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UK 2005, 245 minutes
Genres: Television, Action/Adventure / History

Topics: Period - B.C..


Aroview: Glossy and occasionally patchy drama which reconstructs the events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar (Freore) and the succession of Octavius in 44 BC Rome, adding up to a reasonably entertaining history lesson.

Much of the storyline concerns the efforts of a gladiator to toughen up the young Octavius in a series of bruising ordeals, while the pair must also contend with ruthless political wrangles. Dished up with opulent set-dressing and some nice sword twirling, this can't match the class of I, CLAUDIUS, but is a fruitful enough joyride.

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DVD Features

  • no extra features
  • aspect ratio: 4:3
  • 2-disc set

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