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Overall C

Archeology can only tell us so much about Pompeii, but Hollywood is free to invent any story it likes. In this movie, set in the ill-fated city around 79 A.D., a gladiator (Kit Harington) takes on the greatest opponent of his life -- the erupting Mount Vesuvius -- in order to save his true love (Emily Browning).

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.


The most recent home video release of this movie is May 20, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Pompeii

Release Date: 20 May 2014

Pompeii releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:

- Pompeii - Buried in time - Behind the scenes of ancient history greatest disaster

- Filmmakers’ Commentary

- The Assembly - Cast and characters

- The Volcanic Eruption - Special Effects

- 20 Deleted and Alternate Scenes

- The Journey: Production Design

- The Costume Shop: Costume Design

- The Gladiators: Stunts

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Roman society is depicted in The Eagle, The Robe and Ben-Hur. Another volcanic disaster is depicted in Dante’s Peak.

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