Stanley Kubrick's 'Spartacus' Restored Blu-ray Announced

Posted Fri Jul 17, 2015 at 01:00 PM PDT by

The classic epic will be available on Blu-ray sporting a new transfer minted from the recent 4K restoration this fall.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal is preparing to unleash Spartacus: Restored Edition' on Blu-ray on October 6.

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. Newly restored from large format 35MM original film elements, the 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.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements will include: I Am Spartacus: A Conversation with Kirk Douglas, Restoring Spartacus, Archival Interviews, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Vintage Newsreels, Image Gallery, and Theatrical Trailer.

You can find the latest specs for 'Spartacus: Restored Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under October 6.

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