Spartacus

Starring Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas
Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Universal Studios Home Video | October 24, 2006 | HD-DVD

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The epic saga of the rebellious slave Spartacus, adapted from Howard Fast's popular novel. Spartacus, a Thracian who was born into slavery, become one of the notorious Roman gladiators. During what became known in history as the Servile Wars, he led an uprising against the mighty Roman Republic; when his insurrection failed, the Romans captured and crucified him -- but his martyrdom in the cause of freedom has never been forgotten.

Video Release: October 24, 2006

Runtime: 197

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025193129222

Found in: Classics, General, War

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Spartacus

Spartacus

Starring Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis
Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Video Release: October 24, 2006

Runtime: 197

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025193129222


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 197 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in Spanish, English, French, Spanish, English, French

Synopsis

The epic saga of the rebellious slave Spartacus, adapted from Howard Fast's popular novel. Spartacus, a Thracian who was born into slavery, become one of the notorious Roman gladiators. During what became known in history as the Servile Wars, he led an uprising against the mighty Roman Republic; when his insurrection failed, the Romans captured and crucified him -- but his martyrdom in the cause of freedom has never been forgotten.

Description

An epic motion picture account of the life of the Roman slave, Spartacus, who led an army of slaves in rebellion against the Roman Empire. The film's stunning music score was composed by Alex North. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Supporting Actor--Peter Ustinov.

Notes

Color by Technicolor; shot in Super Technirama 70, lenses by Panavision. Originally not rated, however some versions have been re-rated MPAA PG-13. Additional credit: Valles (costume suppier). Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
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