“Braveheart” and “Gladiator” to get 4K SteelBooks

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The 1995 film Braveheart and the 2000 film Gladiator will both be getting limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases on May 5th via Paramount, according to retailers. The Mel Gibson and Ridley Scott Academy Award-winning films both have been previously released on the 4K format, back in May of 2018, but they will be getting these two collectible re-releases. Tech specs remain identical in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of High Dynamic Range as well as Dolby Atmos (Braveheart) and DTS:X (Gladiator) sound. Each 4K SteelBook release will come as a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray Disc counterparts of the film. You can now find these 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks for Braveheart and Gladiator are both available for preorder over at Amazon.

UPDATE: An official announcement came today from Paramount, and you can find the full info regarding these anniversary Steelbook 4K editions of the films.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE:

 

Celebrate the Anniversaries of Two Best Picture Academy Award® Winners with Limited Edition 4K Blu-ray Steelbooks

 

BRAVEHEART

GLADIATOR

 

Critically Acclaimed Epics Arrive May 5, 2020

The exhilarating, triumphant, and award-winning masterpieces BRAVEHEART and GLADIATOR will arrive in Limited Edition 4K Blu-ray Steelbooks on May 5, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, BRAVEHEART won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.  The richly detailed saga of power, passion, and the fight for freedom stars Mel Gibson (who also took home the Oscar® for Best Director) as William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who rallies his countrymen to liberation from oppressive English rule.  The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and previously released commentary by Mel Gibson on both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray presentations, along with more than two hours of previously released bonus content, including interactive timelines, a making-of documentary, multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.

Originally released on May 5, 2000, director Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR celebrates its 20th anniversary.  Also a winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film is an unparalleled combination of vivid action and extraordinary storytelling.  Russell Crowe won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a Roman general who is betrayed by a corrupt prince (Joaquin Phoenix) and comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.  The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and both theatrical and extended versions of the feature on 4K Ultra HD, along with two separate commentaries.  The two Blu-ray Discs included in the set boast over four hours of previously released bonus content, including commentaries on both versions of the film, a comprehensive documentary about the making of the movie, featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.

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