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30 October 2010

Ausiello's Favourite Moments - Meeting Spartacus Cast

ImageAusiello is leaving EW and he lists his favourite moments. One of his favourites is meeting the Spartacus cast at Comic Con. That went very well for him until John tried to get Ausiello's pants off him.

One of the funniest things I've seen at any interview. Love John Hannah. He is just adorable.

10. Getting assaulted at Comic-Con by the cast of Spartacus: Blood and Sand (below).

Watch the video




29 October 2010

Spartacus Season 1 Episode 13 Kill Them All Edited Version


The season finale has come and gone and I'll be honest and say "Thank you TV Gods!" - The edited version of one of the most spectacular shows on TV was a huge letdown. Having watched this brilliant show in all it's glory, it was disappointing to see it being cut up like that.

There were parts of this show that my young eyes could have done without seeing but I have come to the conclusion that ALL of it was part of a bigger picture and ALL of it was necessary.

I was interested in two particular scenes of Kill Them All. I've seen the uncut version and two scenes were pivotal for me.


1. The shield tap and jump.
Believe it or not they edited that scene. Not the shield tap and not the jump but Spartacus' sword going to the Roman's head. It actually lost impact on not seeing the poor guy get shishkebabed. Didn't think it would but it did.

2. The scene where Spartacus repeats Batiatus' words back to him:
"What would you do to hold your wife again, to feel the warmth of her skin, the taste of her lips. How many men would you kill? A hundred? A thousand? -

Spartacus' execution of Batiatus..edited. You don't see Batiatus' throat being cut and even when Batiatus is spun around..they must have forgotten to cgi some blood in because there is hardly any of the red stuff on his neck! Oopsie. In the final frame of Batiatus and Lucretia lying together...there's the shaving cut!




As gruesome as this scene is, it's justice and it was edited. Again it loses it's impact more than I thought it would.

I lost count on how many edits there were...it wasn't the body count that went up in this episode....the editors were really earning their money.

For Aussies hop over to EZYDVD and order the DVD or Blu-Ray - UNCUT. It's worth it.

I was so saddened in watching this episode because of Andy. What a wonderful actor and a real find this man has been. Get well soon Andy, we want you back!

Read my review of the UNcut version of this spectacular episode



29 October 2010

The Clinic with Andy and Tabrett at American Film Market 6 Nov 2010

ImageThe Clinic starring Andy Whitfield and Tabrett Bethell will be shown at the American Film Market.

Saturday, Nov. 6th - 3:00 PM - Ocean Screenings #1

While travelling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to a mother's worst nightmare. Her child has been abducted. Trapped and facing an unknown enemy, Beth struggles to piece together the clinic's deadly secret. Just how far will a mother go to save her child? Inspired by true events.

News submitted by William (@necros_hun)



22 October 2010

This is Spartacus - Andy Tribute Video

This is such a beautiful music video dedicated to Andy Whitfield.

Created by Sparta64.



20 October 2010

Spartacus Comic Strip by Olansamuelle - The Gods Came To Me Last Night


We have a new comic strip for the week by Olansamuelle - focused on the scene between Sura and Spartacus in Episode 1: The Red Serpent - before Spartacus goes to war

"The Gods Came To Me Last Night"

Click here to view



20 October 2010

New Artist Added to Spartacus Art Gallery + Artwork

ImageI'm very pleased to announce the addition of Saul Trabal to the Spartacus artwork gallery. Saul is a well known Xena fan who has now branched out to Spartacus artwork.

Saul's art includes:

- Andy Whitfield
- Peter Mensah
- Lucy Lawless

Click here to view his Spartacus related artwork
Click here to view his Xena / Lucy artwork



17 October 2010

New Artist and Artwork by Romanse


I am very pleased to welcome Romanse to the Spartacus Art Gallery:

Name of Piece: I Am Spartacus
Medium: Carbon pencil


Check out all three pieces in the series



14 October 2010

The Clinic Movie with Andy Whitfield & Tabrett Bethell Update

From the FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER (screenings at Walter Reade Theater) New York, NY 10023

"Oct 27 – 31: Scary Movies 4
In its fourth unearthly year, Scary Movies returns with an onslaught of spine-tingling flicks. See the world premiere of Village of Shadows with the director Fouad Benhammou in person! Chill to the New York premieres of Jim Mickle's fresh festival favorite Stake Land and Christopher Smith's bubonic-era Black Death. Don't miss two films from Australia’s new wave of genre mavens: James Rabbitts' The Clinic and Sean Byrne's The Loved Ones. And what Halloween would be complete without dear, dear Carrie?
On sale: Thu Oct 14"

--and if you go to the calendar/tickets--

2010 Scary Movies 4
Clinic, The
Thu 10/28/10 9:00PM Walter Reade More Info Tickets

News submitted by Loretta



12 October 2010

Spartacus Season 1 Episode 10 Party Favors On Aussie TV GO!


Spartacus Season 1 Episode 10
Party Favors on Aussie TV on GO!

The episode that gutted every Sparty fan and set in motion the destruction of the House of Batiatus. Lots of people have died on this show; the body count is way way way high but the one gladiator that was universally loved was Varro. This episode (brilliantly written by Brent Fletcher and Miranda Kwok) tears the heart out of the fans and of Spartacus; having lost his wife, loses his best friend in the most shocking way. Absolutely brilliant episode. Read My Review

Party Favors
The celebration of Numerius' 15th birthday brings about unexpected consequences as he is given liberty to control gladiators as if they were his own

Credits | Official Page | Episode Stills | Video Promos: ? #1 #2 #3 |



9 October 2010

Spartacus Actor Faces Struggle As Does Series - EW 01 October 2010

ImageEW Magazine has the bad news about Andy's cancer.

Scanned by Roger

Spartacus actor faces struggle as does series
EW Magazine 01 October 2010

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8 October 2010

Spartacus Characters Dubbed in Spanish

Here's an interesting look at the Spartacus Characters dubbed in Spanish. Olansamuelle has uploaded the video for us to enjoy!

Just a set of scenes in their original version and the Spanish dub. All clips from episodes 1, 5 and 12. The english version first and then the Spanish



2 October 2010

The Clinic - Andy Whitfield & Tabrett Bethell Movie Update


The Clinic, an Australian movie, starring Andy Whitfield and Tabrett Bethell will soon be released on DVD.

While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to a mother's worst nightmare. Just how far will she go to save her child?

According to the blog Tabrett Bethel's Films and the Clinic's Facebook Page: Official Australian release date for The Clinic DVD is 17 February 2011




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