Spartacus -- Stanley Kubrick directs Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier and Jean Simmons in this Academy Award-winning classic story of a bold gladiator slave who takes on Imperial Rome.
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Director Stanley Kubrick tells the tale of Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), the bold gladiator slave and Varinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height. The inspirational true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom, Spartacus combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment.
Rebellious slave Spartacus is purchased by Lentulus Brutus and forced to fight as a gladiator for the entertainment of Marcus Licinius Crassus. Includes original musical overture opening.
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