DVD 165 mins IMDB 7.0 (47,324 votes)
Warner Brothers (2004)
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(2005 )
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
USA  /  English

Brad Pitt Achilles
Eric Bana Hector of Troy
Orlando Bloom Paris of Troy
Diane Kruger Helen of Troy
Brian Cox Agamemnon
Sean Bean Odysseus
Brendan Gleeson Menelaus
Saffron Burrows Andromache
Peter O'Toole Priam of Troy
Julie Christie Thetis
Julian Glover Triopas
Nathan Jones Boagrius
Adoni Maropis Agamemnon's Officer
Jacob Smith Messenger Boy
John Shrapnel Nestor
Brian Cousins
Siri Svegler Polydora
Lucie Barat Helen's Handmaiden
Ken Bones Hippasus
Manuel Cauchi Old Spartan Fisherman

Director Wolfgang Petersen
Producer Wolfgang Petersen; Diana Rathbun; Colin Wilson
Writer Homer; David Benioff; David Benedek
Cinematography Paul Bond; Roger Pratt
Musician James Horner; Gabriel Yared
User Credit 1 Peter Honess
User Credit 2 Bob Ringwood

Homer's sprawling tale of love and war in ancient Greece comes to the screen in all its grandeur in this epic-scale adventure. In 1193 B.C., Paris, Prince of Troy (Orlando Bloom), has fallen in love; however, the beautiful woman who has beguiled him is Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger), who is wed to King Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson). While Helen is hardly immune to Paris' charms, this doesn't blunt Menelaus' fury when Paris steals her away from him. Menelaus' brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox), the power-hungry king of the Mycenaeans, is eager to expand his empire through Troy to the lands of the Aegean Sea, and he uses Paris' romantic slight against Menelaus as an excuse to wage an all-out war against the great walled city. Priam, King of Troy (Peter O'Toole), summons his armies, led by Prince Hector (Eric Bana), to meet the onslaught of Agamemnon's forces, but while the great city has yet to yield in a battle, Agamemnon has a formidable ally — Achilles (Brad Pitt), a mighty and seemingly unstoppable warrior whose presence could tip the scales in Agamemnon's favor. Sean Bean, Julie Christie, Saffron Burrows, and Rose Byrne highlight the film's supporting cast. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 085392841127
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/4/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity.
User Text 2 For Honor
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Trivia: Trevor Eve's part was cut to just two lines: "The best of Greece outnumber the best of Troy two to one," and, "My prince, it's a gift to the gods." (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When going into formation on the Trojan Beach, Achilles has a flaming arrow stuck to his shield. In the shot from Achilles' point of view, the arrow is nowhere to be seen. It is then directly in the line of Achilles' sight again as Achilles and his army move out of formation to attack. (more)

[first lines]
Odysseus: [voiceover] Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations (more)