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

74 of 80 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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37 of 41 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By amazon customer on 2 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James M. L. Walker on 5 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
So, the Spartacus series comes to an end. With War of the Damned, the historical epic takes on much more of a big screen feel and Liam McIntyre truly comes into his own. Whilst the surrounding characters (especially Marcus Crassus and Caesar) add to the whole affair - McIntyre delivers a performance reminiscent of the sadly missed Andy Whitfield and more than fills the large shoes left behind.

It's best not to go into the plot, but we enjoy some nice twists and turns along the way and the story concludes brilliantly with a well constructed and appropriate ending. If I was to have any complaints it was with Todd Lasance's portrayal of Julius Caesar who seems to just employ a bit too much of a smiling/sneering approach which somehow doesn't seem to fit with some of the episode's more emphatic moments. However, I can see why Starrs are looking to use him in a forthcoming spin-off, because he does have the film star good looks and necessary charisma.

What the series has left me with is a feeling of sadness that this particular story has come to an end. You truly want to side with McIntyre's Spartacus and the feeling of wanting more when the scenes finally end reflects just how good a journey this has been.

No doubt there will be critics of the violence, the sex and the language - but to me it seems perfectly in keeping with the era it is trying to portray and I will really miss it!
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30 of 35 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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