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Studio Warner
SKU 212121672
UPC 883929106721
UPC 14 00883929106721
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note With soaring photography that circles from above then swoops in for the action, TROY is Wolfgang Petersen's majestic presentation of the classic Greek legend. It tells the story of an epic battle over Helen (Diane Kruger), the queen of Sparta, who is kidnapped by her lover Paris (Orlando Bloom), the prince of Troy. This infuriates Helen's husband Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson), whose brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox) convinces him to invade Troy. They recruit Achilles (Brad Pitt), the best warrior in Greece, whose bravery, quick feet, and remarkable swordsmanship (not to mention tanned biceps, short kilts, and blond locks) have earned him a reputation that is almost as impressive as his ego. Achilles agrees to fight for Sparta, if only for the fame it will bring him. Even Achilles's mother, in a touching scene, advises him to forget mortal achievements and become a hero who will be remembered throughout history. Along with the invasion of Troy, a series of duels must also be fought: Paris, who is heartbreaking in his lovestruck naiveté, must go up against the enraged Menelaus, and Achilles must settle a score with Hector (Eric Bana), who is fiercely dedicated to protecting his brother Paris and their father, the frail king Priam (Peter O'Toole). When the war finally ignites in its massive proportions, the action is awesome. And as the increasingly dramatic events play out, TROY earns its own timeless reputation among other action-adventure epics such as GLADIATOR and SPARTACUS.
Rolling Stone "[T]remendously entertaining....Peterson rips and roars through the tale..." 05/27/2004 p.89
New York Times "[With] crisply edited combat sequences, tableaus of antique splendor, [and] a hugely muscled Brad Pitt modeling the latest in Hellenic leisure wear..." 05/14/2004 p.E1
USA Today "[T]his latest interpretation of Homer's classic tale is entertainingly epic eye candy." 05/14/2004 p.5D
Uncut "Sean Bean's Odysseus is resourceful and driven..." 07/01/2004 p.131
Sight and Sound "The costuming and production design are handsome..." 07/01/2004 p.68
Premiere "A brilliantly told story."
New York Observer "An action spectacle of weight, splendor and vast entertainment value"
Chicago Tribune "Stunning. Raging excitement, visual grandeur and dramatic intelligence."
Associated Press "The film is enormous and awe-inspiring"
Wolfgang Petersen
Brad Pitt
Peter O'Toole
Orlando Bloom
Eric Bana
Cast & Crew
Brad Pitt - Star
Peter O'Toole - Star
Brian Cox - Star
Rose Byrne - Star
Orlando Bloom - Star
Brendan Gleeson - Star
Eric Bana - Star
Sean Bean - Star
Saffron Burrows - Star
Diane Kruger - Star
Colin Wilson - Producer
Wolfgang Petersen - Producer
Roger Pratt - Director of Photography
David Benioff - Screenwriter
Diana Rathbun - Producer
James Horner - Composer
Wolfgang Petersen - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
UPC 00883929106721
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 162 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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