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Spartacus
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7.9 IMDB rating
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Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas
Spartacus
Jean Simmons Jean Simmons
Varinia
Charles Laughton Charles Laughton
Gracchus
Peter Ustinov Peter Ustinov
Batiatus
John Gavin John Gavin
Julius Caesar
Nina Foch Nina Foch
Helena Glabrus
John Ireland John Ireland
Crixus


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Dalton Trumbo Dalton Trumbo
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Howard Fast Howard Fast


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Secular Roman epic!

8 years, 11 months ago at Dec 10 2:51
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"And maybe there's no peace in this world, for us or for anyone else, I don't know. But I do know that, as long as we live, we must remain true to ourselves."

One of the most quintessential swords-and-sandals epics of all time, Spartacus is a stirring and passionate historical saga chronicling the military career of an indomitable gladiator who commanded a Roman slave revolt. This i... read more

Kubrick's epic classic!

7 years, 2 months ago at Aug 30 18:02
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Spartacus was released at a time where epic costume dramas began to take shape and become very popular. I mean, nowadays we see these history costume dramas time and time again but they really don't feel the same or even as realistic as the classic ones do. Obviously, this was in Kubrick's early days of his career and because pretty much all of the films that were released after Spartacus turned o... read more

A classic

3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 8 22:46
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I always find it rather amusing when people tell me that they find 'Gladiator' totally awesome. Do they know that the Peplum is actually one of the oldest genres in cinema and that 'Gladiator' is merely a reboot? Anyway, this movie was probably the least personal project for Stanley Kubrick as he was hired at the last minute by Kirk Douglas. Indeed, the whole thing was supposed to be directed by A... read more
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Description: The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortu ... (more)
Release date: 17 November 1960
UPC: 025192018121
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" The Ups: The best of the best of British actors are gathered to play the Roman elite who keep slaves for pleasure and for entertainment, but American Kirk Douglas rebel and get all his followers to scream out "I am Spartacus" - one of the memorable movie quotes and scenes of all time. A good film with a deep meaning and the only Stanley Kubrick film that actually seem to have gone through a Hollywood compromise. Could probably have needed one extra battle sequence in order to show Spartacus in "


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