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Troy [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (2007)

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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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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.


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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
I'm really going to forgive some massive fundamental flaws and applaud this fun epic popcorn flick. Obviously, and it is assumed that like many cinephiles, I have a major problem with Troy's very existence to the core. Consider for a minute that the likes of Braveheart and Alexander are called "historical fiction" but they are based on people we know existed. Troy is based on the Iliad but it works in such a way that the audience is possibly being urged to believe these were real events. So the film in essence is based on the possible events that took place during the Trojan War. In fact, it doesn't even stay particularly true to the Iliad but it does try to capture the icons associated with the Trojan War and at the very least it keeps in tone with the Iliad, especially with regards to the violence in its battle sequences and the portrayal of Achilles' wrath. However, no gods or mythical figures to speak of and that is, at the very least an indirect attempt to steer the audience from believing that this is fiction. Maybe it is just because so many other epic films released are based on some degree of truth. Troy is based on myths and that's alright if you want to portray it that way. 2004's King Arthur had the same problem but with less CGI. Troy has a lot of CGI and it cost $180 million to make. They didn't need to stretch so far for believability but like I said, some movies are just worth forgiving. This is eye candy; it is Hollywood to the bone.

Nevertheless, I liked Troy and it looks incredible on blu-ray. The director's cut includes extra battle cuts, extra nudity, and it even has some scenes that assist in character development.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Forgetful Dec 12 2008
Format:DVD
Set 32 centuries ago, Troy is one of the most ambitious films to be released in years.

Based on Homer's classic poem "The Iliad", the film depicts the tale of young Prince Paris of Troy (Orlando Bloom), who spirits Queen Helen (Diane Kruger) away from her aged husband, King Menelaus of Sparta (Brendan Gleeson). Menelaus, in turn, enlists the help of his brother, Agamemnon (Brian Cox), and two of Greece's greatest warriors, Achilles (Brad Pitt) and Odysseus (Sean Bean), in order to secure his wife's return. And thus begins a bloody siege around the walls of the doomed city that will end with the most clever military ruse in history. Despite his misdeed, Paris is backed up by his reluctant brother Prince Hector (Eric Bana) and doting father King Priam (Peter O'Toole).

Surprisingly, none of the performances are particularly stellar. As the inspiring and fearless leader in search of glory, the newly buff Pitt plays Achilles as a brooding hero with only two facial expressions: either a pout or a grimace. Though his love for a Trojan priestess complicates his loyalty, Pitt never lets you into his soul.

Bana overacts in an effort to make the noble Hector the centre of attention, while Bloom is eager as the meek Paris but his skills on-screen remain undeveloped. Unfortunately, there is no chemistry between him and Kruger, who serves as little more than eye-candy and the catalyst for the war; though she can hardly be considered ugly, it seems unlikely her face could launch "a thousand ships".

The accomplished Bean is sadly underutilized, but it is hoped that his character's decade-long mysterious journey home will be made as a sequel. The only standout is Cox, who plays the arrogant and ruthless Agamemnon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful & Intense Movie July 6 2008
Format:DVD
I don't understand the very poor reviews some people gave this movie. Yes - there are many liberties taken and it is not true to Homer's Iliad, but so what? This is a Hollywood movie - what do you expect? It's just a make believe story just as the original Iliad was. I thought Brad Pitt's performance was excellent - he's not just a ripped hunk fighting, slaying and pillaging - he is emotional, conflicted, complex, multi-dimensional & I think, very believable! The lack of involvement of the ancient Greek Gods made it more down to earth and believable for me. I usually don't like violence, but the fighting scenes are magnificent & beautifully done. The scenery is gorgeous too. If this was supposed to be a bigger than life epic - it certainly is! I loved the intensity present with all the characters - especially King Priam when he begs Achilles for his son's body. What beautiful drama! As a female, I have to admit I enjoyed all the gorgeous men, athletic, strong & chiseled - but that doesn't go far without good acting and an engaging story - I was on the edge of my seat even though I well knew what was going to happen to Troy & Achilles. This isn't a lighthearted story by any means - it is intense drama with a lot of violence (but well-done violence). I think overall it was very breathtaking and the characters were believable and the acting was great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars parfait April 12 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Livraison dans un délais rapide et la marchandise dans un état des plus satisfaisant, très heureux d'en faire l'ajout à ma collection.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Brad Delivers the Goods
The story of Helen, Paris, Hector, Achilles and the burning of Troy, all have the potential to create a great drama and therefore a great movie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by georgiana
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st steelbook
Very very nice box art, damn well worth the extra 3 bucks I paid over the standard bluray box.
Holding it makes me feel cool :) LOL
Published 4 months ago by The Associate
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic movie
I loved this movie. Excellent quality and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I could see this becoming a classic like The Gladiator. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Steven Siffledeen
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
In perfect condition, like new! Very happy! Just as described in the listing and a GREAT price on the DVD!
Published 10 months ago by dobekiss
2.0 out of 5 stars Damaged steelbooks
Both my original order and the replacement arrived here in the Uk with damage to the steelbook case
And i am pretty sure the damage did not occur during Transit,
I have... Read more
Published 14 months ago by JOHN T.T
4.0 out of 5 stars Troy
I like action movies and also some sort of history to them. Although based on a myth I felt that Brad Pitt did and excellent job on his role of Achilies.
Published on June 18 2011 by Jim Turner
3.0 out of 5 stars Great director, great expectations
From the man who brought heavyweight drama like Das Boot, and rootin' tootin' action like Perfect Storm, well, I suppose this is the Hollywood movie. Read more
Published on March 24 2011 by Bentley Beagle
5.0 out of 5 stars More then a longer version
The director's cut is more then just a longer version of the theatrical release, it is practically a new, stand alone, film. Read more
Published on May 30 2010 by W. Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome sword-sandal adaptation of Homer's epic poem
After seeing the trailer, I thought it would be an awesome sword-sandal film. I went to see it in the theatre with my twin sister. Read more
Published on Jan. 6 2010 by Frances L. Arsenault
2.0 out of 5 stars popcorn fluff
Mindless eye-candy and (unfortunately) not too much more...

Reminds one that wonderous images cannot replace great stories and acting (almost always)... Even Mr. Read more
Published on June 16 2008 by B. Keith
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