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HBO's Rome Getting Individual Season Blu-Ray Releases

Many of us here at Cinema Blend have been enjoying the hell out of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and its prequel series, Gods of the Arena. But Starz's hit series wasn't the first time a cable network took us for a violent, epic tour of ancient Rome in recent years. It's only been half a decade since HBO's lush, high-dollar Rome introduced us to Lucius Vorenus, Titus Pullo, and the rest. And while the show got a Blu-ray box-set release of the entire series back in 2009, HBO has announced plans for individual Blu-ray releases of the two seasons this summer. Rome: The Complete First Season and Rome: The Complete Second Season will arrive on Blu-ray June 7th, listing for $69.98 each.

Each of the five-disc sets will include all the extras from the earlier DVD and Blu-ray releases, so you won't be missing anything, but neither are they adding anything new. And since the complete Blu-ray set is still easy to find on Amazon and lists for $139.99, you won't necessarily be saving any money by buying the sets separately unless you find a good discount. Still, it's good news for Rome fans who can't afford to drop $140 all at once. Think of it as Rome on an installment plan.

You can click on the images below to see the rather lovely cover art for both seasons.

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