Gladiator: Special Edition (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix & Connie Nielsen
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Gladiator, Ridley Scott's modern classic, arrives on Blu-ray with more extras than a Roman epic. Russell Crowe stars in a Oscar-winning performance as betrayed General Maximus, in a rollicking swords and sandals spectacular placing you right in the middle of some savage gladiatorial scraps!
The great Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe - LA Confidential) has once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won, Maximus dreams of home, wanting only to return to his wife and son; however, the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris - Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone) has one more duty for the general - to assume the mantle of his power.
Jealous of Maximus' favour with the Emperor, the heir to the throne, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix - Walk The Line), orders his execution - and that of his family. Barely escaping death, Maximus is forced into slavery and trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows.
Now he has come to Rome, intent on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor; Commodus....