- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 12, 2004
Explore one of the greatest love stories of the ancient world--and the war it sparked.
- A fresh perspective on one of the ancient world's greatest tales.
- Featuring interviews with Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, and Diane Kruger.
- Go beyond the myth to see what is real, and what is legend.
The story of the Trojan War is more than 3,000 years old. The Greek poet Homer told its tale in the Iliad and the Odyssey (600 years after Odysseus sailed for home). Now Hollywood has its version, starring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger as Helen. At the heart of this story of war, power, sex and love, is a face--the face that launched a thousand ships.
They say she was the most beautiful woman in the world and that every man desired her. Her name was Helen. TROY: THE REAL PASSION OF HELEN looks at the story of Troy from the perspective of the woman at the heart of the conflict. Follow Helen's myth from her mother's rape by the god Zeus to the destruction of a civilization, and see if the war was really about her. Hear from the stars of the movie what it was like to go back in time, and get a unique perspective from experts like Camille Paglia and Arianna Huffington, who has written on Greek mythology.