I ♥ RETRO – SPARTACUS: 60TH ANNIVERSARY

Rating: M
Length: 197 mins
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons.
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Sun 13th Dec:

WHAT A SPECIAL TREAT!

I ♥ RETRO brings you one of all-time Hollywood screen epics! Celebrating 60 years!

Spartacus, the genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick, is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt

Restored from large format 35MM original film elements, this action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Featuring a cast of screen legends such as Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin and Tony Curtis, this uncut and fully restored masterpiece is an inspirational true account of man”s eternal struggle for freedom.

The film’s release occasioned both applause from the mainstream media and protests from anti-communist groups such as the National Legion of Decency, which picketed theaters showcasing the film due to the involvement of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted at the time. The film’s “legitimacy as an expression of national aspirations” wasn’t stilled until the newly elected John F. Kennedy crossed a picket line set up by anti-communist organizers to attend the film.

Official Trailer