Centurians of Rome

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Centurians of Rome
DVD Cover
Directed by John Christopher
Starring George Payne
Distributed by Bijou Video
Release date
  • 1981 (1981)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Centurians [sic] of Rome, is a classic 1981 gay pornographic film made during the Golden Age of Porn. The film, one of the most expensive gay films of its time, was directed by John Christopher and starred George Payne and Scorpio. The film was reportedly financed from a 1980 theft by a Brink's security guard of almost $2 million. Lloyd's of London, an insurer of Brinks, filed claim to partial ownership of the film.[citation needed]


Demetrius and Octavius are Roman countrymen sold into slavery for not paying their taxes during Emperor Caligula's reign. Demetrius is purchased by the Emperor and taught to be a "good slave" by Argus while Octavius is claimed by a sadistic commander. The commander wants the bound Demetrius but is refused. Octavius sneaks in while the guards are asleep and frees Demetrius.


  • George Payne as Demetrius
  • David Hadkey as Old Slave
  • Giuseppe Welch as Bath Slave
  • Scorpio as Octavius
  • Roy Garrett as Senator
  • John Kovacs as Senator
  • Michael Flent as The Emperor
  • Ed Wiley as Argus
  • Eric Ryan as Sadistic Commander
  • Ryder Jones as Bath Slave
  • Adam De Haven as Claudius

Behind the scenes[edit]

Claiming to be one of the most expensive gay films of its time (nearly $100,000 to produce), Centurians of Rome is famous for reportedly having been financed from a 1980 theft of almost $2 million by a Brink's security guard.[citation needed] Lloyd's of London, an insurer of Brinks, thus became one of the co-owners of the film on a technicality.


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