Oh boy, do we have an amazing contest for you, dear readers!
Here at Geeks of Doom we’re big fans of Spartacus: Blood and Sand (see our review), and we know a lot of our readers are too. That’s why we’re so very excited to be able to bring you this contest in conjunction with the recent release of Season 1 of the series on DVD and Blu-ray where we’re giving away some prizes, including a Sony Playstation 3!
One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:
One (1) Sony Playstation 3
One (1) Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1 Blu-ray
Two (2) runner-up winners will each receive:
One (1) Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1 DVD
TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:
(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)
(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)
RULES: One entry per person. All entries must be in by Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 9pm EST. This contest is only open to email subscribers. All entries are validated against email subscriber list. Entries by non-email subscribers will be disqualified. The personal information you supply in the contest entry will not be shared with any outside parties, though in some cases, if an outside party is handling prize fulfillment, the mailing information for only the prize winners will be shared with that party. Contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Winners will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email. Void where prohibited.
Also, check out the contest on Facebook where users can win copies of the DVD via the Erin Cummings Trivia contests and a Caption contest. There’s a winner for each contest each week and a new one posted every Monday and Thursday.
“SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND,” the monumental Starz Original series comes home when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the critical and audience smash as an heroic four-disc DVD and Blu-ray September 21st. SRP is $59.97 for the DVD, with $79.97 for the Blu-ray. Both the “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND – The Complete First Season” DVD and Blu-ray are clad in high-end collectible, book-style packaging.
Executive produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Joshua Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND – The Complete First Season” on DVD and Blu-ray promises to take fans even deeper into the deadly brutality of gladiator games and the decadent machinations of Roman society with hours of bonus features delving behind the scenes into the making of a modern epic, including interviews and commentaries from the actors and filmmakers, augmented with rare production footage exploring the series’ ground-breaking visual effects, production and costume design.
“SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND,” the most highly anticipated original series in the history of Starz Entertainment, premiered on January 22, 2010 and was an instant hit with viewers and critics. The Miami Herald called it “compulsively watchable,” while the Associated Press remarked that the series “grabs you with visual pizzazz.” Entertainment Weekly declared it “the not-at-all guilty pleasure of the season,” while US Weekly gave it “3.5 out of 4 stars.” With a renowned international cast including John Hannah (the Mummy films), Peter Mensah (300), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Nick E. Tarabay (“Crash”) and Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”), and a star-making turn by UK-born and Australia-based Andy Whitfield in the title role, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” literally re-wrote the book for television series.
“SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” was inspired by the actual slave of the Roman Republic, who in 73 BC led a slave revolt that grew to more than 120,000 fighters. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus (Whitfield), a Thracian warrior captured by Romans, is enslaved into a gladiator training school owned by Batiatus (Hannah) and his wife Lucretia (Lawless). He is forced to fight daily for his life against deadly foes, under the brutal whip of trainer Doctore (Mensah). He 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 him and his masters.
Against all odds, Spartacus’ rebellious instincts, his intense love for his wife Sura (Erin Cummings) and his powerful fighting skills drive him to win a series of near-impossible battles – setting in motion a revolution against the tyranny of Rome. To survive, he must become more than a man, more than a gladiator. He must become a legend.
The legions of “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” fans who have been anticipating the second season, were excited to learn earlier this month that Starz will air a six-part prequel in early 2011 that tells the story of the gladiator school before Spartacus arrives. It will focus on Batiatus and Lucretia, as well as some new characters that will be introduced.
The bonus features on “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND – The Complete First Season” are anything but spartan. Hours of featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, audio commentaries, interviews, and outtakes will get the “thumbs up” from the casual Thracian to the die-hard Roman!
DVD and Blu-ray bonus features:
o Gladiator Camp
o History Rewritten
o Make-up Effects
o The Hole
o and more!
* Audio Commentaries
* Episodes with Enhanced Digital Effects
* Behind-The-Scenes Footage
Exclusive Blu-ray bonus feature:
* Four “Directors’ Cut Extended Episodes” personally selected by Executive Producer Rob Tapert