Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coming Soon to DVD -- Immortals, starring Kellan Lutz, Mickey Rourke and Henry Cavill -- Arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray, March 6 (Review)

Featuring Alternate Beginning and Endings Visually-Striking Film Explodes on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD March 6
One brave warrior, touched by the gods, must overcome all odds to save mankind from a merciless and powerful tyrant when IMMORTALS comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides, the home entertainment release is chock-full of must-see bonus features including an alternate beginning, two alternate endings, deleted scenes and an amazing graphic novel, creating the ultimate viewing experience.  
From the producers of 300, Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari, and Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, IMMORTALS explodes off the screen with action-packed battles, mythological adventure and an all-star cast including: Henry Cavill (Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Robin Hood), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Stephen Dorff (Public Enemies), John Hurt (Hellboy) and Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2). In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion (Rourke) threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon – the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth.  But Theseus (Cavill), a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion’s brutal rampage.  With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra (Pinto), Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors in a desperate fight for the future of mankind.
IMMORTALS is available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 6th and was theatrically-released by Relativity Media on November 11, 2011.

SPECIAL FEATURES (Blu-ray plus Digital Copy):
·         Alternate Opening
-        Young Theseus
·         Two Alternate Endings
-        This Is Our Last Embrace
-        Theseus Kills Hyperion
·         Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
-        It’s No Myth
-        Caravaggio Meets Fight Club: Tarsem’s Vision
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Immortals: Gods & Heroes (Graphic Novel)
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
-        It’s No Myth
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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My Thoughts:

I had missed this movie when it was in theaters last year.  But, after watching the trailer, I was eager to see Immortals and see how it compared to 300 and Clash of the Titans.  So, when I was sent an advance screening copy, I didn't hesitate to pop it in DVD player over the weekend and watch it with my husband.  The storyline left much to be desired, but my husband enjoyed the battle scenes and visual appeal. I, on the hand, thought that this mythological epic contained too much blood and gore, which at times seemed to overpower the film.  And, you would think that will a star-studded cast, which included Mickey Rourke, that the plot and acting would be top-notch - unfortunately, this fell to the wayside, causing the viewer to lose interest half way through. 

But, I guess if you are guy and love battle movies, with blood, then you will love this aspect of the movie.  My husband said that these scenes were the best part of the movie, as he lost interest in the plot, and was mainly watching it for the battle scenes. If you saw it in the theaters, what did you think of it?  Are you planning to rent it/buy it when it comes to DVD and Blu-Ray? Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this film.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this dvd from the vendor, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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