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Empire (mini-series) - Press Release for DVD of Recent Mini-Series

Posted by David Lambert
7/31/2005
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXPERIENCE THE EPIC MINI SERIES AS A FULL-LENGTH MOVIE EVENT

EMPIRE
On DVD November 29



BURBANK, Calif., July 29, 2005 - The epic TV mini-series EMPIRE, a captivating story set in ancient Rome, is available on DVD for the first time ever on November 29 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Touchstone Television. In the tradition of Gladiator and Troy, EMPIRE is a sweeping epic with a thrilling storyline of politics and intrigue. Beginning with the assassination of Julius Caesar, which sends Rome into chaos, this exciting story is filled with the infinite power, greed, action and lust that defined the Roman Empire.

EMPIRE'S powerful and dynamic cast includes James Frain (24) as Brutus, Jonathan Cake (TV's Inconceivable) as Tyrannus, Santiago Cabrera (Haven) as Octavius, Colm Feore Chicago, Pearl Harbor) as Caesar and Vincent Regan (TV's Rescue Me) as Marc Anthony. Dennis Haysbert (24) is Magonius, Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) is Fulvia, Michael Byrne (Gangs of New York) is Cicero, Trudie Styler (Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is Servilia, and Emily Blunt (My Summer of Love) is Camane.

On DVD, EMPIRE will include never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes bonus material for a closer look at this epic production. Available on 2-disc DVD for $29.99 (S.R.P.).

Executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron (Chicago, Footloose). Written by Tom Wheeler. Directed by John Gray, Kim Manners, Gary Yaitanes.

  • STREET DATE: NOVEMBER 29, 2005
  • Suggested retail price: $29.99 (2-disc DVD)
  • Feature running time: Approximately 257 minutes
  • DVD aspect ratio: 1.78:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens
  • DVD Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Language: English Audio
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