Grand miniseries take on the Bulwer-Lytton novel spans the various social strata inhabiting the coastal resort of Ancient Rome, as the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius grew ever more imminent. Laurence Olivier, Lesley-Anne Down, Ernest Borgnine, Olivia Hussey, Ned Beatty, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle, Siobhan McKenna head the tremendous ensemble cast. 5 1/2 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.