Rome

Rome

The Complete Second Season

DVD - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : HBO Home Video, c2010
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780783150413
0783150415
Call Number: DVD F ROME v.2
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Stamp, Jonathan - Commentator
Shill, Steve - Director
Franklin, Carl 1949-
Maybury, John 1958-
Young, Roger 1942-- Director
Mahony, Eoghan
Smith, Mere
Davidson, Adam 1964-- Director
Poul, Alan - Director
Coulter, Allen - Director
Van Patten, Timothy 1959-- Director
Kelly, Eugene (Gene), - Producer
Dyer, Jim (James R.), - Producer
Pugini, Marco Valerio - Producer
Buck, Scott (Scott R.),
Kessler, Todd Ellis
Yablans, Frank - Producer
Hirsch, James G. - Producer
Papazian, Robert A. - Producer
Beal, Jeff 1963-- Composer
Freeman, Jonathan - Cinematographer
Pontecorvo, Marco - Cinematographer
Sakharov, Alik 1959-
Siegel, David J. - Film editor
Farr, Glenn - Film editor
Pratt, Anthony 1937-- Designer
Bennett, Joseph - Designer
Ferry, April - Costume designer
Vibert, Ronan - Actor
Wyndham, Alex - Actor
Woods, Simon 1980-- Actor
Rutherford, Camilla 1976-- Actor
Leech, Allen - Actor
Williams, Alan - Actor
Cerqueira, Daniel - Actor
Nardone, Michael 1967-- Actor
Lindsay, Nigel 1969-- Actor
Gavron, Rafi - Actor
Marshal, Lyndsey - Actor
Robinson, Zuleikha 1977-- Actor
Purefoy, James 1964-
Hinds, Ciarán 1953-- Actor
Boardman, Lee 1972-- Actor
Amiga, Coral - Actor
Woodeson, Nicholas - Actor
Warden, Rick - Actor
McNeice, Ian - Actor
Pirkis, Max - Actor
Hall, Esther 1970-- Actor
Cranitch, Lorcan 1959-- Actor
Mastalli, Chiara 1984-- Actor
Francolini, Anna - Actor
Bertish, Suzanne - Actor
Henry, Guy 1960-- Actor
Gwynne, Haydn - Actor
Bamber, David - Actor
Varma, Indira - Actor
Condon, Kerry 1983-- Actor
Menzies, Tobias 1974-- Actor
Duncan, Lindsay
Walker, Polly - Actor
Stevenson, Ray 1964-- Actor
McKidd, Kevin - Actor
Heller, Bruno
Melfi, John
Thomopoulos, Anne - Producer
Milius, John
MacDonald, William J.
London, Todd - Producer
British Broadcasting Corporation
HBO Entertainment (Firm)
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patch666
May 02, 2017

Good stuff but Spartacus original is much better television. Season one is great because of the actor who plays Julius Caesar

Bill2468 Sep 22, 2015

'''An Excellent precursor--to the later --sex filled ''Spartacus series''..!

kevfarley Sep 19, 2015

The best and most nearly accurate depiction of the flavor and nature of these times.
And the most entertaining story-telling, and with only a little 'tweeking' of history for plot improvement.

(For instance: ... Octavian was away at school in Greece when Caesar was offed,..and not in Rome at the time, as in the series.
And Roman spears were used for throwing,.. but never for jabbing. They were designed to break on impact, so that they couldn't be thrown back at you.)

But this is still a FEAST of a series,... and I only wish there were more of it !

ezaminpaima Jun 09, 2015

Great historical series about what it was like to live in the Roman Empire. The characters are quite interesting and well-developed. The amount of detail that went into the set, the clothes, and the overall design of the show is amazing. The only thing I would warn people about is that there is a lot of sex scenes, so I would be careful about watching this show around children.

tomcrisp Dec 18, 2012

I love this series, especially for its depiction of characters from different strata of Roman life, from the ruling class and merchants, military and religious, male, female, child, slave, criminal etc.
But it is exceedingly bloody, violent, coarse. Season two veers further in that direction, in fact, and lacks some of the sophistication of season 1.
The set I was provided also lacked discs 4 & 5. Yes, according to what's sold at B&N and Amazon, there are 5 discs, but I saw only 1,2 and 3. Sounds like others got the same. No wonder it seemed to end abruptly, with story lines unfinished. Will put my name on the list again to see if I can pick up the other two in one of the remaining copies. Personally, I think it would be preferable for NYPL to split a 5-6 disc set into two rentals anyway, so they wouldn't be tied up so long. It's not easy to find 10-12 hours to watch movies in a week!

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TheMissFemale
Jul 31, 2012

AMAZING! I couldn't stop watching it!

kevfarley Feb 22, 2012

The best and most accurate depiction of the history and nature of these times ,.. and the most entertaining story-telling! ...And at last someone gets Roman legion combat tactics right!! .. What a FEAST this series is,... I wish there were more!

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22950006357453
Jun 25, 2010

compare ROME with the recent SPARTACUS and you will be comparing steak to baloney. if I have to tell you which is which you are an idiot.

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