Item #900864 Spartacus (1960). Stanley Kubrick, Dalton Trumbo, Director, Screenwriter.
Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus (1960)

Spartacus (1960)

The Criterion Collection, 2001.
First Printing. Set of 2 DVDs.

Spartacus, the genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick and the first film to openly defy Hollywood’s blacklist, is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt. The action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Featuring a cast of screen legends – among them Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin and Tony Curtis - it is an inspirational account of man's struggle for freedom. Features on the double DVD collection include:

Disc I:

  • 16X9 transfer of the 1991 fully restored Super Technorama 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
  • Additional Alex North score compositions
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Restoration demonstration

Disc II:

  • 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
Item #900864
ISBN: 0780021991

2 DVD discs, 196 minutes, color, stereo, 2.2:1 aspect ratio. In case, with a folding booklet featuring an essay by Stephen Farber.

Previously owned and opened and in excellent condition.

Price: $20.00