Winner of five Academy Awards(R), including Best Picture and Best Actor, "Gladiator" is now available in an all-new extended version that includes 17 additional minutes of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling. Discover the unparalleled power of "Gladiator," masterfully directed by Ridley Scott ("Alien," "Blade Runner") and featuring a riveting performance from Russell Crowe, hailed by Newsweek as "a genuine larger-than-life hero!" "Gladiator Extended Edition contains 3-Disc set including "Gladiator Extended Edition," "Gladiator Original Theatrical Version," "Gladiator Documentary" and "Gladiator Supplement." 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.
DVD Special Features: Includes Theatrical and Extended Versions of the Feature Film; Introduction to the Extended Edition by Director Ridley Scott; "Are You Not Entertained?" Trivia Track; Commentary by Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe
Other Special Features: Languages: English and French; Subtitles: English, French and Spanish
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1