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  • Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
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    (Manufacturer # 117377 )

    Plot
      Homer's sprawling tale of love and war in ancient Greece comes to the screen in all its grandeur in this epic-scale adventure. In 1193 B.C., Paris, Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom), has fallen in love; however, the beautiful woman who has beguiled him is Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger), who is wed to King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson). While Helen is hardly immune to Paris' charms, this doesn't blunt Menelaus' fury when Paris steals her away from him. Menelaus' brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox), the power-hungry king of the Mycenaeans, is eager to expand his empire through Troy to the lands of the Aegean Sea, and he uses Paris' romantic slight against Menelaus as an excuse to wage an all-out war against the great walled city. Priam, King of Troy (Peter O'Toole), summons his armies, led by Prince Hector (Eric Bana), to meet the onslaught of Agamemnon's forces, but while the great city has yet to yield in a battle, Agamemnon has a formidable ally -- Achilles (Brad Pitt), a mighty and seemingly unstoppable warrior whose presence could tip the scales in Agamemnon's favor. Sean Bean, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows, and Rose Byrne highlight the film's supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    Movie Type
      Epic, Historical Film
    Movie Level Themes
      Great Battles, Forbidden Love, Crowned Heads
    Movie Level Tones
      Visceral, Forceful, Rousing, Earnest, Sweeping, Atmospheric

    DVD Features

    • Troy Revisited: An Introduction by Wolfgang Petersen (in High Definition)
    • Troy in Focus: The Talent and Resources an Epic Movie Requires
    • In the Thick of the Battle: The Films Thrilling Action Sequences
    • From Ruins to Reality: The History Behind the Production Design
    • Troy: An Effects Odyssey: The Secrets Behind the Miraculous Special Effects
    • Attacking Troy: Gearing up for an On-Screen Siege
    • Greek Ship Towing
    • Theatrical trailer
    Awards
    • 2004--Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bob Ringwood-Nominee
    AMG Rating

    Review

      Outside of its hyper-edited battle sequences, and its Hong Kong-tinged one-on-one fight scenes, Wolfgang Petersen's epic Troy feels like a Victor Mature film from the 1950s. For this film to work, the actors must play larger than life, and that can lead to moments of unintentional hilarity that, for the most part, this film avoids. The earnest tone might make more than a few audience members giggle with the possibility for Mystery Science Theater 3000-like responses to the stilted dialogue, but the confident visuals and the presence of the lead actors finally do lend Troy enough self-respect that one is forced to deal with the film on its terms. Brad Pitt (displaying the most sculpted muscles of his career), Eric Bana, and Brian Cox (hamming but getting away with it) manage to pull off the more implausible dialogue passages, actually making the political intrigue in the story more engaging than the action sequences. While Troy most certainly delivers what it promises, the film can bring nothing new to the venerable sword-and-sandal genre. Pitt's character, Achilles, is driven by the need to achieve immortality through his bravery -- the desire to have his name live through history. The sad truth is that it is unlikely anyone other than personal trainers will think of this film when they discuss Brad Pitt's career. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


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    Blu-Ray Drive or Blu-Ray Player





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