Colosseum a gladiator's story

Format: DVD 2004
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Combining compelling narrative with state-of-the-art computer graphics and high-quality drama reconstruction, this production throws new light on the way gladiators really fought and trained and reveals that many of them were the superstars of their age.
Travel back in time to the glamour and bloodshed of ancient Rome's gladiatorial world, where men fought for their lives to satisfy the whims of emperors and a bloodthirsty populace. Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story revolves around the true story of Verus, who rises from slave to star gladiator, but who faces the ultimate challenge in one of the very few gladiatorial fights that was recorded and described by contemporary writers.
Special features: Interview with the filmmakers
A composer's story : making the music for Colosseum
Fact file
Trailers. Includes feature: Pompeii : the last day / a BBC/TLC co-production ; executive producer, Michael Mosley ; director, Peter Nicholson ; producer, Ailsa Orr (51 min.).

Additional Information
Subjects Colosseum (Rome, Italy) -- History.
Gladiators -- Rome.
Pompeii (Extinct city)
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79.
Rome -- Civilization.
Publisher [London?] : [Burbank, CA?] :BBC Video ;2004
Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Pompeii, the last day
Contributors Cornwell, Andrea.
Rees, Laurence, 1957-
Stamp, Jonathan.
Remme, Tilman, 1961-
Pennington, Michael, 1943-
Shannon, Robert.
Derek, Lea.
Aroue, Jamel.
Dziri, Lotfi.
Rostom, Hichem.
Greenhalgh, Peter.
Daniel, Malcolm R.
Eshkeri, Ilan.
Mosley, Michael, 1957-
Nicholson, Peter.
Orr, Ailsa.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Discovery Channel (Firm)
France 2.
BBC Video (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Narrator, Michael Pennington.
Robert Shannon, Derek Lea, Jamel Aroue, Lotfi Dziri, Hichem Rostom, Ross Kemp.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Peter Greenhalgh ; film editor, Malcolm Daniel ; music, Ilan Eshkeri.
Language English
Notes DVD released under two titles.
Program originally produced: c2003.
System Details DVD, full screen presentation; stereo, Dolby Digital.
Description 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0790787040
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