Monday, August 10, 2009

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

On January 2010, Starz Entertainment is giving us the boldest show on TV - Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Based on the historical figure Spartacus and set in ancient Rome, series follows the slave, gladiator and rebel and the gritty action in the gladiator arena.

This TV series promised to provide lots of slow-motion blood, lots of skinm lots of violence. The series would feature as much male nudity as female nudity.

Indeed, series creator and executive producer Rob Tapert let slip that with so much male nudity, some of the male actors were self-conscious about being less well-endowed than some of their co-stars. Said Tapert:

"There�s a great deal of nudity, both male and female. And some guys are not as well-endowed as other guys, so we had to create the Kirk Douglas, as it was aptly named, so that certain actors would have a prosthetic that they could wear and feel comfortable. Someone lovingly called it the Kirk Douglas, and the name stuck."

Starring Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Erin Cummings as Sura, John Hannah as Batiatus, Peter Mensah as Doctore and Manu Bennett as Crixus.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - Trailer:

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