IMMORTALS on Blu-Ray March 6th {Giveaway}

EPIC BATTLES COME TO LIFE ON STUNNING BLU-RAY

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

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

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

 

HOTTIES WITH BODIES: THE MEN OF IMMORTALS

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 may not seem like your typical chick-flick but it’s certainly a film that even the ladies can enjoy thanks to the eye candy provided by the almost all-male cast.  In celebration of the release of IMMORTALS on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on March 6, we will introduce you to some hotties with bodies – the men of Immortals.

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HOTTIES WITH BODIES: THE MEN OF IMMORTALS

Henry Cavill – in the role of Theseus

Best known for his role as Charles Brandon in the hit Showtime series The Tudors, Henry Cavill makes his starring role debut on the big screen as Theseus in Immortals after having lost a few major roles to some of Hollywood’s leading actors, including Robert Pattinson to whom he lost the role of Edward Cullen to and Daniel Craig, who eventually landed the role of James Bond in Casino Royale.  Fans of Cavill shouldn’t worry as he’ll be suiting up for his biggest role yet come 2013 when he stars as Superman in Man of Steel.  

Stephen Dorf – in the role of Stavros
Stephen Dorf is known for being one of Hollywood’s bad-boy and though his career started off with minor television roles and guest spots in music videos – you may remember him as Britney Spears’ not-so-ideal boyfriend in her music video for Everytime – he’s worked with some incredible talent, including renowned filmmaker Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning in Somewhere.  After Immortals, Dorf can next be seen starring along side another Fanning sister, Dakota, as Jerry Lee Flannigan in The Motel Life.

Kellan Lutz – in the role of Poseidon

The global success of Twilight catapulted Kellan Lutz’s career, instantly making him a household name for his role as Emmett Cullen, especially in the tweens demographic. Though Lutz may be the strongest vampire of the Cullen clan, he had to bulk up an additional 25 pounds of muscle to play Greek god Poseidon in Immortals.  Lutz and his abs can next be seen in the final installment of the Twilight saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2.  

Luke Evans – in the role of Zeus
Luke Evans’ career can be best described as very storybook-like in that he’s portrayed some of literature’s most famous characters including Aramis in 2011’s The Three Musketeers, the Sun-god Apollo in Clash of the Titans, and the king of the gods Zeus in Immortals.  Next up, the Welsh theater and film actor can be seen in Peter Jackson’s two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit where he’ll continue his literary streak.

Joseph Morgan – in the role of Lysander
Joseph Morgan may not be a familiar name in the US but this British actor is fast becoming Hollywood’s up and coming star.  Having had supporting roles in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, alongside Russell Crowe and in Alexander, which stars Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie,  Morgan made his leading role debut in the big screen in Immortals in the role of Lysander. He continues his re-occurring role in the small screen in CW’s hit vampire series, The Vampire Diaries where he portrays a pureblood vampire named Klaus.  

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and America’s Blood Centers Team Up to Support National Blood Drive

To celebrate the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of the epic film IMMORTALS on March 6th, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and America’s Blood Centers are organizing blood drives at 30 select universities across the country starting this week and continuing through March 9th.  Students and participants will experience Director Tarsem Singh’s visually stunning film, pick up exclusive IMMORTALS premium items, while donating blood at their local college campus. 

Inspired by the sacrifice that Theseus made of himself to save mankind, the IMMORTALS blood drive event will help support the work of America’s Blood Centers to fulfill their mission to help those who are in need as well as encourage others to give.

Written by Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides and Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), the IMMORTALS Blu-ray is packed with must-see bonus features including an alternate beginning, two alternate endings, deleted scenes and an amazing graphic novel, creating the ultimate fan viewing experience. 

Dates / Participating University & Colleges

·         Mar. 5 – Montana State University

·         Mar. 5 - Mar. 8 – Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus

·         Mar. 6 - University of Florida

·         Mar. 6 - Mar. 8 – Northwestern State University

·         Mar. 7 – University of Minnesota Middlebrook Hall

For full details regarding these blood drives and participating center information, including images and campus drive updates, please visit the Fox Connect Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FoxConnect. 

A DUMMY’S GUIDE TO GREEK HEROES

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

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.

The story for Immortals centers on the heroism of Theseus, a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the evil King Hyperion.  In celebration of the release of IMMORTALS on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD on March 6, we will revisit other heroes in Greek mythology that you may (or may not) be familiar with, including Hercules and Odysseus, among others.  

HERCULES According to Greek mythology, Hercules is the son of the Zeus, the King of all the Gods, and Alcmene, a mortal woman, thereby making him a mortal God.  The goddess Hera, Zeus’ wife, hated Hercules because Hercules’ birth was out of Zeus’ infidelity to her.  Much of Hercules’ adventures have been written about but none as much as the Labors of Hercules, which vary in number depending on the source.  Hercules was sent on these labors by the Oracle of Delphi to make amends over killing his wife and children during a fit of madness sent by Hera.

ODYSSEUS Odysseus is the Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey and Iliad.  Odysseus was best known for successfully leading the Greeks into victory against the Trojans with his idea of the Trojan Horse, which is depicted in the Iliad.  The Odyssey tells the story of his ten-year journey to get home to Ithaca post the Trojan War to reclaim his place as the rightful king.  The epic describes his adventures, including his encounters with Calypso, the Sirens and the six-headed monster Scylla, amongst others.  

OEDIPUS Oedipus was the Greek king of Thebes, best known for fulfilling a prophecy that said he would kill his father and marry his mother, bringing disaster to his family and his city.  The myth is the basis of neurologist Sigmund Freud’s theory, the Oedipus complex, which states the desire of a male child’s exclusive love for his mother, thereby stemming jealousy towards the father.  

ACHILLES Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and was a central character in Homer’s Iliad.  He was said to be a great warrior whose only vulnerability physically was his heel, which ultimately lead to his death when his heel was struck by an arrow during battle.  Because of that, the term Achille’s heel has come to mean a person’s primary weakness.  

PERSEUS
Perseus was a son of Zeus and was known in Greek mythology for the different monsters he defeated, including beheading Medusa, the snake-haired maiden who turned those who looked her in the eyes into stone.  He married Andromeda, a princess who had been punished by Poseidon for her mother’s bragging that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids.    Perseus saved her imminent death by rescuing her from a rock that she was chained to as a sacrifice to a sea monster.

My Thoughts: I have always been fascinated by the Greek gods for some reason. I was excited to see IMMORTALS as soon as I saw it advertised. Sexy Henry Cavill really had nothing to do with it all! The movie visuals were amazing. The storyline was a bit confusing at times and dark. Like so dark, I couldn't see what was happening, but that could be my television as well. I'm not such a fan of Mickey Rourke, and he was just as silly in this film, but he was perfectly cast to play a psychotic enemy leader. I absolutely loved the scene where the Gods came down and fought the Titans at the end. But the film is a good lesson in Greek history definitely a blu ray purchase.

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