25 July 2009

What revenge have you in mind?

Mind blowing trailer for the new cable TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand is here. This looks like some bizarre combination of Rome, 300 and Gladiator. The result is slow motion violence porn of spilled blood and decapitated body parts, and enough sex scenes to make MPAA censors clinically depressed.

Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" is a graphic and visceral account of Rome’s most famous gladiator. When he’s separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He’ll be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honor and endurance.

This sweaty dirty naked bodies extravaganza will air in January on Starz channel. Can't wait.


  1. Looks good, haven't seen Rome but 300 and Gladiator were really good.

  2. You have to check out Rome, it has very unusual realistic approach toward historic content. It is also very violent and has lots of sex. One of HBO's finest, and it's only two seasons total.
    I doubt Spartacus will reach the level of cleverness and sophistication that Rome had, but it looks very entertaining.