Alexander (R2) in August
Warner Home Video
have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Alexander for 1st August 2005. 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.
On DVD Oliver Stone presents a breathtaking new cut of his sweeping epic film, ALEXANDER, the true story of the world's greatest warrior. Using footage never seen in theaters and dramatically reshaping dozens of scenes, he brings to life the overpowering forces and fierce personalities that forever changed history. Torn by the war between his parents (Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer), Alexander (Colin Farrell) left Greece to face massive armies in Persia, Afghanistan and India -- and was never defeated. "Fortune favors the bold" Stone powerfully demonstrates in this bold new film, ALEXANDER DIRECTOR'S CUT.
The dramatically original DIRECTOR'S CUT re-imagines and re-shapes the original theatrical film with virtually hundreds of edits and re-configurations of sequences, in exactly the kind of vigorous creative action that stands as a trademark of this endlessly inventive director. As Stone says, "We shot a mountain of rich material on ALEXANDER. The first cut was accomplished in 7 months, this second cut in 10 months. Each represents a different approach to a very tall mountain."
The UK release format appears to invite consumers to purchase both the theatrical and director's cut editions, as the second disc of bonus features is only included with the theatrical release. Presented in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround audio and optional English subtitles, features on the two editions are as follows...
Alexander Director's Cut
The single disc of Alexander Director's Cut priced at £17.99 will contain the film accompanied by:
- Commentary by Oliver Stone
Alexander Original Theatrical Version
The double disc edition of Alexander Original Theatrical Version priced at £22.99 includes the film and a second disc of bonus material including:
- Commentary by Oliver Stone and Historian/Alexander Biographer Robin Lane Fox
- Three Penetrating Profiles Of An Epic Screen Event With Cast And Crew:
- Resurrecting Alexander
- Perfect is the Enemy of God
- The Death of Alexander
- Teaser Trailer
- Theatrical Trailer
- DVD-ROM PC* Web Link to the Online World of Alexander the Great
Below we have some early artwork...