Spartacus (PG-13) 197 minutes

SPARTACUS – Movie and Blu-Ray--(PG-13)-–This fully restored 1960’s epic, written by Dalton Trumbo, of the inspirational true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom. Written by then blacklisted Dalton Trumbo The 31-year-old director Stanley Kubrick was recruited when Kirk Douglas asked him to pilot this saga. The rebellious slave/gladiator Spartacus (Douglas) leads a freedom revolt against the decadent Roman Empire. Leading to a revolt by slaves in the thousands, led by the bold gladiator and Varinia (Jean Simmons), the woman who believed in his cause. The revolt’s message of moral integrity and courageous conviction is still quite powerful, and the all-star cast is full of entertaining surprises.  Offering some of the most awesome battles ever filmed and a central performance by Douglas that's as sensitively emotional as it is intensely heroic. Jean Simmons plays the slave woman who becomes Spartacus's wife, and Peter Ustinov steals the show with his frequently hilarious, Oscar-winning performance as a slave trader who shamelessly curries favor with his Roman superiors.Just over three hours in length, Spartacus is a thinking person's epic, rising above mere spectacle with a story as impressive as its widescreen action and Oscar-winning sets.