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Alexander The Great
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom & Danielle Darrieux

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes the original theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1007058
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $14.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 136
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1956
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/19/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Robert Rossen
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In the year 356 B.C. in the troubled nation of Greece lived a young man whose ambitions knew no bounds. "Alexander The Great" (Burton) made it his quest to conquer the world. Traveling from Greece through Asia and then onto India, the conqueror of conquerors achieved what no other man before him had, even outdoing the Gods to become master of two worlds. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture looks dated, though the color scheme can, at times, appear richly saturated. While sharpness is adequate, details are often seriously lacking. Minor fluctuations in the color scheme are noticed, as saturation appears inconsistent within the same scenes. Plenty of source element artifacts and grain are noticed, contributing to the dated appearance of the picture. In addition, pixelization is sometimes a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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