VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.55:1
AUDIO: English 4.0 DTS-HD MA
1954 / Color
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
“Spectacle, action, sex, and reverence.” — The New York Times
“Compelling screen story, and equally compelling direction…the trial of a man's faith by the temptations of an amoral woman and a pagan Rome.” — Variety
“Spiffing gladiatorial combats…it’s a lot of fun.” — Time Out Film Guide
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).
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.