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    Unique ID Code: 0000068178
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    Added on: 24/1/2005 15:09
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    Troy (UK)

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    For honor
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 163 mins
    Retail Price: £22.99
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    In ancient Greece, the passion of two of history`s most legendary lovers, Paris, Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom) and Helen (Diane Kruger), Queen of Sparta, ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. One man alone stands as the key to victory or defeat over Troy - Achilles (Brad Pitt), believed to be the greatest warrior alive. Director Wolfgang Petersen brings to the screen a stunning action epic, with a magnificent star cast.

    Special Features:
    3 Featurettes: In The Thick of the Battle, From Ruins to Reality, Troy: An Effects Odyssey. Theatrical trailer. Easter egg.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Wolfgang Petersen

    Written By:

    Julie Christie
    Sean Bean
    Orlando Bloom
    Eric Bana
    Diane Kruger
    Brad Pitt
    Brian Cox

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    7 / 10
    A breathtaking, yet utterly boring and way too long (over two and a half hours) historic epic.
    The famous cast (with the exception of Pitt, that is) tries its best to salvage the movie, but the script doesn`t allow them to excel in particular.
    The video transfer is excellent. There are no compression signs to be seen, and the special effects` quality is awesome.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is very good. The surrounds are violently used throughout the movie and they especially kick in during the numerous (too numerous, if you ask me...) battle scenes.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras on the 2nd disc include a 45-minute behind the scenes featurette with a nice explanation about the special effects and an interactive gallery of Greek gods. That`s it.
    Bottom line - a disappointing (yet great looking) historic epic. Rent it once. Then start worrying about Trojan horses on your PC.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 5/10/2005 17:05