‘Immortals’ Movie and DVD Review…

by on March 24, 2012

in Entertainment, movie reviews

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Brusimm’s movie review and Blu-ray review of Immortals!

Immortals: Directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Fall), the cast includes:  Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz and Luke Evans.

Runtime: 110 minutes

Immortals is about a mortal named Theseus (Cavill) who has been chosen by Zeus (Evans) to stand against an evil ruler named King Hyperion (Rourke).

Hyperion is on a quest for a powerful mythical weapon, the Bow of Epirus, and what a weapon!

Immortals opens telling the tale of the Titans and then we come to the time of man, and how man forgot about the Titans while they were locked away under a mountain.

We meet the good and honorable Theseus and his mother and then we meet Hyperion.

Theseus is a highly skilled fighter, who was trained by an old man, who turns out to be Zeus (Luke Evans).  Zeus has a plan…  it involves Theseus and humanity and the scourge known as Hyperion.

IMMORTALS L-R director Tarsem Singh, Luke Evans, Henry Cavill and Isabel Lucas(photo by B. Simmons)

Immortals covers nothing new, and coming from the producers of 300, they definitely leave their signature production mark on the film.

The film is a visual treat for the eyes, especially on Blu-ray… And the battles are rich in depth and flying, still-framed moments of struggle.  The extras on the Blu-ray disc are pretty neat to watch, as the cast train for their roles and we get some great background on different stages and facets of production.  There’s a list below for more details of extras.

It’s a fun movie but it won’t be finding itself in any record books, so to speak…

After The Fact:

With an estimated budget of $75-120M, it’s pulled in over $200+M worldwide.  In it’s first week of home entertainment release, 1.2 million units of Immortals sold.

FYI:  There’s also a graphic novel tie-in out there, titled Immortals: Gods and Heroes, featuring a few new stories of some of the characters.

Where Did They Go From Here?

Since Immortals, Henry Cavill went on to make the Superman movie, Man of Steel and Cold Light of Day.

Mickey Rourke will be seen in the upcoming movies, Black November, Dead in Tombstone and Java Heat.

Stephen Dorff is pretty busy with the following projects in production: Officer Down, The Motel Life, Zaytoun & Boot Tracks.

Luke Evans moved on to The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Ashes, and The Amateur American.

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Press Kit from Immortals:

EPIC BATTLES COME TO LIFE ON STUNNING BLU-RAY

IMMORTALS

Featuring Alternate Beginning and Endings Visually-Striking Film Explodes on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack,Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD March 6

Summary: 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)

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD):

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
    • It’s No Myth



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