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Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season Blu-ray

United States
DigiBook Starz / Anchor Bay | 2010 | Season 1 | 692 min | Rated TV-MA | Sep 21, 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Four-disc set (4 BDs)
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Video 4.6 of 54.6
Audio 4.6 of 54.6
Extras 4.3 of 54.3
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Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season

 (TV) (2010)

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus, a Thracian warrior captured by Romans, is enslaved into a gladiator training school owned by Batiatus and his wife Lucretia. He is forced to fight daily for his life against deadly foes, under the brutal whip of trainer Doctore. Against all odds, Spartacus' rebellious instincts, his intense love for his wife Sura and his powerful fighting skills drive him to win a series of near-impossible battles - setting in motion a revolution against the tyranny of Rome. To survive, he must become more than a man, more than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

For more about Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season and the Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season Blu-ray release, see Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Andy Whitfield, Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless, Nick E. Tarabay, Peter Mensah, John Hannah

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" is set free on Blu-ray through a revealing 1080p, 1.78:1-framed transfer. Although the image sports a very glossy video-like sheen, it captures an exceptional level of detail that's evident from the series' first shot of the Thracian who will come to be called Spartacus awaiting his turn in the gladiator ring. Facial hairs; small lines and wrinkles in skin; beads of sweat; the stitching of his tattered clothes; and the texturing of the rough, worn, and filthy wall against which he sits are all revealed both here and elsewhere with an almost breathtaking level of excellence. Subsequently, the entire series proves to be nothing less than a showcase of stunningly gorgeous elements; whether the amazingly-rendered individual pebbles and grains of sand that make up much of the terrain seen in the show or the leather and metal armor pieces that are home to untold levels of detail, right down to the smallest nicks, scratches, and creases that are the result of everyday wear-and-tear and time in the arena, the transfer picks up and displays even the smallest details that elevate the transfer to lofty heights. Additionally, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" features an excellent color palette; although the show is dominated by earth tones, it delivers the more vibrant hues -- generally seen on clothes, hair, and gems -- as well as the tans, browns, grays, and greens that are so prominent in the series. Blood is bright red and cartoonish in appearance but displayed as it was meant to be seen. Black levels are generally of a high quality, though several scenes appear a bit too bright. The only real issue of note comes in the form of minor banding and the resultant poor color gradations sometimes seen in skies or, less frequently, human skin in slightly out-of-focus shots. Otherwise, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" delivers an excellent 1080p viewing experience that rivals many of the finest Blu-ray releases.


Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" storms onto Blu-ray with a high-powered Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack. Making fine use of the surround channels and often playing out with an aggressive posture and implementing plenty of wonderfully-realized sound effects, the entire 13-episode season is as sonically revealing as the show is visually stimulating. The highlight, of course, comes from the many gladiatorial battle sequences that feature an abundance of crowd noise spilling out from all over the soundstage, accentuated by the clanking of sword-on-sword or sword-on-armor contact, not to mention the series' amped up sounds of general human carnage accompanying various slices and dices into flesh and over-exaggerated sounds of blood exiting the body. Even better, the track doesn't shortchange listeners when it comes to clarity; the rambunctious elements are all strongly integrated, and while the track never completely fools the listener into believing he or she has suddenly been transported back in time, it does find a fair amount of distinction between elements with none of them sounding too phony or mushy. Several sound effects are accompanied by excellent imaging as sound moves effortlessly about the soundstage, and the track captures distinct, speaker-specific elements equally well. Additionally, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" features some lesser but no less critical atmospheric effects that heighten the calmer scenes throughout the film; a chilly winter's wind howling around the soundstage in one scene or insects buzzing about in another are but two examples of the various elements that spring to life and the ease with which the track replays more subtle nuances. Bass is never lacking in power, and the low end rattles the furniture in several scenes in support of both music and sound effects. The show's score plays with an effortlessness and pinpoint accuracy across the front and with a heavy surround-speaker accompaniment. Last but not least, dialogue is consistently crisp and accurate, primarily through the center channel. No doubt "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" sports something of an over-pumped and over-exaggerated listen at times, but Anchor Bay's lossless track handles it superbly, making it the perfect compliment to the show's cartoonish violence and nonstop action and sex.


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