This spin-off series acts as a thrilling prequel to the brutally violent and sexually graphic series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," set in the pre-Spartacus era. The saga focuses on the exploits of Gannicus (Dustin Clare), a gladiator who becomes champion of the house of Batiatus (John Hannah) using fearsome fighting prowess among enemies unacquainted with the customs of honor. With Lucy Lawless, Peter Mensah. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Spanish; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; bloopers; extended episodes; bonus footage. 6 episodes on 2 discs. 5 3/4 hrs.