OVERVIEW: Based on the true story during the 4th century in Egypt, Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Constant Gardener, 2005) stars in the critically acclaimed Agora, coming to DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this October from Lionsgate. Alejandro Amenábar, the award-winning director of The Others and The Sea Inside, brings to life an epic global film that tells the story of Hypatia, a brilliant astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and scientist who proved to be far ahead of her time. Hailed as “an intoxicating film with a wonderful sincerity…” (Financial Times), and “…intelligent and thought-provoking” (Empire Magazine) the DVD, making its debut on October 19, 2010, contains mesmerizing special features that include deleted scenes, audio commentary, a director’s introduction to the film, the making-of documentary, “Journey to Alexandria,” storyboards and a photo gallery.
SYNOPSIS: When a violent religious battle erupts in the city of Alexandria, the fate of the Ancient World is left in the hands of Hypatia (Weisz). Living in a society threatened by her life and works, she becomes the center of an epic battle that changes history forever. Falling under her spell are two disciples competing for her heart, and ultimately someone must choose to either save themselves, their city, or the woman they love. Led by her conviction and determination, Hypatia must arm herself to fight the biggest crusade of her life – and consequently an unforgettable legend is born.
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
English and Thai 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Director’s Introduction to the Film
Audio commentary with director/co-writer Alejandro Amenábar
“Journey to Alexandria” documentary
Storyboards: Production Design & Costume Design
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