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Starz Press Release: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Blu-ray) (DVD)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 18 2011 - 11:15 AM

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“Epic and freakishly compelling.”





Two-Disc Set Contains All Six Episodes and An Amazing Array

Of Bonus Features!

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Beverly Hills, CA – “SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA,” the exciting STARZ Original series, is ready for battle when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the prequel to the acclaimed “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on Blu-ray™ andDVD September 13, 2011.  The two-disc collection contains a muscular amount of bonus features including never-before-seen featurettes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage (including a set tour with star Lucy Lawless). The Blu-ray is even mightier with extended episodes, audio commentary on all six episodes and a mind-blowing battle sequence in 3D - a first for a TV on Blu-Ray™ release! A sneak peek of the 3D bonus feature will happen at the STARZ booth at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego. 

 “SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA” premiered January 21, 2011 on STARZ and delivered record ratings for the network.  With each new episode, the series continued to gain devoted viewers.  Executive produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, this exhilarating season follows Gannicus, the charismatic gladiator aspiring to become Champion of Capua and of the House of Batiatus.  With political ambitions and poised to overthrow his father and take control of the House, a young Batiatus will freely betray anyone to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand.  With his loyal and calculating wife Lucretia by his side, they will stop at nothing to deceive the masses.

Joining returning stars, John Hannah (The MummyFour Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus, Peter Mensah (300The Incredible Hulk) as Oenomaus and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) as Lucretia, are new cast members Dustin Clare (“Underbelly”) as Gannicus, Jaime Murray (“Hu$tle”) as Gaia and Marisa Ramirez (“General Hospital”) as Melitta.

With content too hot for cable TV, behind-the-scenes featurettes, deluxe packaging and an amazing 3D battle scene from the final episode, “SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA” is sure to have fans of the show cheering, while capturing the attention of all those uninitiated into the world of Spartacus - thumbs up, indeed!

Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include:

  • STARZ Studios: GODS OF THE ARENA              
  • Weapons Of Mass Disruption            
  • Battle Royale: Anatomy Of A Scene            
  • On Set With Lucy Lawless                
  • 10 Easy Steps To Dismemberment                
  • Post Production: The Final Execution                       
  • Enter The Arena: Production Design             
  • Dressed To Kill                      
  • Convention Panel                   
  • Arena Bloopers                      
Exclusive Blu-ray bonus features include:

  • 3D "Ring Of Fire" Battle Sequence
  • Extended Episodes
  • Audio Commentaries On All Episodes (including: Writer/Creator/Executive Producer Steven S. DeKnight, Executive Producer Rob Tapert and actors John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Peter Mensah – and more
About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service provider operating in the United States. The company offers 17 premium channels including the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® brands with approximately 18.8 million and 33.1 million subscribers respectively.  Starz Entertainment airs in total more than 1,000 movies and original series every month across its pay TV channels. Starz Entertainment is recognized as a pay TV leader in providing HD, On Demand, HD On Demand and online advanced services for its STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX brands.  Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and is attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group.


Street Date:                 September 13, 2011   

Pre-book:                    August 17, 2011

Cat. #:                         BD23094

UPC:                           0 1313 23094-9 1

Run Time:                    347 Minutes

Rating:                         Not Rated

SRP:                            $49.99

Format:                       Widescreen (1.78:1) 1080p

Audio:                         English Dolby TrueHD 5.1/Spanish Mono

Subtitles:                      English, Spanish


Street Date:                 September 13, 2011   

Pre-book:                    August 17, 2011

Cat. #:                         ST23093

UPC:                           0 1313 23093-9 2

Run Time:                    335 Minutes

Rating:                         Not Rated

SRP:                            $39.98

Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio:                         English Dolby Digital 5.1/Spanish Mono

Subtitles:                     English, Spanish


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