Will a "Mr. Spartacus" Please Report to the Hospitality Desk? "Mr. Spartacus"...


Sex. Steel. Blood. Sex. Violence. Chaos. Sex. Mix all of that together, stage it amongst a bunch of sandal wearing warriors, and then throw in some plot and you've got Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the Starz prequel series to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. While the rationale for making the prequel was honorable enough, the quirky consequence is that Spartacus: Gods of the Arena isn't about Spartacus at all, but rather the first champion gladiator. So while you might not get to chant "I am Spartacus!" as you watch the hero battle spill the blood of his competitors, I think "I am Gannicus" is just as catchy.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena arrives on DVD and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay on September 13th, and we've got a Blu-ray copy to give away. So if you want it, read on to find out how you can win.

Or, if you're impatient, you can just grab it off Amazon.

The series 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 Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus, Peter Mensah (300, The 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.

GodsoftheArenaBD3dIf you want to win, you just have to do two things...

The thing is, we found a copy of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena on Blu-ray addressed to a "Spartacus" - but we don't know who that is. So if you're Spartacus, please click the Facebook "Like" button in the upper left hand corner of this page and then identify yourself as the proper owner of this Blu-ray set ("I am Spartacus") in the comments section below.

Rules, Technical Stuff: 

The contest ends on September 23rd, 2011. One entry per person. Many will enter few will win. By few, we mean 1. Entry for contest must be left as a comment on this (article) to be counted. Winners will be notified via e-mail. If the winner does not respond within one week to claim their prize, a new winner will be chosen, or whatever.


** Congratulations to Michele Cupp on winning our Spartacus Blu-ray giveaway! **

Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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