- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 4, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Warner Home Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Closed Captioned - English - Optional
- Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French (Quebec)
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- "In the Thick of the Battle" - Action Scene Analysis
- "From Ruins to Reality" - Production Design
- "Troy: An Effects Odyssey"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 05/27/2004
"[T]remendously entertaining....Peterson rips and roars through the tale..."
New York Times - 05/14/2004
"[With] crisply edited combat sequences, tableaus of antique splendor, [and] a hugely muscled Brad Pitt modeling the latest in Hellenic leisure wear..."
USA Today - 05/14/2004
"[T]his latest interpretation of Homer's classic tale is entertainingly epic eye candy."
Uncut - 07/01/2004
"Sean Bean's Odysseus is resourceful and driven..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2004
"The costuming and production design are handsome..."
"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"
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.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Discover how Troy's epic battle sequences were created--from thousands of warrior-extras training in the scorching heat of Mexico to fierce, one on one duels to the death. From Ruins to Reality: Explore how the ruins of ancient Troy were unearthed, and how Troy's production design magicians created their own version of this breathtaking, legendary city. Troy: An Effects Odyssey: The secrets of Troy's stunning visual effects are revealed.
Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, Eric Bana portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as King Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of bireme warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering Trojan Horse.
- THEATRICAL RELEASE: MAY 14, 2004