It promised to be the first episode of the new TV series “Rome”.
I thought it was a very innovative marketing move, actually giving away the first episode to suck people into watching the show.
It also seemed to show foresight in that it would forestall the downloading of Rome via BitTorrent, since people already had it.
It was co-sponsored by Rogers, since Rome is only available on pay TV. So when we actually watched the DVD we were quite a bit disappointed.
At first there was a simple disclaimer about copying..
But then something showed up.
It’s not easy to see in outdoor shots..
Makes the DVD pretty much unwatchable.
It certainly lowered my opinion of the marketing people behind it.
Thank goodness for