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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« on: November 08, 2016, 01:57:37 AM »
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Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

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Narrated by Game of Thrones‘ Sean Bean, this docudrama chronicles the reign of Commodus (sans Joaquin Phoenix in the role), the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of the fall of Rome. The cast featuress several Aussie, Kiwi, and British actors, including Aaron Jakubenko (Neighbours), Edwin Wright (Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud), Mike Edward (Nothing Trivial), Genevieve Aitken (The Shannara Chronicles), and John Bach (Jack Irish). Roman Empire: Reign of Blood, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, 11 November 2016, exclusively on Netflix.
 
http://thebritishtvplace.com/2016/11/british-tv-to-watch-in-november-2016-close-to-the-enemy-the-crown-undercover-and-more/


https://www.netflix.com/nl/watch/80137922


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My latest show Roman Empire: Reign of Blood, a @netflix original series by @StephenDavidEnt, drops on #Netflix this Fri 11th Nov.
https://twitter.com/AaronJakubenko/status/795385109759131648


New to Netflix for November 2016
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/10/21/new-to-netflix-for-november-2016


http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/roman-empire-reign-blood-2016-5



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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 03:48:20 AM »
I don't know any of the actors, but -- hey--- I'll watch anything if it's got Sean narrating it!

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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 02:51:10 AM »
No Sean narration in this trailer.

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This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
 
https://vimeo.com/190765859


Roman Empire Reign of Blood | NETFLIX Offical Trailer [HD]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDHgU6ixzwk



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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2016, 02:47:07 PM »
‘Roman Empire: Reign of Blood’ Is An Uncensored Look At Ancient History

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Confession time: I am a crazy big Roman History nerd. Give me a docuseries about Cleopatra, aqueducts, or the Antonine Plague and I am happy as a pig in, well, you know. So it’s rather exciting that Netflix just dropped a brand new original docuseries called Roman Empire: Reign of Blood. What makes it more intriguing? This is not your basic stuffy look at history. Roman Empire: Reign of Blood offers uncensored dramatic reenactments of past events. Yes, there is violence! You bet there is nudity! And — oh my! — Ned Stark himself, Sean Bean, is doing all the narration.

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood marks the latest example of a new style of docuseries that blends the authoritative talking heads with high gloss drama. So the show is half historical drama, half academia. Classics scholars narrate the history while actors play it out. Because Roman Empire: Reign of Blood is on Netflix, it’s able to be the unrated visual feast I described. Our first introductions to young Commodus include a vicious life-or-death brawl in the arena and a soft core threeway.

 The entire first season of Roman Empire: Reign of Blood seems, for better or worse, completely devoted to the rise and fall of Emperor Commodus. I say for “better or worse” because while he is a completely fascinating and utterly twisted figure, he can also be kind of a bummer. If his name sounds familiar it could be because he’s the villain from the Russell Crowe epic Gladiator. Remember Joaquin Phoenix lusting after his sister and complaining about being “vexed?” This is that guy! He was entitled, narcissistic, and fond of killing animals and men alike for fun in the Roman Gladiatorial Arena. He was basically that kid in school who would take a magnifying glass to ants, but because he was the Emperor, he got to kill innocent giraffes (and, you know, people — but the giraffe makes me sadder for some reason).

Commodus is fascinating, though, because many historians point to his reign as the tipping point for the Roman Empire. He took a modern global empire at the height of its cultural power and plunged it into chaos and decay. There are six episodes in the first season of Roman Empire: Reign of Blood and you can watch the entire season on Netflix today.
http://decider.com/2016/11/11/roman-empire-reign-of-blood-netflix/


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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 02:24:32 AM »
Has anyone seen this?

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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 12:05:57 AM »
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Sean Bean narrating is fabulous. It's grabbed a hold of me. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6233538/?ref_=nm_flmg_slf_1


On Sean's page   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000293/



 
Short clip with parts of Sean's narration.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMxbbD6Ahr8/?tagged=reignofblood




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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 01:06:27 PM »
Has anyone seen this?
I watched the first episode and it is really good. All the better with Sean's narration.

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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 11:22:34 AM »
I've watched through episode three and I like it a lot. It is very interesting comparing this Commodus to Joaquin Phoenix' interpretation of him in Gladiator. And, of course, having Sean narrate is just the cherry on top.

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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 12:23:11 PM »
And, of course, having Sean narrate is just the cherry on top.

It's the whole festive fruit basket :thumbsup:






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Re: Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 08:13:56 AM »
I saw while browsing Netflix last night that Season 2 of Roman Empire: Reign of Blood will start streaming on the 27th of this month, but I don't know yet if Sean will be narrating again or not.