Gladiator (DVD, 2000, 2-Disc Set)
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|Number of Discs:||2|
|Sound:||Stereo Sound, Surround Sound|
|Display Format:||2-Disc Set|
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell (05/26/2000)
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (06/08/2000)
Total Film - Steven Goldman (06/01/2000)
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (06/16/2000)
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/22/2000)
Box Office - Wade Major (05/01/2000)
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (05/05/2000)
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/01/2005)
Premiere - Glenn Kenny (06/01/2000)
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- amyskewlstuffJan 29, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Gladiator... one of the all time best movies!!
- albert7160Jan 18, 2016USEDby
Arrived on time and in good condition, very good DVD I would recommend it to the one to any one
- jesseandmariaJan 12, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Good price for movie and I all look for more I like.
- nexiloSep 25, 2005by
One of the greatest movies ever made
This is wonderful storytelling. The opening Battle Scene simply mesmerizes, showing the brutal nature of combat for Roman conquests. I went back to see the film again. The first time I didn't hear anything Crowe said before the battle. I was just too visually caught-up. The second time I listened very closely and caught the wise yet succinct line from Maximus "what we do in life... echoes in eternity." Awesome.
A simple man v. an emperor. I just loved the resilience Maximus showed throughout the movie. I find in most movies, there is an irritatingly slow process where the character has to "find himself," not so with Gladiator. Maximus does what is needed.
I liked how there were only two or three issues within this film. One was the afterlife. Aspects of the afterlife are opened, but not overdone. Love of family is given sizable focus. I liked the theme of love of country that we see as well, although it may not be justly deserved, it is never questioned.
The visual effects were amazing. It actually had me wanting to believe that's the way Rome actually looked in all it's glory. The battle of Carthage reenactment was really great.
The ending is just hypnotic. Intentionally or unintentionally it was simply emotional. The music is wonderfully beautiful as if Maximus' family are telling him...you have arrived.
Bottom line: magnificent. Visually and emotionally satisfying.Read full review
- corey.2003May 25, 2007by
THE MIGHTY GLADIATOR
The extended version of Gladiator is a lot better than the theatrical version. It is more thrilling, exciting, intense and graphic. I enjoyed this version. All the new scenes just added more to the story. This movie is Best Picture material (it won the Oscar for Best Picture). Ebert and Roeper should be ashamed of themselves giving a cinematic classic like this two thumbs down. When they do their work they call "reviews", they should asked themselves, "Am I not merciful?" Someone should asked Ebert & Roeper, "Are you not entertained?" People like me who don't like film critics were entertained by this movie. I can't wait to watch The Lord of the Rings: Special Extended Edition Trilogy