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Spartacus: Blood and Sand – Season 1 (R1/US BD) in September

Anchor Bay Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Spartacus: Blood and Sand – Season 1 on 21st September 2010. This new series was inspired by the actual slave of the Roman Republic, who in 73 BC led a slave revolt that grew to more than 120,000 fighters. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus (Whitfield), a Thracian warrior captured by Romans, is enslaved into a gladiator training school owned by Batiatus (Hannah) and his wife Lucretia (Lawless). He is forced to fight daily for his life against deadly foes, under the brutal whip of trainer Doctore (Mensah). He 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 pleasures will constantly test him and his masters.

SRP is $59.97 on DVD and $79.97 on Blu-ray. Features include:

  • Audio: DD5.1 on DVD and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD on BD
  • Featurettes:
    • Gladiator Camp
    • History Rewritten
    • Make-Up Effects
    • The Hole
    • And More!
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Episodes with enhanced digital effects
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Bloopers
  • Trailers
  • BD Exclusive: 4 “Directors’ Cut Extended Episodes” personally selected by executive producer Rob Tapert

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