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Oliver Stone recreates the towering, true story of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), who in the 4th Century BC conquered Greece, Persia, Afghanistan and India- 90% of the known world. Against massive armies of chariots and elephants, he never lost a battle. Visionary, explorer, dreamer- he was also a tender son, torn by his mother's (Angelina Jolie) burning love and ambition and desperate for his father's (Val Kilmer) approval. His dream shaped the world we live in today
Audio Commentary:Oliver Stone and historian Robin Lane Fox.
Documentaries:Resurrecting Alexander, explores the filming of Alexander. Perfect is the Enemy of God, provides an in depth look at the details that go into the filming of an epic.
Featurette:Soundtrack featurette: Vangelis Scores Alexander .
While the director's cut is sure to garner the most attention, Alexander has also been released in its original theatrical version for those who want the version they saw in theaters. One drawback, however, is that the movie is split over two discs. On the director's cut, the film is complete on one disc. Presumably the theatrical cut is beyond the capacity of one disc because it's eight minutes longer (175 to 167). The commentary is a combination of tracks by director Oliver Stone and by film consultant and Alexander biographer Robin Lane Fox, who provides praise for the production and further historical details. Some of Stone's remarks are the same as on the commentary for the director's cut, but some are unique to this version.
Other extra features are the same as on the director's cut. Three documentaries (80 minutes total) collect behind-the-scenes footage, interviews (mostly with the crew), and some effects notes. They're rather indistinguishable from each other and might have been edited into a shorter, tighter single unit. There's also a four-minute featurette of composer Vangelis at his keyboard discussing his craft. --David Horiuchi
It's a RIP OFF!!!! NO BLU-RAY! JUST A STANDARD DVD BUT SOLD AS A BLU-RAY!!!Published 5 days ago by tommy500us
Excellent movie, with more depth to the characters than the original release. Battle scenes much better. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Al A
Have been on a Colin Farrell binge since True Detectives, and thought an Oliver Stone directed movie might be a plus. I was wrong.Published 14 days ago by Melanee Lane
Too bad one of the longer cuts wasn't one in the theatre. In my opinion a masterpiece was left on the cutting room floor so that people wouldn't be offended. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Micropops
This was a better movie and more historically accurate than I had expected given the poor reviews when it was released in theaters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Athene Five
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|Why do people hate this movie so much?||
Actually boys kissing boys was the best part! :P
May 21, 2007 by WD | See all 5 posts
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the version you saw in theater WAS the original DVD release.
The other version initially released on DVD under the name "director's cut" was indeed shorter than the theatrical version, but Oliver Stone wanted to make the pace tighter and more consistent.
On second thoughts (third... Read More
Mar 21, 2007 by J Muz | See all 5 posts
Some people like the film. Yes, people who are not idiots like the film. It's possible for slow moving movies, flawed movies and misunderstood movies to actually be good. Alexander is one example. It's wasn't the homophobia of America that made this film flop as much as the cynical a.d.d. riddled... Read More
Jan 25, 2007 by charlieheston | See all 2 posts
|Is This Better Than Any Other Version?||
Forget the Director's Cut and just go straight to Revisited: The Final Cut. its the definitive version, bar none.
Apr 6, 2009 by Istvan Kolnhofer | See all 3 posts
|HD versions contains extra features, standard DVD does not||
you are right and it S*CKS. i bought the original, then the extended. sean stone's documentary "fight against time" is only on HD/BR. not fair. i know it's a marketing ploy but it's elitist.
Aug 21, 2008 by LadyofArgonne | See all 4 posts
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