Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.
1 videodisc (139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby Digital, English mono. or stereo., French and Spanish mono.
Includes English, French and Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo, Adolfo Celi.
Producer/director, Carol Reed ; screenplay, Philip Dunne ; music composed and conducted by Alex North ; director of photography, Leon Shamroy ; art director, Jack Martin Smith ; production designed by John DeCuir ; film editor, Samuel E. Beetley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Based on the novel of the same title by Irving Stone.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, he later destroys his own work and flees Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by the artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie.