I, Claudius - Full Mini-series - 12 Episodes on 5 DVDs

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An epic tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue, this Emmy®-winning BBC series is one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, spanning the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Nero, it stars Derek Jacobi in a career-defining role, with Sian Phillips as the lethal Livia, John Hurt ... More
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An epic tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue, this Emmy®-winning BBC series is one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, spanning the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Nero, it stars Derek Jacobi in a career-defining role, with Sian Phillips as the lethal Livia, John Hurt as the vile Caligula, and Patrick Stewart as the ambitious Sejanus. "Fiendishly sophisticated"-New York Times. 12 episodes, 11 hrs, 5 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.

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Tom
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5.0 star rating
08/30/22
Claudius the Great
Review by Tom on 08/30/22 review stating Claudius the Great
Its top-notch or I would not have ordered again! Some things never grow old!
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james
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3.0 star rating
06/19/22
Not what I remember
Review by james on 06/19/22 review stating Not what I remember
I remember viewing the series originally on PBS when it ran in the 70s and I believe there are cuts in this edition from the original broadcast, which I am not happy about. I know there were controversial scenes that were edited for the American market but I would have preferred the version which ran on the BBC in the UK. Film quality is OK, but hoping for better digitization.
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Joseph
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5.0 star rating
05/20/22
I, Claudius
Review by Joseph on 05/20/22 review stating I, Claudius
I havent watched it, but I did see it when it was originally aired, and am grateful to add it to my collection.
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Thomas G.
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5.0 star rating
05/18/22
Order promptly filled. Correspondence concise
Review by Thomas G. on 05/18/22 review stating Order promptly filled. Correspondence concise
Order promptly filled. Correspondence concise and informative. Good value and service.
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Joseph
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5.0 star rating
05/08/22
Crazy Romans
Review by Joseph on 05/08/22 review stating Crazy Romans
Watch this series when it first came out. Have always wanted to watch again. Well done for the time it was produced.
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Suzanne
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5.0 star rating
03/24/22
I, Claudius
Review by Suzanne on 03/24/22 review stating I, Claudius
Saw it when it first aired in the 70s, and it made me a lifetime PBS supporter. This BC Roman soap opera is mostly historically accurate and shows the ancient Romans to be cunning, sardonic and often cruel, but somehow a young Claudius makes it through the dangerous labyrinth of his own familys ambitions to become emperor himself.
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FLOYD
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3.0 star rating
03/23/22
If you like plays.
Review by FLOYD on 03/23/22 review stating If you like plays.
If you like plays.
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ROBIN
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Classic!
Review by ROBIN on 03/18/22 review stating Classic!
I Claudius is a classic with great actors, script, sets, and costumes. Wonderful!!
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JAMES
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
I, Claudius
Review by JAMES on 03/18/22 review stating I, Claudius
I saw this series when it was it was first shown forty four years ago. I enjoyed it then, and I very much enjoyed it again this time.
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Rev j.
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Derek Jacobi is awesome in
Review by Rev j. on 03/18/22 review stating Derek Jacobi is awesome in
Derek Jacobi is awesome in this role
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Richard
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Very entertaining series
Review by Richard on 03/18/22 review stating Very entertaining series
Im sure it takes liberties with the actual history but does follow significant events in history.
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Wally
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Expect No Special Effects
Review by Wally on 03/18/22 review stating Expect No Special Effects
This is a very good series originally broadcast on PBS in the late 1970s. My children (all in their 30s) dont especially like it because they say it looks like someone just [merely] filmed a play. Which is essentially true. But I dont require an explosion, a car crash and mass death every thirty seconds to enjoy a story. The diabolical plot is what I watch I, Claudius for. Thus, I like it just fine.
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Rita A.
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Watched it years ago; its
Review by Rita A. on 03/18/22 review stating Watched it years ago; its
Watched it years ago; its still one of the best of the Masterpiece series ever...
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Jennifer
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Very happy with this product
Review by Jennifer on 03/18/22 review stating Very happy with this product
Very happy with this product
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steve
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
great
Review by steve on 03/18/22 review stating great
I enjoyed this old favorite of mine. Thank you.
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Kevin
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Excellent mini series!
Review by Kevin on 03/18/22 review stating Excellent mini series!
Excellent mini series!
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Rhonda
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
a great review of Ancient Roman history
Review by Rhonda on 03/18/22 review stating a great review of Ancient Roman history
a great review of Ancient Roman history with a superb cast. Well done!!
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Anna
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
A masterpiece
Review by Anna on 03/18/22 review stating A masterpiece
I remember when I Claudius aired on our local pbs channel. I was young but was captivated. Now it's on my dvd shelf so I can enjoy it anytime. Thanks PBS
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Gerald
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
Drama at its best!
Review by Gerald on 03/18/22 review stating Drama at its best!
I first enjoyed this mini-series on PBS over thirty years ago and enjoyed it tremendously at that time. I finally decided that I needed to add this series to my library and re-live this splendid performance again at my leisure.
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Carol A.
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5.0 star rating
03/18/22
A classic
Review by Carol A. on 03/18/22 review stating A classic
Watched it when it first aired, and it has lost none of its patina over the years. The bonus footage added more depth. Very glad I bought it.


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