The Fall Of The Roman Empire' DVD, Sophia Loren (1964), New & Sealed.
The movie deals about Marco Aurelio(Alec Guinness)of the Antonino's dynasty constituted for: Nerva,Trajano,Adriano,Antonino Pio,Marco Aurelio and Comodo(Christopher Plummer),after happen many riots and coups of state until Diocleciano who imposed with the tetrarchy, the peace and the order. Dead Marco Aurelio succeeded Comodo, a nutty and gladiator emperor, he'll take on at his sister Drusilla(Sophia Loren) and to Livio (Stephen Boyd). They'll must to fight against Germans barbarians(ruled by John Ireland) and Persians(ruled by Omar Shariff).
In the picture there are struggles,epic events,love history and is very interesting in spite of runtime is overlong: two hours and half. Alec Guinness as stoic and thoughtful philosopher emperor and craving the špax Romanš is top notch. Christopher Plummer interpretation as the nut head son is of first rate while that Stephen Boyd and Sophia Loren are wooden and mediocre. James Mason as the broody and good Marco Aurelio's adviser is excellent. Colosanti and Jhon Moore production design is breathtaking , it's better film.Battles staged by Yakima Canutt are incredible. Scenarios are overwhelming: the Roman Forum ,Roman Capitol, the temples...the sets are spellbound. Colorous cinematography by Robert Krasker is awesome similar to fascinating and romantic Dimitri Tiomkim's music. Anthony Mann direction in his the last film is spectacular and outstanding. The motion picture didn't obtain success in the box office and was a real flop and collapsed Samuel Bronston's empire . Rating : Well worth Watching. Very Good.
Director: Anthony Mann
Sophia Loren .... Lucilla
Stephen Boyd .... Livius
Alec Guinness .... Marcus Aurelius
James Mason .... Timonides
Christopher Plummer .... Commodus
Anthony Quayle .... Verulus
John Ireland .... Ballomar
Omar Sharif .... Sohamus
Mel Ferrer .... Cleander
Eric Porter .... Julianus
Finlay Currie .... Senator
Andrew Keir .... Polybius
Douglas Wilmer .... Niger
George Murcell .... Victorinus
Norman Wooland ....
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC Format
Video: 16:9 Widescreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: Chinese / English (Removable)