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.
This new release of Troy, is not only unrated, but also includes 30 minutes of never seen before footage which makes it a must for fans of the movie! The special features on this release are pretty intense from an introduction by Wolfgang Petersen, an in-depth look at the talent and resources that an epic movie requires a look at the film’s action sequences, the history behind the production design, the secrets behind all of those awesome special effects, and so much more!
While the original version of the film was quite enjoyable, I personally felt like there was something missing, which I felt was made up for in this release. This release allowed director Wolfgang Petersen to present a version that more accurately resembled his original vision for the film. Honestly, we don’t know this wasn’t the original version of the film. Sure, it’s just over 3 hours, but it’s oh so worth it.
If you were a fan of the original or perhaps just a fan of epic war movies in general, definitely check out this release as it completes the saga of one of history’s greatest confrontations.
Review by Emma Loggins