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Old 04-11-05, 11:27 PM
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Gladiator Extended Edition - (now rumored to be 8/23, 3 discs) Complete Details!

The new issue of VPD arrived with a two page ad for Gladiator Extended Edition inside.

Here are all the details:

DISC ONE: EXTENDED FEATURE FILM
  • All-new, widescreen extended version of the film, including 17 minutes of additional footage.
  • Original theatrical version
  • Introduction to extended edition by Director Ridley Scott
  • "Are You Not Entertained?" Trivia track, including historical references and production details
  • Deleted Footage Marker. Guide to help indentify the newly restored footage.

DISC TWO: BEHIND THE SCENES
  • "Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator" Extended-length (200 mins) documentary features never-before-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": 3 Production Journal Featurettes
  • "Resurrecting Proximo": Digitally salvaged scenes with actor Oliver Reed after his untimely passing
  • "The Glore of Rome": Oscar-winning Visual Effects
  • "Echoes in Eternity": The film's release and global impact

DISC THREE: IMAGE AND DESIGN
  • Production Design Primer and Gallery
  • Storyboard Demonstrations and Comparisons
  • Abandoned Sequences
  • Ridleygrams: Ridley Scott's own sketches
  • Costume Design Gallery
  • Photo Galleries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Letters From the Front: Authentic memos on the challenges of production
  • Commodus Screen Test (Joaquin Phoenix)
  • Visual Effects Explorations
  • An Evening with Russell Crowe
  • And Much More!


That's pretty much it. Street date is June 7th 2005. There was no mention of any audio commentary tracks or DTS track anywhere on the ad.

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Old 04-11-05, 11:47 PM
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there goes more $$$ out of my pocket





YAY!!
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HOLY SHIT! As a Ridley Scott fanatic, this is obviously a must, and seemingly the original release is also worthy of retaining.
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audio specs?!
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Thanks for the news. I'm a big fan of Gladiator.

Curious to see what's included from the first DVD.
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For some reason, I think the cover will be crappy.
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Wow, i was thinking i would be happy with my 2 disc set that i got oh so long ago, but that set looks packed
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Not a huge fan...meant to get the old dvd before it went oop...I might wait for a review....
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I wonder what the deleted footage marker will be? I hope it's not an annoying flashing object that pops up when a restored scene comes on.
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Very happy with my 2 disc with the DTS, depending on the audio specs I may DD on this since I am such a huge fan of the film, we will see. Would love to have a 6.1 on this one.
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Good news! My orginal 2 disc is starting to crack because of the stupid central holder for the first disc. That's a good a reason as any to get the new release.
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I'll take one disc with the 17 minutes of extra footage, and a cool case for $14.99, Alex.
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Originally Posted by fmian
Good news! My orginal 2 disc is starting to crack because of the stupid central holder for the first disc. That's a good a reason as any to get the new release.
I came across a used copy of the 2 disc edition and noticed the first disc was cracked a bit too. Was this a common thing with it?
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Wow, that looks awesome I hope it has DTS though, and the extended version is done by branching, not some naff icon. (Shaolin Soccer HK disc). Whats the "deleted footage marker" thing about?

I may upgrade if this is true

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Are they dropping the commentary?
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
I'll take one disc with the 17 minutes of extra footage, and a cool case for $14.99, Alex.
is this 3-disc set priced for 14.99?!!
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If it has DTS, I'm all over it. A 200min. documentary! Holy shit! So I guess the great commentary won't be carried over? Bummer, that may make me keep the original release. But if the price is right on this one, I may DD.
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh
If it has DTS, I'm all over it. .
I don't know. If they're cramming the extended version of a movie that was already almost 3 hours on 1 disc, we're likely to be losing audio tracks.
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The Theatrical version of Gladiator was 155min. No where near 3 hours, so this version will be 172min. Still, not three hours. If the T2 UE can offer three versions of a 155min. movie and DDEX and DTSES tracks, and a commentary. I think they can squeez Gladiator on there with DTS and a commentary.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
Wow, i was thinking i would be happy with my 2 disc set that i got oh so long ago, but that set looks packed
same here.

This documentary looks really interesting: "Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator" Extended-length (200 mins) documentary features never-before-seen footage.
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Who's going to sit through a three and a half hour documentary? Man...
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Me.
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If the extended version is done via branching I will get it but not if its' not. Nothing worse on a film like that than having a naff marker pop up every time you want to see an extended scene.
Maybe it just means marked as in indicated in the menu? LOTR EE's does this, in the menu chapter selection it tells you which scenes are new/extended.
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Double dipping on this one is a no-brainer for me,i f'n love this movie.I realllly hope it has DTS,though.
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Most definitely a double-dip for me!

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