Release: Feb 13, 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 changes for the 8th episode are really short.
The 8th episode offers one scene with alternative footage. The difference in time is imperceptible.
The TV Version offers a short flashback
33:14 / 32:35
When the Gaul walks to Spartacus, the TV Version changes the image section. The Gaul's penis can therefore only shortly be seen in the background. The Extended Version, however, shows it "in full blossom".
Imperceptible difference in time.