Quo Vadis (R2/UK BD) in February
Warner Home Video have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Quo Vadis on 2nd February 2009. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Henry Siekiewicz, Quo Vadis takes place in ancient Rome from 64 – 68 AD during the reign of Emperor Nero (Peter Ustinov). General Marcus Vinicius (Robert Taylor) returns home from war after three years to a city rife with conflict between the new Christianity and the corrupt Roman Empire. He finds himself falling in love with Lygia (Deborah Kerr), a devout follower of the new religion, and his loyalty to the megalomaniacal Nero is shattered. The characters and events depicted are a mixture of actual historical figures and situations and fictionalized ones.
RRP is £15.99 on DVD and £19.99 on Blu-ray Disc. Restored and remastered, the 170-minute film is spread across two-discs on DVD with the following extras...
- Commentary by F. X. Feeney -- Filmmaker/writer Feeney explores the genesis of one of M-G-M's most glorious, grand-scale productions
- Theatrical trailer
- Teaser trailer
- Commentary by F. X. Feeney continued from Disc 1
- Documentary -- In the Beginning: Quo Vadis and the Genesis of the Biblical Epic - This documentary walks the road as long and complex as the film itself, from its roots as a Nobel Peace Prize-winning bestseller to its various ground-breaking adaptations to its place as the most daring and lavish film that MGM, and Louis B. Mayer, dared to undertake.
The Blu-ray Disc edition is single-disc with the same bonus content.