Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Delmar Daves' 1954 epic heads to Blu-ray's arena in March.
In their latest press release, Twilight Time has revealed 'Demetrius and the Gladiators' is coming to Blu-ray on March 13.
The thrilling sequel to 'The Robe' (1953), 'Demetrius and the Gladiators' (1954) follows the further adventures of the Christian slave Demetrius (Victor Mature), sentenced to servitude as a gladiator in the Roman arena. There, his faith is tested in to-the-death combat and by the wiles of the seductive Messalina (Susan Hayward)—all under the obsessive eye of the mad Emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson). Director Delmer Daves brings epic sweep to the tale, supported by the bravura score of Franz Waxman (available here as an isolated track).
The Blu-ray will be limited to 3000 copies and will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 soundtrack, and supplements include an isolated score track and liner notes by Julie Kirgo.
'Demetrius and the Gladiators' is available here from Screen Archives Entertainment for $29.95.
You can find the latest specs for 'Demetrius and the Gladiators' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 13.
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