With Matt Hartman, Kristian Perry. I had the original on DVD, and needless to say it was a fantastic film with good picture quality, but in 4K all I can say is ' WOW '.I will never tire of this film and Russell Crowe was something else. He defeats the Roman champion in one-on-one combat and then reveals himself as Maximus. Maximus is then taken by a slave trader to North Africa, where he is sold to the gladiator trainer Proximo (Oliver Reed). Ratings Info Contains strong bloody violence. No needless glorification of degeneracy. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 December 2015. A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery. Special effects are used only when needed, rather than for the bedazzlement of the senses. Maximus is a brave general serving under Roman emperor Marcus Aurellius. But, this is a tale of honour, grit, and determination, where one becomes incredibly invested in the hero, and truly hateful of the antagonist. Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson.The film was co-produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures.It stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final role), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris. As far as 'Swords and Sandals' go, this has to be right up there with Spartacus, Ben Hur and The Fall of the Roman Empire. Eddig 17398 alkalommal nézték meg. She has a B.A. Director(s) Ridley Scott Cast includes Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris, Ralf Möller, Tommy Flanagan, Tomas Arana, Spencer Treat Clark, David Hemmings, Omid Djalili, Giannina Facio, Giorgio Cantarini As a movie, Gladiator is truly magnificent. The only minor negative for me is the Hans Zimmer soundtrack. The emperor, Marcus Aurelius (played by Richard Harris), tells Maximus that he would like Maximus to succeed him upon his death and for Maximus to return power to the Senate, restoring the Roman Republic. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. The unexpected death of actor Oliver Reed during the production of the movie necessitated both digital manipulation and drastic reworking of the script. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. GLADIATOR. Try again. Sign in to see videos available to you. Beautifully realised and photographed, with few of the cliches common to the genre. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2019. Colours look warm and other times naturally toned or hyper enriched but not too distracting to the cinematography. Gladiator takes place in ad 180 and is loosely based on historical figures. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 May 2018. Crowe gained a reputation for being difficult to work with during the making of the film but won plaudits and an Oscar for his performance. with a double major in Spanish and in theatre arts from Ripon College. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 May 2018. Seldom is a truly superb film produced. Commodus declares that he will meet Maximus in single combat in the arena, but he first stabs Maximus to weaken him. Sign in to see videos available to you. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Personal opinion: I just find his work tries too hard to be a motion picture soundtrack, and I find it very "samey". Maximus manages to achieve fame and glory as a fighter in the gladiator games. Get the latest insights about the film industry from our extensive coverage. He is rescued by a travelling slave-trader and sold to the owner of a gladiator school, eventually returning to Rome where he will face the emperor for a final time. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Far from historically accurate but an entertaining tale of Roman conquest and treachery after the good emperor Marcus Aurelius is murdered by his ambitious son Commodus. Special effects are used only when needed, rather than for the bedazzlement of the senses. Well written and acted, filmed and directed. General Maximus, the legal heir to the deceased emperor, is seized by troops loyal to Commodus and led into the forest to be executed but he survives, gravely wounded, but able to return home to see the bodies of his murdered family and slaves. She previously worked on the Britannica Book of the Year and was a member... Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Full credit to Amazon, they arranged to have it collected immediately, and just as rapidly replaced it with a good one.This set is good value for including the uncut version. No lounging around eating grapes here, this is a grittier imagining... As far as 'Swords and Sandals' go, this has to be right up there with Spartacus, Ben Hur and The Fall of the Roman Empire. Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. Directed by Rob Benica, Brad Lambert. I have read that many find the hdr to be very dark in this movie I would suggest that this movie needs a very powerful tv to get the best from its hdr. In the arena, Maximus kills Commodus and then dies himself after ordering the reinstatement of Senator Gracchus and the restoration of republican rule. When Aurellius tells his evil son Commodus that he has chosen Maximus as his successor, Commodus has Aurellius killed and Maximus sold into slavery. Roman forces, led by the general Maximus (Crowe), defeat Germanic tribes, bringing temporary peace to the Roman Empire. A(z) "Gladiátor (2000) 88%" című videót "roman7cz" nevű felhasználó töltötte fel a(z) "film/animáció" kategóriába. Why the director chose to cut certain scenes for distribution, I don't know. But no sign of the free offer with the purchase. However, this is one of them. General Maximus, the legal heir to the deceased emperor, is seized by troops loyal to Commodus and led... Far from historically accurate but an entertaining tale of Roman conquest and treachery after the good emperor Marcus Aurelius is murdered by his ambitious son Commodus. The uncut version is better for the inclusions, and they do not add unduly to the running time. It’s going to need a tv that can do around 1000 nits hdr. Gladiator (6,230) IMDb 8.5 2h 35min 2000 X-Ray. Maximus escapes and rushes to his home in Spain, only to find his wife and son already dead and his house burned down. It won critical accolades, large audiences, and five Academy Awards. Travelling or based outside United Kingdom? The main film disc in the first set I received would not play at all; in fact, it locked up every blu-ray player I tried it in. Academy Award nominations (* denotes win), https://www.britannica.com/topic/Gladiator-film-by-Scott. GILDED AGE GLADIATOR is an 11-minute documentary that recounts the career of 19th century boxer John L. Sullivan. Gladiator takes place in ad 180 and is loosely based on historical figures. Omissions? With Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed. Beautifully realised and photographed, with few of the cliches common to the genre. As for the plot: Just because there are real historical names here, don't be fooled into thinking that this is in any way historical: it just isn't. The main disc contains both the cinema and uncut versions, plus an additional disc of extras. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Gladiator, American historical epic film, released in 2000, that was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Russell Crowe. No needless glorification of degeneracy. Directed by Antonio Adamo. Russell Crowe has claimed the first script he saw for his Oscar-winning film Gladiator was terrible. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 June 2019. Why the director chose to cut certain scenes for distribution, I don't know. With Toni Ribas, Frank Gun, Rita Faltoyano, Mandy Bright. The film, perhaps the first sword-and-sandals epic since the mid-1960s, revived an interest in making films about ancient history. With Mark Forest, Marilù Tolo, Paolo Gozlino, Jolanda Modio. No lounging around eating grapes here, this is a grittier imagining of the last days of Pax Romana, and although some liberties are taken, historically speaking, it is after all an entertainment and not a documentary. One of the finest uses of HDR you will ever see. Picture on this transfer is free of that horrible EE that shouldn't be used or even needed on bluray discs much less DVD. The uncut version is better for the inclusions, and they do not add unduly to the running time. I have read that many find the hdr to be very dark in this movie I would suggest that this movie needs a very powerful tv to get the best from its hdr. The extras disc, in which I have no interest at all, worked perfectly! This review is of the 4K Blu-ray version As a movie, Gladiator is truly magnificent. When Maximus attempts to make his escape, Roman praetorians kill Proximo and the other gladiators assisting him and recapture Maximus. The 2000 classic, which celebrated its 20 th anniversary last month, won Crowe an … Debuting a month of great cinematic classics on the 4k market, Gladiator in the UHD format is a sight to behold..filmed in 35 mm the transfer can look a bot soft by moments but the hdr is the true star here..the WCG is incredible here and all the scenes shine through giving... Debuting a month of great cinematic classics on the 4k market, Gladiator in the UHD format is a sight to behold..filmed in 35 mm the transfer can look a bot soft by moments but the hdr is the true star here..the WCG is incredible here and all the scenes shine through giving it a true advantage over the blu ray which fills dull when compared to his 4k counterpart.. details are incredible and the DTS X track unleashed hell in glorious mayhem ..This 4k edition comes with all the previous features on a separate blu ray disc (it’s the same blu ray as the previous release ) and in its form earns my highest recommendation.. A must buy for every fan of this cinematic achievement. Sound on the DVD is a few... Picture on this transfer is free of that horrible EE that shouldn't be used or even needed on bluray discs much less DVD. Drawing its inspiration from Anthony Mann's 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' (1964) and Stanley Kubrick's 'Spartacus' (1960), Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning take on the Roman epic lavishes the genre with the very latest in computer-generated effects technology. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 September 2020. Updates? The movie won five Oscars, including best actor for Russell Crowe who played Maximus, a … Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 March 2018. Seldom is a truly superb film produced. In the first fight, intended as a battle reenactment, Maximus rallies the other gladiators and leads them to victory, to the delight of the crowd. However, this is one of them. Directed by Ridley Scott. Using animated characters, the film details Sullivan's rise from barroom brawler to America's first sports celebrity. Directed by Alfonso Brescia. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.