The Last Days of Pompeii (mini-series) - The 3-Part Star-Studded 1984 Show is Getting an MOD Release from Sony
No availability date yet, but Amazon is taking advance orders for the DVDs
Posted by David Lambert
This classic adventure/drama tells the story of tangled love affairs, political greed, wealthy power and religious persecutions set against the backdrop of a city on the brink of one of the greatest disasters in history: The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Featuring a special guest performance by Sir Laurence Olivier.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is preparing an MOD (manufacture on demand) release of the 1984 mini-series The Last Days of Pompeii on DVD. The 3-part production stars Ned Beatty (Superman; Deliverance), Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon; Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Ernest Borgnine (McHale's Navy; From Here to Eternity), Lesley-Anne Down (Dallas; The North and the South), Olivia Hussey (Romeo & Juliet; Jesus of Nazareth), Duncan Regehr (Zorro: The Legend Continues; V: The Series) and Sir Laurence Olivier (Hamlet, Marathon Man, Clash of the Titans). The studio hasn't formally announced it yet, and so there's no release date provided at this time. However, it's up for pre-order right now at Amazon.com (see button link below), described there as a 2-disc set for $26.99 SRP. Sony also makes their MOD titles available at other online sellers, so this may additionally be available later on from DVDEmpire.com, the WBshop.com online studio store for Warner, and others. But you can pre-purchase your copy right away from Amazon! Stay tuned for the date it will begin to ship, and anything else we can find out. Here's a look at the packaging: