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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001].
1559409150, 9781559409155
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2 videodiscs (196 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 


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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001].
1559409150, 9781559409155


General Note
Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast.
General Note
Originally produced as motion picture in 1960.
General Note
Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber.
General Note
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.).
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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.
Restrictions on Access
Performance rights: HOME: home use only.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Alex North ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details
DVD, widescreen (2.2:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (disc 1 only), Dolby digital surround (disc 1 only), Dolby digital stereo (disc 2 only), Dolby digital mono (disc 2 only).
In English; optional English SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing).
Academy Award winner, 1961: Best Supporting Actor (Peter Ustinov) ; Best Art Direction, Color (Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Eric Orbom ; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Julia Heron) ; Best Cinematography, Color (Russell Metty) ; Best Costume Design, Color (Valles, Bill Thomas)

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kubrick, S., Lewis, E. (. p. p., Trumbo, D., Douglas, K., Olivier, L., Simmons, J., Laughton, C., Ustinov, P., Gavin, J., Curtis, T., & Fast, H. (2001). Spartacus . Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stanley. Kubrick et al.. 2001. Spartacus. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stanley. Kubrick et al.. Spartacus Criterion Collection, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kubrick, Stanley., et al. Spartacus Criterion Collection, 2001.

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