New Movies on DVD & Blu-ray: September 1

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From general to slave to gladiator: Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning triumph that landed Russell Crowe a Best Actor Academy Award steps into Paramount's "Sapphire Series" Blu-ray arena with more than four hours of bonus material. The Blu-ray includes both the original theatrical version of the film as well as the extended version.

Special features include audio commentary; abandoned sequences and deleted scenes; "Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator" with Enhanced Viewing Mode; "Scrolls of Knowledge" trivia track relating key scenes to their historical accuracy; "My Gladiator Journal"; "Visions from Elysium: Topic Marker"; the Learning Channel special "Gladiator Games: The Roman Bloodsport"; visual effects deconstruction and much more.