Gladiator [DVD] [2000]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.75 out of 5 stars.
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (311 out of 322)

Special Features

  • Insightful film commentary from award-winning director Ridley Scott
  • Deleted scenes, complete with director's commentary
  • Treasure chest: a unique montage of additional footage cut to the powerful score
  • One-of-a-kind production diary written by young actor Spencer Treat Clark ("Lucius")
  • Special slide show featuring concept art and storyboards
  • Photo gallery from behind-the-scenes of the Gladiaor set
  • In-depth production notes and detailed cast and filmmaker biographies
  • Closed Captioned


A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his people, in this epic historical drama from director Ridley Scott. In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences. His battle skills serve him well, and he becomes one of the most famous and admired men to fight in the Colosseum. Determined to avenge himself against the man who took away his freedom and laid waste to his family, Maximus believes that he can use his fame and skill in the ring to avenge the loss of his family and former glory. As the gladiator begins to challenge his rule, Commodus decides to put his own fighting mettle to the test by squaring off with Maximus in a battle to the death. Gladiator also features Derek Jacobi, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, and Oliver Reed, who died of a heart attack midway through production. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe - Maximus
  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Joaquin Phoenix - Commodus
  • Connie Nielsen
    Connie Nielsen - Lucilla
  • Oliver Reed
    Oliver Reed - Proximo
  • Derek Jacobi
    Derek Jacobi - Gracchus

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