Gladiator Extended Edition (R1) in August

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Gladiator: Extended Edition for 23rd August 2005. Ridley Scott’s award-winning epic returns to DVD as an all-new 3 disc set boasting an extended version of the film that includes 17 additional minutes of ‘vivid action and extraordinary storytelling’, along with hours of never-before-seen bonus features and a 12-page collectible booklet.

Features include...

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • All-new, extended version of the film, including 17-minutes of additional footage
  • Original theatrical version
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfers
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Introduction to extended edition by director Ridley Scott
  • ”Are You Not Entertained?” Trivia track, including historical references, production details and a deleted footage marker to help identify the newly restored footage
  • All-new audio commentary by Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe

Disc 2: Documentary
  • ”Strength and Honour: Creating the World of Gladiator” Extended-length (200mins) documentary features never-before-seen footage:
    • ”Tale of the Scribes”: Crafting the Story
    • ”The Tools of War”: Weapons
    • ”Attire of the Realm”: Costume Design
    • ”The Heat of the Battle”: Production Journals
    • ”Shadows and Dust”: Resurrecting Proximo
    • ”The Glory of Rome”: Oscar-winning Visual Effects
    • ”Echoes of Eternity”: The Film’s Release and Global Reaction

Disc 3: Behind the Scenes
  • Production Design Primer: Arthur Max
  • Production Design Gallery
  • Storyboard Demonstration: Sylvain Despretz
  • Multi-Angle Comparisons
  • Storyboard Archive
  • Costume Design Gallery
  • Photo Galleries
  • Abandoned Sequences & Deleted Scenes
  • VFX Explorations: Germania & Rome
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

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