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Alexander / Troy
Alexander / Troy
Actors: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
Directors: Oliver Stone, Wolfgang Petersen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
R     2005     5hr 29min

Academy award winning director Oliver Stone presents a breathtaking new cut of his sweeping epic film, ALEXANDER, the true story of the world's greatest warrior. Using new footage and dramatically reshaping dozens of scene...  more »


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Actors: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
Directors: Oliver Stone, Wolfgang Petersen
Creators: Oliver Stone, Aslan Nadery, Christopher Kyle, David Benioff, Homer, Laeta Kalogridis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Military & War
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 08/02/2005
Original Release Date: 05/14/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 05/14/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 5hr 29min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

The director's cut of Alexander is not a normal director's c
SRS | Ohio | 07/18/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Normal directors' cuts have extra scenes, scenes that were cut from the cinematic release. This one has fewer than the cinematic release! What was deleted?

"Made as a reaction to film's poor box office showings in America and, specifically, the "Alexander the Gay" jibes it attracted, this new version excises approximately eight minutes of footage and tones down the bisexuality."

As for the film, it's marred, not by the fact that the main character is bisexual, but by just about everything, including the less-than-believable relationship between Alexander and his male lover. Alexander is a failure as a film, not because of bisexuality, but because the film really has very little that's done right. And, unlike what many have said, the film is not supportive of Alexander's interest in men. Rather, the film presents homosexuality as being taboo and negative, with the suggested rape of a teen by a horribly ugly king, the complaint of Alexander's compatriot of the army being "too pretty", Alexander's silly appearance and behavior, the negative reaction of the eastern tribe to Alexander's interest in a male dancer, etc. The film doesn't present Alexander as a strong figure who is secure in his love for Haephestion. It presents him as a lost, fit-prone, shrill character who is out of touch with just about everything except the "exotic animal magnetism" of the woman he marries."