PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Some scenes had 300 extras.
In the darkness you could hear the crying of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men. Some prayed for help. Others wished for death. But still more imagined that there were no Gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal ...
The phrase "We who are about to die salute you" was only spoken by criminals condemned to die in the arena, and would never had been said by professional gladiators. Likewise, arena combats recreating historical or mythical battles would only have involved criminals, not gladiators.
During post production, the film company made edits to violence and bloodletting to appease the BBFC in the UK in order to secure a '12A' rating. These cuts persisted into all theatrical versions of the film released in other countries.
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