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Roman history comes alive in this magnificent 13-part series. I, Claudius ranks among the most acclaimed productions in television history. Tracing the lives of the last of the Roman emperors, it's an epic of ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue set in one of history's most fascinating eras. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have marked him a fool--yet whom prophesies have foretold will one day rule Rome.
This collector's edition set includes a unique documentary feature, The Epic That Never Was (1965, 71 min.), a remarkable behind-the-scenes look at Alexander Korda's ill-fated 1937 screen adaptation of I, Claudius. Starring Merle Oberon and Charles Laughton, the chronicle of this uncompleted masterpieces is an unforgettable coda to one of the greatest stories ever told.
This may be old (done in the 70s) but I love it and can watch it again and again!! It is stage style rather than film quality but the acting is so superb (what else is new it is an... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Lisa A. Dillon
Love it. It is, of course, fiction loosely based on history but great to watch.Published 1 month ago by Myrna S Branam
I need to return this. It's a European version and it won't play on my BlueRay.Published 1 month ago by Sam Singer
Magnificent series in spite of inaccuracies and departures from the historical record, it is only a novel after all, but is great to watch.Published 2 months ago by Ornofay
This series, about Claudian Emperorship of Rome, starring a younger Derek Jacobi, is popular history (DVD) at it's best.Published 2 months ago by John Turnbull
Not a true piece of fiction; more a historical novel. It was a mini series on PBS in the 70's, and it inspired me to buy the books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Set in Rome during the first century CE, this epic traces the reigns of several emperors, from Augustus to Claudius. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Liberty43
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Senõr Abuelitotono, I have searched ALL the sites seeking an answer for this question and in one site I have discovered that sadly this DVD has no closed-captions neither subtitles in Spanish or another language. My native language is not spanish, but portuguese, and I have the same problems that... Read More
Oct 27, 2007 by Deniza Futuro | See all 39 posts
|Remastered... but no new extras?||
Unfortunately the reviews all seem to have been ported over from the original release, so I'm waiting to hear if the picture quality has been improved significantly. This was a low-budget production and the original DVD does not look great, but I can live with it. However, if the new edition is... Read More
Dec 5, 2008 by Kindle Customer | See all 4 posts
The video card (connected to the TV and PC monitor) is a likely culprit. You see, when video cards get too old, or people speed (and heat) them up with overclocking to improve gaming or video editing, funny colors and maddening patterns may pop up in output--the video card has to meet many... Read More
Feb 21, 2009 by G. Morrison | See all 5 posts
Yes it does, in fact a few episodes contain scenes that are "mature" in nature. I would not let anyone under teenage see this series.
May 1, 2011 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts