Company: Columbia/TriStar.
Date: 14th November  2000.
Subject: Gladiator DVD Web Site Goes Live!.



  “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.”

Gladiator, the almighty Australian box office epic of the year hits DVD in full blood-curdling glory this December. In celebration of the most anticipated DVD release of the millennium Columbia TriStar Home Video has produced an exclusively Australian Gladiator website featuring a colosseum of special effects.

With Australian Internet usage second in the world revels in the computer mastery and technological wizardry of the DVD, making its debut on the web on November 14.

The thrilling site includes hours of entertainment: with movie trailers; the ‘Glory and Gore of Imperial Rome’; an extensive photo gallery with pictures to be downloaded for personal use; links to historical websites; a Gladiator game and wallpaper; postcards and a roman feast of special features to be found on the dual layer two-disc DVD set.

The Gladiator Deluxe Collector’s edition DVD with Dolby digital and DTS audio contains more than nine hours of spectacular digital features in two small discs. The effects on this completely uncut DVD are incredible and a taste of them is given on the website. Surf your way to 'What A Movie' that tells you all about the movie, provides Gladiator related trivia, and gives behind-the-scenes insights, or click to in-depth analyses of each of the stars at ‘Meet the Gladiators’.

Scroll to the ‘Glory and Gore of Imperial Rome’ - the world's most famous ancient empire - and read facts like Gladiators really fighting to their deaths for the spectators and emperor’s pure entertainment. Access links to both Gladiator and Roman history websites at the touch of a button. Be welcomed to the Gladiator forum on and have the chance to leave your opinions on this story about the greatest military and political power in world history.

Described as the most incredible film that self-confessed ‘world creator’ and renowned director, Ridley Scott, has ever made; its star is to Australia even more magnanimous – the heroic Russell Crowe. Here on the site fans can delve deeper into the personal life of the star and the film’s director, Ridley Scott.

So check out for the most intriguing information with a complete run down on the ‘Emperor of all DVDs’.