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  • Actors: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover, Brian Cox
  • Directors: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Writers: David Benioff, Homer
  • Producers: Wolfgang Petersen, Barbara Huber, Colin Wilson, Diana Rathbun, Winston Azzopardi
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 12, 2006
  • Run Time: 163 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,150 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E5KJI4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,779 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews

Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, Eric Bana portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as King Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of bireme warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering Trojan Horse.

Customer Reviews

I love all the actors and actresses in it- Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Diane Krugar, and Eric Banas.
Kristen Trunnelle
One could argue that Hector is the most noble character in the whole movie, and that is something that really gets him nowhere in the end.
Michael Zuffa
On the positive side, the movie is action packed, the special effects are great, the acting is very good and the cast are wonderful.
L Gontzes

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Format: DVD
Features 2 new extras: "Troy In Focus" a 23 minute interview and a new 5 minute introduction by Wolfgang Peterson. Most of the other special features have been ported over from the previous edition.

First the most important question is whether or not this double dip is worth it? Absolutely because the additional footage only enhances the film giving it additional depth. The transfer is striking (regardless of which format)as well. In many respects this isn't a double dip because we get a film that is superior to the original version.

Unlike "The Illiad" Wolfgang Petersen's film "Troy" seemed too short and for good reason; Petersen had to trim the film down to a shorter length for its theatrical release. Luckily Warner gave Petersen the opportunity to revisit this epic film and add more meat to the bones of a film that had the look of an epic but was missing much of the emotional depth.

Petersen restores roughly 32 minutes to the film giving additional depth to the various relationships in the film. While "Troy" isn't a perfect epic, it's much improved. James Horner's score is still occasionally obtrusive but the overall impact of Petersen's film with its marvelous performances from Brian Cox (who steals almost every scene he's in), the quiet power of Eric Bana and even the gravity of Pitt as Achilles is far more effective than the previous version.

Image quality is superb for both the DVD and Blu Ray verisons of the film (the Blu Ray, of course, gets the nod because the images are much sharper, crisper with better definition but the DVD isn't too shabby either). Audio for the Blu Ray is presented lossless while the DVD's audio sounds terrific given the limitations of the format. Colors are a bit bolder here than on the previous version to my eyes.
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435 of 481 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 27, 2004
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As a teacher of Classical Greek and Roman Mythology I was looking forward to "Troy." In the past I have put together a unit on the Trojan War that included not only Homer's epic poem the "Iliad," but also the plays of Euripides and Aeschylus and other ancient works on the stories of these characters. In other words I am familiar with this story to the extent that when Briseis showed up wearing a garment with long sleeves I was upset that we did not get to see the lovely arms that were part of her usual epithet. So, suffice it to say, that when characters who survived the Trojan War started dying in this film, I was not exactly happy. Consequently, the truth is that the less you know about the Trojan War of classical mythology, the more you will enjoy Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy."

I have no problem with the idea that Homer and the other ancients have to be adapted in making a modern motion picture about the Trojan War. The decision to eliminate the gods is appropriate, getting away from the idea that this was a ten year war makes sense, and if the alliance of the Greeks is now political rather than as part of an oath sworn by the princes who were suitors for Helen's hand, I consider that to be legitimate. I do not understand why Iphigenia, Cassandra, and Hecuba are all eliminated but there are not fatal omissions. But when you start rewriting who gets killed that is going a bit too far, especially when one premature death starts a chain effect that means Athens will never develop the jury system, which means we probably lose out on it too. David Benioff's screenplay was "inspired" by Homer's "Iliad," which at least is an honest way to characterize what he did in this script, but I still do not have to like it or endorse it.
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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Woopak VINE VOICE on September 24, 2007
Format: DVD
When I saw TROY in the theaters, I wasn't expecting much. After that first viewing, I knew there was something missing; the screenplay just didn't grab me, it failed to immerse me on the scenes. I am quite familiar with GREEK myths, also both Norse and Roman mythology. Well, I managed to purchase the director's cut of Troy, and although it is not as great as KINGDOM of HEAVEN Director's cut, it is a better cut of the film.

I presume that most of the folks who'll be interested in the director's cut are fans or at least the ones who saw it in theaters as I did. ONE OBVIOUS improvement this version has over the previous dvd is the PICTURE transfer. The Video this time out is more vibrant, sharper and cleaner. Another difference is the SOUNDTRACK on certain scenes; the training scene of Achilles and his cousin, the duel between Hector and Achilles. Also, the music is improved with added bass during the siege at the beach and on the gates of Troy. The music sounded more powerful.

The Director's cut has the same plotlines, characters and scenes. It does have added "meat" and do they make Troy a better cut of the film? Yes.

1: Opening scene with a dog going around the spoils of war. (Dead bodies)
2: Nudity in the scene between Paris and Helen. Their relationship is also a bit more fleshed out. Love scenes are extended, suffice it to say, the film is a bit more uninhibited when it comes to nudity.
3: Helen's husband is shown as unfaithful. It gives more motivation to Helen's actions.
4: Odysseus is developed as the humble King of Ithaca. He likes to be among the common folk. His character is also more fleshed out; the film also emphasizes how it is Achilles trusts his judgment.
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On Demand ??
Well after renting and viewing both movies simultaneously, I can confidently say both movies are the longer director's cut version. However, the movie for $5.49 is in digital 5.1 surround sound while the $9.99 director's cut version is in 2-channel stereo. So there you have it the cheaper... Read More
Aug 6, 2010 by J. Lyles |  See all 2 posts
1 disc for blu-ray?
Keep in mind that more movie files can be stored on a Blu-ray disc and therefore doesn't need 2 DVDs.
Mar 6, 2012 by David Thompson |  See all 2 posts
Difference?
I think only an addition special feature but nothing different in the movie from the directors cut
Jul 6, 2011 by Prometheus |  See all 2 posts
Run time
I am wondering this too. I own the 163 min (really 162 min on case) 2-disc Widescreen edition on dvd and was thinking about buying the directors cut on blu ray. But it says the blu ray directors cut is 163 mins and the dvd directors cut says 193. Must be a mistake on amazons page? Walmart says... Read More
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both versions
Only the Director's cut.
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