Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus

Spartacus

Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends—including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt—in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual suggestion scandalized audiences. Today Kubrick's controversial classic, the first film to openly defy Hollywood's blacklist, remains a landmark of cinematic artistry and history.

Film Info

  • Stanley Kubrick
  • United States
  • 1960
  • 196 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  • Spine #105

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET

  • Stunning new 16x9 transfer of the 1991 fully restored Super Technirama version
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by producer-actor Kirk Douglas, actor Peter Ustinov, novelist Howard Fast, producer Edward Lewis, restoration expert Robert A. Harris, and designer Saul Bass
  • Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s scene-by-scene analysis
  • Restoration demonstration
  • Rare deleted scenes
  • Vintage newsreel footage
  • 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons and 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
  • Hundreds of production stills, lobby cards, posters, print ads, and a comic book
  • Sketches by director Stanley Kubrick
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Additional Alex North score compositions
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Cover based on a theatrical poster by Saul Bass

Purchase Options

On backorder, available Nov 9, 2018

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET

  • Stunning new 16x9 transfer of the 1991 fully restored Super Technirama version
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by producer-actor Kirk Douglas, actor Peter Ustinov, novelist Howard Fast, producer Edward Lewis, restoration expert Robert A. Harris, and designer Saul Bass
  • Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s scene-by-scene analysis
  • Restoration demonstration
  • Rare deleted scenes
  • Vintage newsreel footage
  • 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons and 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
  • Hundreds of production stills, lobby cards, posters, print ads, and a comic book
  • Sketches by director Stanley Kubrick
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Additional Alex North score compositions
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Cover based on a theatrical poster by Saul Bass

Spartacus
Cast
Kirk Douglas
Spartacus
Laurence Olivier
Marcus Licinius Crassus
Jean Simmons
Varinia
Charles Laughton
Sempronius Gracchus
Peter Ustinov
Lentulus Batiatus
John Gavin
Julius Caesar
Tony Curtis
Antoninus
NIna Foch
Helena Glabrus
Herbert Lom
Tigranes Levantus
John Ireland
Crixus
John Dall
Marcus Publius Glabrus
Charles McGraw
Marcellus
Woody Strode
Draba
Joanna Barnes
Claudia Marius
Credits
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Based on the novel by
Howard Fast
Screenplay
Dalton Trumbo
Producer
Edward Lewis
Cinematography
Russell Metty
Editing
Robert Lawrence
Executive producer
Kirk Douglas
Music
Alex North
Main title designed by
Saul Bass
Production design
Alexander Golitzen
Art direction
Eric Orbom
Set decoration
Russell A. Gausman
Set decoration
Julia Heron

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