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Spartacus: Blood and Sand

1.01 The Red Serpent


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Release: Feb 10, 2011 - Author: Bob - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a successful series produced by the American Pay-TV channel Starz, which only since recently tries to get in competition with the channels HBO and Showtime by airing in-house productions. As usual for Pay-TV channels, Spartacus has no restricions concerning violence, sex or swear words - and the series really takes advantage of this freedom. No TV series have ever been bloodier or more bruta. Naked skin is another standard for Spartacus and often there are naked women standing around in a living room (talking about household improvements...). But there's also something for the ladies - not uncommonly do the gladiators show what they have to offer in the sauna.

While sex and violence were definitively a "bait" for the audience, the series (after initial problems during the first few episodes) really evolved in terms of a dramatic plot. This is especially because of the gread characters as well as actors and of course the literally diabolic intrigues.

Exclusively on Blu-ray 4 episodes of the first season were extended - some of the scenes still seemed to be too hot for TV. The extensions of the first episode are nothing to speak of, after all, there's naked skin everywhere during the feast at the end of the episode.

The first episode of Spartacus has 2 scenes that offer 24 additional seconds.
42:21 / 42:28
Spartacus watches the events on the party a little longer. One of the slaves has a dildo on his head.

42:29 / 42:53
While it was no problem to show one of the women putting another woman's nipple piercing in her mouth to tenderly suck on it on TV, the following scene when the two of them rub their breasts together can only be seen on the Blu-Ray.