Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2018
UPC: 0032429306562
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Format: Blu-ray
Sales rank: 13,486

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Russell Crowe Maximus
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus
Connie Nielsen Lucilla
Oliver Reed Proximo
Derek Jacobi Gracchus
Richard Harris Marcus Aurelius
Tomas Arana Quintus
Spencer Treat Clark Lucius
David Hemmings Cassius
Djimon Hounsou Juba
David Schofield Falco
John Shrapnel Gaius
Ralph Moeller Hagen
Giorgio Cantarini Maximus' Son
Sven Ole Thorsen Titus
Omid Djalili Actor
Gavin Greenaway Conductor

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director
Sebastian Abbatiello Stunts
Ait Hamid Abdellam Costumes/Costume Designer
Zak Alaoui Production Manager
Nadja Albert Costumes/Costume Designer
Jo Allen Makeup
Eugenio Alonso Stunts
Mohammed Aqermim Special Effects
Jille Azis Set Decoration/Design
Norman Baillie Special Effects
Ben Bellman Stunts
Chris Bennan Special Effects
Georges Branchee Stunts
David Brighton Special Effects
Ana Bulajik-Crecek Makeup
Manuel Cabrera Stunts
Anabel Campbell Costumes/Costume Designer
Sergio Casadei Stunts
Alessandro Casalino Stunts
Vikitor Cervvenka Stunts
Stuart Clarke Stunts
Jeffrey Clifford Special Effects
Alejandro Cobo Stunts
Eugene Collier Stunts
Gianluca Coppeta Stunts
Neil Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Yvonne Zarb Cousin Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivo Coveney Special Effects
Forbes Cowan Stunts
Andrew Cripps Costumes/Costume Designer
Ricardo Cruz Stunts
Bruno De Santa Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Didier Stunts
Walter Difrancesco Stunts
Stuart Digby Special Effects
Petr Drozda Stunts
Mike Dunleavy Special Effects
Paul Dunn Special Effects
Mike Durkan Special Effects
Zdenek Dvoracek Stunts
Peter Edmonds Costumes/Costume Designer
Mohammed Enahal Stunts
John Evans Special Effects
David Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Mohammed Falahi Costumes/Costume Designer
Raymond Ferguson Special Effects
Peter Fern Special Effects
Neil Finnighan Stunts
Kamil Fojtik Stunts
Steven Foster Special Effects
David H. Franzoni Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Alejandro Garcia Stunts
Lisa Gerrard Score Composer
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Terry Glass Special Effects Supervisor
Ben Gooder Camera Operator
Joss Gower Stunts
Tim Guthrie Costumes/Costume Designer
Mohammed Harshi Costumes/Costume Designer
Ahmed Hatimi Production Manager
Carlton Headley Stunts
Kenneth Herd Special Effects
John Herzberger Special Effects
Peter Heslop Production Manager
Peter Hornbuckle Costumes/Costume Designer
Andy Hric Stunts
Martin Hub Stunts
Maria Hubackova Costumes/Costume Designer
David Hunter Special Effects Supervisor
Clive Jackson Camera Operator
Jana Jankova Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Jarman Stunts
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Marta Jencová Costumes/Costume Designer
Morgan Johnson Stunts
Dragan Josipovic Production Manager
Abdellah Joudi Special Effects
Radowan Kak Stunts
Vincent Keane Stunts
Bridget Kenningham Costumes/Costume Designer
Sonja Klaus Set Decoration/Design
Branko Knez Camera Operator
Ivo Kristof Stunts
Hana Kucerova Costumes/Costume Designer
Melissa Lackersteen Makeup
Michael Ian Lambert Stunts
Christine Larson Asst. Director
John Laurie Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Lawler Costumes/Costume Designer
Derek Lea Stunts
Stephane Lelievre Stunts
Miroslav Lhotka Stunts
Guy List Stunts
John Logan Screenwriter
Trevor Lovell Stunts
Ray Lovell Special Effects
Tony Lucken Stunts
Tom Lucy Stunts
Branko Lustig Producer
Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Robbie MacFarlane Stunts
Kathleen Mackie Casting
Chris Manger Stunts
John Mathieson Cinematographer
Arthur Max Production Designer
Jason McCameron Special Effects
Laura McIntosh Makeup
Mark Meddings Special Effects
Ivan Mica Stunts
Peter Miles Stunts
Davey Miller Special Effects
Randy Scott Miller Stunts
Tim Mitchell Special Effects
Michael Mooney Costumes/Costume Designer
Graham Mullins Stunts
Neil Murphy Costumes/Costume Designer
Mustapha Natouri Stunts
Miroslav Navratil Stunts
Terry Needham Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Mark Newman Stunts
Ray L. Nicholas Stunts
William Nicholson Screenwriter
Peter Olgyay Stunts
Jane Omorogbe Stunts
Herman Ortiz Stunts
Hanin Ouidder Special Effects
Keith Pain Art Director
Walter Parkes Executive Producer
John Pilgrim Special Effects
Graham Povey Special Effects
Ivana Primorac Makeup
Trefor Proud Makeup
Simon Quinn Special Effects
Abdelfatah Qzaibar Costumes/Costume Designer
Mohammed Raj Costumes/Costume Designer
Pauline Richards Stunts
Lee Rider Special Effects
Marcel Roberts Stunts
Marc Roberts Stunts
Cliff Robinson Art Director
Jean-Phillipe Roman Stunts
Peter Russell Art Director
Ghaine Said Costumes/Costume Designer
Crispian Sallis Set Decoration/Design
Pietro Scalia Editor
Felix Schroer Camera Operator
Ken Scotland Stunts
Jose Maria Serrano Stunts
Tim Shanahan Costumes/Costume Designer
Robin Shenfield Executive Producer
Neville Shulman Consultant/advisor
Peter Skehan Special Effects
David Slaivre Stunts
Stana Slosserova Costumes/Costume Designer
Adam Milo Smalley Musical Direction/Supervision
C.C. Smiff Stunts
Gordon Smith Stunts
Jennifer Smyj Stunts
Eddie Stacey Stunts
R.J. Steel Stunts
Rupert Steggle Costumes/Costume Designer
William Steggle Costumes/Costume Designer
Jennifer Stoute Stunts
Tim Stracey Special Effects
Hassan Taghriti Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Taylor Camera Operator
Paul Taylor Special Effects
Ian Thompson Special Effects
El Hassan Tib Special Effects
Marek Toth Stunts
Amanda Trewin Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Uhrovcik Stunts
Colin Umpleby Special Effects
Pavel Voukoun Stunts
Ian Walker Stunts
Seoras Wallace Stunts
Anne Marie Walters Special Effects
Steven Warner Special Effects
Dave Watkins Special Effects
David Weiss Stunts
Peter White Stunts
Peter White Special Effects
Dave Whiteing Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Whitrod Special Effects
Doug Wick Producer
Dave Williams Special Effects
Tubardh Wilson Stunts
Julia Wilson Makeup
Alexander Witt Cinematographer
Trevor Wood Special Effects Supervisor
Janty Yates Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Young Special Effects
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Gladiator 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 182 reviews.
kenKV More than 1 year ago
The movie is good.  I give five stars.
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joet37382013 More than 1 year ago
Best Russell Crowe Action Movie Ever
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Never saw this all the way expect here and there. Finally saw the whole thing. Acting was at times over the top but still good. Setting and soundtrack was also good.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this movie, I saw it three times when in came out in the theaters, and I hope I get it for Christmas. The fight scenes were excellent, and Crowe gives a great performance in this movie. Recomended Movie: Soon to come out in theaters is Crowe's new movie 'Proof of Life', it looks just as good...
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a history teacher, I was absolutely enthrolled by this film. Whether totally historically accurate who can say? No one ever knows for sure. But the fact that one is made aware of the brutally of the age, the opening battle scene depicting the Roman legions in their waning era against Germanic tribes, and the special effects of the Colliseum scenes make this an essential viewing experience for the person interested in the intrigue and collusion of the Roman Empire.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you own a home theater, you must have this double DVD set! An exceptionally fine DVD transfer and many extra features make Gladiator a spectacle that you can enjoy in your home over and over again. And what a spectacle to behold! As a film, Gladiator is outstanding in every respect. Period pieces have always been extremely difficult for directors to film because it is such a challenge to create a period piece that is convincing enough to immerse the audience in that time period. However, hats off to Ridley Scott, who is obviously a genius at directing this kind of film. His directorial talent shines through by masterfully crafting a film that catapults us into the Roman Empire in all of its splendor, glory, and political corruption - on the grandest scale imaginable. For the entire length of the movie we actually LIVE in the Roman Empire and experience the entire spectrum of emotions that go along with living life in that time. It't like taking a ride back in a time machine. But the greatness of the film itself is not the only reason you should buy this DVD. What really makes Gladiator a ''must have'' are all of the extra features. The second DVD is chocked full of amazing extras. Several major scene cuts with Ridley Scott's comments about why the scene was cut presents the viewer with over 10 minutes of amazing extra footage of this fabulous film! Also, ''The Making of Gladiator'' helps us to understand the immensity of the task of crafting this epic movie. The sets, costumes, and grandeur of the whole thing was so awesome that it completely overwhelmed the actors themselves! Finally, ''Gladiator Games: A Roman Blood Sport,'' helps us to realize the raw intensity and finality of man-to-man gladiatorial combat in the Roman Empire. This best explains the popular saying, ''no points for second place.'' I guarantee you, for the small price you pay, this DVD will bring you, your family, and your friends hours and hours of enjoyment! You won't be sorry you bought this DVD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I havn't seen the extended version, but the original is one of the best movies ever(It's in my personal top two and gaining)! It is an epic that deserves to go down in history beside Beowulf, The Song of Rolland, etc. Russle Crow is at his best with a performace that makes even the toughest movie goer misty-eyed. The plot is beautiful and uplifting, with a hero you root for and a villan that is one of the best(aka most evil) ever to grace the silver screen. The characters are consistant, never lapsing into goofy moments. I could say more about it but this review would get too long.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A remarkable film for the action genre. It develops its characters in a way that is very subtle for this type of genre. Marcus Aurelius, played by Russell Crowe, is an historically inaccurate portrait, but this fictionalized version of him is more fascinating. Great battle scenes and the perfect foil of Joaquin Phoenix makes this film irresistible. Don't forget the animals!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you watch the Insider starring Al Pacino and Russel Crowe and then watch Gladiator you will instantly understand how well Russel Crowe can act. This movie is also entertaining even though it is on the violent side.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great action and emotion. Many of the weapons and armour historically accurate while the story line is not. Do not try to learn history from this movie. However, if you enjoy great action, a good story of love, passion, honory, and bravery, then this is a movie for you. The sets are wonderful and the action scenes intense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Definitively another good film delivered by Ridley Scott, enjoyable of course but as always with a profound sense of humane nature and father-son relations, a constant in Scott's films Actors are excellent perhaps certain overacting in the emperor's character. Rome's reconstruction is a plus
Guest More than 1 year ago
Almost everything about this movie is just plain wrong. Commodus reigned for 12 years, and he did not die in the arena at the hands of a slave. The Roman Army is all wrong. The equipment, standards, tactics, etc etc etc are all wrong, wrong, wrong! The Praetorian Guard looks like Darth Vader's shoe-shine boys. Commodus does paperwork while wearing armour. The outfit his sister wore was not Roman at all, nor was it correct for the time period. Roman officers wear battle-dress and armour while lounging around at a party. I mean, COME ON you guys!!! This was just so badly done, I find myself beating my head against the wall at all these reviewers who don't know any better. If you're going to make a Roman movie, PLEASE consult Roman Reenactors and USE thier knowledge!! The sad thing is that this movie could have been so much better. But the movie isn't TOTALLY wrong, there was an Emperor Commodus and he was a real lecherous, nasty S.O.B. who loved the games. The only reason I didn't give it a single star is that the fight scenes were good and the special effects were great. But who cares about historical correctness, let's give it five stars because we're woefully ignorant! This movie is very disappointing, as well as that other travesty of a film, 'The Patriot'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding movie with terrific action scenes and rich historical content. Truly a classic ! Russell Crowe plays the part to perfection. The initial battle scene and the ''team effort'' in the Coliseum just blew me away !
Guest More than 1 year ago
Superb expierience within the coliseum!