Spartacus: War of the Damned 2013

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Gaius Claudius Glaber is dead. The rebellion has swelled to thousands of freed slaves, and Spartacus, alongside his generals Crixus, Gannicus and Agron, prepares for war with Rome. The Roman Senate turns to Marcus Crassus, a wealthy, strategic politician, for aid. With a young Julius Caesar as an ally, Crassus must crush the rebellion. The epic conclusion of a legendary journey, "Spartacus: War of the Damned" unleashes a battle unlike anything ever seen before.

Starring:
Manu Bennett Dustin Clare, Manu Bennett Dustin Clare
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 0 minutes
Starring Manu Bennett Dustin Clare, Manu Bennett Dustin Clare, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ellen Hollman, Jenna Lind, Anna Hutchison, Ditch Davey, Todd Lasance, Dan Feuerriegel, Liam Mcintyre, Simon Merrells, Pana Hema Taylor, Christian Antidormi
Director Mark Beesley
Studio ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 29 April 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 9 hours 0 minutes
Starring Manu Bennett Dustin Clare, Manu Bennett Dustin Clare, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Ellen Hollman, Jenna Lind, Anna Hutchison, Ditch Davey, Todd Lasance, Dan Feuerriegel, Liam Mcintyre, Simon Merrells, Pana Hema Taylor, Christian Antidormi
Director Mark Beesley
Studio ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 29 April 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

80 of 87 people found the following review helpful By A. Hinsley on 9 April 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
So, Spartacus nears its ultimate conclusion. We are but days away from the very last episode of what has been - for my money at least - the best of all four series of Spartacus.

The first we saw of Spartacus was the long-haired Thracian who became Capua's greatest champion. Andy Whitfield was perfect for the role; the kind-faced, big-hearted man who was full of such bubbling rage come the end of the series. There was sex, violence, a little more violence, plenty of political intrigue, more sex, more violence, some wonderfully-created characters and most importantly of all, a killer script.

When Whitfield's health declined, a prequel series aired, starring Dustin Clare as Gannicus; the greatest champion that the ludus of Batiatus had possibly ever produced earning his freedom - and title as a "God" amongst gladiators - on the sands of the new arena.

Both seasons were quite frankly magnificent. The casting was superb, and the writing was even better. But the sad news came that Andy Whitfield had tragically passed away, and there was the need for a new Spartacus to be cast. Enter the relatively unknown Liam McIntyre; at first a little wooden, but he soon grew into the role. He portrayed a different Spartacus; a man so utterly hell-bent on spilling Roman blood that he seemed unrecognisable from Whitfield's earlier portrayal.

And so McIntyre lead an ensemble cast in the third series; Vengeance. It was Blood and Sand on a wider scale - there was even more violence, even more sex, and this time we saw countless battle-royales between Spartacus' rebels and the hired mercenary gladiators under the scheming Syrian Ashur.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By amazon customer on 2 Jan. 2014
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War of the Damned the final episode in a great series does not disappoint, plenty of sex and extreme violence, not for the feint hearted. From the historical point of view, quite well researched with some artistic license.
The plot fast paced compelling and exciting throughout, high production values and great cinematography. The acting overall not bad, with the main protagonist McIntyre having had a hard time taking over the roll from Andy Whitfield at such a critical juncture, however in War of the Dammed he proved to be equal to the task. The only issue I have with the DVD, is the lack of extras. All in all a fitting finale to a great series. Highly recommended.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mary Walsh on 4 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I thought it was a bit strange that Anchor Bay decided to release this series on Blu Ray a mere two weeks after the show finished airing.This was not the case with the other seasons as I recall they all came out in the Autumn.
My reservations were confirmed this release has no extra or subtitles.
I would imagine many customers expect a decent amount of extra content to justify a Blu Ray purchase not to mention the inclusion of subtitles for the hearing impaired.To be quite honest it is a scandal in this day and age to leave out such a basic feature.
Anyhow I wanted to make people aware before they purchase this that the US release will have deleted scenes,interviews and audio commentary.Although there is no release date yet I would suggest sometime before or during September as Vengeance was.
Ultimately this is a lazy cash grab by Anchor who couldn't even wait to include the special features before releasing this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chris r on 10 May 2013
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As always never to be disappointed with the show but I agree with everyone on the rushed release,I wait for my box sets as I detest watching them on TV with adverts and bits cut out. So when I wait I expect the quality of at least some extras.
That being said the show is immense,I have never before wanted to buy props and have autographs before but I found myself getting them (the purple cloak from war of the damned, Andy Whitfield's sword from series 1 and some of crassus stuff.)
The eventual outcome which we knew from what history was available made the end sweeter for me seeing how the individual stories would tie up. So last Saturday with house empty I settled in for the last series with a lot of beers and by the end I was tearful that has not happened before with a tv show.

I will probably fork out for the so called special edition box set that I have heard rumours of but loyalty of fans should not be exploited. I know its a business they run but more and more these days this happens or shows get cancelled with out proper ending.

So until the afterlife I see many re runs of this tale from my collection.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mr. F. Long on 30 April 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I am sure this is every bit as good as the previous seasons of "Spartacus". However, I am fairly deaf and need subtitles. It never even occurred to me that anyone in this day and age would release a blu-ray set with absolutely NO SUBTITLES! I feel robbed because, no matter how brilliant the visuals (and they are) it's 50% wasted on me when I can't make out anything that anyone is saying.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr Oracle on 14 Oct. 2013
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I like the freedom the writers have taken with Julius Ceasar and how the story unfolds, you always know the Romans will win and given the Kirk Douglas Spartacus you are wondering where the differences will be. Not mentioned in the DVD is that Julius Ceasar was once a prisoner of pirates and you can see the version portrayed here as being closer to what he may have been like in brash younger days.

One definite criticism, more could have been done with Pompey and that gives nothing away for anyone wanting to watch it.

The nudity and sex scenes are tasteful and will help any couple looking to dress and pretend if they are looking to spice up their love life. Seeing super fit bodies running around certainly got me to the gym. Also, being a hobbiest historian, this Spartacus series has been the truest to portray the way Roman life is written in the history book, certainly did feel like you are there.

All nudity and violence to one side, what is ruthlessly portrayed is the Romans hate of anything looking for pity, serve them right was always their attitude to pity.

Pretty sure everyone will find a character they will like and desire somewhere in all of the super fit bodies on parade, that alone will keep you watching, mine being the blond Germanic/Viking warrior woman. Very interesting to hear how the actors and actresses felt after long periods where nudity and violence was the norm for their working day and how they were having to adjust for new work they were moving on to, which you can in the bonus features.

Not for the feint hearted as the violence and sex is explicit and definitely deserves the 18 rating.
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