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Braveheart/Alexander Revisited [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 5932034
  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • Rating: R
  • 4.8 (16)
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4.8
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 16)

Special Features

  • Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut Special Features:
  • Introduction by Oliver Stone
  • Commentary by Oliver Stone
  • Commentary by historian/Alexander birgrapher Robin Lane Fox
  • Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander
  • 3 documentaries
  • Vangelis scores Alexander
  • Trailers
  • Braveheart Special Features:
  • Commentary by actor/director Mel Gibson
  • Braveheart timelines
  • Dimensional Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion
  • Braveheart: A Look Back - A Company of Equals, The Sound of Laughter, The Measure of a Film
  • Smithfield: Medieval Killing Fields
  • Tales of William Wallace
  • A Writer's Journey

Synopsis

Alexander
The fourth film to chronicle the life of fourth-century B.C. ruler Alexander the Great, Oliver Stone's Alexander stars Colin Farrell as the titular Macedonian conqueror. The film follows the young king as he leads his forces on a bloody empirical conquest across the known world, taking large parts of Asia and the Middle East to amass a giant empire, all by the time he turned 25. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Ptolemy I along with Rosario Dawson as Roxane, Angelina Jolie as Olympias, Jared Leto as Hephaistion, Val Kilmer as King Philip II, and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Cassander. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Braveheart
Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of the life and times of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace and, to a lesser degree, Robert the Bruce's struggle to unify his nation against its English oppressors. The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man. He returns twenty years later, a man educated both in the classics and in the art of war. There he finds his childhood sweetheart Murron (Catherine McCormack), and the two quickly fall in love. There are murmurs of revolt against the English throughout the village, but Wallace remains aloof, wishing simply to tend to his crops and live in peace. However, when his love is killed by English soldiers the day after their secret marriage (held secretly so as to prevent the local English lord from exercising the repulsive right of prima noctae, the privilege of sleeping with the bride on the first night of the marriage), he springs into action and single-handedly slays an entire platoon of foot soldiers. The other villagers join him in destroying the English garrison, and thus begins the revolt against the English in what will eventually become full-fledged war. Wallace eventually leads his fellow Scots in a series of bloody battles that prove a serious threat to English domination and, along the way, has a hushed affair with the Princess of Wales (the breathtaking Sophie Marceau) before his imminent demise. For his efforts, Gibson won the honor of Best Director from the Academy; the movie also took home statuettes for Best Picture, Cinematography, Makeup, and Sound Effects. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Colin Farrell
    Colin Farrell - Alexander
  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie - Olympias
  • Val Kilmer
    Val Kilmer - King Philip II
  • Jared Leto
    Jared Leto - Hephaistion
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - Old Ptolemy

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (16 Reviews)
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