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Spartacus, Blood and Sand

The Complete First Season

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Spartacus, Blood and Sand
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Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena, where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasure will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man and gladiator. He must become a legend.
Publisher: [United States] : Starz Entertainment ; Beverly HIlls, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD Action SPARTACUS
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (692 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Nov 19, 2014
  • anujnsehgal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best series. it was awesome and great story-telling with some very good acting.

not for kids.

Jul 20, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

You have to wait until about half way through the season for things to get interesting. The excessive use of CGI subtracts credibility from the story, especially during the fighting sequences.

May 18, 2014
  • kittylove65 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This series was amazing. I loved every minute of it. The fighting was very cool, especially in slow-motion. The women were very beautiful, and played their roles perfectly.

May 15, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. Awesome production values, lurid and lovely sex, slow motion blood splattering everywhere ! An entertaining and creative use of some bare historical facts. A great escape to a mythic era,.. that actually happened ! If you like this series,..then check out 'Spartacus, Gods of the Arena', which is the pre-quill. ( However,... history buffs should beware that this T.V. series is entertainment for OUR modern sensibilities. Many Roman men indentured themselves into this 'sport' as a free career choice. In reality 90 % of all the combats did NOT result in death, because that would have been too expensive. To enjoy strong production values, somewhat accurate history, AND great story-telling,.. check out the series 'Rome'.)

Feb 20, 2014
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Spartacus--of whom very LITTLE is known historically--is just an excuse to film gore scenes of killing/maiming and all kinds of sexual perversions. Andy Whitfield, who played the main character, is a bad actor; and although he played the super-macho, his mannerisms sometimes were quite feminine... The story is mostly about other perverts and twisted-minded individuals. There are tons--did I say tons?--of profanity. The combat scenes are absurdly brutal and bloody, I could barely make to the end of the series. The audience during the games are ridiculously filthy and most women show their breasts; absurdly, some couples have sex in public. There are scenes of slave women being sexually abused by males--which surprisingly drew no complaint from feminists... John Hannah (the “lanista” Batiatus) is an excellent actor who I like very much; but from now on, every time I see him I will expect him to scream “Jupiter's c*ck” or some such profanity! It is quite shocking that this brutally, unnecessarily violent series was so popular; but it is also very telling of how morally perverted our civilization has become. 1/2 * Sexual Content: Borderline pornographic heterosexual sex scenes; some homosexual sex scenes. Men sexually abusing women.

Feb 08, 2014
  • MadisonParkMilo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The GORE alone makes Braveheart a movie for kindergarten kids. Truly do not recall a movie that is so repulsive with all the blood and guts. Little doubt it was sold on the sex scenes and nudity alone. There is NOTHING redeeming otherwise. No doubt Kirk Douglas has turned over in his grave!

Jul 10, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Although I don’t like to write my comments based upon what others did, I couldn't agree more with eusei: bad acting, lots of license with History, too much sex/perversion, too much profanity, too much violence, gore and blood—and, sorry, Andy Whitfield, a mediocre actor, was a bad choice for the part. This idea that the Romans had 24/7 sex can only come from some disturbed mind. Yes, people had sex, but it doesn't mean they were all degenerates! And where in the world did the idea that Romans cursed non-stop come from? Some cache of documents recently found, with revealing bad language? Oh, c'mon, it's silly to believe that's how they talked all the time. Now, let us compare this movie with Kirk Douglas' "Spartacus": how were they even able to make a (great) movie without all the sex and profanity?!

Regarding a previous comment made about the lead actor Andy Whitfield being a "bad actor and feminine mannerisms", that could not be further from the truth. He was such a talented actor, brilliant in my opinion. I was saddened to hear of his death. He had amazing screen presence and so so believable as Spartacus.I have watched all the seasons now and enjoyed every one.Yes it is brutal and bloody but if you know anything about Roman history this is to be expected. If you enjoyed this then you might want to check out HBO"s Rome as well.

Mar 28, 2013
  • Tinytunes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dear EuSei what were u watching ? Did u think u were watching a child cartoon? NO! NO! NO! This dipict the life of the Romans or did u forget ur history? The Romans bored easily and needed blood shed ,second :since the rRomans were defiant of GOD they curse quite heavly, and thirdly these men had to survie by killing and tring to out wit the owners to continue to live to the next day. Sorry the truth can not be toned down just for u the truth is out there and not sugar coated. This is how life was back then I know because I had to reasch for my thesis and YES it was ugly but the TRUTH.Get ovetr it and move on because only thing worse than this was HITLER. prove me wrong u sensitive restlous soul

Oct 23, 2012
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The first season of Spartacus, Blood and Sand cronicles the adventures of a man who becomes a legend. Captured by Roman soldiers Spartacus and his wife become slaves. Spartacus' wife is sold to a slave trader while Spartacus is sent to a city in Italy where he trains to become a gladiator. Although he is reviled by his captors and fellow slaves Spartacus ultimately wins their respect through his prowess and courage as a gladiator. During his captivity Spartacus must endure much hardship and betrayal. The training and gladiator scenes are extremely violent. The series has a gripping storyline that includes ambition, corruption, treachery as well as graphic sex.

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Nov 19, 2014
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Feb 21, 2014
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Feb 21, 2014
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Aug 22, 2013
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Nov 02, 2011
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Jul 30, 2011
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Feb 20, 2014
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Borderline pornographic heterosexual sex scenes; some homosexual sex scenes. Men sexually abusing women.

Feb 19, 2014
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Horrific, extremely violent scenes, with rivers or blood.

Feb 19, 2014
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: EXTREMELY coarse language.

Nov 02, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Nudity is quite common in this show. You'll see naked females and males from the rear. You'll also see full frontal nudity of both females and males. There are sex scenes between women and men, and between men and men. (And the camera effects were such that it really looked like the people were having sex.) Women also bared their breasts in the arena as a form of cheering.

Nov 02, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This show is about gladiators, and the fights in and out of the arena were all quite bloody. People were killed by sword, by knife, by having his/her head bashed in, by being thrown off a cliff, and possibly more ways that I can't remember at the moment.

Nov 02, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: There was a lot of swearing in this show. Every swear word was used and some new curse phrases were created (Jupiter's cock! was one of these).

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. This is Spartacus.

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Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"A gladiator does not fear death. He embraces it. Caresses it. F**ks it. Every time he enters the arena, he slides his c**k into the mouth of the beast"

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