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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.
Title: Spartacus, blood and sand
The complete first season
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Starz Entertainment ;, Beverly HIlls, CA :, Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (692 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Starz Originals ; directors, Rick Jacobson...[et al.]
Notes: DVD release of episodes originally broadcast on Starz in 2010
Contains all 13 episodes from the first season
Special features: audio commentary; featurettes; behind-the-scenes footage; bloopers
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Disc 1. The red serpent ; Sacramentum gladiatorum ; Legends ; The thing in the pit
disc 2. Shadow games ; Delicate things ; Great and unfortunate things ; Mark of the brotherhoods
disc 3. Whore ; Party favors ; Old wounds ; Revelation
disc 4. Kill them all
Summary: 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.
Branch Call Number: DVD Action SPARTACUS
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  • 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.

Report This 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!

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  • 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.

Report This 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

Report This 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.

Report This Jun 22, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the fast-paced, action-packed movies. The fighting scenes are quite impressive and shocking. These slow-motion and fast-forward movements in the violent scenes are apparently influenced by the filming of "300 (Spartans)"---the movie released in 2006. It is amazing that this violent and sex-filled movie was broadcast as a television program in 2010. With frontal nudity, sexual scenes and extremely violent actions, this movie would be never shown to the general audience in Japan---let alone on television. Yet, I love this dazzling and fascinating movie. And, more than anything else, I really love and respect this freedom of expression in Canada and the States.

Report This Jun 17, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I don't like this series at all. It seems that they concentrated much too on sex, gratuitous violence and special effects (however good or lacking), awful dialogue than story, etc. Old school movies, especially the old Spartacus one, had character and bite. This one just didn't cut it for me.

Report This Jun 05, 2012
  • KatieMurray rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite series. I watched the first season in less than a week. It's kind of like the movie "300" in the sense that there's a lot of sex, violence, and good special effects. What I also liked was the witty tounge they used. Whoever wrote this had a good sense of that time period. This series has a great plot that left me wanting more. I hope season two will be just as good even though they have a new starring lead actor do to the sad and untimely death of the man playing Spartacus.

Report This Mar 27, 2012
  • lovpurple0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this series is excellent if you like blood and gore and also sex and deciet this series is for you i watched the first episode and i was hooked from then on i hated to even stop to go to work! excellent if i could give it more than 5 stars i would!!!!!!!!

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

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  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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

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

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Coarse Language: EXTREMELY coarse language.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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).

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"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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