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Butler, Gerard, 1969-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[New York] : USA Home Entertainment, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
While the Huns are content to plunder and extort the surrounding nations, Attila looks beyond to the possibility of an empire and new world order. Roman General Flavius Aetius embodies the best and worst of Rome in the final years of her existance. He is motivated by one overriding goal: Rome must continue to rule the world.
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Title from container.

Originally released for television in 2000.

Special features: widescreen, "Attila: the making of an epic mini-series, " theatrical trailer ; DVD-ROM features: extensive photo gallery, storyboards and costumes ; technical features: dual layer, English 2.0, English 5.1, aspect ratio 1.77:1.

For specific features see interactive menu.
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Not rated.
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DVD 1049 Adult DVD Audio Visual
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Attila the Hun, fabled leader of a band of nomadic warriors who fearlessly took on the might of the Roman Empire, has his life story brought to the screen in this two-part miniseries. Attila (Gerard Butler) raised an army from the people of Caspia, and in time created a fighting force so strong that they received an annual tribute from the leaders of Rome as an inducement not to attack. Not all Romans were happy with this situation, and in time it was decided that General Aetius (Powers Boothe), a brave yet unscrupulous leader who attempted to usurp the rule of Empress Placidia (Alice Krige), was the only man who could confront Attila on his own terms. Aetius recognized Attila's skills as a leader, and decided the best way to prevent him from invading Rome was to lead him into an alliance, as Rome and the Huns joined forces against a third nation. But despite their mutual respect, it soon became apparent that only one man could be the undisputed leader in a meeting between Rome and the Huns. Attila also features Tim Curry as Theodosius, Simmone Jade MacKinnon as N'Kara, and Reg Rogers as Valentinian. Attila was first aired on the USA Cable Network on January 30 and 31, 2001. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi