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Gladiator (2000)

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NOTE: This commentary is only on the original DVD. A different commentary is on the August 2005 "Extended Edition" Gladiator DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Ridley Scott Rating:6.9/10 (17 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Littlejerry 1.4 on July 8th, 2004:Find all reviews by Littlejerry 1.4
Dull, but very informative.
Ridley Scott could have said at least something about Sven Thorsen. He was on some sort of blah blah blah about tigers and animal rights groups. Very dry.
Reviewed by stuartbannerman on June 29th, 2006:Find all reviews by stuartbannerman
I find Ridley Scott chat tracks worth a purchase alone. The film is a bonus. Here he isnt afraid to tell the audience which bits of the film he made up and points out a few mistakes in the movie.
For those that have listened to Ridley before, then this is yet another decent track. For those that havent. Give him a go. Youll find him a smart man, a chatty fella, and just how much work Sir Ridley puts into his projects will all be learned through the films running time. Im looking forward to hearing his double team audio commentery on the extended Gladiator with Russell Crowe
Reviewed by AZtoCA on January 27th, 2008:Find all reviews by AZtoCA
Good technical details
for people that want to make films (not entertaining)

8 out of 10
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on September 4th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
Fantastic. Ridley knows how to do commentaries. He is a pro as usual, and a joy to listen to. He confirms his position as a stable director who knows what he is doing. He mentions at one point that directing is about making choices, and the same goes for commentaries. And his choice about what to include is spot on. Very good for both students of film and people looking for a little insight into the movie. The other partisipants are okay, but really you just want to hear from Ridley. 8/10
Reviewed by Station51 on January 23rd, 2016:Find all reviews by Station51
Ridley Scott is great as usual. He can be caustic but brings you on his side to be caustic with him. I mostly agree with his choices in directing, except for the snot scene in the movie. I could do without all the snot drama. Anyway great commentary for filmmakers, film buffs and anyone else. All sides are touched on from the technical to locations, Roman history and culture, stunts, casting, special effects, story, even the temperature and actors heights. He says it all. At one point posing the question " Did the Romans wear socks? I think so ".