I echo all of the sentiments expressed on here. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. This, along with Jurassic Park are my most eagerly awaited Blu-ray catalog releases. Just seeing those screenshots is depressing to say the least.
My only hope is that the UK or German release (German confirmed region A,B,C) will not have this horrible treatment done to them. Since they are Universal in Europe, is there hope? I guess I'll have to wait for the UK/Germany reviews from the sites and/or buyers. Should be interesting.
If anybody gets there hands on a UK or German Gladiator let us know how it is.