Spartacus 4 Seasons 2013

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Season 3
(647) IMDb 8.7/10

1. Enemies of Rome TV-MA CC

Spartacus assembles a formidable army. The desperate powers of Rome are forced to turn to Marcus Crassus to aid in the campaign against the rebellion.

Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel
52 minutes
Original air date:
January 25, 2013

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure, Action
Director Mark Beesley
Starring Manu Bennett, Daniel Feuerriegel
Supporting actors Peter Mensah, Lucy Lawless, Nick E. Tarabay, Viva Bianca, Liam McIntyre, Pana Hema Taylor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Dustin Clare, Heath Jones, Katrina Law, Ellen Hollman, Barry Duffield, Kelvin Taylor, Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Craig Parker, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Ioane King
Season year 2013
Network Starz
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great job by actors.
Lenny Ring
Coming from someone who's watched the entire series, I loved this show from beginning to end.
Casey Lewis
The series, including the final season and the finale, all rate 5 STARS in my book!!!!!!
Roman 1

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145 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Rich H. on February 22, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
(Updated 4/12/13, 9/4/13)

The Spartacus saga on Starz has given us some of the most powerful and dramatic television of the past decade, and this final season may just be the best of the lot. Spartacus: War of the Damned picks up maybe a year after the stunning finale of Spartacus: Vengeance. Having taken his revenge against the Roman patricians that enslaved him and killed his wife and friends, Spartacus leads what is now an army of liberated slaves in all-out war against the Republic. He struggles with both the cunning Imperator leading the Romans against him and the growing tensions within his own army, mowing down legions and cities while gathering strength for what may become an epic battle for Rome itself.

With this conclusion of the Spartacus series, Stephen DeKnight and company have achieved something quite rare in television, or anywhere else for that matter: an epic story simultaneously offering compelling plot, characters, action and drama, while staying remarkably close to (what we know of) the story of the real-life Spartacus. It's a brutal story, and the show pulls absolutely no punches in the telling, but despite that - or perhaps because of it - this is some of the finest television I've seen since M*A*S*H. Here's why:

- With each season the scope of the story has grown, and the story line has become more suble and complex. War of the Damned is no exception. Spartacus and his army have Rome in a near-panic. The Senate enlists ultra-wealthy consul Marcus Crassus to hire an army and put down the rebellion. From the first episode we see that Spartacus is facing an equally intelligent, deadly and determined opponent in Crassus; this is as much a war of wills and cunning as it is of swords.
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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Sky TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 19, 2013
Format: DVD
First, for those that may not have ever seen Spartacus on Starz and are looking to get into the series via DVD or Instant Video based on its popularity, Spartacus: War of the Damned is season 3 of the show but technically the fourth season. After the excellent 2010 5-star season premier under the title Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Andy Whitfield who played the lead role of Spartacus tragically died of cancer. Whitfield embodied Spartacus; he was a believable, imposing, rough, tough character that made viewers feel like they were watching the real guy from circa 70 BC. His untimely illness left the studio scrambling to decide how to or if the series would continue. Ultimately the studio decided to produce a prequel that ideally would give Whitfield time to recover after treatment, but sadly Whitfield relapsed and passed shortly after production of the prequel.

The prequel was called Gods of the Arena and it was excellent. But there was something missing from Gods that made Blood & Sand the 5-Star series that it was: Andy Whitfield and his Spartacus character. Then in Vengeance we got Spartacus back, but was Whitfield really replaceable? Starz took a chance and went for the Whitfield look-alike with Liam McIntyre versus finding another imposing force that could also act. Yes, McIntyre does look quite a bit like Whitfield, but there was something just a little less imposing, less rough and less tough about the guy; in Vengeance, McIntyre was a kinder, warmer Spartacus that smiled too much. But in War of the Damned something changed...dramatically...McIntyre stopped smiling and started kicking and carving you-know-what. And ultimately, War of the Damned rivaled the first season...which is saying a lot!

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104 of 116 people found the following review helpful By David L. Bullock on April 14, 2013
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Along with the Walking Dead, this was my favorite series. As much as I loved Andy Whitfield (God bless him and his family), I must say Liam McIntyre was equally outstanding and perhaps even more. It is a bit like comparing your favorite James Bond -- Sean Connery or Roger Moore. All are outstanding and render their own interpretations. I am a PhD in European Military History and approve of this series in the way that they rendered history. We all could have small quibbles about this and that, that the Romans always threw pila (special spears) before closing, that Onamaeus was really a Gaul, not a black man...but what a character he was anyway. The cause of liberty should embrace all human kind and the scriptwriters were courageous and inclusive in making this point. Crixus and Gannicus did exist, the former as a Gaul and the latter as a Celt. Since nothing more is known about them, the scriptwriters were open to their interpretations. Of the three primary accounts about Spartacus, two say he died on the battlefield, and one says the body was never found. This series took the latter interpretation and thereby provided a beautiful ending. The final season seemed a bit compressed compared to the season right before it, but the producers had decided to wind the series down. Another two seasons clearly could have been done. I personally found the acting, the characters (without exception) and the scriptwriters to be outstanding. Some reviewers have commented about the gay characters and scenes. I am a definitely "straight" Independent Conservative and did not like the first series scenes between Barca and Pietro mostly because I did not like them as men. Agron and Nasir were different because I liked them as men.Read more ›
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