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Spartacus (2001, original release: 1960)


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Published: [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, [2001]
Series: Criterion collection
Description:  2 videodiscs (196 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9781559409155, 1559409150,
Language:  English

Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.2:1)

Originally produced as motion picture in 1960

Based on the novel by Howard Fast

Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom

MPAA rating: PG-13


Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired

Disc 1: 1991 fully restored version ; audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass ; scene analysis by Dalton Trumbo ; aditional Alex North score compositions ; restoration demonstration -- Disc 2: Rare deleted scenes ; vintage newsreel footage ; 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov ; 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov ; behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage ; the 1960 documentary The Hollywood ten, plus archival documents about the blacklist ; original storyboards by Saul Bass ; production stills ; sketches by director Stanley Kubrick ; original theatrical trailer

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Additional Credits:
Kubrick, Stanley
Lewis, Edward
Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989
Simmons, Jean, 1929-
Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962
Ustinov, Peter
Gavin, John, 1928-
Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Bryna Productions, Inc

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