'Secrets of the Dead: The Nero Files'
(DVD / PG / 2019 / PBS)
Overview: The Roman emperor Nero is considered one of history's greatest criminals - a cruel, insane, and brutal ruler.
His name has become synonymous with evil, and he stands accused of killing his step-brother, his wife, and his mother, as well as burning Rome to the ground.
'Secrets of the Dead: The Nero Files' investigates Nero's reign with the help of criminal psychologist Thomas Müller.
DVD Verdict: Accused of killing his step-brother, his wife, and his mother, as well as burning Rome to the ground, are these stories really true?
Furthermore, can they be proven?
Recent research, modern interpretations of historical sources, and new discoveries cast a different light on the accusations levelled at the Roman emperor.
Using "cold case" methodology, 'Secrets of the Dead: The Nero Files' investigates Nero's reign with the help of criminal psychologist Thomas Müller, and what is revealed will either have you agreeing wholeheartedly or shaking your head in historical disgust, trust me!
Based on accounts written during and after his reign, Nero (A.D. 37 to 68) has long been considered a power-mad despot whose leadership was defined by terrible acts of violence, such as poisoning a teenage rival, arranging his mother's assassination, setting a fire that destroyed much of Rome, executing Christians and even murdering his own wife.
Some of those incidents probably did happen. However, a recent examination of historic records suggests that Nero was likely innocent of some of these heinous crimes, especially according to this new PBS documentary and the thoughts and more of the aforementioned criminal psychologist Thomas Müller.
That said, and together with more "information" brought to light to further examine this "old case," this, and other many fascinating facts are all to be found here on the enthralling 'Secrets of the Dead: The Nero Files' out May 14th, 2019 via PBS. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.