Pompeii/The Last Day

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Step back in time and visit the "vanished city" on its last day, as the mighty volcano Vesuvius explodes in a 24-hour reign of terror. On August 24th, AD79, Pompeii's citizens witness day turning into night as 4 billion tons of pumice, rock, and ash burst forth from Vesuvius. Pompeii: The Last Day uses archaeological evidence, including the writings of one survivor, to unravel the mystery of those final hours. Lavish special effects reconstruct each stage of Vesuvius's cataclysmic eruption and its impact on soldiers, slaves, families, and lovers as they struggle with the unfolding tragedy. One of the greatest natural disasters - and most fateful days--comes to vivid life in this critically acclaimed dramatization.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40704006
UPC 794051218025
UPC 14 00794051218025
Format DVD
Release Date 5/24/2005
Keywords
Action
Education
History
Editors Note
Note Drawing on some incredible special effects work, a good eye for detail, and some meticulously researched facts, this reconstruction of the last day of Pompeii is a real sight to behold. The city was destroyed by the explosion of mount Vesuvius, which erupted and engulfed the city in molten lava on August 24th, AD79. The day is reconstructed here, illustrating the devastating effect the volcano had on the city and its population--effectively wiping both from the globe. Jawdropping detail is deployed throughout, making this one of the most accurate accounts of what happened to Pompeii.
Cast & Crew
Ailsa Orr - Producer
Chrissie Cotterill - Actor
Edward Canfor-Dumas - Writer
Jim Carter - Actor
Jonathan Firth - Actor
Liana Del Giudice - Editor
Martin Hodgson - Actor
Nick Dance - Cinematographer
Peter Nicholson - Director
Rachel Atkins - Actor
Rebecca Clarke - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2180
UPC 00794051218025
Number of Discs 1
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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