Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
Two-disc special ed. ; standard version.
2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, English (SDH), French, Japanese or Spanish.
Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov.
Producer, Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, John Lee Mahin and S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien ; director, Mervyn LeRoy.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about this situation, but she falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all other Christians. He decides to make a sport of it by throwing them to the lions.
Special features: Disc one: Movie part one; theatrical trailers. Disc two: Movie part two; "In the beginning: Quo Vadis and the genesis of the Biblical epic" new featurette; commentary by critic/film historian F.X. Feeney; original roadshow overture and exit music rejoined to the film.
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