300 [videorecording] / a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari production, a Zack Snyder film
Blu-rays | Distributed by Warner Home Video | c2007 | [Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY T ACTION/ADVENTURE)
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.]
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray ; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, PCM 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; 1080p High Definition ; requires blu-ray player.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH), French or Spanish.
Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, Andrew Pleavin, Andrew Tiernan, Rodrigo Santoro, Peter Mensah, Stephen McHattie.
Producers, Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Jeffrey Silver ; screenplay, Zack Snyder & Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon ; director, Zack Snyder ; director of photography, Larry Fong ; editor, William Hoy ; music, Tyler Bates.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
Special features: additional scenes of the traitorous Hunchback and never-before-seen giant warriors (in High Definition); Frank Miller's vision realized on film (in High Definition); "300 Spartans - fact or fiction?:" the shocking life of a Spartan revealed (in High Definition); "Who were the Spartans?:" how the actors built their characters based on Spartan customs (in High Definition); Webisodes: go on set with the cast and crew; commentary by director Zack Snyder.
MPAA rating: R; graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead an Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.
MW, 12-11; 4-13(rpl)
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