One of the great screen epics, director Anthony Mann's Oscar®-nominated The Fall of the Roman Empire comes to DVD for the first time in this digitally remastered deluxe edition. The all-star cast includes Academy Award® winners Alec Guinness and Sophia Loren with Christopher Plummer, Stephen Boyd, James Mason and Omar Sharif. Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians. Featuring great sets, fine acting, and thundering battle scenes (Videohound's Movie Guide) plus a blistering chariot race rivalling that in Ben-Hur, this is a must-see epic full of the gore and glories of ancient Rome (Channel 4).
The Rise and Fall of an Epic Production: The Making of the Film, The Rise and Fall of an Empire: An Historical Look at the Real Roman Empire, Dimitri Tiomkin: Scoring the Roman Empire, Hollywood vs. History: An Historical Analysis, Bill Deneen New Intro, Original Intro amd Life In Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, Claudius: Boy Of Ancient Rome, Rome In Madrid: 1964 Promotional Film, The Fall Of The Roman Empire Trailer
Release Date: 16 May 2011
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 172 minutes
Production Year: 1964
Main Language: English