Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Feature films.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
DVD; digital surround; disc 1,English 5.1; disc 2, mono.
Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this account of man's eternal struggle for freedom.
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.
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis.
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; historical and technical advisor, Vittorio Nino Novarese ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Alex North ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.
Widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.2:1). Originally produced as motion picture in 1960. Based on the novel by Howard Fast.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1932 Fund.