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Rome. The complete second season [videorecording] /
HBO Entertainment ; in association with the BBC ; created by John Milius and William J. MacDonald and Bruno Heller ; co-producers, Robert Papazian and James Hirsch.
imprint
[New York] : HBO Home Video, [2007]
description
5 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
0783150415, 9780783150413
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[New York] : HBO Home Video, [2007]
isbn
0783150415
9780783150413
standard identifier
026359395628
publisher #
93956
restrictions
Not licensed for classroom use
contents note
Disc 1: Passover / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Tim Van Patten -- Son of Hades / writer, Bruno Heller, director, Allen Coulter ; Disc 2: These being the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero / writer, Scott Buck, director, Alan Poul -- Testudo et Lepus (The tortoise and the hare) / writer, Todd Ellis Kessler, director, Adam Davidson ; Disc 3: Heroes of the Republic / writer, Mere Smith, director, Alik Sakharov -- Philippi / writer, Eoghan Mahony, Roger Young ; Disc 4: Death mask / writer, Scott Buck, director, John Maybury -- Necessary fiction / writer, Todd Ellis Kessler, director, Carl Franklin ; Disc 5: Deus impeditio esuritori nullus (No God can stop a hungry man) / writer, Mere Smith, director, Steve Shill -- De patre vostro (About your father) / writer, Bruno Heller, director, John Maybury.
general note
Contains all 10 episodes from the second season.
Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary on episode "Passover" ; "A tale of two Romes" featurette ; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette ; Season 1 recap. Disc 2: "All roads lead to Rome" featurette. Disc 3: "The making of Rome, Season II" featurette ; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette. Disc 4: Audio commentary on both episodes ; "The rise of Octavian: Rome's first emperor" featurette ; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette. Disc 5: Audio commentary on both episodes ; "Antony & Cleopatra" featurette; "All roads lead to Rome" featurette.
Title from container.
performer
Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, James Purefoy, Lindsay Duncan, Tobias Menzies, Kerry Condon, Simon Woods, Max Perkis, Lyndsey Marshal, Indira Varma.
abstract
In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concocts a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself.
language note
English (5.1) or dubbed Spanish (2.0) dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
catalogue key
6407276
date/place of event
Originally broadcast on HBO during the 2006-2007 season.
target audience
TV-MA.
technical details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0.

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