Rome wasn't Built in a Day!
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.