Monday, July 09, 2007

'Troy' Director's Cut Available On HD DVD, September 18

On September 18, Warner Home Video will debut Wolfgang Petersen's all-new, unrated version - not seen in theatres - of his epic film Troy. With 30 minutes of new footage, Troy Director's Cut, including special features from its first DVD release, will be available in collectible O-sleeve packaging and will sell for $20.97 SRP. The HD DVD will debut simultaneously at $34.99 SRP.

  • 1080p High Definition 16x9 2.40:1
  • Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 (English, French & Spanish) & Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English)
  • English [SDH], French, Korean, Portuguese & Spanish

The HD DVD too is expected to contain all the bonus materials found on the upcoming director's cut 2-disc DVD release. They include:

  • Troy Revisited: An Introduction by Wolfgang Petersen
  • Troy in Focus
  • In The Thick of the Battle: Discovering 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: Exploring 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: 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
  • Attacking Troy
  • Greek Ship Towing
  • Theatrical Trailer
This director's cut home video release (whether DVD or HD DVD) does not contain the option to view theatrical version. For those interested in the high-definition release of the theatrical version, you'll be pleased to note that Warner Home Video has already released the theatrical version of Troy exclusively (currently still HD DVD-exclusive) on HD DVD, with HD DVD-exclusive In-Movie Experience - Picture-in-Picture director's video commentary, as one of the bonus materials...

Other specifics will be posted once we've more official details.



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