Warners To Release The Unrated Final Cut of Oliver Stone’s Alexander

Oliver Stone’s epic biopic about Alexander The Great was a pretty big dud, both commercially and critically. A lot of people said it was way too long (nearly 3 hours), which is why, when it was released on DVD, Stone decided to chop about 8 minutes to make it a little more fast-paced. I think most people would agree that it still wasn’t much of an improvement. Well it seems Warner Bros (or Oliver Stone, I’m not sure which) just can’t let it go, so they are going to release yet another version of the movie called Alexander Revisited: The Final Unrated Cut. This time they are going in the completely opposite direction; the new cut adds some 45 minutes of additional footage to the film, bringing the running time close to 4 hours. Hey, it worked for Lord of the Rings, why not for Alexander right? Sheesh, this is just getting ridiculous. The new version will apparently have no extras save for a free pass to see 300 in theatres. Somehow I think it would be cheaper and less painful to just buy a ticket to see 300 from your local cinema. Alexander Revisited: The Final Unrated Cut hits stores on February 27th, 2007.

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  • ugh. I haven’t even seen the original 8 minute less release. It’s on my list but I haven’t gotten around to it yet but wow. This sounds awful. Another 45 mins of Angelina pretending to act isn’t necessarily a good thing.