TRISTAR RELEASES THE
Ultimate DVD Double Disc Hits Shelves at the Height of Christmas Shopping –
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.”
the almighty Australian box office epic of the year hits DVD in full
blood-curdling glory. Described as the most incredible film that renowned
director, Ridley Scott, has ever made; it’s star is to Australia even more
magnanimous – the heroic Russell Crowe.
is the technological wizardry and astonishing special effects of this film,
with its exhilarating battle spectacles on an extraordinary scale, Gladiator
absolutely begs for DVD’s widescreen, supreme surround sound and pure
critically acclaimed action-packed epic that revives the passion and glory of
Rome through its groundbreaking technological mastery is utterly perfect for
DVD. In celebration of this
Columbia TriStar is releasing Gladiator as a Deluxe Two Disc DVD set with more than nine hours of
spectacular digital features.
Gladiator DVD is designed as the
ultimate collector’s item - its special features are astronomical. Gladiator’s
battle scene effects were acclaimed the world over; it was therefore
imperative that the DVD offer viewers the chance to fully understand exactly
how they were created. A 50-minute documentary on the ‘The Bloodsport of a
Gladiator’; 25 minutes on ‘The Making of Gladiator’; ‘The Treasure
Chest’ a video montage of deleted footage; and deleted scenes are just a
sample of the hours of effects these two little discs hold – let alone the
DVD experience of simply watching the film in either Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS
famous as the dramatic effects is the eminent cast and director of Gladiator
and this DVD gives a rare insight in to the brilliance of their minds; an
audio-commentary with the crew and Ridley Scott, interview with Hans Zimmer
and talent profiles.
battle through the extra features on the Gladiator
DVD doesn’t end there; also featured on the disc is Spencer Treat Clark’s
(Lucius) Production Journal: 100 pages of photos and journal entries,
storyboard comparisons from the original concept through to the completed
scene, an extensive photo gallery with awesome shots from the battle scenes,
production notes and the original movie trailer.
Scott’s mind and take yourself on a journey of a lifetime with the DVD of
the millennium - through “what may have been the most important period of
the last 2000 years, if not in all recorded history: the apex and the
beginning of the decline of the greatest military and political power the
world has ever known”.
Gladiator Deluxe Collector’s Edition is a two-disc set and will be available from all major retail outlets from December 6, 2000.