Masada DVD

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In the first century A. D., Flavius Silva (Peter O'Toole), commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazar ben Yair (Peter Strauss) and his people.

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Released
19 January 2009
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Universal Pictures UK 
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Runtime
367 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5050582552249 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Epic historical TV mini-series in which Jewish zealots hold out against the superior numbers of the Roman army 70 years after the crucifixion Jerusalem finally falls to Roman rule with the remaining rebels withdrawing to the heavily fortified mountain stronghold of Masada south of the city Safe in their new surroundings the rebels led by Eleazar ben Jair (Peter Strauss) make life difficult for the occupying forces conducting sporadic raids spoiling supply stores and generally causing as much grief as possible The Roman general in charge Cornelius Flavius Silva (Peter O&39;Toole) eager to end the stalemate calls on siege expert Rubrius Gallus (Anthony Quayle) to find a way to breach the fortress Gallus settles on constructing a giant ramp to finally end the rebellion the construction of which proves to be long and deadly as the rebels pour down arrows on the helpless workers Finally the stage is set for the final onslaught when a huge battering ram is dragged into place

Epic historical TV mini-series in which Jewish zealots hold out against the superior numbers of the Roman army. 70 years after the crucifixion, Jerusalem finally falls to Roman rule, with the remaining rebels withdrawing to the heavily fortified mountain stronghold of Masada, south of the city. Safe in their new surroundings, the rebels, led by Eleazar ben Jair (Peter Strauss), make life difficult for the occupying forces, conducting sporadic raids, spoiling supply stores, and generally causing as much grief as possible. The Roman general in charge, Cornelius Flavius Silva (Peter O'Toole), eager to end the stalemate, calls on siege expert Rubrius Gallus (Anthony Quayle) to find a way to breach the fortress. Gallus settles on constructing a giant ramp to finally end the rebellion, the construction of which proves to be long and deadly, as the rebels pour down arrows on the helpless workers. Finally the stage is set for the final onslaught when a huge battering ram is dragged into place.