Alexander (The Ultimate Cut) (Blu-ray)

The greatest legend of all was real.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 3, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The Ultimate Cut commentary by Oliver Stone
    • Documentary The Real Alexander and the World He Made
    • Feature-length documentary by Sean Stone - Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 237,749
At a reported cost of $155 million, Alexander qualifies as a super-spectacle in every respect but one -- namely in its neurotic, confused and sexually ambidextrous hero. Full Review
Observer
Dec 10, 2004
A lunk-headed train wreck that looks like a tag sale in a 323 B.C. supermarket in old Peking. Full Review
Observer
Dec 10, 2004
Though Alexander is emotionally and intellectually incoherent, it's the work of a first-rate filmmaker who creates unforgettable images...could any contemporary actor fill Alexander's globe-bestriding shoes? He remains beyond Farrell's grasp. Full Review
Newsweek
Mar 12, 2018
By summoning his inner classicist, [director] Stone has made an excruciating disaster for the ages.
AV Club
Sep 26, 2005
Rating: 8/10 -- For the lucky few that see this without ever having viewed the first cut, they may wonder what all the criticism was about in the first place. Full Review
ReelzChannel.com
Feb 9, 2011
Rating: 1/4 -- Though the battles have the blood-and-sinew bravado you expect from Oliver Stone, this three-hour buttnumbathon is hamstrung by a hectoring grandiosity, not new to Stone, and a nod toward caution, which is.
Rolling Stone
Mar 7, 2005
[With] two huge, astonishing battles...
Uncut
Sep 1, 2005

Product Description:

Director Oliver Stone chalks up an ambitious entry on his biopic resume (past entries include films about Jim Morrison, Richard Nixon, and JFK among others) with this cinematic treatise on the life of the mighty Alexander the Great. Despite his young death at 32, Alexander packed some unimaginable conquests into his limited years by ruling over a huge chunk of the globe. Stone draws on a voice-over narration provided by Anthony Hopkins, whose character is named Ptolemy, to aurally depict some of the battles. Thus, Stone shifts the weight of the film to focus on the personality of Alexander (Colin Farrell), a man who is stricken by overwhelming personal insecurities that come in direct contrast to his bold achievements. Complex dealings with his mother (Angelina Jolie) and father (Val Kilmer) plague him, as does his turbulent relationship with his wife, Roxane (Rosario Dawson). His connection with his best friend, Hephaestion (Jared Leto), is ambiguous, with Stone touching on their vaunted homosexuality via some shared tender moments. As these personal battles are played out, Ptolemy fills the historic gaps in the narrative by charting the incredible conflicts that raged at Alexander's behest. Eventually, Stone lets loose with an epic on-screen battle, which sees Alexander's troops rumble across India in another country-conquering quest. But while his minions struggle, and Alexander demands success, it becomes clear that he is his own worst enemy. With the only real threat to Alexander coming from a tempestuous struggle with his own ego, Stone's summation of the great historical leader paints a picture of an embittered and solitary figure who was able to rule everyone apart from himself.

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  • Theatrical Release: November 24, 2004

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