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In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.

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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei.

Directors: Mario Caserini, Eleuterio Rodolfi
Stars: Fernanda Negri Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani
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A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson
Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter
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 Banquet guest 3 episodes, 1984
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This costume series portrays 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 main characters 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)  »

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Los últimos días de Pompeya  »

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Italian actresses Marilù Tolo and Francesca Romana Coluzzi are dubbed. See more »

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Version of The Last Days of Pompeii (1900) See more »

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Why are certain movies simply not released to video or DVD?
28 August 2001 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I would like to see this movie released to video or DVD; why hasn't it? This is so unfair to those of us who would like to see a film we have not seen in a long time, and would like to see again, or have never seen at all. In the case of this film, I have not seen it again since it first aired on T.V originally 17 years ago. Or at least, somebody should air it on cable or network T.V. so that others may see it. Not even this has been done for this miniseries. Why or why not? I am simply fascinated with Pompeii and ancient Rome! Thank you.


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