The epic adventure Gladiator will make its UK Blu-ray debut on 7th September 2009 with European territories to follow. The Universal/Dreamworks co-production is one of Universal’s best selling DVDs of all time, selling over 5,372,000 million units worldwide.
Director Ridley Scott tells the story of Maximus Decimus (played by Russell Crowe) a Roman general who is betrayed by the corrupt prince Commodus.¬† Captured and enslaved along the outer fringes of the Roman Empire, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.
The multiple Academy Award winner will be presented on two BD 50 Dual- layer discs and include a staggering 11 hours of extra content. The first disc includes both the theatrical and extended version of the film, audio commentary, deleted scenes and the Vision of Elysium: Topic Portal, a BD-exclusive U-Control feature that will allow viewers to tag moments of interest throughout the film and create a list of topics to learn about in the supplements on the second disc, including Strength and Honour: Creating the World of Gladiator, the definitive documentary on the origin, product and impact of the film.