Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gladiator Sneak Peak


For those of us who remember the year 2000, ­the world did not end, but rather a new millennium was ushered in with the release of a movie of epic proportions: GLADIATOR. Staring Russell Crow, Joaquin Phoenix, and the late Richard Harris, Gladiator ­­­­­told the story of Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius who was betrayed by the new Emperor, Commodus. His family murdered and he himself taken into slavery, Maximus begins life as a gladiator, hoping to one day take revenge on Commodus for the death of his family. I won’t spoil the ending, if you haven’t seen the movie, but if you haven’t, you should. This is one of the greatest movies about ancient Rome and, arguably, one of the greatest movies of all time. Gladiator is a timeless classic.

In honor of this grand adventure of love, intrigue, deception, violence and revenge, we at Museum Replicas are proud to present to you a sneak peak of our new Gladiator Collection. This exciting line will include: The Axe of Tigris, The Helmet and Sword of General Maximus, The Arena Sword of Maximus, The Savior Sword, The Armor of the Spaniard, and finally, the iconic Helmet of the Spaniard. Each piece is beautiful crafted by hand by the craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts and is an exact replica of actual movie props. Three of these pieces – The Arena Sword of Maximus, The Savior Sword, and the Armor of the Spaniard – have never before been produced!

All of us here are very excited about this collection and hope that each and every one of you enjoys it as much as we do. Be on the lookout for the presale of these pieces on our website: MuseumReplicas.com. In the meantime, enjoy the photos of some of these items, posted in the sneak peak album on our Facebook page and be working on your “at-home-Coliseum,” because once these pieces arrive, you’ll shout the name “Gladiator!”