Beverly Hills, CA : Chatsworth, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment ; Image Entertainment, 2000
5 videodiscs (ca. 669 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inLanguage:
Based on the novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves
Disc 5 includes "The Epic that never was," which is a 1965 documentary that reveals the behind the scenes of Alexander Korda's 1937 screen flop of I, Claudius
Videodisc release of 1976 BBC Television series originally shown in 13 parts from November 6, 1977 through January 29, 1978
Derek Jacobi (Claudius), Sian Phillips (Livia), Brian Blessed (Augustus), Margaret Tyzack (Antonia), John Hurt (Caligula), George Baker (Tiberius), Patrick Stewart (Sejanus), Stratford Johns (Piso), Sheila White (Messalina)
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
Disc 1. (episodes 1-3) A touch of murder ; Family affairs ; Waiting in the wings -- disc 2. (episodes 4-6) What shall we do about Claudius? ; Poison is queen ; Some justice -- disc 3. (episodes 7-9) Queen of heaven ; Reign of terror ; Zeus, by Jove! -- disc 4. (episodes 10-12) Hail who? ; Fool's luck ; A god in Colchester. -- disc 5. (episode 13 & bonus documentary) Old king log ; The epic that never was
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