The story picks up at the point where "The Robe" ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. 14. Find release information for Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) - Delmer Daves on AllMovie 12. Every effort has been made to bring out its original brilliance so that, as a listening experience, Demetrius may take its rightful place beside recent musical restorations of other Fox Biblical epics of the period. Answer: There are two men named Demetrius in the Bible: 1) a rabble-rousing silversmith in Acts 19:23–41, and 2) a Christian of good repute in 3 John 1:12.
The Dungeon - Glycon
Temptation (excerpt with sound effects)
Restoration and remixing was undertaken at 96k 24bit resolution. 19.
Besides, Susan Hayward and Chris Robinson are on hand to make up for Mature's dramatic dullness.
An additional excerpt of “Temptation,” with sound effects but no dialogue, is included as a bonus track. 9. Even before The Robe opened, the canny Twentieth Century Fox production chief, Darryl F. Zanuck, had Demetrius and the Gladiators under way. The surprise is that, while The Robe eclipsed its successor in its day, decades later, it looks like Demetrius is, in fact, what screenwriter Philip Dunne called it: “a far better pure movie.” And one of the true pleasures of the film is Franz Waxman’s tantalizing score, which, while incorporating several of Alfred Newman’s incomparably majestic themes from The Robe, nevertheless manages to display a modernist élan and power all its own. Caligula’s Death (unused percussion)
35. Gloria (orchestra only), Composed and Conducted by Franz Waxman
13. Demetrius and the Gladiators has undergone a long overdue full digital restoration using the best that state-of-the-art audio technology can offer. Robe veterans, writer Philip Dunne, producer Frank Ross, art directors George W. Davis and Lyle Wheeler, and actors Victor Mature, Michael Rennie, and Jay Robinson were now freshly energized by newcomers; director Delmer Daves, cinematographer Milton Krasner, and composer Waxman replaced their counterparts still occupied on The Robe: Henry Koster, Leon Shamroy, and Newman. Also in the bonus section is the deteriorated stereo version of the cue “Claudius and Caligula,” while the main program features a more sonically palatable monaural mix. 11. Temporary Fanfares
Marcellus' former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this, and catches the eye of Messalina, wife to Caligula's uncle Claudius. Beginning with a pulse-pounding “Prelude” which twines Newman’s themes with his own, Waxman moves on to one stunning cue after another. Caligula Enters
Demetrius and the Gladiators - Trivia, Questions and Fun Facts. 1 Reply Last reply . 2. 22. DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS (1000 EDITION) (CD), LA CLOCHE TIBETAINE / SPLENDEURS ET MISERES DES COURTISANES (750 EDITION), L'ETRANGE MONSIEUR DUVALLIER / MISS (300 EDITION), UNO SCERIFFO EXTRATERRESTRE… POCO EXTRA E MOLTO TERRESTRE (500 EDITION), HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE DELUXE EDITION (2CD / 3000 EDITION), NIGHT COURT: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON (1992-1993). Lucia
Demetrius and the Gladiators was a shrewd attempt to capitalize on the historic success of the first CinemaScope picture, The Robe. 18. The Slave Market / Roman Police
As a sequel to The Robe, Demetrius has to wrap itself in the cloak of religion, but its heart is with its gladiators, not its depiction of the early days of Christianity -- which is fortunate, for as a historical document, Demetrius comes up very, very short. Messalina and Demetrius
Claudius and Messalina
Gloria, BONUS TRACKS
Christ's robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Wait
Question: "Who was Demetrius in the Bible?" (Robinson, in one of the most delightfully bizarre performances ever, wins hands down, but Hayward's sultry, bitchy performance is still a hoot.) The Kiss (excerpt) / Fanfare for Gladiator’s Entrance
Sadly, three cues from the score had completely deteriorated by the time the original reels were transferred in 1997: “Kneel to Your God” (6m3/7m1), “Temptation” (7m2), and “The Kiss” (8m1). Demetrius and the Gladiators was this fabulously versatile composer’s first Biblical epic; as usual, he adapted his talents to a new genre with superbly dramatic dexterity. Forget the fact that he has maybe two expressions and a sameness to his line readings.