Release: Oct 21, 2011 - Author: Doc Idaho - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB - more from this series
While the Extended Version of Spartacus: Blood & Sand Season 1 seem kind of false, some of the differences in the prequel season Gods of the Arena are a real improvement, sometimes the differences just lead to another experience. And the Extended Versions really press any buttons: there are extended plot scenes, an optimized cut and new footage, especially in the sex and nudity scenes. As violent and revealing the series was, there are some scenes that make the intention to not scare the audience away. As a result of that, alterations of any kind were made.
On Blu-ray, the uncensored and uncut version has been released. For some reason, the cover of the UK Blu-ray doesn't say the UK Version contains the Extended Version as well. One won't notice until the disc is in the player.
In total, 5 of 6 episodes have been altered. Only episode 2 has remained unchanged.
Extended shot of Oenomaus defending the gladiator school when his wife says a lot of bad things had recently happened there. The TV Version contains a slightly extended shot of Melitta instead.
Extended Version: 5 sec | TV Version: 0.25 sec
Extended shot of Tullius and Titus talking. Tullius mentions former gladiators as reason why Titus' school should be at the opening of the new arena. Flashbacks of the mentioned gladiators. For continuity reasons, alternate footage has been used here.
Extended Version: 21.5 sec | TV Version: 6 sec
Titus speaks in high terms of Oenomaus and his work as doctor, then the selection for the upcoming competition. In that process, Titus coughs. A preview to what happens later.
Extended shot of Titus and Oenomaus discussing about the gladiators. Especially about Dagan who lost an eye.
Extended Version: 7 sec | TV Version: 3 sec
When Oenomaus tries to convince Titus to not sell Gannicus, he mentions he just got complemented by Titus for his achievement as doctor.
Mirrored shot of dead Titus. It makes more sense in the Extended Cut here.