DVD REVIEW: Rome
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This immaculately produced set is housed in a wooden box built to survive the ages, and extras are legion. In addition to eight enlightening commentaries by series cocreator Bruno Heller and cast members, there are optional informational subtitles for every episode. Three short featurettes cover the characters, the filming of Caesar's coronation, and the staging of the gladiator fight. A sixth disc is devoted to two longer production documentaries and a stills gallery. [NR] English, Dolby Digital 5.1; French and Spanish, Dolby Digital stereo; letterboxed (1.78:1) and anamorphic widescreen; six dual-layer discs.