Spartacus: Vengeance: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
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On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” the gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic in “Spartacus: Vengeance.” Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man who condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish the series, the tale of Spartacus resumes in epic fashion.
Includes tons of never-before-seen bonus features including featurettes, extended scenes and Content Too Risqué for CABLE TV.
• Starz Studios – Spartacus: Vengeance
• The Making Of Spartacus: Vengeance
• Behind The Camera: Directing The Rebellion
• On The Set With Liam McIntyre
• Burning Down The House: The VFX of Episode 205
• The Legend of Spartacus
• Famous Last Words
• Spartacus: War of the Damned teaser
• BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE – Audio Commentaries
• BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE – Extended Episodes
Top Customer Reviews
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. So for season 2 we get 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 is something just a little less imposing, less rough and less tough about the guy; he's a kinder, warmer Spartacus that smiled too much (and a bit smaller; he had to look up to most of his warrior co-stars).Read more ›
Know this in advance: there are parts of this second season (or third, depending on how you're counting) of the Spartacus saga that _you will not like_. But the gods do not favor such thoughts! WE are for Spartacus: Vengeance, preferably on Blu-ray, which has had noticeably better picture and sound quality than the Starz broadcasts. Bend ear, and I shall give good reasons to make purchase:
- The story is on a par with, possibly even better than, Blood and Sand. It's different - how could it be otherwise? - but more complex and on a much grander scale. The same goes for the setting. Spartacus has always featured impressive camera work and CGI, and this time around it is, at times, literally jaw-dropping and downright beautiful. Much of S:V looks and feels more like a movie than a TV series.
- The cast outdoes itself yet again. Liam McIntyre takes a couple of episodes to get comfortable with the daunting job of filling Andy Whitfield's sandals, but by mid-season he's rocking Spartacus every bit as hard as Whitfield did. Cynthia Addai-Robinson takes awhile to get into her role as Naevia (replacing Leslie-Ann Brandt,) but makes up for it and then some in the final episode. All the returnees own their characters in splendid fashion, even when those characters have dramatically changed (see below.) It's very hard to pick a standout this time, but I'm going with Nick Tarabay.Read more ›
This show continues to amaze me. Half way through the season and the characters are all in place, the plots are thickening and you know the twists are coming too. I'm not a big fan of the new Navia either...the other girl was excellent.... but all in all...this second season delivers and delivers BIG. I highly recommend watching it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The second season of Spartacus is just as good as the first one. Liam McIntyre does an admirable job in the titular role after the untimely demise of Andy Whitfield whose portrayal... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tony Figueroa
The second induction of the Spartacus arrived on time and was in great condition. Season Two continues to follow the gladiators and the aristocrats in ancient Greece. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Bboop41
Would rather give it 10stars. Has got to be my absolute favorite story. This was so well done by the cast, creators and all involved that I've failed to find anything living up to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cynthia