Coming September 13th to Blu-ray and DVD is the release of Starz Original series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and it’s coming with a 3D bonus feature. I have always been a huge fan of the 1960 movie but didn’t get the opportunity to catch this when it aired, so I am eager to check it out.
Beverly Hills, CA – “SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA,” the exciting STARZ Original series, is ready for battle when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the prequel to the acclaimed “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 13, 2011. The two-disc collection contains a muscular amount of bonus features including never-before-seen featurettes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage (including a set tour with star Lucy Lawless). The Blu-ray is even mightier with extended episodes, audio commentary on all six episodes and a mind-blowing battle sequence in 3D – a first for a TV on Blu-Ray™ release! A sneak peek of the 3D bonus feature will happen at the STARZ booth at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego.
“SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA” premiered January 21, 2011 on STARZ and delivered record ratings for the network. With each new episode, the series continued to gain devoted viewers. Executive produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, this exhilarating season follows Gannicus, the charismatic gladiator aspiring to become Champion of Capua and of the House of Batiatus. With political ambitions and poised to overthrow his father and take control of the House, a young Batiatus will freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand. With his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses.
Joining returning stars, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus, Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Oenomaus and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) as Lucretia, are new cast members Dustin Clare (“Underbelly”) as Gannicus, Jaime Murray (“Hu$tle”) as Gaia and Marisa Ramirez (“General Hospital”) as Melitta.
With content too hot for cable TV, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deluxe packaging and an amazing 3D battle scene from the final episode, “SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA” is sure to have fans of the show cheering, while capturing the attention of all those uninitiated into the world of Spartacus – thumbs up, indeed!
Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include:
STARZ Studios: GODS OF THE ARENA
Weapons Of Mass Disruption
Battle Royale: Anatomy Of A Scene
On Set With Lucy Lawless
10 Easy Steps To Dismemberment
Post Production: The Final Execution
Enter The Arena: Production Design
Dressed To Kill
Exclusive Blu-ray bonus features include:
3D “Ring Of Fire” Battle Sequence
Audio Commentaries On All Episodes (including: Writer/Creator/Executive Producer Steven S. DeKnight, Executive Producer Rob Tapert and actors John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Peter Mensah – and more