Significantly edited for international release, and in all the wrong places - the first half, which builds up all the characters, is whittled down to virtually nothing whilst the second half, which is a bit too drawn out even in the original, is retained in full. The effect is to turn an epic war film into an action movie about a princess, and when the extended siege/battle comes you haven't built up enough interest in the characters to care about them, making its length seem even more excessive than in the original cut.

Superb epic - 10/10 (16 May 2012)
Nothing but style - 7/10 (25 October 2012)