Year of Release: 1960
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Approx. Running Time: 3 hours 16 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
PRESENTED UNCUT WITH FOOTAGE FROM FULLY RESTORED FILM.
This presentation of the powerful film classic features an additional five minutes of footage cut from the film's original release, plus the original overture and extended soundtrack.
Director Stanley Kubrick tells the tale of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), the bold gladiator slave and Virinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height.
The inspirational true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom, Spartacus combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment.
Although this movie is generally considered a classic, I found it entirely too long (yes, I know it's an epic) and rather dull.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
1960's (Year of Release)