Purefoy, Ciarán Hinds, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Karl Johnson, Indira Varma, David Bamber.
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.
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.