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The Resource Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (DVD videorecording)

Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Spartacus
Title
Spartacus
Statement of responsibility
Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widescreen. 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
Related
Member of
Awards note
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)
Cataloging source
IHZ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Alex North ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
  • In English
  • SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S63 2001
PerformerNote
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1976
  • 1916-
  • 1907-1989
  • 1929-2010
  • 1899-1962
  • 1928-
  • 1925-2010
  • 1914-2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Lewis, Edward
  • Trumbo, Dalton
  • Douglas, Kirk
  • Olivier, Laurence
  • Simmons, Jean
  • Laughton, Charles
  • Ustinov, Peter
  • Gavin, John
  • Curtis, Tony
  • Fast, Howard
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
  • Bryna Productions, Inc
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
196
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Spartacus
  • Revolutionaries
  • Gladiators
  • Spartacus
  • Servile Wars (Rome : 135-71 B.C.)
  • Gladiators
  • Revolutionaries
  • Rome (Empire)
Technique
live action
Label
Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1960
  • Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast
  • Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber
  • 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.)
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
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 ; additional 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
Control code
ocm46877063
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (196 min.)
Isbn
9781559409155
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515011723
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1568D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi)a727363
  • (OCoLC)46877063
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)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Spartacus, Universal International ; Bryna Productions, Inc. presents ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo ; produced by Edward Lewis ; directed by Stanley Kubrick, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1960
  • Based on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast
  • Container insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber
  • 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.)
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
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 ; additional 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
Control code
ocm46877063
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (196 min.)
Isbn
9781559409155
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515011723
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1568D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi)a727363
  • (OCoLC)46877063
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)
Video recording format
DVD

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