Rome-Complete 2nd Season

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Great series!

by Ken on 3/19/2009

This is a great HBO series! Great scenes and acting. The DVDs even have a feature where you can have side historical facts displayed on the screen so this is a must have for anyone with an interest in ancient Rome. The only possible drawback is that the series is not at all family friendly for kids to view because it has a lot of graphic sex scenes and graphic violence. At times both the voilent and sexual scenes can be very crude and disturbing so I wouldn't buy this for educational purposes. Read More

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beyond awesome

by David on 10/7/2009

I am glad I didn't know about this series before, because watching on DVD was the best. It's better than any movie; it's elaborate, the acting is superb. Sad that it's canceled. Read More

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The year is 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. 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.

This five disc collection includes all 10 episodes from The Complete Second Season of Rome!


Studio HBO
SKU 204555454
UPC 026359395628
UPC 14 00026359395628
Format DVD
Release Date 11/4/2014
Cable Tv/Cable Tv Shows
Period Piece
Editors Note
Note The second season of HBO/BBC series ROME takes place in 44 BC, eight years after the period covered in the first season. The show continues to revolve around the plight of two Roman soldiers, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson), who find themselves caught up in a civil war after Caesar is assassinated. As powerful leadership battles play out between historic figures such as Octavian and Marc Antony, Lucius's life is marred by personal misfortune. The complete second season of the show is included here.
Entertainment Weekly "[T]he soap-operatic subplots -- orchestrated by the cunning, emerald-eyed Atia -- are where the real action is." -- Grade: A 08/17/2007 p.59
James Purefoy
Lindsay Duncan
Ray Stevenson
Polly Walker
Cast & Crew
Bruno Heller, et. al. - Writer
Claudio Campana - Art Director
Domenico Sica - Art Director
Glenn Farr, et. al. - Editor
James Purefoy - Actor
Jeff Beal - Original Music By
John P. Melfi - Executive Producer
Joseph Bennett - Production Designer
Kevin McKidd - Actor
Marco Pontecorvo, et. al. - Cinematographer
Michael Apted, et. al. - Director
Polly Walker - Actor
Ray Stevenson - Actor
Todd London - Producer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 93956
UPC 00026359395628
Number of Discs 5
Running Time 600 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Winner (2006) Emmy, Joseph Bennett, et. al., Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series,Emmy, April Ferry, Augusto Grassi, Outstanding Costumes for a Series,Emmy, Aldo Signoretti, et. al., Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series,Emmy, Barrie Hemsley, et. al., Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
Nominee (2006) Golden Globe, Polly Walker, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama,Golden Globe, Rome, Best Television Series - Drama
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review Rome upholds the tradition of HBO dramas such as The Sopranos, Deadwood, or The Wire with a sprawling cast and intricate storyline...I've seen my share of sword and sandal epics, but not until the joint HBO/BBC production of Rome did I feel that I was seeing ancient Rome as a living, breathing place. Like the best science fiction stories, Rome creates an immersive world all its own. This Rome is by turns dingy and grand, both familiar and alien. Above all, this Rome feels real. This being an HBO production, the sex and violence flow as freely as the wine in this version of ancient Rome...This is the sort of television series that shines on DVD because it's rich and entertaining enough for multiple viewings. Rome enthralls because it doesn't simply exist to show off fancy sets, CGI cityscapes, and period costumes. Beneath the historical trappings, we have a compelling story filled with interesting characters.
Reviewer Neal Masri
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Brian Lowry, Variety ...a lavish series that offers many lusty pleasures similar to the net's other period drama, "Deadwood."
Mark Runyon, PM Media ...a highly delectable treat. The acting is top rate...
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle epic, multilayered thing of beauty...[that] unfolds like a marvelously shot big-screen movie...

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