Blu-ray
For Fans Only
4.5 stars
Overall Grade
4.5 stars

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The Movie Itself
3.5 Stars
HD Video Quality
4.5 Stars
HD Audio Quality
4.5 Stars
Supplements
3 Stars
High-Def Extras
4 Stars
Bottom Line
For Fans Only

Spartacus: The Compete Series (Limited Edition Collector's Set)

Street Date:
September 16th, 2014
Reviewed by:
Review Date: 1
September 18th, 2014
Movie Release Year:
2010
Studio:
Starz/Anchor Bay
Length:
2173 Minutes
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Release Country
United States

Introduction

This is a special release. A compilation of all Starz's 'Spartacus' seasons in gloriously over-the-top blood-spattered packaging. There's not much focus on the actual content, although there are some new special features. This is mainly a gory tribute to the show. A macabre mantel piece for fans to show off in their homes, if you're into that kind of thing. The seasons themselves are the same. Most of this review will simply link to previous reviews. However, later on, I'll cover the new special features that come along with this set.

The Supplements: Digging Into the Good Stuff

HD Bonus Content: Any Exclusive Goodies in There?

The statue is kind of badass. That is if you want to show off a replica of Spartacus stabbing some dude through the chest with a giant spear.

Please consult our individual season reviews for Blu-ray exclusive lists:

'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' - 3 Stars

'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' - 3 Stars

'Spartacus: Vengeance' - 3 Stars

'Spartacus: War of the Damned'

Final Thoughts

The reason you're getting this set, if you are, is because you're an absolute die-hard fan of the show. This isn't a casual fan purchase. It takes a certain kind of fan to want to display this gory memento on their shelves. The price point should disuade most. The biggest problem is there isn't much in the way of actual new content that should excite people. Sure, there are some new commentaries and a few new featurettes, but nothing ground-breaking that might warrant purchasing this. The real draw is the packaging. If you dig it, then this is certainly for you. This is a "For Fans Only" purchase if I've ever seen one.

Technical Specs

  • 13-Disc Set
  • Digital Copies
  • Limited Edition Spartacus Figurine

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.78:1

Audio Formats

  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles/Captions

  • English SDH, Spanish

Supplements

  • All previously released supplements

Exclusive HD Content

  • Three New Season One Audio Commentaries
  • Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre
  • Scoring A Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca
  • An Eye Full: Roger Murray
  • Spartacus: Paul Grinder
  • The Last Word: John Hannah

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