One of the finest movies of the boxing film genre, "Gladiator" is a tough, atmospheric fight movie set in Chicago's rough South Side. The setting is believable, especially for those familiar with the fact that the South Side of Chicago has a huge boxing scene, along with Philly. The guys look like real boxers, and there is actually character development for all main players. Tommy Riley, Lincoln, and the "Cuban King" Romano are all extremely likable characters that you want to see win. Robert Loggia and Brian Dennehy are classic villains that you will love to hate. Also on display is some mean-spirited, and surprisingly bloody fight scenes, not usual for mainstream Hollywood stuff. "Gladiator" has films like "South Paw" beat 100 times over. This one is destined for cult movie status; grab a copy before the price goes through the roof. Apparently there were 2 different editions released; one a standard, anamorphic widescreen print, and another that was double sided and featured a 4x3 print on one side. I'm not sure if there is a difference in picture quality between the two.