Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 177 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer, double-sided.
Includes English, French and Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Goran Visnjic, Angus Macfadyen, George Calil, Jack Huston, Georgina Rylance, George Zlatarev, Alan Bates, Assen Blatechki, Stuart Bunce, Ben Cross.
Producer, Ted Kurdyla ; teleplay, Robert Schenkkan ; director, Robert Dornhelm ; director of photography, Kees Van Oostrum ; editor, Victor DuBois ; music, Randy Miller ; visual effects supervisors, Eric Grenaudier, Sam Nicholson.
Originally produced as a television mini-series in 2004.
Based on the novel "Spartacus" by Howard Fast.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Sold into slavery as a young boy and sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an Ethopian warrior, Draba, Spartacus leads a slave uprising which threatens Rome's status quo. As Spartacus gains sympathy within the Roman Senate, he also makes a powerful enemy in form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion.
Special features: deleted scenes.