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Quo Vadis [DVD] [1996] [1 disc] [Region 0]

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  • MGM turned Henry Sinkiewicz's Nobel Prize-winning novel into one of the most extravagant production in film history. The epic tale is set in the decadence and decay of Nero's Rome, where Christianity is just beginning to foment. Robert Taylor (BILLY THE KID, JOHNNY EAGER) stars as Marcus Vinicius, a Roman military commander who falls in love with Lygia, played by Deborah Kerr (KING SOLOMON'S MINES, THE KING AND I). Lygia has recently converted to Christianity, and Marcus follows suit. The conversion establishes a rift between Marcus and the emperor Nero (Sir Peter Ustinov), who blames the growing religion for the turmoil within his empire, going so far as to throw Christian converts to the lions. But the real appeal of QUO VADIS is the grand Technicolor spectacle of ancient Rome burning, of pagan orgies, of marching armies, and of man-eating lions. Combined with the stunning score by Miklos Rozsa, QUO VADIS is worth watching simply for the orgy of sound and vision it offers.
  • Credits
    Patricia Laffan, Robert Taylor, Spangler Arlington Brugh, Deborah Kerr, Deborah J. Kerr-Trimmer, Abraham Sofaer, Leo Genn, Finlay Currie, Peter Ustinov, Peter Ustinov, Marina Berti
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A splendid-looking film with elaborate sets and a cast of thousands..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Mervyn LeRoy's gorgeously gaudy film details Rome under Nero (Ustinav) as he persecutes Christians and burns his city."
    Entertainment Weekly

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he scale still wows and Peter Ustinov's overacting is a masterclass in getting noticed."
    Total Film

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