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on 1 July 2016
This 2012 second season sees the historical figure of Spartacus [Liam McIntyre] -a Thracian gladiator who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic, having now broken out of the Ludis [gladiator school] the guys and gals are being pursued by Praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber but can Spartacus maintain control of his ever growing band?
This series sees Spartacus hitting the road so we now get a chance to see a bit of scenery –other than the usual babes and hunks. Whilst the historical accuracy may be a bit vague this still remains gripping entertainment, capturing the spirit of the subject with it’s superb costumes [were they exist]. This uses the slo-mo techniques -so effectively used in the prequel, to good effect in the opening episodes, especially the lashings of squirty blood spatter flying everywhere. The seductive, depraved and licentious Ilithyia [Viva Bianca] has now slipped even deeper into her own madness as Glaber’ power grows and there is a surprise return character.
The ten 50 minute episodes are spread over four discs, audio is 2.0 default, but use 5.1 if you can while the series finale and extras are contained on the last disc being mainly making of and commentaries. 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.