"Alexander," Oliver Stone's sweeping historical saga that charts the life and legend of one of the greatest figures in world history. The story is an epic that is as daring and ambitious as its subject, a relentless conqueror who by the age of 32 had amassed the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Past and present collide to form the puzzle of the protagonist, a tapestry of triumphs and tragedies in which childhood memories and Alexander's rise to power unfold side by side with the later day expansion of his empire, and its ultimate downfall. From his youth, fueled by dreams of glory and adventure, to his lonely and mysterious death as a ruler of a vast state, from the tumultuous relationship with his parents-a powerful king and a queen determined to put her child on the throne at any cost-to the rousing brotherly bonds with his closest companions and vast army, as they fought from the sun-scorched battlefields of the Persian Empire across the snow-peaked mountains of India, the film chronicles Alexander's journey to become a living legend, a man who embraced the ideal that power has a destiny.
Movie PictureAt an event at Warner Bros. recently it appears that Oliver Stone and Wolfgang Petersen have finally come to terms with their films Alexander and Troy.
In a story from Home Media Magazine, Alexander: Revisited - The Final Cut is the last version of this release that Stone will put out (after already releasing numerous versions of this film on DVD), with this final version being on HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc. This new version also showcases a documentary that Stone's son shot while his dad was making the film.Read More
Movie PictureJust what the world needs... another version of this Oliver Stone epic.
In a story from DVD Town, it seems that Warner Bros. Home Video has picked September 18 to bring out Alexander: Revisited - The Final Cut on HD-DVD and Blu-ray disc.Read More
Movie PictureOn February 27 Oliver Stone's epic film gets redone with Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut! To celebrate the release of this new version of the film we are giving away copies of it.
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Oliver Stone is an extremely passionate filmmaker. It is this passion that has brought us such movies as Platoon, Born On the Fourth of July, and JFK among others. It is also this passion that saw him bring the tale of Alexander the Great to life in 2004's Alexander. While large in scope and style (how can a movie about the King of Macedonia who conquered most of the modern world not be?), this film (with a running time of 175 minutes) was unfortunately seen as a disappointment for the director. Stone's classic vision and imagery where on screen in abundance, it just seemed like something had happened to the film along the way. Sadly (or not), a movie's merits are often calculated by the numbers that it rings up at the box office. In the United States, Alexander: pulled in only $34 million dollars and was deemed a failure.
"On DVD Oliver Stone will give us the movie we thought we were going to get." I told myself.Read More
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Oliver Stone is at it again...
At last, audiences can experience Oliver Stone's Alexander as he meant it to be seen, with Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut, available on 2-disc DVD February 27. Featuring more than 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage, the spectacle of Alexander is even more impressive with this all-new unrated version which brings the film to a heightened level of realism and intensity. Containing an introduction by Oliver Stone, the title will sell for $24.98 SRP. HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc versions will be released later in the year.Read More
Movie PictureIn association with Warner Home Video, we're giving away copies of Oliver Stone's all new director's cut of Alexander, starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Jared Leto and Anthony Hopkins.
In honor of this brand new release, we're giving away copies of the double-disc DVD to some lucky MovieWeb readers!Read More
Most critics agree...Alexander is stupid!Oliver.
He's got black hair and a bad disposition. A rich kid left to live alone in his parents' owned 4 Seasons penthouse; he has everything he could ever want at his disposal. A bagful of cocaine and a mouthful of whiskey; this high school imbiber looks like a younger, Xeroxed version of Timothy Olyphant that's been laminated and stapled into the middle pages of Teen Beat magazine. The two of them could be brothers. Almost. They sure could pull off that passing notion and sell it in some loose adaptation of a crime novel; sized to fit in your back pocket. Oliver is crazy mad. Clinically insane. His brain isn't capable of existing within a social dialogue. And the boy is prone to punching himself in the face. He plays the slap game like some rage infected monkey that just sh*t itself. Oliver is flippant. And he has girl problems.Read More