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A Cecil B. DeMille classic, this struggle between Christian and pagan in ancient Rome thrills on the grand scale. The half-mad Emperor Nero (Charles Laughton) delights in burning the city and blaming the fire on the Christians so he can slaughter them. In the midst of this, Rome's Prefect (Fredric March) has the misfortune to fall in love with a Christian maiden (Elissa Landi) and to be desired by Nero's powerful Empress (Claudette Colbert), whom he spurns. The stage is thus set for a spectacular enactment of some of the most chilling events of all time. Outstanding are the Emperor, lapping up the agonies of the arena, and the Empress, bathing in asses' milk. DeMille misses no opportunity for sensationalism. "There was much to give the censor pause... but DeMille refused to alter a single shot, the publicity department exploited the film's erotic elements to the hilt, and the public flocked to see the film." ("Cecil B. DeMille" by Charles Higham) His "bang-them-on-the-head-with-wild-orgies-and-imperiled-virginity style is at its ripest; the film is irresistible." (Pauline Kael, The New Yorker).
Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish.
Presented in Black & White.
|Starring:||Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert|
|Studio Name:||Universal Studios Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||05/10/2011|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||125 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.16|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44|
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