RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 224550891 LA In English, with optional Spanish subtitles. T1 The fall of the Roman Empire A1 Bronston, Samuel., Barzman, Ben., Franchina, Basilio,, Yordan, Philip., Mann, Anthony,, Loren, Sophia,, Boyd, Stephen,, Guinness, Alec,, Mason, James,, Plummer, Christopher., Quayle, Anthony,, Ireland, John,, Sharif, Omar,, Ferrer, Mel., Krasker, Robert., Tiomkin, Dimitri,, Samuel Bronston Productions, Inc., Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm), Genius Products, Inc., PB Weinstein Co. Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Genius Products PP [New York, N.Y.]; Santa Monica, CA YR 2008 SN 1594447365 9781594447365 AB Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the philosopher-emperor of Rome, summons his empire's governors and princes to his German war headquarters for a Pax Romanus. He confides to his daughter, Lucilla, that his adopted son, Livius, will succeed him instead of his more unstable heir, Commodus. Overhearing this, Cleander, a blind prophet loyal to Commodus, presents Marcus with a poisoned apple. After the funeral, Livius, who does not share Lucilla's ambition for himself or Rome, allows Commodus to proclaim himself emperor. While pestilence ravages Rome, Commodus continues his vain, licentious behavior. He ultimately neglects to deal with all symptoms of unrest and banishing anyone reminding him of his responsibilities. A fictionalized account of the ascension of Roman Emperor Commodus, in which Commodus assassinates his father (Emperor Marcus Aurelius) when he learns that Aurelius had planned to name Aurelius' adopted son Livius (a fictional character) as Aurelius' successor.