Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.
Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with a choice to either satisfy his personal need for vengeance, or make the sacrifices necessary to keep his growing army from breaking apart at the seams. Finally, in Spartacus: War of the Damned, Spartacus will carve his name into history as he plots to avenge his wife's death and leads Batiatus' slaves in a bloody uprising that will not be forgotten or equaled.
New Bonus Features:
- Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre
- Scoring A Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca
- An Eye Full: Roger Murray
- Spartacus: Paul Grinder
- The Last Word: John Hannah
Spartacus: The Complete Series features Andy Whitfield in a star-making turn in the title role for Season 1, Liam McIntyre takes over as Spartacus for Season 2 and Season 3. Also featured in memorable roles are John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Nick Tarabay (Crash), Dustin Clare (Underbelly), Daniel Feuerriegel (Home and Away), Simon Merrells (The Wolfman), Todd Lasance (Cloudstreet), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (FlashForward) and Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation).