I, Claudius [5 Discs]

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This 13-episode miniseries was adapted from the book by Robert Graves, which chronicles the tumultuous life and times of Claudius (Derek Jacobi), who despite a deformed leg and a speech impediment through prophecy becomes the Roman Emperor. An aging Claudius looks back at the bizarre and treacherous times through which he's lived and sets them down in a secret history that is not to be read until after his death. The distinguished cast of I, Claudius includes John Hurt as Caligula, Brian Blessed as Augustus, Sian Phillips as Livia, Margaret Tyzack as Antonia, and Patrick Stewart as Sejanus. The home-video release also includes the documentary The Epic That Never Was, which looks at producer Alexander Korda ill-starred attempt to film Graves' novel in the mid-1930s. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Release Date
3/27/12 
Studio
Acorn Media
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
11 hours, 8 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • Extended original versions of episodes 1 (52 min.) and 2 (52 min.); "I, Claudius": A Television Epic, a behind-the-scenes look at the series (74 min.); The Epic That Never Was, a documentary recounting the failed 1937 film adaptation (71 min.); Derek Jacobi interview (12 min.); favorite scenes of the cast and director (36 min.); and an 8-page booklet with an article about the series' historical accuracy and a Julio-Claudian family tree
Number of Discs
5

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