Gladiator, Ridley Scott's modern classic, arrives on Blu-ray with more extras than a Roman epic. Russell Crowe stars in a Oscar-winning performance as betrayed General Maximus, in a rollicking swords and sandals spectacular placing you right in the middle of some savage gladiatorial scraps!
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 has one more duty for the general - to assume the mantle of his power.
Jealous of Maximus' favour with the Emperor, the heir to the throne, Commodus, 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....
Theatrical version - mm a.d. (155 mins.)
Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott, cinematographer John Mathieson and 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 and 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 Honour: creating the world of Gladiator - 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
The making of Gladiator
Gladiator Games : the Roman bloodsport
Hans Zimmer: scoring Gladiator
Maximus uncut: Between the takes with Russell Crowe
LaLanguages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish Brazilian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Latin American Spanish