LOS ANGELES, CA – (OCTOBER 24, 2012) – “After almost a year of anxiously awaiting this epic, action-packed thrill ride of sex and violence,” Art Koch’s critique of Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning begins, “it is finally here. And the wait has been worth it in every way.” The National Features & DVD Editor of NightMoves magazine, Mr. Koch’s recently published five-star review is one of the most laudatory to come in the days following the September 28th release of this ambitious two-disc DVD from London Gunn Films, Miko Lee Productions and distributor Wicked Pictures.
As Mr. Koch’s review continues, he ties together his thoughts on the sprawling period piece succinctly, ultimately maintaining that “this spectacular production will elevate porn to a new level of excellence.” (The full review may be viewed at http://bit.ly/SUghiO.)
Industry trade magazine Adult Video News is championing the project as well, giving it an Editor’s Choice “AAAAA” review and proclaiming “Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning has all the elements needed for a perfect storm of sorts: beautiful bodies, wonderfully choreographed fight scenes, amazing sets and costumes, stellar acting, a worthy plot and steamy sex scenes.” (The full review may be viewed at http://www.avn.com/movies/117430.html.)
The DVD’s one-of-a-kind amalgam of sex and mainstream spectacle is even more explicitly addressed by XCritic’s Don Houston in his detailed “XCritic Pick” appraisal. With typical aplomb, the respected reviewer slyly references another pop culture phenomenon as he praises director London’s nimble work, even proffering that “the sex blended in better than it did in the mainstream cable series!” (The full review may be viewed at http://bit.ly/Xs5HV7.)
XBIZ has given the production an Editor’s Choice as well, calling it “a passionate period piece laced with eroticism and blazing with intensity. Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning challenges the limits of adult filmmaking in glorious fashion.”
At presstime, the energy driving reviews like these has been surpassed only by the DVD’s top-selling status in the sales charts of AVN and Adult DVD Empire, where its reached #4 and #7 respectfully.
In similar news, pre-release screenings have earned the project still other accolades, with NightMoves also giving the film its coveted “First Choice” award for overall excellence. The movie has also received attention from Jamaica’s Erotikos Film Festival and, most recently, been crowned “the most epic adult movie ever” by the mainstream pop culture website Die-Screaming.Com.
As it continues to ride the twin rails of financial success and critical acclaim, Club magazine’s Emma Edwards offers perhaps the definitive take on Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning’s special allure.
Deftly praising Marcus London, Tommy Gunn, Miko Lee, Devon Lee, Tanya Tate and the rest of this talented ensemble for their relentless pursuit of beauty and excellence, she concludes that “with an ambitious script, classic costuming, heroic battles and state-of-the-art special effects, Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning is a sexual saga for the ages.”
Critics and consumers are standing together in solidarity with the warrior of an ancient empire. Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning. The Legend is Alive. To learn more, visit www.wicked.com.
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Below left: the back cover of Spartacus MMXII: The Beginning. Below right: Marcus London as the titular character.