This final season finds the stakes raised higher than ever as Spartacus' slave army wages full-scale war with the might of Rome. It's epic stuff, regularly delivering the kind of blood and thunder fans have come to expect from the show, while also taking the time to explore its characters. As with the earlier seasons, the AVC 1.78:1 1080p imagery and DTS-HD MA 5.1 sonics are first-rate. However, in order to get it on shelves so quickly Anchor Bay has had to forgo any bonus material – a blow given the copious extras accompanying the previous Blu-ray boxsets.

Spartacus: War of the Damned, Anchor Bay, Region B BD, £45 Approx
HCC VERDICT: 3.5/5