Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Derek Jacobi, Siān Phillips, Flora Robson, Emlyn Williams, Eileen Corbett
Director: Herbert Wise
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Studio: Image Entertainment Release Date: 09/04/2007 Run time: 740 minutes Rating: Nr
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Vanessa V. (sevenspiders)
Reviewed on 7/22/2008...
This series is a fascinating look at the tremendous heights of empirical glory and despotism that kicked off the Roman Empire. From the brilliant government of Augustus to the mad and criminal excesses of Caligula the early years of the Roman Empire are brought to life in brilliant detail and color through the eyes of the wretched Claudius. Ignored, ridiculed and despised for his limp and his stutter, he witnesses and records the vast web of power, murder, ambition, intrigue and madness that engulfs Rome's royal family. This series is the perfect meeting of History Channel and tabloid.
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Stands the ages of time
yes, we can, can you? | CA | 07/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched and thoroughly enjoyed I, Claudius on PBS over 30 years ago & ordered the DVD set with some trepidation, fearing the memory was better than the series. Fear not! The make-up would not stand up to today's standards, but the story line, the acting and the direction were even more appreciated, like fine wine."