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Title:
Demetrius and the gladiators
Author:
Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Sequel to The robe set in Rome after the death of Christ. The mad emperor Caligula is obsessed with obtaining the robe of Christ which has been entrusted to Demetrius, a devout Christian who turns his back on God, enters the arena and becomes the most famous gladiator in Rome.
General Note:
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.55:1).

"Based on a character created by Lloyd C. Douglas in The robe."

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954.

Includes theatrical trailers.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
Not rated by MPAA.
UPC:
024543011781
Format :
DVD

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Demetrius and the Gladiators was the sequel to The Robe, and though they were released several months apart, the films were shot at the same time. Based on characters originally conceived by Lloyd C. Douglas, the film stars Victor Mature as the title character, an ex-slave who embraced Christianity after being present at the Crucifixion. Thrown in jail for defending an elderly merchant from a sadistic Roman legionnaire, Demetrius is forced to attend gladiator school and fight in the arena for the amusement of the mad, debauched emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson, likewise repeating his performance in The Robe). The well-proportioned Demetrius attracts the attention of Messalina (Susan Hayward), the nymphomaniac wife of Caligula's would-be successor Claudius (Barry Jones). Briefly losing faith in Christ, Demetrius is saved from himself by the apostle Peter (Michael Rennie). Because of contractual complications, Demetrius and the Gladiators was released to television seven years before The Robe. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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