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Own GLADIATOR And BRAVEHEART On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray May 15th

And here with go with a couple Best Picture winners from years past making their way to 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. Both are kind of in the same wheelhouse as well. Mel Gibson’s epic Braveheart, which took home the Best Picture trophy in 1996 (For 1995), and Ridley Scott’s Roman coliseum epic Gladiator, taking home the glory in 2001 (For 2000). Both films will feature upgrades in the video and audio (Braveheart utilizing Atmos, while Gladiator opts fro DTS:X), keeping the previous bonus features while adding nothing new for this release. Both are available for pre-order, so click the links below to have them primed to add to your collection on release day.

GLADIATOR

3-DISC 4K UHD/BLU-RAY COMBO PACK W/DIGITAL COPY

Featuring both the theatrical and extended editions, GLADIATOR is the stunning historical epic that follows Maximus Decimus Meridius, the brave general who was forced into slavery, emerged as a gladiator, and defied an empire. Masterfully directed by Ridley Scott and featuring a riveting performance from Russell Crowe, GLADIATOR is a magnificent combination of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling and is a winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Audio & Subtitles:

 Blu-ray

  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Korean

4K UHD

  • English DTS: X, French 5.1 Dolby Digital/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DTS Headphone: X, English Audio Description
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Korean

Special Features:

4K UHD

  • Introduction by Ridley Scott (Extended Edition)
  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe (Extended Edition)
  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott, editor Pietro Scalia and cinematographer John Mathieson (Theatrical Edition)

Blu-ray

  • Introduction by Ridley Scott (Extended Edition)
  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe (Extended Edition)
  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott, editor Pietro Scalia and cinematographer John Mathieson (Theatrical Edition)
  • The Scrolls of Knowledge
  • Deleted Scenes Index with Optional Commentary by Ridley Scott
  • Visions from Elysium: Topic Portal
  • Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator
  • Image & Design: Storyboard Demonstration, Storyboard Archive, Costume Design Gallery, Photo Galleries
  • Abandoned Sequences & Deleted Scenes
  • The Aurelian Archives – My Gladiator Journal by Spencer Treat Clark
  • And More

BRAVEHEART

3-DISC 4K UHD/BLU-RAY COMBO PACK W/DIGITAL COPY

BRAVEHEART, the richly detailed saga of power, passion, and the fight for freedom boasts Mel Gibson as William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who rallies his countrymen to liberation from oppressive English rule. BRAVEHEART is the winner of five Academy Awards*, including Best Picture.

Audio & Subtitles:

Blu-ray

  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH†, French, Spanish

4K UHD

  • English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital/Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Audio Description
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish

Special Features:

4K UHD

  • Commentary by Mel Gibson

Blu-ray

  • Commentary by Mel Gibson
  • BRAVEHEART Timelines
  • Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion
  • BRAVEHEART: A Look Back
  • Smithfield: Medieval Killing Fields
  • Tales of William Wallace
  • A Writer’s Journey

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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