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The bronze bull, originally called the "Brazen Bull", a torture device used by King Hyperion for cooking people to death in the movie, was an actual torture and execution device in ancient Greece. See more »
During the "Henry V speech", the soldiers repeatedly bang their shields in agreement. Several of the soldiers are a little too enthusiastic and it can be clearly seen that the silver spray paint covering their shields is tearing off. One soldier (middle-left) has almost completely stripped the top-left section of his plastic "shield." See more »
[as Zeus mourns at the body of his dead son Ares]
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. Are we at war father?
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The UK version was cut by 18 seconds to achieve a '15' certificate. Three cuts were made for violence: a mother's throat being cut; a soldier's eyes being gouged; and a king being beheaded. A disturbing scene of the oracle's 'sisters' being found roasted alive in a large metal bull was also cut. In addition to this the BBFC's website cites "reducing some focus on large splashes of blood". However, two major scenes and some smaller sequences had very significant amounts of gore digitally altered. The very extensive red bloodletting in some scenes has been changed into black 'blood' substantially altering the impact of these scenes. These changes affect several minutes of screen time. So although the overall running time has been cut by only 18 seconds the amount of censored material is much longer and very significant in changing the overall tone of the film. The USA version is uncut with an 'R' rating. See more »
Because it was beautiful to behold, I give this four stars of AWESOME visuals (including the pretty cast) but really, what a horrible story. And S L O W. Let's face it, the previews show nothing but action and that's why we pay the big bucks for Imax 3D films but when the action is nestled in between long, long drawn out and ill-formed dialogue (I honestly thought lines were forgotten in many scenes and they were running low on budget or time and just went with it) and extremely poor story-telling.....you start to feel duped. When you spend more mental energy thinking about another Coke Icee, you know you've just padded Hollywood's pockets.
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