I Claudius details
|Starring:||David Robb, Derek Jacobi, Sian Phillips, Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Fiona Walker, Patrick Stewart|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
I Claudius - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
I Claudius - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
I Claudius - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
I Claudius - Disc 4
|TBC Disc 4|
|Run time:||10 hours 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Sep 2002|
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Not part of the storyBy DeeTee from Surrey , 07 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I enjoyed I Claudius enormously - on TV, on video and now on DVD.
What isn't clear from some other descriptions about this boxed set is that the whole of the TV series is on DVDs 1 - 4. DVD 5 is the 'story about the story' DVD, with 'alternative scenes', characters choosing their favourite scenes etc.
If you want to see a little about the background to the series, this DVD completes the picture. However, if you just want to see all the episodes, stick with 1 - 4 and skip number 5.
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MasterpieceBy a customer from Scotland , 03 Sep 2006Even better than I remembered it, should get an award evedry time it is shown
Dated... but still fabulousBy James from London , 30 Aug 2006Cracking acting, a great script, intrigue, murder and suspense... 'I, Claudius' richly deserves the high esteem in which its held. This may not have the production values of 'Gladiator' (we're talking a BBC TV show from the 70s here and it shows) which may be jarring for some. However, once expectations have been adjusted, the sheer strength of the production carries through.
Simply the bestBy SamFromMaidenhead (257 reviews) from Maidenhead , 28 Aug 2006To say I Claudius is a masterpiece of British television drama is an understatement. As Brian Blessed himself says in the bonus disc - I, Claudius is quite simply the definitive piece of television drama ever done. OK you can argue it suffers huge budgeting set backs given its use of limited sets and the make up was a tad doggy at times but that is like saying the Mona Lisa has cracks in the paint. Simply put - I Claudius is a brilliant piece of work. The claustrophobic sets add to the personal nature of the production. The acting is phenomenal. This drama has it all - sex, murder, corruption, even love. All brilliantly told and performed. The only disappointment is found in the bonus disc - it would have been great to have seen an interview with Patrick Stewart as his role, Sejanus. Nevertheless I Claudius has yet to be surpassed in what many consider to the pinnacle of BBC drama.
The BBC's best everBy Sirat (22 reviews) from London , 13 Aug 2006Often hailed as the finest drama series the BBC has ever produced, 'I, Claudius' is the story of the destruction from within of Italy's original Mafia, the ruling elite of the Roman Empire. It's the story of the rise to power of the physically afflicted runt of the Roman litter, stammering, limping and twitching uncontrollably, thrust unwillingly into the supreme office from which he plans the downfall of the entire corrupt institution.
With inspired acting from such as Derek Jacobi and John Hurt, this is an unforgettable experience. Brimming over with the most devastating insights into the workings of nations and families alike, full of humour, irony, human interest and portraits of outright insanity, they simply don't come any better than this.
pure classBy a customer from northampton england , 11 Aug 2006make sure you have all the 4 dvds in front of you
as it will be a long day and night
as you are drawn along with the plots the back stabbing and killings a rollercoster that i find impossible to get off
it was made in the 1970s they have made nothing better since