|Other author/creator||Bronston, Samuel producer.|
|Other author/creator||Barzman, Ben, screenwriter.|
|Other author/creator||Franchina, Basilio, 1914-2003 screenwriter.|
|Other author/creator||Yordan, Philip screenwriter.|
|Other author/creator||Mann, Anthony, 1906-1967 director.|
|Other author/creator||Loren, Sophia, 1934- actor.|
|Other author/creator||Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977, actor.|
|Other author/creator||Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000 actor.|
|Other author/creator||Mason, James, 1909-1984 actor.|
|Other author/creator||Plummer, Christopher actor.|
|Other author/creator||Quayle, Anthony, 1913-1989 actor.|
|Other author/creator||Ireland, John, 1914-1992 actor.|
|Other author/creator||Sharif, Omar, 1932-2015 actor.|
|Other author/creator||Ferrer, Mel actor.|
|Other author/creator||Krasker, Robert cinematographer.|
|Other author/creator||Tiomkin, Dimitri, 1894-1979 composer.|
|Other author/creator||Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc.|
|Other author/creator||Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)|
|Other author/creator||Genius Products, Inc.|
|Uniform title||Fall of the Roman Empire (Motion picture)|
||Miriam collection ; 2
Miriam collection ; 2. ^A783074
||Disc 1 (89 min.) -- disc 2 (96 min.).
||Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities.
||A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor.
|General note||Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.|
|General note||Special features (disc 1, 26 min.): optional audio commentary by Bill Bronston (son of producer Samuel Bronston) and Mel Martin (biographer of Samuel Bronston); "Rome in Madrid" promotional film (c1964, 22 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.); behind-the-scenes stills gallery; promotional material stills gallery; filmographies (Bronston, Mann, Tiomkin, Barzman, Franchina, Boyd, Loren, Guinness, Mason, Plummer, Sharif, Quayle, Ferrer, Ireland).|
|General note||Special features (disc 2, 70 min.): "The rise and fall of an epic production" making-of featurette (29 min.); "The rise and fall of an Empire" historical featurette (11 min.); "Hollywood vs. History" historical featurette (10 min.); "Dimitri Tiomkin : scoring the Roman Empire" biographical featurette (20 min.).|
|General note||"Enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.|
|Credits||Director of photography, Robert Krasker ; film editor, Robert Lawrence ; music composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin.|
||Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Omar Sharif, Mel Ferrer.
|Date/time/place of a event note||Filmed at Bronston Studios in Madrid, Spain.|
||Not rated by the MPAA.
|Language||In English, with optional Spanish subtitles.|
|Language||Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.|
|Awards note||Golden Globes, USA, 1965: Golden Globe - Best Original Score (Dimitri Tiomkin)|
|Publisher number||80397 Weinstein Company Home Entertainment|