Monday, February 1, 2010

Through the Opera Glasses - 45 - Spartacus: Blood and Sand













Hmm...what do we see through our opera glasses today...?




Spartacus: Blood and Sand

This series debuted here in Canada on the Movie Network last week, and tonight I settled in for the second episode.











After a Thracian warrior rebels against his Roman commander, his wife is taken into slavery and our hero is condemned to die in the arena. But he fights like the fabled Thracian king of old, and is now renamed Spartacus.













Spartacus refuses to believe his wife is lost to him forever. He'll kill for his Roman master in the hope of wrapping her in his arms once more.



I'm liking Andy Whitfield, I can tell you that much.



WARNING: This trailer includes graphic scenes of violence.



Janet says Now I want to subscribe to cable - thanks a lot Julia :(

Travis says It certainly seems to have the gritty realism required.

Wylie Kinson says Andy - oh yum.

3 comments:

Janet said...

Now I want to subscribe to cable - thanks a lot Julia :(

This looks fabulous. I love historical movies - and Andy Whitfield seems to be a yummy hero! The premise sounds very much like Gladiator with Russell Crowe, which I loved.

Travis said...

It looks like a fairly solid resetting of the Spartacus story. It certainly seems to have the gritty realism required.

Wylie Kinson said...

Andy - oh yum.
Sadly, I don't get the movie channels but surely it will come on Apple TV or DVD soon?

In the meantime, thanks for the tease :)