Alexander (R1) in August
Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Alexander for 2nd 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 new cut of his sweeping epic alongside a separate DVD release of the original theatrical cut. The 2-Disc Alexander: Director's Cut (with special features and commentary) will be available at $29.95 SRP in widescreen format. The single disc Alexander: Director's Cut DVD (film and commentary) will be available at $27.95 SRP in full screen format. Alexander The Original Theatrical Version 2-Disc with special features will be available at $27.95 SRP in widescreen format.
The double disc editions of Alexander include the following bonus features:
- Commentary by Oliver Stone. (Director's Cut Version)
- Commentary by Historian/Alexander Biographer Robin Lane Fox. (Original Theatrical Version)
- Four Penetrating Profiles Of An Epic Screen Event With Cast And Crew:
- Resurrecting Alexander
- Perfect is the Enemy of God
- The Death of Alexander
- Vangelis Scores Alexander
- Theatrical Trailer
- DVD-ROM PC Web Link to the Online World of Alexander the Great
The press release has the following to say on the Director's Cut (referred to as 'The Final Cut')...
Academy award winning director 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 THE FINAL CUT.
The dramatically original FINAL 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 new ALEXANDER THE FINAL CUT and the original theatrical version, also on DVD, will invite comparison and controversy for years to come.