Masada

1981, TV Show

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Masada coming to DVD!

Remember when a mini-series was a HUGE event? Roots, Shogun, The Thorn Birds and The Winds of War brought in huge network ratings, and they're all on DVD. Now Masada will join the list of great mini-series' that you can own.KOCH Vision will release Masada on September 11. The 2-disc set will retail for $29.99, but you can preorder it from Amazon.com for $20.99.Here's a description written for the VHS release by Tom Keogh:This 1981 television miniseries, based on Ernest K. Gann's historical novel The Antagonists, is a dramatization of a documented revolt by nearly a thousand Jerusalem Jews against Roman oppressors in A.D. 72 to 73. Following a city-wide siege by Rome's soldiers, Jewish Zealots move into a fortress in the mountains of Masada, from which they present a defense strong enough to convince the enemy to negotiate. Peter O'Toole, in all his golden dignity, plays Cornelius Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman legions, and Peter Strauss is Zealot leader Eleazar ben Yair. Both...  Read Full Article

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/7/1981

Season 1, Episode 3
A Zealot plot to demoralize the Romans provokes retaliation against the camp's Jewish slaves by the scheming envoy Falco, who replaces Silva as commander.

Free | Hulu Aired: 4/6/1981

Season 1, Episode 2
While the Romans ready their offensive, Silva seeks comfort from a beautiful slave who plucks at his conscience.

Free | Hulu Aired: 4/5/1981

Season 1, Episode 1
Raids on Roman garrisons lead to a showdown between the Zealot leader and a Roman commander.

Free | Xfinity Posted: 7/11/2014

While the Romans ready their offensive, Silva seeks comfort from a beautiful slave who plucks at his conscience.

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Masada coming to DVD!

Remember when a mini-series was a HUGE event? Roots, Shogun, The Thorn Birds and The Winds of War brought in huge network ratings, and they're all on DVD. Now Masada will join the list of great mini-series' that you can own.KOCH Vision will release Masada on September 11. The 2-disc set will retail for $29.99, but you can preorder it from Amazon.com for $20.99.Here's a description written for the VHS release by Tom Keogh:This 1981 television miniseries, based on Ernest K. Gann's historical novel The Antagonists, is a dramatization of a documented revolt by nearly a thousand Jerusalem Jews against Roman oppressors in A.D. 72 to 73. Following a city-wide siege by Rome's soldiers, Jewish Zealots move into a fortress in the mountains of Masada, from which they present a defense strong enough to convince the enemy to negotiate. Peter O'Toole, in all his golden dignity, plays Cornelius Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman legions, and Peter Strauss is Zealot leader Eleazar ben Yair. Both... read more

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Premiered: April 05, 1981, on ABC
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Premise: A miniseries chronicling the first-century clash between Jewish freedom fighters and a Roman legion that besieged them at a mountaintop Judean fortress. Reminiscent of `Roots' and `Shogun' in sweep and substance, the drama was stunningly photographed in Israel and plays on the emotions and the intellect as it combines historical action with politics.

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