Spartacus: Gods of the Arena absolutely maintained the high bar Blood and Sand had set. Now, thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment, you’ve got a chance to experience it yourself, because we’re giving away two Blu-ray copies of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Click through for full details of how to win!
By exploring the days before Spartacus arrived and set in motion the downfall of the House of Batiatus, Gods of the Arena let us see a time when Batiatus' star was anything but on the rise. John Hannah is at his absolute best when being trampled upon by his "betters," so a series focusing on his desperate attempts to climb the social ladder, and his impotent failure when those schemes fail, is guaranteed gold.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena serves as a prequel to Blood and Sand, taking a look at the gladiatorial school of Batiatus in the months leading up to the catalytic arrival of Spartacus. Fans of B&S will find plenty to love here: more betrayal, more intrigue, and lots more decapitations. Even better, more of two of the best parts of Blood and Sand: John Hannah as Batiatus and Lucy Lawless as his duplicitous wife, Lucretia.
Starz has been finding some success with period dramas over the last few years, and now Anchor Bay has targeted a September home video release for the network's two latest outings. Both Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and Camelot: The Complete First Season will hit Blu-ray and DVD on September 13th.
There’s good news for those of you who have been holding out hope that Spartacus: Blood and Sand will get a second season. Starz announced today that they’re moving ahead with Season 2. That’s the good news…