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Release Date: September 16th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2010

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

Overview -

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.

Spartacus tells the classic tale of the Republic's most infamous rebel, who comes alive in the series' first season, Blood and Sand. Then comes Gods of the Arena, a prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with a choice to either satisfy his personal need for vengeance, or make the sacrifices necessary to keep his growing army from breaking apart at the seams. Finally, in War of the Damned, Spartacus carves his name into history as he plots to avenge his wife's death and leads Batiatus' slaves in a bloody uprising that will not be forgotten or equaled.

For Fans Only
Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
Limited Edition Spartacus Figurine
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Audio Formats:
Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish
Special Features:
All previously released supplements
Release Date:
September 16th, 2014

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take


Video Review


Audio Review


Special Features


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.