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Troy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Four Stars. Stunning. Raging excitement, visual grandeur and dramatic intelligence."
- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Troy IMMORTALITY AWAITS
TROY DEBUTS
ON A TWO-DISC DVD
FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO JANUARY 4

"A gripping, well-told adaptation of one of the oldest human dramas."
- Claudia Puig, USA Today

"Brad Pitt scores in a visually astonishing epic."
- Thelma Adams, US Weekly

"A brilliantly told story."
- Sara Brady, Premiere magazine

Troy - Ship THE $491* MILLION WORLDWIDE ($133 MILLION DOMESTIC),
BOX OFFICE HIT DIRECTED BY WOLFGANG PETERSEN,
FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDING BRAD PITT, ORLANDO BLOOM, ERIC BANA, BRIAN COX, SEAN BEAN,
BRENDAN GLEESON AND PETER O'TOOLE

Two-Disc DVD Loaded with Groundbreaking Bonus Features Including Two Featurettes, a Documentary About the Discovery of Ancient Trojan Ruins and an Eye-Popping 3-D Photo Gallery

Burbank, CA, August 26, 2004 - On January 4th, experience the larger-than-life epic adventure, Troy, coming to DVD and VHS from Warner Home Video. Starring an A-list cast including Academy AwardŽ-nominated Brad Pitt (Ocean's Eleven, Fight Club), Eric Bana (Hulk, Black Hawk Down), Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean), Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, The Ring), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Big Empty), Brendan Gleeson (Cold Mountain, Gangs of New York), Academy AwardŽ-nominated Peter O'Toole (Reindeer Games), and directed by Academy AwardŽ-nominated Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, Outbreak), this two-disc DVD will make history.

Trojan Horse DVD bonus features include: a spectacular behind-the-scenes featurette, In The Thick of the Battle, that shows the creation of Troy's epic battle sequences; a documentary, From Ruins to Reality, that explores how the ruins of ancient Troy were unearthed, and how Troy's production design magicians created their own version of this breathtaking, legendary city; a featurette, Troy: An Effects Odyssey, that reveals the secrets of Troy's mesmerizing visual and sound effects; and Gallery of the Gods, a 3-D tour of Mount Olympus and introduction to the gods and goddess of Ancient Greece.

Troy will be available at $29.95 SRP on DVD in both widescreen and full frame formats. VHS pricing information is available upon request.

"An action spectacle of weight, splendor and vast entertainment value" (Rex Reed, New York Observer), Troy has received praise from critics nationwide. Troy has been called is "tremendously entertaining" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), "enormous and awe-inspiring" (Christy Lemire, Associated Press), with "some of the best battle scenes in a long time" (Ebert & Roeper).

DVD ELEMENTS

The two-disc DVD release of Troy conquers all with compelling bonus features including:

Disc One
ˇ Feature Film.
Disc Two
ˇ In The Thick of the Battle: Discover 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.

ˇ From Ruins to Reality: Explore how the ruins of ancient Troy were unearthed and how Troy's production design magicians created their own version of this breathtaking, legendary city.

ˇ Troy: An Effects Odyssey: The 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.

ˇ Gallery of the Gods: Take a computer generated, 3-D tour of Mount Olympus and meet the fabled Gods of Ancient Greece.

ˇ Theatrical Trailer.

SYNOPSIS

Bana/Bloom - Troy Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad. Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger play the legendary lovers who plunge the world into war, Eric Bana portrays the prince who dares to confront Achilles, and Peter O'Toole rules Troy as King Priam. Director Wolfgang Petersen recreates a long-ago world of bireme warships, clashing armies, the massive fortress city and the towering Trojan Horse.

REVIEW

If you grew up with movies like BEN HUR, you will truly enjoy this movie! Even if you didn't, you'll enjoy this movie. What's not to like. You have three of the most handsome men in the world in the cast -- Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom. Peter O'Toole is marvelous as old King Priam. He truly steals the scenes he shares with others -- even Brad Pitt!

I equally enjoyed the extra material on Disk #2 (some of which you can enjoy on the video clips below provided by Warner Bros.). Wolfgang Petersen describes how he developed the movie, the special effects masters show how they had to build computer models to show the thousands of soldiers in the battle sequences -- and more. Did you know that the great city of Troy built for this movie was nearly totally destroyed by a hurricane and needed to be rebuilt so that movie could be completed! Talk about challenges.

This DVD set is a good example of how DVDs have changed the face of movie-watching. You now can not only watch an award-winning film, but you can go behind-the-scenes and see how it is made so that you can appreciate the challenges faced -- and overcome!

TRAILERS:

Behind-the-Scenes:
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HARSH REALITY OF WAR:

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PREPARING FOR BATTLE:

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VISUAL EFFECTS Windows Media:
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CREATING TROY:

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FROM RUINS TO REALITY:
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