Spartacus (Japanese) - Printed Originals
Spartacus (Japanese)
Spartacus (Japanese)
Spartacus (Japanese)
Spartacus (Japanese) - Printed Originals
Spartacus (Japanese) - Printed Originals

Spartacus (Japanese)

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1960
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£155.00
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Year

1960

Poster Size

20 x 28.5 inches

Rolled/Folded/Other

Rolled

Condition

Near Mint

Condition Notes

Very light fold marks, no discolouring. No sign of folding when framed.

Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Dalton Trumbo, and based on the 1951 novel of the same title by Howard Fast. It is inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War. It stars Kirk Douglas in the title role, Laurence Olivier as Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus, Peter Ustinov, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus, John Gavin as Julius Caesar, Jean Simmons as Varinia, Charles Laughton as Sempronius Gracchus, and Tony Curtis as Antoninus.

 Douglas, whose company Bryna Productions was producing the film, removed original director Anthony Mann after the first week of shooting. Kubrick, with whom Douglas had worked before, was brought on board to take over direction. It was the only film directed by Kubrick where he did not have complete artistic control. Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted at the time as one of the Hollywood Ten. Douglas publicly announced that Trumbo was the screenwriter of Spartacus, and President-elect John F. Kennedy crossed American Legion picket lines to view the film, helping to end blacklisting; Howard Fast was also blacklisted, and originally had to self-publish it.

The film won four Academy Awards and became the biggest moneymaker in Universal Studios' history, until it was surpassed by Airport (1970). In 2017, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

This stunning design is from the 1974 Japanese release of the film, and is in fantastic condition.

Framing Options

Framed posters come with a timeless made to measure custom frame available in black, white or natural oak colour. Each frame is made from high quality solid oak and the artwork is framed with a surrounding white mount to make the poster stand out even more. Our frames are custom built to order so we work to 7 working days lead time for dispatch. The frame size is the size of the poster plus an additional 70mm on each side.

Frame

20mm wide x 33mm Deep Solid Oak Frame, Open Grain, Paint Finish

Mount Style

Single Smooth White Mount White Core (50mm width)

Glazing

Acrylic Safety Glazing

Accessories

Wall Hanging Fixtures

Unframed posters are shipped to the UK next day courier delivery free of charge. Framed posters can take up to 7 working days for dispatch for the frame to be built and poster to be framed. Frames are packaged and securely padded in a purpose built reinforced cardboard box. Unframed posters are packaged and securely padded in a purpose built reinforced cardboard tube.

International shipping is for unframed posters is £20. International shipping for framed posters is a charge of £75 as a flat rate up to US One-Sheet (27 x 40”) size

 All of our original posters are 100% guaranteed authentic from the time of release, we do not sell reproductions. All posters are sold with our guarantee of authenticity, you can find more information here.