In order to persuade the Emperor to spare his village, the mighty Ursus is forced to fight the greatest gladiator in Rome in the Roman Arena. Written by
Desperate Men Against a Savage Tyrant!
Also Known As:
The Rebel Gladiators
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Of all the onscreen portrayals of Commodus, Sergio Ciani
's is probably the closest to the real emperor. The real Commodus was athletic and muscular. In reality, Commodus, as in the film, did enjoy performing as a gladiator. He was also said to have been a skilled swordsman and marksman. See more
The film shows a maniacal Commodus attempting to wipe out the Christians, but the real Commodus did not pursue his father's prohibitions against the Christians. He relaxed persecutions after minor efforts early in his reign. It is even believed that the reign of Commodus inaugurated a period of numerous conversions to Christianity. See more