Cover image for Spartacus
Kubrick, Stanley.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, [2001]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (196 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
A dramatized account of the slave uprising led by laborer-turned-gladiator Spartacus, against the combined forces of the late Roman Republic. After escaping from a gladiator training ground, Spartacus convinces his fellow escapees to join him in an attempt to free all Roman slaves, and becomes the head of a massive revolt that threatens to overwhelm the power of Rome.
General Note:
Originally produced as motion picture in 1960.

Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast.

Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber.

Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentaries by Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Howard Fast, Edward Lewis, Robert A. Harris, Saul Bass; optional audio commentary and scene analysis from the notes of Dalton Trumbo as read by Michael McConnohie; additional Alex North score compositions and notes; restoration demonstration (3 min.).

Special features (disc 2): Deleted scenes and script text (8 min.); behind-the-scenes "gladiatorial school" footage (5 min.); "Spartacus via newsreel" footage (5 min.); Jean Simmons promotional tv interview (4 min.); Peter Ustinov promotional tv interview (3 min.); 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov (25 min.); "The Hollywood ten" documentary (1950, 15 min.); "Spartacus and the blacklist" historical notes; "Dalton Trumbo" biographical notes; "American Legion letter" text protesting the film; "MPAA responds" text of MPAA script review; "Saul Bass storyboards" gallery; production stills gallery; lobby cards gallery; posters and print ads gallery; Dell promotional comic book; original theatrical trailer (3 min.); "Kubrick and Spartacus" career notes and gallery; Stanley Kubrick production sketches.
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 ; additional 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.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
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Hollywood ten.

Hollywood 10.
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