Troy

Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen Starring: Eric Bana Brad Pitt

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Product Overview

For the first time, Beyond the Movie: Troy from National Geographic is packaged together with the blockbuster theatrical release Troy, on DVD. No single story in western civilization has continuously inspired and intrigued more people than the Trojan tale of war and deception. But, did a place called Troy really exist? Was Homer's epic more than just an engaging story? In Beyond The Movie: Troy you will embark in a search for a lost world and unravel the mysteries that swirl around this ancient city. And experience all the battle excitement when Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in Troy.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40680378
UPC 012569589575
UPC 14 00012569589575
Format DVD
Release Date 1/4/2005
Rating NR
Keywords
Action
Battles
Documentary
Historical
History
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note TROY: 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 and kill Helen. They recruit Achilles (Brad Pitt), the best warrior in Greece, whose bravery, quick feet, and remarkable swordsmanship (not to mention tan 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' 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 duals must also be fought: Paris, who is heartbreaking in his lovestruck naivety, 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.^BEYOND THE MOVIE: TROY: In this National Geographic production, which coincides with the theatrical release of the major motion picture TROY, scholars and historians help to piece together the legend of the lost civilization. The ancient city comes to life through a combination of remarkably lifelike recreations and profound insights. A must-see for historians as well as fans of filmmaking in general, this is another vital contribution to the BEYOND THE MOVIE series.
Directors
Wolfgang Petersen
Actors
Eric Bana
Brad Pitt
Cast & Crew
Eric Bana - Star
Brad Pitt - Star
Wolfgang Petersen - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 58957
UPC 00012569589575
Number of Discs 2
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), 2 Pack, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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