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Spartacus - Blood And Sand Series 1 2010

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All 13 episodes from the first season of the visceral, no-holds-barred US drama series portraying the life of Spartacus, Ancient Rome's most famous gladiator. Separated from the love of his life and forced into the bloody and merciless world of the gladiatorial arena, Spartacus (Andy Whitfield) must fight for survival in a treacherous new world of politics, corruption, sex, fame, violence and death. Episodes are: 'The Red Serpent', 'Sacramentum Gladiatorum', 'Legends', 'The Thing in the Pit', 'Shadow Games', 'Delicate Things', 'Great and Unfortunate Things', 'Mark of the Brotherhood', 'Whore', 'Party Favors', 'Old Wounds', 'Revelations' and 'Kill Them All'.

Starring:
Andy Whitfield, John Hannah
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand Series 1 - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand Series 1 - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand Series 1 - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand Series 1 - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 11 hours 4 minutes
Starring Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Craig Parker, Lucy Lawless, Erin Cummings
Director Grady Hall, Rick Jacobson
Genres Historical
Studio ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 16 May 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 1 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 2 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 3 ages_18_and_over
  • Spartacus - Blood And Sand - Series 1 - Blu-ray - Disc 4 ages_18_and_over
Runtime 11 hours 4 minutes
Starring Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Craig Parker, Lucy Lawless, Erin Cummings
Director Grady Hall, Rick Jacobson
Genres Historical
Studio ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 16 May 2011
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

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Format: DVD
I watched this series with great reluctance, having been urged to do so by my 20 year old son. Episode 1 actually does it a disservice, being overly influenced by 300.Gratuitous, slo-mo violence and gore and a stunning palette of colours. I declined to watch it again.
However.
As luck would have it, I walked into the room when episode 5 was on weeks later. Mocked, sat for a few mintues intending to depart. And was hooked. By the incredible dialogue, brilliant acting and excellent casting. I have watched every episode since. Last night, I saw the finale- we were actually clutching each other and shouting at the tv at times.

I would URGE people to see 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'. Take a deep breath as regards the violence and nudity. Because plot,dialogue and character-wise? This was redolent of the best of the Royal Shakespeare Company, or the National Theatre.

John Hannah- an actor I have never rated- was magnificent as Battiatus, the owner of the Ludus (gladiator camp).Cunning, ambitious,humourous, vicious. Villainous, yet at times getting the audience's sympathy.Lucy Lawless was a revelation as his wife, Lucretia. I loved her in Xena, but would have pegged her as a light comedy actress. But here? She showed a range and power that made me long for some theatre producer to grab both her and Hannah and get them to do 'MacBeth'.Yes, Lucy Lawless would make a phenomenal Lady Macbeth, based on her performance over this series.

Lawless and Hannah are playing complex,three dimensional characters. As are the rest of the cast. Ordinarily, in a show like this,you get a great lead character, then one or two good ones and the supporting characters are two dimensional. Not here. The writers-led by Stephen deKnight, fleshed out a good 15-20 characters.
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There's been precious little in the way of quality new TV recently. One reviewer mentions Tru Blood, but in my opinion, that promised a lot, yet didn't deliver. That's something this show could never be accused of. Because not since Battle Star Galactica has there been a show on TV this good. I am of course talking about the new series of Battle Star - but in actual fact - that last statement might be true even if I were talking about the original 70's series: Blood & Sand my friends, is that good!

I eyed Spartacus with anticipation long before it came on TV. I'd read about it in a 'lads mag' I picked up for a long distance train journey, and being a fan of films like this - of films like 300, Sword & Sorcery flicks, Viking Films, and the like - it looked right up my street. The screen shots looked amazing and the write up it got said it was packed with blood & guts, gore, graphic fight scenes and beautiful naked women... awesome! Of course magazines aren't always that accurate in reporting these things, and I don't really consider myself the 'lads mag' target audience, so I didn't get my hopes up too high.

Anyway, 6 or so months later, and after seeing it advertised on Bravo for weeks - the first episode arrived... by this time I'd told my flat mate all about it and we were both looking forward to it, got the beers in, and sat down in anticipation; hoping this new series would be as good as I'd read. And boy, was it... From the word go, from the very first episode, it was amazing.

It had it all. Just as promised. Sword fights, hot chicks, nudity, and to top it all off - a great look. The story set off at a fast pace and by the end of the first episode it was well underway.
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Format: DVD
At first I was sceptical of having a television series based on the life of the infamous Spartacus - after all the film is such a classic!

However, it works!

With special effects akin to those of 300, high quality acting and a cliff hanger to every episode, you really get drawn into all the subplots of the other characters as well as the Spartacus ones.

Set mostly in the training camp, you see the 'behind the scenes' of a gladiator's life.

Although VERY gory and with lots of nudity, it is not a plotless spectacle. If you enjoyed the TV series Rome and films such as 300, you will love this.

It also shows another side to the infamous Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior Princess), she is a very good actress!
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This 2010 first season sees the historical figure of†Spartacus†[Andy Whitfield], a†Thracian†gladiator†who led a†slave uprising†against the†Roman Republic arriving at the Ludis [gladiator school] of the ruthless and ambitious Quintus Batiatus (John Hannah)t. Here he must shake off his past and learn the ways of the gladiators if he hopes to survive, especially from his masters double dealings and the intrigues of dangerous rivals.
Historical accuracy may not be at the forefront, being essentially gripping entertainment but it does capture the spirit of the subject with the costumes [were they exist] being authentic, the fights brutal, life harsh and treacherous, all set in a convincing debauched provincial Capua. This has lashings of squirty blood spatter flying everywhere, sex is waiting on every street corner, as is death plus we see the brutal reality of the underworld –the Pits, where survival is everything. Lucretia [Lucy Lawless] is the calculating and scheming wife, who draws on the seductive talents of her depraved and licentious friend Ilithyia [Viva Bianca].
The thirteen 50 minute episodes are spread over four discs, audio is 2.0 default, but use 5.1 if you can, it’s a much richer sound. Rated 18 this features decapitations and nudity [including full frontal] and swearing throughout. If you can look past the blood, gore and sex, this is a tale of love, love lost, friendships and betrayal. However it is worth watching the 2011 prequel first as it sets the scene and aids continuity.
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