Gladiator

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.
Actor(s):
Russell Crowe Joaquin Phoenix Connie Nielsen
Format:
DVD

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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.

Product details

Rating:
16
Subtitles:
English SDH, French
Duration (sec):
9300
Director:
Ridley Scott
Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary With Director Ridley Scott
  • Animated:
    false
    Zone:
    Region 2

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    Gladiator

    All time favourite...MAXIMA's...superb

    A true epic tale of a gladiator

    Bar the non-existent Spanish accent of the Spaniard portrayed by Crowe, from a pure cinematic, enigmatic, epic, dare I say biblical point of view, Gladiator will stand the test of time as a great production within it's genre and against any Oscar winner. If this movie doesn't make men of of boys, best you crawl back into your bat cave.

    Great epic

    In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor stirs his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus takes his throne. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the Maximus flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his arch rival

    Fallen Emperor

    The movie had an excellent contrast between the lead character's roles. The General, The Slave and the Gladiator. As you follow the plot you can't help to sympathize and feel betrayed, misused and angered. The architecture is astounding, you feel amazed staring at the past and seeing the Colosseum in it's full glory with a bit of disgust when you realize it's the actual location where thousands of Christians were slaughtered. The movie itself deserves a 5 out of 5 but the Dvd only 2 out of 5 for the lack of special features

     

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