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Troy on DVD from January 4


(2005-01-10)

Troy debuts on a Two-Disc DVD from Warner Home Video January 4.

The $491* million worldwide ($133 million domestic), Box Office hit directed by Wolfgang Petersen,
features an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson and Peter O'Toole.

Two-Disc DVD Loaded with Groundbreaking Bonus Features Including Two Featurettes, a Documentary About the Discovery of Ancient Trojan Ruins and an Eye-Popping 3-D Photo Gallery.

Starring an A-list cast including Academy Award®-nominated Brad Pitt (Ocean’s Eleven, Fight Club), Eric Bana (Hulk, Black Hawk Down), Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean), Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, The Ring), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Big Empty), Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain, Gangs of New York), Academy Award®-nominated Peter O’Toole (Reindeer Games), and directed by Academy Award®-nominated Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, Outbreak), this two-disc DVD will make history.

DVD bonus features include: a spectacular behind-the-scenes featurette, In The Thick of the Battle, that shows the creation of Troy's epic battle sequences; a documentary, From Ruins to Reality, that explores how the ruins of ancient Troy were unearthed, and how Troy’s production design magicians created their own version of this breathtaking, legendary city; a featurette, Troy: An Effects Odyssey, that reveals the secrets of Troy’s mesmerizing visual and sound effects; and Gallery of the Gods, a 3-D tour of Mount Olympus and introduction to the gods and goddess of Ancient Greece.

Troy will be available at $29.95 SRP on DVD in both widescreen and full frame formats. VHS pricing information is available upon request.

"An action spectacle of weight, splendor and vast entertainment value" (Rex Reed, New York Observer), Troy has received praise from critics nationwide. Troy has been called is "tremendously entertaining" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), "enormous and awe-inspiring" (Christy Lemire, Associated Press), with "some of the best battle scenes in a long time" (Ebert & Roeper).

DVD ELEMENTS

The two-disc DVD release of Troy conquers all with compelling bonus features including:

Disc One

  • Feature Film.

Disc Two

  • In The Thick of the Battle: 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, from conjuring a staggering 1,000 ship armada on the open seas, to producing the bone crunching sound effects of brutal ancient warfare.
  • Gallery of the Gods: Take a computer generated, 3-D tour of Mount Olympus and meet the fabled Gods of Ancient Greece.
  • Theatrical Trailer.

SYNOPSIS

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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