Universal Home Video will be releasing the Gladiator: Extended Edition DVD on August 25th. Included in the mssivly expanded set is 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage cut back into the film. The special features and specs are as follows.

Aspect: Widescreen 2.35:1

Anamorphic: Yes (Anamorphic)

Audio: english in dolby digital 5.1, french in dolby digital 5.1, english in dolby digital 2.0

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Runtime: 326

Special Features:

- Disc One: Extended Feature Film

- Extended Edition

- Original Theatrical Cut

- Introduction to Extended Cut by Director Ridley Scott

- An "Are You Not Entertained?" Trivia track with Historical References etc

- All-New Audio Commentary with Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe

- Deleted Footage Marker. Guide to help identify the newly restored footage.

Disc Two: Behind the Scenes

- "Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator" - Extended lenght (200 mins) documentary features neverbefore-seen footage:

- Tale of the Scribes: Crafting the Story

- The Tools of War: Weapons and Vehicles

- Attire of the Realm: Costume Design

- The Heat of Battle: Production Journals

- Shadows and Dust: Resurrecting Proximo

- The Glore of Rome: Oscar-winning Visual Effects

- Echoes in Eternity: The film's release and global reaction

Disc Three: Image and Design

- Production Design Featurette and Gallery

- Storyboard Demonstrations, Comparisons and Gallery

- Abandoned Sequences

- Ridleygrams: Ridley Scott's Own Sketches

- Costume Design Gallery

- Photo Galleries

- Abandoned sequences including Alternate Opening Titles, Blood Vision, Rhino Fight, and a newly discovered deleted scene

- Letters From the Front: Authentic memos on the challenges of production

- Commodus Screen Test (Joaquin Phoenix)

- Visual Effects Explorations (Germania & Rome)

- An Evening with Russell Crowe

- And more...


Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Gladiator is now available in an all-new extended version that includes 17 additional minutes of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling. Discover the unparalleled power of Gladiator, masterfully directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) and featuring a riveting performance from Russell Crowe, hailed by Newsweek as "a genuine larger-than-life hero!"