The Arena (2001 film)

Infobox Film
name = The Arena


caption = Cover image of VHS cassette
director = Timur Bekmambetov
writer = John William Corrington
starring = Karen McDougal,
Lisa Dergan
producer = Roger Corman,
Sergei Livnev
distributor = New Horizons Home Video
budget =
released = 28 August 2001 (USA)
runtime = 92 min.
language = English
imdb_id = 0284867

"The Arena" is a direct-to-video film from producer Roger Corman on the subject of female gladiators. It is a remake of the 1974 "The Arena" with Pam Grier. It was shot in Russia by Kazakh director Timur Bekmambetov with a Russian crew and it featured "Playboy" playmates Karen McDougal and Lisa Dergan in their feature film debut. Playing the roles of Amazon slaves forced to be gladiators in a Roman Arena.

The film initially titled "Gladiatrix" was deemed to be a knockoff of "Gladiator". Although the film was not well received, it has turned into a lesser known cult film.

External links

*imdb title|id=0284867|title=The Arena
* [http://www.joebobbriggs.com/drivein/2001/arena.htm"The Arena" review] by Joe Bob Briggs
* [http://www.gladiatrix.info/film/arena2001.htm "The Arena"] at gladiatrix.info


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