PG-13 | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.
In the last century before the birth of the new faith called Christianity, which was destined to overthrow the pagan tyranny of Rome and bring about a new society, the Roman Republic stood at the very center of the civilized world. "Of all things ...
Many of the horsemen use stirrups, an invention which did not reach Europe until about the 7th century A.D., eight centuries after the film is set.
The opening titles appear in a montage of silhouetted Roman sculptures and tablets, which evokes the strength and power of the Roman Empire. The montage ends with a zoom into the eye of a crumbling Roman bust, which hints at the Empire's coming decline and fall.
After its premiere the film was heavily cut and wasn't shown in its complete form until 1991, when a restored version was re-released. Among the restored scenes is one where where Marcus Licinius () tries to seduce Antonius () in the bath. The soundtrack was damaged, so was called in to dub Olivier's lines.
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