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Gladiator

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.
Statement of Responsibility: Dreamworks Pictures and Universal Pictures present a Douglas Wick production in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig ; screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson ; directed by Ridley Scott
Title: Gladiator
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2005
Edition: Extended ed
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2000
Special features: Original theatrical version; introduction to the extended version by director Ridley Scott; "Are you not entertained?" trivia track; all-new commentary by Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe; "Tale of the scribes" story development; "The tools of war" weapons; "Attire of the realm" costume design; "The heat of battle" production journals; "Shadows and dust" resurrecting Proximo; "The glory of Rome" visual effects; "Echoes in eternity" release and impact; production design featurette and galleries; storyboard demonstrations, comparisons and galleries; Ridleygames, Ridley Scott's own sketches of "Maximus' journey"; costume design galleries; cast portrait photo galleries; visual effects explorations, Germania and Rome; abandoned sequences, including alternate opening titles, blood vision, rhino fight and a newly discovered deleted scene
Contents: Disc 1. Feature
Disc II. Documentary
Disc. III. Supplement
Credits: Director of photography, John Mathieson ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates.
Performers: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris.
Summary: A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: In English or French ; subtitles in English, Spanish or French ; Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Gladiators Rome Drama Rome History Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D. Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Gladiators
Publisher No: 94391
ISBN: 1417057785
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Compelling and powerful! After the LOTR, this movie comes in next as my favourite of all time! If you look in history books, you'll find that lots of the events in the movie actually did happen. Some things are just dramatized and put out of order to give us an outstanding story.

I'll always remember Russell Crowe as Gladiator. He really earned that Oscar.

This is what the Hunger Games is based off - gladiators, Rome, and crazy, sadistic people.

This was a rousing film; I throughly enjoy it.

Feb 19, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well acted movie, full of action. Another great Ridley Scott film.

"Are you not entertained?! Is this not why you are here?!"

Nov 08, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Love Russel Crowe in this one!!!!!

Apr 03, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable, if self-important, swords and sandals epic. Could've used more gladiating though.

Jan 27, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An outstanding epic from director Ridley Scott following the fall and rise of a general who ends up a gladiator after the murder of the emperor. Russell Crowe is ideally cast as the lead, seeking revenge not only for the death of the emperor, but the murder of his wife and son. Joaquin Phoenix is memorable as the vicious, cowardly new emperor, a sadistic sociopath. The rest of the cast are all well suited to their roles, and the world of Rome and beyond is well captured both by location shooting and special effects. A triumph for Ridley Scott, and a bloody and rousing film.

Dec 31, 2012
  • owllover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good movie, but I've seen much better. I wouldn't rewatch it.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An outstanding Ridley Scott film. Inarguably deserving of Best Picture. One of those movies that I can watch over and over again. And have. And will. "Braveheart" is another. Cinematography, score, CGI, cast... Crowe deserved his Oscar, too, but Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen were just as solid. The final performance from Oliver Reed (died during filming). FIVE STARS.

Dec 06, 2012
  • dontbugmeimreading rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of my favorite movies. great music, effects and story. keep the kleenex handy for the end.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 05, 2012
  • COLEROXX rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

COLEROXX thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 54

Mar 24, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The story of a noble general who loses his dear wife and son, home, belongings, status, and dignity and ends up as a gladiator -- a slave of Rome -- after refusing to acknowledge an evil man as emperor.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Rated R in 2000; it's got gladiators so you can kind of figure how bad it's gonna be

Frightening or Intense Scenes: It is about war and gladiators in the ring. You may decide it is for your children and if so good luck getting any sleep after.

Mar 24, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Many graphic fight scenes

Mar 24, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sexual language

Oct 22, 2008
  • Bruinfan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Many fight scenes

Nov 06, 2007
  • MariePat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sep 20, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maximus: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next!"

"Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?" (Spits)

Nov 08, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Commodus: "Rise. Rise." (Maximus stands up, clenching an arrow head in his right hand) "Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name..." Maximus: "My name is Gladiator." (turns away from Commodus) Commodus: "How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name." Maximus (removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus): "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maximus: "At my signal, unleash hell."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Maximus: "What we do in life... echoes in eternity."

Jan 28, 2009
  • Cheryl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The general that became a slave.
The slave that became a gladiator.
The gladiator that defied an emperor."

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Jul 14, 2011
  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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