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Gladiator: Limited Edition Steelbook With Artcards (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Released on 07 September 2009

Featuring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix & Connie Nielsen

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

4.0 out of 5 (16 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The great Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe) has once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won, Maximus dreams of home, wanting only to return to his wife and son; however, the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) has one more duty for the general - to assume the mantle of his power.

Jealous of Maximus' favor with the emperor, the heir to the throne, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), orders his execution - and that of his family. Barely escaping death, Maximus is forced into slavery and trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows.

Now he has come to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor; Commodus....

  • Includes Art Cards!
  • Theatrical Version - Mm A.D. (155 Mins.)- Audio Commentary By Director Ridley Scott, Cinematographer John Mathieson & Editor Pietro Scalia- Deleted Scenes -With Optional Commentary
  • Extended Version - Mmv A.D. (171 Mins.)- Introduction By Ridley Scott- Audio Commentary By Director Ridley Scott & Actor Russell Crowe
  • U-Control Features On Both Theatrical And Extended Versions- The Scrolls Of Knowledge - The Original Are You Not Entertained? Trivia Track Newly Enhanced Allowing Viewers To Access A Series Of New Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes Exploring Key Scenes Throughout The Film- Visions From Elysium: Topic Marker- A U-Control Feature That Allows Disc One Viewers To Tag Moments Of Interest Throughout The Entire Film, Allowing Them To Create 'Shopping Lists' Of Topics To Learn More About From The Features On Disc Two
  • Visions From Elysium: Topic Portal - A U-Control Feature That Automatically Accesses Further Content From Tagged Moments Of Interest That Have Been Marked By Viewers From Disc One
  • Strength And Honor: Creating The World Of Gladiator (200 Mins.) - The Definitive Documentary On The Origin, Production And Impact Of This Oscar-Winning Best Picture- Tale Of The Scribes: Story Development- The Tools Of War: Weapons- Attire Of The Realm: Costume Design- The Heat Of Battle: Production Journals Germania / Zucchabar / Rome- Shadows And Dust: Resurrecting Proximo- The Glory Of Rome: Visual Effects- Echoes In Eternity: Release And Impact- Strength And Honor Will Now Include All-New Picture-In-Picture Content Accessed Via U-Control (156mins)
  • Aurelian Archives - The Making Of Gladiator (25 Mins.) - Gladiator Games : The Roman Bloodsport (50mins.)- Hans Zimmer: Scoring Gladiator (21 Mins.)- Maximus Uncut:Between The Takes With Russell Crowe (8mins.)- My Gladiator Journal By Spencer Treat Clark (Text/Photos) - The Personal Diary Of The Young Actor Who Played Lucius, Providing A Unique And Amusing Perspective On The Creation Of An Epic Film- Vfx Explorations: Germania & Rome (24 Mins.)
  • Image & Design- Production Design Featurette And Galleries (10 Mins.)- Storyboard Demonstration (14 Mins.)- Multi-Angle Storyboard Comparisons And Galleries (15 Mins. X 2 Angles) - Ridleygram Galleries- Costume Design Galleries- Photo Galleries
  • Abandoned Sequences & Deleted Scenes- Alternate Opening Titles And Featurette (9 Mins.)- Blood Vision (With Optional Commentary) (3 Mins.)- Rhino Fight (With Optional Commentary) (5 Mins.)- Choose Your Weapon (1 Min.)- Treasure Chest (7mins)
  • Trailers (2) & Tv Spots (20) (13 Mins.)

customer Reviews

 Average rating (16 reviews)

 Rome wasn't Built in a Day!

| | See all Jedikneeslider's reviews (4)

Firstly the Steel Box is superb, if your'e more into your film collection than just an average 'watcher'.
I played this film 'back to back' with my Collectors Edition DVD version, and the Blu Ray transfer is well worth the money! My DVD player is a 700 quid Denon (8 years ago), and I've just bought a bog standard Sony BDP360 player and they are now below 100 quid! Both played through a DTS 5.1 System into a Sony KDLW5710 40" LCD. The fight scenes run much smoother in 1080p 24fps as you'd expect. The shadow detail in BD reveals things the standard DVD just can't show. The sound track is also of Epic quality. I would whole heartidly recommend this Blu Ray, after all in my opinion, Gladiator is one of the iconic epic movies of our time.

 Picture Quality Excellent Awesome DTS-HD Sound

| | See all BluRayJunky's reviews (2)

You have heard a lot from critics who can do nothing but complain. The picture quality is brilliant on my 55" Sony Bravia.
As for the sound, I have never sat in the coliseum in Rome until now, the DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO is awesome. Dont be put off and add this to your collection now, you wont regret it and for the ones who complain, buy a better system.

 Excellent Picture Quality Awsome HD Sound

| | See all marali's reviews (2)

First the picture is brilliant im using a 52" sony bravia and its perfect .
As for the sound its pure DEMO material the DTS HD MASTER AUDIO rocks


| | See all ALPACINO1's reviews (6)

Excellent quality, awesome sound, yes but there are some scenes where you do wonder is it 1080p, but comparing with the dvd it has a vast improvement, well if you are an avid fan of gladiator like me then please buy it, ofcouse if you can afford it.....

 don't believe the forum doom sayers

| | See all green4head's reviews (6)

This transfer is not as bad as many have stated. Yes it has some edge enhancement and DNR and, if you watch frame by frame, I am sure the missing detail might be noticed...but on a 40 inch display it's still vastly superior to DVD.

Is it perfect? No, but it's not the worst transfer in Blu-ray history as some would have you believe. Picture quality 3 out of 5 stars. Audio is 4.5 out of 5. Overall package gets 4 stars.

Summary: Not perfect but MUCH better than upconverted DVD.

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ActorsRussell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield, Tomas Arana, Ralf Moeller, Spencer Treat Clark, David Hemmings, Tommy Flanagan & Sven-Ole Thorsen
DirectorRidley Scott
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio
Additional LanguagesFrench ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Portuguese ; Spanish
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; french ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Brazilian ; Swedish ; Danish ; Finnish ; Dutch ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Mandarin
Duration2 hours and 35 minutes (approx)