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Spartacus: Blood and Sand 

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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus.
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Series cast summary:
Manu Bennett ...  Crixus 33 episodes, 2010-2013
Daniel Feuerriegel ...  Agron 26 episodes, 2010-2013
Peter Mensah ...  Doctore / ... 24 episodes, 2010-2013
Lucy Lawless ...  Lucretia 23 episodes, 2010-2012
Nick E. Tarabay ...  Ashur 21 episodes, 2010-2012
Viva Bianca ...  Ilithyia 21 episodes, 2010-2012
Liam McIntyre ...  Spartacus 20 episodes, 2012-2013
Pana Hema Taylor ...  Nasir / ... 19 episodes, 2012-2013
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ...  Naevia 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Dustin Clare ...  Gannicus 17 episodes, 2012-2013
Heath Jones Heath Jones ...  Donar 17 episodes, 2012-2013
Katrina Law ...  Mira 15 episodes, 2010-2012
Ellen Hollman ...  Saxa 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Barry Duffield ...  Lugo 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Kelvin Taylor ...  Kraynos 14 episodes, 2012-2013
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The inspiration behind this series is the Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The Thracians had been persuaded by Claudius Glaber to serve as auxiliaries in the Roman legions in a campaign against the Getae, who had often plundered Thracian lands. However after Glaber reneges on the deal and switches his attentions from the Getae to attack Mithridates in Asia Minor, the Thracians feel betrayed and mutiny. Captured by Glaber, Spartacus is condemned to death as a Gladiator, whilst his wife Sura is condemned to slavery. Spartacus, however, proves to be a formidable gladiator, and defeats the four gladiators tasked with executing him. He becomes a favorite of the crowd, leading Senator Albinius to commute his death sentence to a life of slavery. Spartacus is purchased by Batiatus for gladiator training, who promises to help him find Sura if he proves himself in training. As the series develops, the story follows the betrayals and machinations... Written by WellardRockard

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

14 March 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Toward the end of production for the series prequel "Gods of the Arena", Andy Whitfield's cancer resurfaced and he was unable to continue filming. On the last day of filming in the training square, many of the male cast lead by Manu Bennet and Antonio Te Maioha (both of the Maori tribe of New Zealand) performed the "Haka" in honor of Andy. (The Haka is the legendary Maori war chant) See more »

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The characters frequently address Batiatus, among others, using the form of address "Dominus" (Lord). In Latin, the proper form of this word used when addressing an individual would be in the vocative case, and should instead be "Domine." See more »

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Sibyl: [watching Spartacus fight in the makeshift arena] I have never laid eyes upon the games.
Gannicus: These are but dim reflection of the glory.
Sibyl: You speak as if heart yearns for such days.
Gannicus: To return to shackle and lash, no. To stand upon the sands again - to know clear purpose of who you are and what must be done... that is a thing that calls to all of my kind.
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During the series run, each episode has shots from the season as the background while the credits roll. The pictures in the background vary depending on the season. The exception to this being the series finale where a montage of the characters are displayed. See more »

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So bloody good !!
13 February 2010 | by nikolobgSee all my reviews

This is not a series for everyone and many people will find a lot in it offensive. They will have good cause. If you are under 16 you should not watch it. Why am i so excited by it then: For the ones that want to see fights, blood, brutality, sex, men looking like gods, blood, erotica, excitement, blood, swearing, allot of skulls being bashed, sweat, savagery, arena fights, honor, friendships intrigues, assassinations, and lets not forget some more blood, this is a show for you.

It is brutal and it is one of the best shows out there. It is not a soup opera and if you are one of those people that got excited by a show like CAPRICA skip this one.

This show makes your hart race. The first episode is the weakest, but by episode 4 which i just saw i am swearing by all the Roman Gods that this is what i was born to watch. It is raw bloody entertainment!

This show is so unique, it is in a category with THE WIRE, thought they have noting in common and their uniqueness lies in completely different places, they are bot light years away of what is being made.

For a low budget with computer graphics, after the first weaker episode, the show becomes so realistic, by episode 4 it has griped me in its razor sharp clutches and the downward spiral of darkness is leaving bloody marks on my soul!

If you like it you will love it, if you don't like it you will hate it.


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