GLADIATOR: Digital re-release on August 27th‏



Not only did Ridley Scott’s   Gladiator really show Russell Crowe as a major player and give Oliie Reed one awesome last performance in Hollywood but it reignited the Swords and Sandals genre.

If you never got the chance to see this epic at the cinema you’ll be interested in the press release below as it seems you may be getting a chance to see this film on the big screen again.


Universal Pictures is proud to announce that epic adventure Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, will be re-released as a digital presentation on the big screen on August 27th. The release precedes the Blu-ray debut of Gladiator, released on 7th September in the UK.

This format defining release will be presented on two BD 50 dual-layer discs and will include 11 hours of extra content.  The first disc will include both the theatrical and extended version of the film, audio commentary, deleted scenes and the Vision of Elysium: Topic Portal 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 two. The second disc also includes Strength and Honour: Creating the World of Gladiator, the definitive documentary on the origin, product and impact of the film.

Gladiator picked up 5 Academy Awards® and tells the story of Maximus Decimus (played by Crowe) a Roman general who is betrayed by the corrupt prince Commodus.  Captured and enslaved along the outer fringes of the Roman Empire, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor. The Universal / Dreamworks co-production captured people’s hearts when released in May 2000 and grossed a massive $457,640,427 at the box office.  It is also one of Universal’s best selling DVDs of all time, selling over 5,372,000 million units worldwide since 2004.

GS Reporter: Nuge

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