Rent Rome: Series 1 (2005)

4.0 of 5 from 143 ratings
9h 55min
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Synopsis:
The year is 52 B.C. Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicentre of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, two soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome.
A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
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Directors:
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Studio:
Warner
Genres:
TV Dramas
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/07/2006
Run Time:
595 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German
Subtitles:
Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, German Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Friends, Romans, Countrymen: 15-minute introduction to the characters
  • Eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew
  • Shot x Shot: Gladiator - a closer look at the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence
  • Shot x Shot: Caesar's Triumph - detailing the production of the epic episode 10 triumph scene
  • The Rise of Rome: behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp
  • When in Rome: featurette on the culture of ancient Rome
  • Photo Gallery with over 50 never-before-seen images
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Stolen Eagle
2. How Titus Pullo Brought Down The Republic
3. An Owl In A Thornbush
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. Stealing From Saturn
5. The Ram Has Touched The Wall
6. Egeria
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
7. Pharsalus
8. Caesarion
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. Utica
10. Triumph
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
11. The Spoils
12. Kalends Of February
Disc 6:
This disc includes the following special features:
- The Rise of Rome: behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp
- When in Rome: featurette on the culture of ancient Rome.
- Photo Gallery with over 50 never-before-seen images.
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/11/2009
Run Time:
619 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Polish, Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • All roads lead to Rome: An in-depth, interactive on-screen guide prepared by the series' historical consultant Jonathan Stamp
  • An interactive on-screen guide highlighting the connections between the soldiers, senate and families of Rome
  • Friends, Romans, countrymen – Introduction to the characters of Rome
  • The rise of Rome – Behind-the-scenes featurette on sets, wardrobe and actors' boot camp
  • When in Rome – Featurette on the culture of ancient Rome
  • Eight revealing audio commentaries with cast and crew
  • Shot x shot: Gladiator – A closer look at the thrilling episode 11 fight sequence
  • Shot x shot: Caesar's triumph – Detailing the production of the epic episode 10 triumph scene
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Stolen Eagle
2. How Titus Pullo Brought Down The Republic
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
3. An Owl In A Thornbush
4. Stealing From Saturn
5. The Ram Has Touched The Wall
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
6. Egeria
7. Pharsalus
8. Caesarion
- Special Features
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
9. Utica
10. Triumph
- Special Features
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
11. The Spoils
12. Kalends Of February
- Special Features

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Reviews (2) of Rome: Series 1

great series - Rome: Series 1 review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
28/11/2006

This is a fantastic new series; we thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation of Roman history into a reasonably accurate TV drama. Unfortunately the accents of some of the actors take away from the authenticity of the production.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

History to life - Rome: Series 1 review by JD

Spoiler Alert
07/03/2014

I trust that this is a reasonably accurate historical account because it makes roman history seem very real. Some of the characters are totally mercenary / mercilessly objective but somehow it seems very plausible. There are some interesting angles to the roman expansion, like did the legionnaires have totally messed up family lives? The sex lives of the soldiers and some of the politicians and their wives is pretty crude and unemotional. The 18 certificate is based on this, though the knife fights are quite impressive. Some of the acting is a little sketchy and it is difficult to get very involved with most of the main characters. As a historical drama though it is very interesting.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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