Furthermore, he apparently conquers Asia largely to overcome his fear of death. Several short sequences of the events can be seen later on in the Theatrical Version. You see how Alexander is presented with a golden egg by Roxane's father. The parts don't fit together in "Alexander. Two girls delightedly notice the men. Even though the movie's battle scenes are impressive and sometimes brilliant, Alexander's opponents have the human dimension of video-game figures. The Final Cut begins with the snake being handed over to Alexander. Furthermore, one shortly talks about Parmenion. Dawson's Roxane is truly sexy, but Leto's Hephaistion is not allowed to be seen as a male beauty; he looks like a drag queen, with more eyeliner than Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. When the camera pans zu Alexander's deathbed, you in the Theatrical Version only see one mourning fellow. Alexander then says that you can even go to war completely naked. In the Theatrical Version, his introduction ends with a comment about Philipp Alexander's father and his wish to conquer Babylon. Their reaction which partially is also shown in the Theatrical Version seems to make more sense. Flashbacks to Alexander's childhood Theatrical Version The opening of the scene with Olympias and Alexander in bed and the snake was cut out of the Final Cut, since there will be a flashback to this scene much later in the movie. As a boy, he sees his drunken father all but rape his mother, who for her part insists Alexander's actual father is Zeus, but doesn't give details. This comment was also included in the Final Cut, but here he goes on talking about Philipp's assassination which was probably promoted with Persian money. The scene with the harem was recut and extended for the Final Cut.