YTS.AM: YIFY Movies (the only official YIFY site) at and Alexander (2004) [BluRay] [1080p] [YTS] [YIFY] Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. -2004 Download newest official YIFY movies first from only!
"There's no glory without suffering." In the ten years since he first released his lavish, expensive historical epic 'Alexander', director Oliver Stone has suffered plenty for it. The film was a box office failure in the United States (though it did better internationally) and was disproportionately torn to pieces by critics all too eager to knock the blowhard filmmaker down a peg for daring to experiment in a genre outside his comfort zone (or outside the critics' comfort zone for subject matter they considered him suitable to direct). The movie became such a target of ridicule that even the late Roger Ebert, who initially gave it a reasonably balanced if ultimately negative review, couldn't resist piling on and named it the very worst film of 2004. He was not alone in that. In the year of such cinematic atrocities as 'Catwoman' and 'White Chicks', numerous critics gleefully pronounced 'Alexander' the very worst piece of garbage they'd endured.
The copy under review here is a 10th Anniversary Edition 2-disc set that contains both the Ultimate Cut and the original 2004 theatrical cut (175 min.), each on a separate Blu-ray. The discs are stored in a fold-out digipak inside a box the width of two standard Blu-ray keepcases. As far as Warner's overpackaged special editions go, this one is reasonably space-conscious. Also in the box are a picture book with production photos and storyboard art, reproductions of memos sent from Oliver Stone to his cast, a short printed essay defending the movie by Classics professor Ivana Petrovic, and a redemption code for an UltraViolet Digital Copy.
I may be an outlier, but I've liked Oliver Stone's much-derided historical epic 'Alexander' ever since I saw the theatrical release in 2004, and I still think that the original cut remains the best version overall. The new Ultimate Cut does not seem too substantively different from Stone's last (not so) Final Cut, and I doubt it will win over any new fans who weren't yet sold on the movie.
Oliver Stone's Alexander came up the hard way with fans, critics and historians when it hit the cinemas in 2004 and most people passed on the movie. He clarifies that a lot of the things shown in the movie do not necessarily correspond to actual events but are more of an interpretation of the sources as well as a portrait of the person Alexander. Ptolemaios, reigning as Pharaoh of Egypt for many years after Alexander's death and preserving Alexander's and his mutual story for later generations, is often shown putting this story into perspective, elaborating different perspectives and talking of the changes in the records of others.