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THIS ... IS ... (an amazing trailer for Starz' new series) ... SPARTACUS!

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 25th 2009 1:00AM
SpartacusIf this trailer, straight from Comic-Con International, is any indication, then January 2010 can't come soon enough! The 13-episode Starz (You read that right, Starz!) series Spartacus: Blood and Sand boasts Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), Rob Talpert (Drag Me to Hell) and Steven S. DeKnight (Smallville) executive producing. It features Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Peter Mensa (300) and Erin Cummings (Dollhouse).

Everything about this trailer makes the show look amazing. Amazing costuming, good casting and dialogue. The effects style borrows heavily from the hyper-realism of 300, which adds a great dramatic flare. Damn, what more can I say? Just watch the thing and wait with bated breath until January like me.

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Looks good. I never got in to Rome, so hopefully this is a bit more engaging.

July 25 2009 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well there's always one...

Someone has to be the person to make a comment complaining about something, so I guess we got one early.

July 25 2009 at 9:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Agree with Mertz. Looks like a stupidly expensive (and long) music video clip.

If you wanna learn about Spartacus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus

If you don't wanna read and prefer a movie, then: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054331/

July 25 2009 at 9:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seriously?? It couldn't look more like a lame amalgamation of Gladiator, 300 and Rome, but with cheaper effects, crappier dialogue and much worse acting.

July 25 2009 at 9:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why is everyone so surprised that Starz is getting into quality original programming? The same sort of "Starz? Really?" attitude popped up when discussing Party Down as well.

Do they have some sort of "ghetto" reputation I'm unaware of, even though they're showing the same calibre of movie that HBO and Showtime are?

July 25 2009 at 4:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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