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The Last Days of Pompeii 

The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Ned Beatty ...  Diomed 3 episodes, 1984
Brian Blessed ...  Olinthus 3 episodes, 1984
Ernest Borgnine ...  Marcus 3 episodes, 1984
Nicholas Clay ...  Glaucus 3 episodes, 1984
Lesley-Anne Down ...  Chloe 3 episodes, 1984
Olivia Hussey ...  Ione 3 episodes, 1984
Siobhan McKenna ...  Fortunata 3 episodes, 1984
Franco Nero ...  Arbaces 3 episodes, 1984
Linda Purl ...  Nydia 3 episodes, 1984
Anthony Quayle ...  Quintus 3 episodes, 1984
Duncan Regehr ...  Lydon 3 episodes, 1984
Laurence Olivier ...  Gaius 3 episodes, 1984
Benedict Taylor ...  Antonius 3 episodes, 1984
Gerry Sundquist ...  Clodius 3 episodes, 1984
Catriona MacColl ...  Julia 3 episodes, 1984
Malcolm Jamieson ...  Petrus 3 episodes, 1984
Tony Anholt ...  Lepidus 3 episodes, 1984
David Robb ...  Sallust 3 episodes, 1984
Stephen Greif ...  Sporus 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Cellier ...  Calenus 3 episodes, 1984
Barry Stokes ...  Gar 3 episodes, 1984
Howard Lang ...  Medon 3 episodes, 1984
Marilù Tolo ...  Xenia 3 episodes, 1984
Joyce Blair ...  Lucretia 3 episodes, 1984
Francesca Romana Coluzzi Francesca Romana Coluzzi ...  Stratonice 3 episodes, 1984
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ...  Melior 3 episodes, 1984
Willoughby Goddard ...  Nobleman 3 episodes, 1984
George Claydon ...  Philos 3 episodes, 1984
Michael Quill Michael Quill ...  Catus 3 episodes, 1984
Brian Coburn Brian Coburn ...  Burbo 3 episodes, 1984
Christopher Ellison ...  Drusus 3 episodes, 1984
Bernard Kay ...  Captain 3 episodes, 1984
Howard Goorney Howard Goorney ...  Joseph 3 episodes, 1984
Jill Melford Jill Melford ...  Banquet guest 3 episodes, 1984
Peter Howell ...  Banquet guest 3 episodes, 1984
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The different aspects of life in Pompeii, a coastal luxury resort near Naples catering for the very rich of imperial Rome, mainly before but culminating in the eruption of the Vesuvian volcano, which wipes it from the face of the Earth. The residents of Pompeii include Diomed, a common upstart merchant whose self-made riches from trade allow him to consider running for political office against sitting city magistrate Quintus and an impoverished aristocratic marriage for his daughter Julia; the cultivated Greek Glaucus; the gladiator Lydon; the noble-born Antonius and his sister Ione, the evil Isis-priest Arbaces who is after (their) money and power; the persecution-fearing Christian slaves Petrus, his true love Chloe, and their secret leader Olinthus. Written by KGF Vissers

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6 May 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Version of The Last Days of Pompeii (1913) See more »

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This is the best version of the Last days of Pompeii so far
19 July 2006 | by s-coolsSee all my reviews

I've read the novel written by Bulwer Lytton, I visited Pompeii about 5 times and have read scores of books on the city and its dramatic destruction. This is the best screen adaptation of the book so far. It sticks quite well to Bulwer's novel and adds quite a few pleasant characters and events. Of course this mini-series is not perfect, even has countless flaws : the Temple of Isis, the houses of Glaucus and Diomedes come directly out of the set-designers' imagination, sending Christians to the lions is a bit too cliché, some aspects of the novel have been changed to make it all more dynamic (the novel is very slow-paced actually). But all in all, the plot is interesting, changes and additions good. Nead Beatty's portrayal of Diomedes is just brilliant!! Lesley-Ann Down is gorgeous as Chloe... The day this mini-series comes out on DVD, I'll buy it right away!


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