Video Release: March 31, 1998
Theatrical Release: 1960
Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
- Dolby Surround
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 196 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Wide Screen
- Originally in English
- Released in English, French
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.
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.
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.