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raymac Written by raymac
Jul. 24, 2015 | 10:02 PM

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SPARTACUS: RESTORED EDITION comes to Blu-ray on October 6th


The ultimate gladiator action blockbuster, Spartacus returns in an all-new fully restored Blu-ray™ with Digital HD on October 6, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring film legend Kirk Douglas as the defiant slave-turned-revolutionary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and written by Oscar®-winner Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, The Brave One), Spartacus: Restored Edition celebrates the film’s 55th anniversary with a new extensive restoration of the 1991 reconstructed version of the film which features 12 additional minutes of footage. The highly anticipated Blu-ray™ also includes two all-new bonus featurettes including a brand new interview with screen legend Kirk Douglas plus 7.1 audio for the first time ever.

The genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt. Newly restored from large format 35mm original film elements, the action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards®, including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Featuring a cast of screen legends such as Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin and Tony Curtis, this uncut and fully restored masterpiece is an inspirational true account of man’s eternal struggle for freedom


I Am Spartacus: A Conversation with Kirk Douglas: An interview with the 98-year-old screen legend. –New!
Restoring Spartacus: An inside look at the intricate process of the film’s 2015 restoration. –New!
Deleted Scenes
Archival Interviews with Peter Ustinov & Jean Simmons
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
5 Vintage Newsreels
5 Image Galleries (Production Stills / Concept Art / Costume Designs / Saul Bass Storyboards / Posters & Print Ads)
Theatrical Trailer
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin, Tony Curtis
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Written By: Dalton Trumbo
Based on the Novel By: Howard Fast
Produced By: Edward Lewis
Executive Produced By: Kirk Douglas
Director of Photography: Russell Metty
Production Designer: Alexander Golitzen, Roger Forse
Edited By: Robert Lawrence, Irving Lerner
Costume Design By: Valles
Music By: Alex North

Street Date: October 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61167037 (US)/ 61172734 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1
Rating: PG-13
Languages: English DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 7.1; French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish and French
Run Time:  3 Hours 17 Minutes

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