'Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season' Blu-ray in 1080p

Posted Fri May 21, 2010 at 09:10 AM PDT by

A press release has been sent out issuing a correction that the hit Starz series coming to Blu-ray in September will be presented in glorious 1080p after all!

As previously reported, Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment announced 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season' starring Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, John Hannah, and Peter Mensah for Blu-ray on September 21.

The 4-disc Blu-ray release will contain all 13 episodes and will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentaries, Gladiator Camp, History Rewritten, Make-up Effects, The Hole, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Bloopers, and Trailers.

Enhanced digital effects have been added to several of the episodes, and as a Blu-ray™ exclusive, four episodes have been personally selected as “Directors’ Cut Extended Episodes” by Robert Tapert, featuring content too risqué, even for cable TV!

The legions of 'Spartacus: Blood AND Sand' fans who have been anticipating the second season, were excited to learn earlier this month that Starz will air a six-part prequel in early 2011 that tells the story of the gladiator school before Spartacus arrives. It will focus on Batiatus and Lucretia, as well as some new characters that will be introduced.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $79.97.

You can find the latest specs for 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand - The Complete First Season' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 21.

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