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28 February 2010

Season 1 Episode 7 Episode Promo Now Online

Spartacus: Blood and Sand – Ep 107 ‘Great And Unfortunate Things’. Overcome by the pressure of Batiatus’ control, Spartacus must make a choice: leave his past behind and assume the mantle of a champion gladiator, or die.


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27 February 2010

Episode 7 'Great And Unfortunate Things' Episode Stills

ImageSpartacus Blood and Sand Season 1
Episode 7: Great and Unfortunate Things

Overcome by the pressure of Batiatus' control, Spartacus must make a choice: leave his past behind and assume the mantle of a champion gladiator, or die.

Click here to view episode stills for this episode



27 February 2010

Andy and Lucy Photo from NY Post

Image This is a cool pic which I haven't seen before from the NY Post (the article was posted while I was overseas).

'Spartacus' stars dish the naked truth

Posted: 12:28 AM, January 23, 2010

'Spartacus" is this year's most notorious flesh-and-blood series.

And you won't have to wait long for that; the flesh arrives six minutes into the first of the Starz drama's 13 episodes, which premiered last night.

In the scene, Thracian he-man Spartacus, played by Welsh-born actor Andy Whitfield, is making love to his wife.

The camera lovingly pans down their writhing naked bodies. Sex scenes, in fact, come at regular intervals in the series premiere, with full-frontal female nudity 18 minutes into the one-hour episode.

In the drama, Spartacus becomes enslaved by the Capuan army and trains to be a gladiator in a school run by the sex-starved Lucretia, played by Lucy Lawless, so memorable from "Xena, Warrior Princess."

Read more: New York Post



24 February 2010

S1 E6 Episode Promos Delicate Things

S1 E6 A New Champion

Ep 106 ‘Delicate Things’ Batiatus relishes in Spartacus victory and plans future delights for the arena.



S1 E6 Delicate Things

Ep 106 ‘Delicate Things’ – With the glory and riches reaped by Spartacus’ victory in the arena, it appears that his long desired reward will be granted when Batiatus informs him that he will be reunited with his wife.

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Credits | Official Page | Episode Stills



24 February 2010

Spartacus Episode Promos Episode 5 Shadow Games


S1 E5 Chosen For the Primus

Ep 105 Shadow Games' Batiatus is cunningly maneuvered to commit his best men to fight Theokoles - The Shadow of Death.



S1 E5 Prove Yourselves Worthy

Ep 105 'Shadow Games' Crixus, The Champion of Capua is appreciated as Doctore prepares him and Spartacus to face Theokoles



24 February 2010

Andy Interviewed by Fox News Red Eye

ImageFox News interviews Andy.

Greg gets the lowdown on the new original series, ‘Spartacus’

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23 February 2010

Season 1 Episode 5 Shadow Games Review by IGN

ImageCrixus and Spartacus versus the Shadow of Death!
by Chris Carabott for IGN

US, February 22, 2010 - For a series that pretty much boils down to a bloody fight at the end of each episode there are a lot of intriguing story arcs going on behind the scenes. Crixus' love triangle is starting to heat up and affect him in battle, Batiatus continues to struggle as he desperately fights to pay off debts and rival groups oh and lets not forget Spartacus' quest for freedom and to be with his wife once again. "Shadow Games" weaves all of these story lines into a great build up for a fight pitting Crixus and Spartacus against the so-called Shadow of Death who has never been defeated.

With Spartacus' story being fairly cut and dry for now it appears that the writers have taken a lot of interest in developing the character of Crixus. When we first met the Hero of Capula he seemed like the typical Ludus brute who sought glory and battle above all else. As his story has progressed however we've discovered quite an interesting character who is now torn between two (and potentially three) lovers. Crixus has been fighting so long that he's forgotten what it means to be free and Spartacus is finally showing him that there is more to fight for than just glory in victory.

While Crixus yearns to be with Naevia, his sexual relationship with Lucretia is starting to have its problems. The fact that he essentially couldn't "get it up" this week in her presence speaks volumes about the emotional turmoil he's going through and may have been in part the cause of his failure in battle. In another scene, Ilithyia requests an audience with Crixus and has him stripped nude while she admires his body. Both Naevia and Lucretia were forced to look on as the man they so desire is touched by another. It's a messed up situation to say the least and it is clearly starting to wear Crixus thin. Manu Bennett has been doing a great job in the role. Especially in conveying Crixus' emotional struggles with both Lucretia and Naevia.

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21 February 2010

Season 1 Ep 6 Delicate Things Video & Episode Stills


On the next episode of Spartacus Blood and Sand
Season 1 Episode 6 Delicate Things

Episode Stills | Episode Promo

With the glory and riches reaped by Spartacus’ victory in the arena, it appears that his long desired reward will be granted when Batiatus informs him that he will be reunited with his wife.



19 February 2010

Rob Tapert Interview Film Review Online 18 Feb 2010

ImageSpartacus: Blood and Sand – Creator Rob Tapert on Andy and his lovely body

More than a month before Spartacus: Blood and Sand premiered on the Starz Network, it was renewed for a second season. I guess the executives knew how positively the public would respond to violence, gore, nudity and sex… and they were right.

The series features newcomer Andy Whitfield as the title character, a Thracian fighting to return to his wife after being sold into slavery at a gladiatorial school, run by the deceptive Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and her power-hungry husband Batiatus (John Hannah).

Rob Talpert, who along with Sam Raimi produced the cult hit Xena: Warrior Princess (which also starred his wife, Lucy Lawless) spoke with us about his new venture into ancient Rome.

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16 February 2010

Spartacus Episode 5 Video Promo & Episode Stills


Season 1 Episode 5 episode promo has now been uploaded.

Batiatus is presented with a gladiatorial opportunity of a lifetime. Spartacus and Crixus must overcome their mutual hostility to fight as a team against a legendary and unbeaten opponent.

Click here to view the video

Click here to view the episode stills from this episode



14 February 2010

Brothers of the Sword, Titans Of the Arena - Out Magazine

ImageThe Sparty boys are featured in the Feb Issue of Out Magazine

BROTHERS OF THE SWORD, TITANS OF THE ARENA Be it for fame, wealth or freedom, behold the gladiators who fight to the death in the Starz Original Series Spartacus: Blood and Sand SPARTACUS Andy Whitfield plays the legendary Thracian soldier who is betrayed by the Romans and sentenced to die in the arena.

Gladiators featured are:


You can purchase this magazine from Zinio for $5



13 February 2010

Spartacus Season 1 DVD & Blu Ray Pre-Order

ImageSpartacus: Blood and Sand DVD - Season 1 Pre-Order

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend.

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13 February 2010

Spartacus Episode 4 The Thing In the Pit


The Thing In the Pit is tonight's episode. Spartacus learns a lesson in not being so sure of himself in tonight's episode "The Thing In the Pit".

Having performed shamefully in the arena against Crixus, Spartacus is forced to fight in the Pits. Batiatus, determined to profit from Spartacus, may be at risk if his debts aren’t repaid.

Credits | Official Page | Episode Stills | Promo Video #1 #2 #3 |

Episode Recap (SPOILERS)



9 February 2010

Andy Battles Giant Cockroaches - Spartacus Video

btslegend.jpg Whitfield and co-star Jai Courtney dealt with something scarier than getting beat up in "Legends," which airs at 9 p.m. Feb. 5 on Starz.

"Giant cockroaches," Whitfield said. "It was hideous."

In the scene Spartacus and his gladiator-in-training buddy Varro (Courtney) are thrown into the "hole"--a sewage pit--by their trainer, Doctore (Peter Mensah).

Watch the video to see Whitfield explain how the scene was shot with himself, Courtney and a cameraman in a real pit--about 9 feet in diameter and very deep, the same as the restaurant booth in which the video above was filmed. (Excuse my bad camera skills.) It was filled with fake sheep's heads and other bones, trash, fake sewage and all kinds of nasty stuff--and those cockroaches.

Click here to watch the video.


News submitted by Barbara Davies.



8 February 2010

Andy Whitfield TV Guide Magazine Interview

TVGuide.com posted an interview with Andy Whitfield about the series and working with Lucy Lawless.

"The sexy, violent gladiator series Spartacus: Blood and Sand smashed Starz viewing records when it premiered on January 22. Some of those eyeballs were no doubt focused on the buff, blue-eyed Aussie (by way of Wales) star Andy Whitfield. Whitfield paid a visit to the TV Guide Magazine offices to talk about playing the hero, going full Monty and getting in arena-fighting shape."

Click here to read the interview.

News submitted by Barbara Davies.



5 February 2010

Andy Whitfield On The Chelsea Lately Show

Andy Whitfield stopped by to chat with late night talk show host Chelsea Handler on the Chelsea Lately Show.

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News submitted by Barbara Davies.



3 February 2010

Coffee With Lucy & Andy WJZ Interview

lucyandywbjz.jpg A good interview with Lucy & Andy on the WJZ morning show.

From the website: "On Feb. 2, Marty and Don talked to Lucy Lawless and Andy Whitfield about "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," an original television series that airs on Starz."

Click here to see the video.

News submitted by Barbara Davies.



2 February 2010

Upcoming Andy Interivew on Chelsea Lately


Andy will be on Chelsea Lately on E! Entertainment TV - the following was sent by Spartacus PR:

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Time: 11:00p.m. EST (New York City)* / 9:00p.m. MST (Denver)*/11:00p.m. PST (Los Angeles)*
*Please check your local listings*

“Chelsea Lately” on E! Entertainment TV

Featuring: Interview with Andy Whitfield of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”



1 February 2010

Spartacus Episode Video Promos

Starz released a set of promos for the upcoming episode airing Friday, February 5.

coin.jpgSpend Coin to Receive Coin - Batiatus and Lucretia discuss finances and politics. - Click here to watch the video.

Let Them Fight - Spartacus Attacks Crixus. - Click here to watch the video.

No Easy Task - Crixus tries to court Naevia. - Click here to watch the video.

We Are Gladiators - Doctore Inspires the Men. - Click here to watch the video.

News submitted by Adi.



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