Rising (2016/History Channel/A&E/Lionsgate Blu-ray Set)
B Sound: B- Extras: C- Episodes: B
four-part action packed documentary/narrative mini-series Barbarians
Rising (2016) lands on disc and is a must for history and film
buffs alike. Featuring high production values with highly detailed
costumes and characters, CGI recreations of battle sequences, and
lavish scenery, the mini-series looks and just about sounds great on
a 700-year-old war with the Roman Empire, the mini-series goes in
depth from the perspective of Barbarians who dared to defy the mighty
Roman Empire. Classic Historical figures such as Hannibal, Virathus,
Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica, Fritigem, Alaric, Geiseric, and Attila
highlight. Intersecting narrative segments and highlighting key
points are wonderful interviews with historians that help tell the
story as clearly as possible.
include Resistance, Rebellion, Revenge, and Ruin, all
of which span two Blu-ray discs totaling over five hours of content.
The miniseries stars Steve Waddington (Last of the Mohicans),
Richard Brake (Batman Begins), Ben Batt (Captain America:
The First Avenger), and Tom Hopper (TV's Black Sails) to
name a few.
in 1080p high definition with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a
lossy English 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo audio track, the presentation
here is fantastic and leaves little to be desired. Also included is a
Digital Copy of the series for your smart phone or tablet.
only special features are trailers and if you want to make a stretch,