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[DVD] Alexander: Special Edition (Region-3 / 2 DVD Set)
[DVD] Alexander: Special Edition (Region-3 / 2 DVD Set)
[DVD] Alexander: Special Edition (Region-3 / 2 DVD Set)
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Product Description
Korean Title: "Alexander"
Starring: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer
Director: Oliver Stone
Studio: Cinema Service (Korea)
Rating: NR
Genre: Action

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About This DVD

The fourth film to chronicle the life of fourth-century B.C. ruler Alexander the Great, Oliver Stone's Alexander stars Colin Farrell as the titular Macedonian conqueror. The film follows the young king as he leads his forces on a bloody empirical conquest across the known world, taking large parts of Asia and the Middle East to amass a giant empire, all by the time he turned 25. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Ptolemy I along with Rosario Dawson as Roxane, Angelina Jolie as Olympias, Jared Leto as Hephaestion, Val Kilmer as King Philip II, and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Cassander.

After JFK and Natural Born Killers, it seemed unthinkable that Oliver Stone would become conventional. Sadly, that's exactly what happened. Alexander is a big bore of a film, but it certainly is heartfelt and visually ambitious. Stone is working on a large visual scale here, and it is obvious he studied David Lean. But what he failed to take from Lean was that epic events have more meaning when they happen to three-dimensional people.

The character of Alexander is presented in simplistic Freudian terms that would be an excellent starting point from which an actor could build a character, but the film does nothing to shade Alexander's character, and he becomes more and more difficult to care about. The fascinating aspect of the film is Alexander's very close relationship to his lifelong friend Hephaistion (Jared Leto). While this film never shows the two getting physical with each other, Stone certainly suggests that the pair knew each other in the Biblical sense, and hints at how the relationship often brings out the best in his main character. Considering the occasional homophobia in some of Stone's films, this relationship makes for a pleasant surprise. However, the female characters are treated as shabbily as they usually are in Stone's work.

Audio Format: DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo
Video Format: Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Korean  
Country Made: United States
Region Code: 3
Year Made: 2004 
Running Time: 175
Special Features: Disc 1:
- Commentary with Oliver Stone and Robin Rain Fox

Disc 2:
- The Making of Alexander
- Cast Interviews
- Crew Interviews
- Another Side of the Scenes
- The Life of Alexander the Great
- Trailer
- TV Spot
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