Spartacus: 55th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray SteelBook) [Italy]


The 'Negative' Ninja
Premium Supporter
Feb 12, 2012
Release date: October 21st, 2015
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Price: EUR 14.88

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Probably censored since it'll be distributed by the Romans! :naughty:
In all seriousness this is one of my all time faves and I'll probably take a dip. Let's see the artwork first (please don't be poop art! :ohno:)
This film deserves a fancy box set like what Lawrence of Arabia received last year, or the Ben-Hur Ultimate Collector's Edition in that nice black box. Universal should consider doing something special and unique with this release. This steelbook is a start but it's the same art as the regular Amaray edition. Ugh.
The big question is: Is this a new restoration for blu-ray, or the old blu-ray put into a Steelbook - if it is the latter, it is a definite pass - the transfer is utterly awful!!! Not as bad as the first Blu of Patton, but not good by any stretch of the imagination.
The 55th Anniversarsy Releases is a new restored remastered release with new extras

Lot of countries will be seeing a blu-ray release
It also includes new extras

The film is 3 hours and 17min long
Also will have
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New Blu-Ray
4K restoration
Newly restored from large format 35mm original film elements

55th Anniversary release

  • I Am Spartacus: A Conversation with Kirk Douglas: An interview with the 98-year-old screen legend. –New!
  • Restoring Spartacus: An inside look at the intricate process of the film's 2015 restoration. –New!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Archival Interviews with Peter Ustinov & Jean Simmons
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • 5 Vintage Newsreels
  • 5 Image Galleries (Production Stills / Concept Art / Costume Designs / Saul Bass Storyboards / Posters & Print Ads)
  • Theatrical Trailer
Press Release from Universal for the USA Blu-ray Release
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The ultimate gladiator action blockbuster, Spartacus returns in an all-new fully restored Blu-ray™ with Digital HD on October 6, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring film legend Kirk Douglasas the defiant slave-turned-revolutionary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and written by Oscar®-winner Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, The Brave One), Spartacus: Restored Edition celebrates the film's 55thanniversary with a new extensive restoration of the 1991 reconstructed version of the film which features 12 additional minutes of footage. The highly anticipated Blu-ray™ also includes two all-new bonus featurettes including a brand new interview with screen legend Kirk Douglas plus 7.1 audio for the first time ever.
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