Spartacus: Blood And Sand Review

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Like Kubrick's, only with more boobs


What Kubrick’s film about the rebel Roman slave had in gravitas, this TV version equals with breasts. Sharing The Tudors’ loose take on historical accuracy, Blood And Sand plays up the sauce, a vivid combination of 300-style violence and aerobic sex. As Spartacus, Andy Whitfield is a commanding presence, but he’s upstaged by Lucy Lawless and John Hannah as his scheming owners. A guilty pleasure, but when in Rome...