Blu-ray, DVD: Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $49.98, Blu-ray $59.99
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz

Spartacus: VengeanceThe second season of Starz’ original action television series Spartacus stars Liam McIntyre (TV’s The Pacific) in the title role, after fellow Australian and former Spartacus Andy Whitfield sadly passed away from cancer. McIntyre had a big sword to fill.

Created by Steven S. DeKnight (TV’s Smallville), Spartacus: Vengeance (called Spartacus: Blood and Sand in its original season and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena in a special prequel season) is a no holds barred look at the legendary gladiator.

Brimming with sex and violence, the second season of the Mature-rated TV show starts where the first season ended, after the bloody rebellion of the gladiators from the House of Batiatus. As fear rises in the Roman Republic, Gaius Claudius Glaber (Craig Parker, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) and his troops are sent to Capua to stop the group of freed slaves that Spartacus is leading. Spartacus must decide between his desire for vengeance against the man who condemned his wife to slavery and death or make the necessary sacrifices to keep his army from falling apart.

As well as all 10 episodes of the season two, both the DVD and Blu-ray offer these special features:

  • “Starz Studios: Spartacus: Vengeance
  • “The Making of Spartacus: Vengeance
  • “Behind the Camera: Directing the Rebellion”
  • “On Set With Liam McIntyre”
  • “The Legend of Spartacus”
  • “Famous Last Words”
  • Bloopers

The Blu-ray also adds nine extended episodes and audio commentaries.

Buy or Rent Spartacus: Vengeance – The Complete Second Season
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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.