Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz
Distributed: 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: R
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Running Time: 110 minutes
Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars
When I originally saw trailers to this film, I was the least interested. The film looked cool but really nothing special. Well I was really pleasantly surprised as I really enjoyed it. It was shot beautifully with fantastic CG backdrops. The film was converted into 3D and really shines on its Blu-ray presentation. The image is absolutely crystal clear and really looks great in 3D. The audio packs an excellent DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, in fact I had to turn down my speakers due to how impressive the sound was. To round up this fantastic release besides the 3D Blu-ray, this also includes a 2D Blu-ray and a digital copy.
This film follows Theseus (Henry Cavill), who is a villager that has been chosen by the gods to save mankind. After receiving a vision, the oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto), finds out that Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) is on a mission to find the legendary Epirus Bow in order to defeat the gods. With the help of Phaedra, Theseus joins up with a group of warriors in order to find the bow, defeat Hyperion and save mankind.
The special features are impressive but nothing is found on the 3D disc. The first is called “It’s No Myth”, it is a short featurette on Greek myth. “Caravaggio Meets Fight Club – Tarsem’s Vision” is a 20 minute four-part behind the scenes look at the production. There is an alternate opening and two alternate endings for the film as well. The opening is called “Young Theseus” and runs about 12 minutes and focues on a young Theseus before he meets John Hurt’s character. The ending is called “This is Our Last Embrace” runs about 9 minutes. I actually prefer it, it includes an extended death of Hyperion and more battle from the film’s final scene. The other ending is alternate death for Hyperion. There are about eight each running about a minute. Lastly there is a comic feature called “Immortals: Gods and Heroes”, worth checking out.