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Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Saffron Burrows, Julie Christie & Peter O

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
There are no supplements on Disc One. Disc Two begins with the 17-minute In The Thick Of Battle featurettte, highlighting the choreographed battle sequences; the 14-minute From Ruins To Reality production design featurette; and the 11-minute Troy: An Effects Odyssey, highlighting how the armada was created and how battle sequences were made to appear believable. Next, there is the Gallery Of The Gods, an interactive visit with the gods of Mount Olympus where you can learn about these gods, their history, and their powers. The theatrical trailer is also included.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 28411
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Graphic Violence and Some Sexuality/Nudity
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 163
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 1/04/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wolfgang Petersen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In 1193 B.C., the forbidden love between Paris, Prince Of Troy (Bloom) and Helen, Queen Of Sparta (Kruger), dash any dreams for peace between the two countries. When Helen

DVD Picture:
Taking advantage of a full 2.35:1 frame, the picture on this anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits pretentiously epic visuals, often created with superb digital compositing to create larger-than-life scenes. The color scheme is well-balanced with accurately rendered fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and nicely detailed, with satisfying clarity and times revealing of the actors

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