Gladiator DVD

Gladiator DVD

Gladiator DVD

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Connie Nielsen, Richard Harris
Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rated: M

The General who became a slave, the salve who became a Gladiator - the Gladiator who defied an empire.

Hollywood heavyweight Russell Crowe stars in Gladiator as victorious General, Maximus Decimus Meridias. Named by dying emperor, Marcus Aurelius, Maximus has been named keeper of Rome and its empire, so that rule might pass from the Caesars back to the people and Senate. However Marcus' neglected and power-hungry son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) has other ideas.

Forced into slavery by the corrupt and incestuous Commodus, Maximus becomes a gladiator. His prowess in the arena eventually leads him to Rome, the Colosseum and a vengeful showdown with the new emperor.

Winner of 5 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Gladiator is epic movie storytelling brought thrillingly into the 21st century by master director Ridley Scott (American Gangster, Blade Runner, Alien). A must-have addition to any discerning film buff's Blu-ray collection.

Blu-ray Special Features:
Disc 1:
Feature Commentary (Theatrical version) with director Ridley Scott, editor Pietro Scalia & cinematographer John Mathieson
Feature Commentary (Extended version) with director Ridley Scott & actor Russell Crowe
Deleted Scenes Index w/optional commentary by Ridley Scott (Battle Aftermath, Looking for Strength, The Scribe, Dye Market, Stage Direction, A Meeting at Gracchus' House, Father and Son, The Execution, Grain Reserves, Spies Close in, Another Enemy, Fighting with Fire, Quintus Obeys)
Intro by Ridley Scott
The Scrolls of Knowledge: Are You Not Entertained w/Behind the Scenes Historical - Vision From Elysium: Topic Marker (a new U-Control feature that will allow viewers to tag moments of interest throughout the film and create a 'shopping list' of topics to learn about in the supplements on disc 2)

Disc 2:
Strength and Honour: Creating the World of Gladiator:
Tale of the Scribes: Story Development
The Tools of War: Weapons
Attire of the Realm: Costume Design
The Heat of Battle: Production Journals
Shadows and Dust: Resurrecting Proximo
The Glory of Rome: Visual Effects
Echoes in Eternity: Release and Impact
Production PODS

Image & Design
Production Design Primer: Arthur Max
Production Design Gallery I & II (stills)
Storyboard Demonstration: Sylvain Despretz

Multi-Angle Comparisons w/opt commentary by Sylvain Despretz:
The Battle of Carthage
Chain Fight
Germania Battlefront
Storyboard Archive (stills)

Costume Design Gallery (stills)
Photo Galleries I & II (stills)
Weapons Primer: Simon Atherton
Abandoned Sequences & Deleted Scenes:
Alternate Title Design
Blood Vision w/opt commentary by Ridley Scott
Rhino Fight w/opt commentary by Sylvain Despretz
Choose Your Weapon
Treasure chest

The Aurelian Archives: The Making of Gladiator
Gladiator Games: Roman Bloodsport
Hans Zimmer: Scoring Gladiator
An Evening with Russell Crowe
Maximus Uncut: Between the Takes with Russell Crowe
My Gladiator Journal by Spencer Treat Clark (stills)
VFX Explorations: Germania & Rome
TV Spots

RRP: $49.95