|a1 videodiscs (197 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally produced as motion picture in 1960.
|aBased on the novel: Spartacus / by Howard Fast.
|aContainer insert includes production and release notes by film scholar Stephen Farber.
|aDirector of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Alex North ; restored by Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.
|aKirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin, Tony Curtis.
|aA 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.
|aMPAA rating: PG-13.
|aSubtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
|aAcademy Awards: Best supporting actor (Ustinov) and 3 other awards.