Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gladiator blu ray steelbook unboxing review Anniversary edition

Unboxing of this wonderful blu-ray steelbook case of the movie Gladiator Special 10th Anniversary Edition. Be sure to get the anniversary edition. This steelbook is from Netherlands. ( http://movies-blu-ray.nl ) If you live in US make sure to purchase the Remastered version which is the one WITHOUT the words "2-Disc Set" in the back right-lower-corner! The one with the words "2-disc set" is the bad disc!

English = DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio 4408 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4408 kbps
French = DTS Audio 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps
Italian = DTS Audio 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps
German = DTS Audio 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps
Spanish = DTS Audio 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps
Portuguese = DTS Audio 768 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps
English = Dolby Digital Audio 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps /

English / French / Italian / German / Spanish / Portuguese /Spanish / Dutch / Danish / Finnish /
Norwegian / Swedish / Chinese /

50GB Blu-ray Disc - Two-disc set (2 BDs)

Special Features:

Disc One

Audio Commentaries -- two commentary tracks, w/ Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe
"Visions from Elysium: Topic Portal"
"The Scrolls of Knowledge"

Disc Two

Documentary: "Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'" (SD, 200 minutes) --
"Image and Design" --
"Production Design Primer: Arthur Max" (SD, 10 minutes)
Storyboarding (SD, 13 minutes),
Storyboard Archive
Costume Design Gallery
Photo Galleries
"Weapons Primer: Simon Atherton" (SD, 5 minutes)
"Abandoned Sequences and Deleted Scenes" (SD, 23 minutes)
"The Making of 'Gladiator'" (SD, 25 minutes), along with the documentary
"Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport" (SD, 50 minutes)
"Hans Zimmer: Scoring 'Gladiator'" (SD, 21 minutes)
"An Evening with Russell Crowe" (SD, 27 minutes)
"Maximus Uncut: Between Takes with Russell Crowe" (SD, 8 minutes)
"My 'Gladiator' Journal by Spencer Treat Clark"
"VFX Explorations: Germania and Rome" (SD, 24 minutes)
Gladiator is a 2000 historical epic directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel and Richard Harris. Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius: a morally upstanding Roman general in Germania, turned slave who seeks revenge against Commodus. He had been under the favor of Marcus Aurelius, and the love and admiration of Lucilla prior to the events of the film. His home is near Emerita Augusta, current city of Mérida in today's Province of Badajoz. After the murder of his family he vows vengeance.
Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor. Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, it was a box office success, receiving generally positive reviews, and was credited with briefly reviving the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards; it won five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture. Although there have been talks of both a prequel and sequel, as of 2011, no production has begun.
The film was released on Blu-ray in September 2009, in a 2-disc edition containing both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film, as part of Paramount's "Sapphire Series" (Paramount bought the DreamWorks library in 2006). Initial reviews of the Blu-ray Disc release criticized poor image quality, leading to many calling for it to be remastered. A remastered version was later released in 2010.

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