Warner Bros Home Entertainment has officially announced they will be releasing a deluxe box set for the 10th Anniversary of Alexander: The Ultimate Cut on Blu-ray June 3, 2014. The Oliver Stone directed film stars Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Val Kilmer and Angelina Jolie. The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video. Audio details have yet to be announced. Below are the official details:
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Oliver Stone’s epic historical drama Alexander, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Alexander: The Ultimate Cut Blu-ray™ on June 3. Because the film’s original 2004 theatrical release required a running time of less than 3 hours, within strictly defined codes for violence and sexuality, the director felt he was unable to achieve a vision that stretched beyond the boundaries of an ordinary film. Stone now feels that by adhering to the outline of his original script, he is finally able to bring this improved Ultimate Cut, 31 minutes longer, to home viewing audiences.
Stone further explains, “Originally, I did my best to deliver a thrilling movie on a very brief post production schedule, but was frustrated in the end because I wanted the material to tell Alexander’s story with greater nuance and complexity.
The Theatrical Cut (2004) was 2 hours and 55 minutes. The Ultimate Cut (2014) is 3 hours and 26 minutes with an intermission. It is 8 minutes shorter than the Final Cut (2007) version and different in structure.
“I’ve tried throughout this process to achieve what I believe is the appropriate balance between the inner and outer journeys undertaken by this extraordinary man. Free from earlier constraints, I’ve continued to pursue this great story, and I think I have at last achieved a film that tells a story as it has never been told.”
The release will contain two versions of Alexander – the 2004 theatrical cut and the new Ultimate Cut. The Blu-ray will also include The Ultimate Cut on Digital HD with UltraViolet*. Additionally, there will be a new documentary – The Real Alexander and the World He Made – revealing how Alexander the Great’s vision of uniting the East and West helped shape our modern world, and illuminating how different our lives might have been had his empire not fractured upon his untimely death at the age of 32.
* The Real Alexander and the World He Made NEW Documentary
* Ultimate Cut Commentary by Oliver Stone
* Theatrical Version Commentary by Oliver Stone and Robin Lane Fox
* Resurrecting Alexander
* Perfect Is The Enemy of Good
* The Death of Alexander
* Vangelis Scores Alexander
* Fight Against Time: Oliver Stone's Alexander by Sean Stone