Quite simply, this film is a masterpiece by Ridley Scott, a modern classic to rival epics from era's past. Every detail comes together with nothing letting the side down. The plot moves along with pace and intreague, the acting is deeply powerful, and the soundtrack is one of the best ever produced, swelling with pride and mourning with disaster.
It is no surprise that it won best picture, best actor, best sound, best visual effects and best costume design at the Academy Awards in 2001.
As a visual feast on standard definition, this hi def version is just a delight to the eyes, worth getting even if you already have the SD version.
Anyone who hasn't seen this film should buy it and enjoy the battles, the love, the despair and the hope, whilst those that have should buy it anyway and enjoy the hi def spectacular.