It just doesn’t seem that long ago when Starz literally thrust Spartacus and Andy Whitfield onto us and turned him into an overnight star, but sadly that was short-lived as he wound us succumbing to cancer, but then Liam McIntyre came along and filled those sandals rather well. Fans were divided about who was the best Spartacus, but over the seasons McIntyre took to many fan’s hearts, but they never forgot Whitfield. A documentary was even made by those very faithful to him. I’m not sure if it was ever completed because after checking out the website for the film it doesn’t appear to have been finished which would be very sad.
Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, all you Spartacus fans can rejoice as the full complete series is coming out September 16, 2014 in a big ole bulging box, much like what we saw packing them loincloths (yes, that link is for one memorable scene that we can’t show on our site as it’s very very NSFW but many of you will lose your breath when you see it) in the show.
Check out the blu-ray/dvd box set trailer below.
Spartacus Series Synopsis:
“SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES” is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic’s most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Then comes “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, “Spartacus: Vengeance,” continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with a choice to either satisfy his personal need for vengeance, or make the sacrifices necessary to keep his growing army from breaking apart at the seams. Finally, in “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” Spartacus will carve his name into history as he plots to avenge his wife’s death and leads Batiatus’ slaves in a bloody uprising that will not be forgotten or equaled.“The gods finally bless us with the complete collection,” says creator and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight. “Spartacus was a true labor of love for everyone who worked on it and I’m incredibly proud to present all 39 episodes in stunning High-def for the fans to enjoy at their leisure, but make sure you watch them in the order they first aired to revel in the experience as originally intended.”
New Bonus Features:
- SPARTACUS Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre
- Scoring A Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca
- An Eye Full: Roger Murray
- SPARTACUS: Paul Grinder
- The Last Word: John Hannah
“SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES” features Andy Whitfield in a star-making turn in the title role for season one, Liam McIntyre takes over as Spartacus for season two and three. Also featured in memorable roles are John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral), Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Nick E. Tarabay (“Crash”), Dustin Clare (“Underbelly”), Dan Feuerriegel (“Home and Away”), Simon Merrells (The Wolfman), Todd Lasance (“Cloudstreet”), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“FlashForward”) and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Parks and Recreation”).