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Rated one of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time" by Time magazine, this epic BBC series spans the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus through Claudius, a stuttering scholar who learns early to play the fool and stay alive. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, it stars Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech, Cadfael) in a career-defining role. Siân Phillips (The Age of Innocence) is “exquisitely wicked” (Los Angeles Times) as the lethal Livia, wife to Augustus (Brian Blessed, Hamlet), while John Hurt (The Elephant Man) is "decadence personified" (USA Today) as the depraved Caligula, whose reign of terror paves the way for Claudius’s ascension.
Winner of an Emmy® and numerous other awards, this riveting tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue remains one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Patrick Stewart (X-Men), George Baker (The Ruth Rendell Mysteries), Margaret Tyzack (Cousin Bette), and James Faulkner (The Bank Job) also star.
One of the greatest of all Masterpiece Theater presentations! The acting is superb and the writing is brilliant! I highly recommend it to everyone!!Published 8 hours ago by KeithE
I think this probably has to be of classic Masterpiece Theater the number one production. The acting is above board and the story is so engaging. I would recommend this to anyone.Published 5 days ago by Atlproctor
I, Claudius DVD (2000) was extremely disappointing. I, Claudius (35th Anniversary Edition) is a masterpiece!Published 10 days ago by Robt C. Cummings Jr.
Even better than I remembered it from my watching it as a kid and young man! The bonus features / added dvd's of the cast made this a 'steal' of a deal!Published 10 days ago by Calvin Sparrow
BEST SERIES EVER ON PBS . . .Makes The Borgias, and The Tudors look like kindergarten. Awesome ! Even better the Downton Abbey!Published 14 days ago by K. A. Kurtz
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The features that are new to Acorn's 2012 DVD release (vs. the 2008 one from Image) include a newly filmed interview with Derek Jacobi and a BBC documentary about the series from 2002 among others.
Mar 29, 2012 by DPK | See all 7 posts
Not very much. Some bare breasts, that's about it. If you're expecting anything like the movie 'Caligula' it's a far cry from that. Remember, this was filmed in the 70s for BBC. Was pretty graphic for TV back in those days but not so much by today's standards.
Aug 2, 2013 by venussansfurs | See all 2 posts
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