Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death

Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death

Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2003-10-13
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 1
  • iTunes Price: USD 1.99

Description

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. 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: even noblemen aspired to be gladiators. What caused the notorious arena to be built, and what made Roman society demand such extreme entertainment to be played out there? Colosseum 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. Its outcome was quite unexpected. Discover Verus' story, live his journey, and experience his quest for freedom.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death 57:31 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes

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Reviews

  • Needs more

    4
    By Hitman0808
    Needs more to the movie. Watch the Pompeii movie too
  • Interesting

    4
    By JohnAnthony
    An interesting look into this time period. The days of the Roman Empire were as exciting as they were repulsive. The idea of hiring a Gladiator to come to your house party to kill someone for your guests' amusement is thankfully, something we do not do in today's world! Or....watching a pack of lions tear apart and EAT real live people (convicted prisoners, but still) on the arena floor before thousands of people??? People found this entertaining???? Surely some people today would, but thankfully they would be in the minority!!
  • great flick!

    5
    By mikeymg
    great 1 hour flick!!! We need more tv programs like this one. Should be a movie. This is a must buy, must see!!
  • Save your money

    3
    By alaskanfam
    This show is not bad, however, it lacked many things. It tried to condense a potentially good movie plot into one hour. This will leave you wanting or expecting more. Best to wait for a rerun save the 2 dollars.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By BeaRug
    I loved this program. It had historical value and the action was well done. I can't say enough good about this show. While not the epic that Gladiator was, I think that I liked it better, because of the historical information that was given. Two thumbs up!!

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