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QUO VADIS (1913)

Enrico Guazzoni Writers: Henryk Sienkiewicz (novel), Enrico Guazzoni Stars: Amleto Novelli, Gustavo Serena, Amelia Cattaneo

Quo Vadis is a 1913 film based on the 1896 novel of the same name. It was the first blockbuster in the history of cinema, with 5,000 extras and lavish sets, setting the standard for "superspectacles" for decades to come. The story is set during Emperor Nero's reign. He's an ambitious man, obsessed with gaining absolute power. One of his soldiers falls in love with a young Christian slave named Lycia, but their love is hindered by Nero, who hates Christianity and unleashes his men to burn Rome, pinning the blame on the Christians. Nero eventually has the two lovers kidnapped and sends them to the lions.

DVD-R is silent with English intertitles.  Approx. 102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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