Roman-era films on DVD?

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  1. Dave Molinarolo

    Dave Molinarolo Stunt Coordinator

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    Any recomendations for Roman-era films on DVD?

    Besides, Gladiator, Druids, Ben Hur, and Spartacus, what else is there?
     
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    "Satyricon", dir. by Fellini.

    "Viking Queen," from Hammer Films. A bit of 60s explotation flick, and nothing resembling historical accuracy.
     
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    Demetrius and the Gladiators
    The Robe
    and the Jesus movies
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    And of course the multi-DVD set of I Claudius.

    And then there are the Roman Polanski films......[​IMG]
     
  5. Eric Paddon

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    You can't leave out "Cleopatra" either.
     
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    >>and the Jesus movies
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    Caligula
     
  8. SteveP

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    Still waiting for the R1 release of THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE myself with the most incredible sets in movie history.
     
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    Sorry to nitpick, but The Ten Commandments doesn't quite take place during roman times. [​IMG]

    Warners hinted at starting a wave of silents, so I'd look out for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ in the next year or two. If you think the 1959 version is great, see the silent version. I think both are fantastic movies, but it has a superior chariot race sequence, IMO.

    They didn't specifically say what would be released in the wave...but Ben-Hur is clearly one of their crown jewels.
     
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    And there's also BARABBAS.
     
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    >>Sorry to nitpick, but The Ten Commandments doesn't quite take place during roman times
     
  12. Dave Molinarolo

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    Thanks all for the suggestions. The Fall fo the Roman Empire sounds interesting. So does Cleopatra for that matter. I see Cleopatra has 5-Star Collection Fox release.
     
  13. Eric Paddon

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    If you get "Cleopatra" get a copy with the AMC sticker on the front. That's more apt to be the second pressing which restored the Exit Music. The first pressing left off the Exit Music (thanks in part to concerns raised here in HTF about that, Fox went back and fixed this, which is more than I can say for other studios that have done similar screw-ups).
     
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    Warners has some neat spectaculars they haven't released and they currently have no plans to do so -
    Helen of Troy
    Silver Chalice
    King Richard and the Crusaders ( a movie so silly, it makes Prince Valiant and King Richard and the Crusaders look like Shakespeare by comparison.)
    Quo Vadis is plannned, aftermore restoration work, for end of 2004.
    BTW - the transfer of Cleopatra is truly stunning and the extras are great.
    Paramount - where is Samson and Delilah?
    Fox - we need The Egyptian.
    Miramax now seems to have no intentions of releasing Fall of the Roman Empire and El Cid.
     
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    I wonder if WB could get Paul Newman to do a commentary for The Silver Chalice. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed on Samson And Delilah. We also need DeMille's early 30s spectacles, "Cleopatra" (Claudette Colbert was a much sexier Cleopatra than La Liz), "Sign Of The Cross" and the silent "Ten Commandments" and "King Of Kings".
     
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    >>King Richard and the Crusaders>Miramax now seems to have no intentions of releasing Fall of the Roman Empire and El Cid.
     
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    There's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum - my favorite Roman era film.
     
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    Did they even make films during the Roman era?
     
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    Paul Newman has no fondness for THE SILVER CHALICE even going so far as to take out a advertisment in the trade papers apologizing for it!
     

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