(May 20, 2005 - Burbank, CA) - "It's history set ablaze, livid with political intrigue, scandal and un-braked sexuality ... deliberately over-the-top, over-rich, uninhibited moviemaking," says Michael Wilmington (Chicago Tribune). And now "Alexander," the theatrical film that grossed $167 worldwide, is a newly inspired, faster paced and even more action-packed "Final Cut," a version never before seen of the world's greatest conqueror from one of cinema's most prolific innovators ("Born on the Fourth of July," "JFK," "Natural Born Killers," "Nixon," "Any Given Sunday"). 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 footage never seen in theaters and dramatically reshaping dozens of scenes, he brings to life the overpowering forces and fierce personalities that forever changed history. Torn by the war between his parents (Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer), Alexander (Colin Farrell) left Greece to face massive armies in Persia, Afghanistan and India -- and was never defeated. "Fortune favors the bold" Stone powerfully demonstrates in this bold new film, “Alexander The Final Cut.” The dramatically original "Final Cut" re-imagines and re-shapes the original theatrical film with virtually hundreds of edits and re-configurations of sequences, in exactly the kind of vigorous creative action that stands as a trademark of this endlessly inventive director. As Stone says, "We shot a mountain of rich material on "Alexander." The first cut was accomplished in 7 months, this second cut in 10 months. Each represents a different approach to a very tall mountain." The new “Alexander The Final Cut” and the original theatrical version, also on DVD, will invite comparison and controversy for years to come. The 2-Disc "Alexander the Final Cut" (with special features and commentary) will be available at $29.95 SRP in widescreen format. The single disc "Alexander the Final Cut" DVD (film and commentary) will be available at $27.95 SRP in full screen format. "Alexander The Original Theatrical Version" 2-Disc with special features will be available at $27.95 SRP in widescreen format. "Alexander Director's Cut" will be released theatrically in select markets in July 2005. THE CREDITS With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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