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Actors: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler, Ken Duken
Director: Roger Young
Genres: Drama, Television, Military & War
R     2005     2hr 58min

Biography of the Roman emperor Augustus.


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Actors: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler, Ken Duken
Director: Roger Young
Creators: Giovanni Galasso, Corrado Trionfera, Ferdinand Dohna, Luca Bernabei, Matilde Bernabei, Salvatore Morello, Eric Lerner
Genres: Drama, Television, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Television, Military & War
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/04/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 58min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

William E. from ATKINSON, IL
Reviewed on 3/18/2011...
I have always been a history buff. The town of Augsburg (Germany) was named after Augustus and founded in 15 BC. I lived there for four years.

I thought the film entertaining and interesting in that it portrayed a young Octavian with all the faults and weaknesses of a human as well as getting an insight on some of his decision-making processes.

One difficulty in viewing "historical" films is trying to determine how much content is actual history.

Even though Peter O'Toole can really ham up his roles at times, I rate this film a 4.5 because I enjoyed it.

It's understandable that some viewers would rate it lower because it is so long (178 mins), therefore making it more difficult to sit through. This is an unfortunate but necessary requirement when "character building" a historical figure. The director needs to portray the person in their best and, sometimes, worst views. The scenes are capable of altering the viewer's preception of that person.

A documentary of a historical figure would be much shorter because it usually just states the facts without any real continuous story line.

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