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This is a graphic retelling of the ancient battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive army. Their valour and sacrifice against insurmountable odds inspire Greece to unite against their Persian enemy.

Starring:
Gerard Butler,Lena Headey
Runtime:
1 hour, 51 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Action & Adventure
Director Zack Snyder
Starring Gerard Butler, Lena Headey
Supporting actors Andrew Pleavin, Dominic West, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Regan, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Andrew Tiernan, Tom Wisdom
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By L. Otto VINE VOICE on 22 Aug. 2007
Format: Blu-ray
I'm not going to rate the film, that's been done to death everywhere else. What I'm going to do is rate the High-Def experience you'll be getting:

Visual: 300 visually is a stunning film. The 'crushing' technique is akin to the graphic-novel counterpart and really sets the atmosphere beautifully. I know very well that such a harsh technique will not appeal to everyone but I will say that without it the film would be left a little lackluster. Moving on to the real High Definition detail: 300 is definitely not the most detailed blu-ray film around; it certainly doesn't show off the true potential of a blu-ray disc (this is more due to the post processing of the film than anything else) but it still looks crisp, vibrant and very detailed. And if I instilled doubt in anyone reading this then please, ignore it. The film looks breathtaking and definitely deserves a 4/5 for visuals alone.

Audio: Deep, clear, haunting and definitely the best audio experience I've had in a while. 5.1 surround sound really immerses you in the experience and makes you feel you are there in the middle of the action. All I need is a red cape and I'm good to go! ;)

Features: I keep reading that blu-ray movies have no extra features or something..I won't go into it but if that's a doubt for anyone here, then drop it immediately. There is a ton of extra features that include deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews, directors commentaries, webisodes (short behind the scenes videos covering everything from makeup and costume design to how the 300 got such buff bodies) and more. The extra features alone would give this film a 5/5.

In conclusion, 300 is definitely a film to add to your blu-ray film collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Young on 26 Sept. 2010
Format: DVD
Originaly i had no interest in this film because it was all CG, that was untill i bought it out of boredom one night on my IPOD. Being a huge Greek History geek! i can tell you most of this film is pretty damn accurate to the actuall accounts from Herodotus and Plutarch. In some instances word for word. Not only that, it is a fantastic film to watch that got reviews less good than it deserved, much like Beowulf. 300 is action packed, a little shallow admitted, but there are some fantastic fight scenes and the film portrays the Spartan Warrior as he has been written in history - fearless, brutal, merciless, powefull and in the middle of the great and mighty war their society had bred them for.

It beats Troy and Clash of the Titans as a great Greek epic put on screen. However the only problem is how the Persians were portrayed. Granted they were easy for the Greeks to hold back and slaughter just as the film shows and the historical books tell us. But King Xerxes was a tough bastard as well and being shown to be a little bit feminine was odd. The ancient Kings of Persia were said to have been thrown into cages with lions with nothing but a small dagger, and underwent harsh warrior training techniques like the Spartan Agoge. But! I highly recommend this film. Gerard Butler makes an excellent Leonidas, his look and his accent somehow add to that image of the powerful and mighty Spartan Warrior and he also makes a better job of his role than Brad Pitt did as Achilles or Sam Worthington did as Perseus.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 17 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
The battle of Thermopylae has entered into legend as one of the greatest acts of courage and sacrifice, as 300 Spartan warriors lay down their lives in a battle against insurmountable odds in order to delay the Persian advance across Greece long enough for a proper defence to be mounted. Due to their self sacrifice the Persian threat was repulsed.

This film reimagines this historic battle in a comic book fashion, and a highly entertaining tale that gets one caught right up in the excitement is the result. The high principles of the Spartans, the courage of Leonides and his followers, the exciting fight sequences, all makes for a good action romp. Everything is very much overdone, the bad guys are grotesque, the good guys are strikingly buff, the violence gory. The use of CGI'd blood is plentiful but justified. Not a film for the fainthearted, it is a good entertaining hundred minutes that is a bit different from the herd.

The only weak point is Gerard Butler's very Scottish accent, for much of the film tis great Greek King sounds a lot like Sean Connery. But apart from that it's all good stuff!
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131 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
Brief note on the film first: a very stylised version of what the battle of thermopylae may have been like, adapted from a graphic novel and filmed with back projection to make it look as much as like the comic as possible. The result is really quite stunning, and the action and battle sequences very rousing. And bloody. The film is framed with one spartan telling others what happened, and thus what you are seeing is what they think it must have been like. This is a point lots of people seem to have missed.

As regards the dvd: this is a two disc edition, and the first disc contains a widescreen version of the film, with direct scene access, and a commentary from the director and two of the production staff.

The second disc has:

be one of three hundred: a brief bit with the director giving thanks to those who supported the project online.

A documentary about the battle. twenty five minutes long with contributions from historians and it's fascinating stuff.

A documentary about the spartans. Short but good.

Conversations with the creator of the graphic novel. Brief but interesting.

A short and generic production documentary.

a look at the making of the film in images. fascinating but moves very fast and be warned if you're eplipetic as the fast moving could give you a fit.

lots of short production documentaries, that are all quite interesting, and can be watched as one.

A great film.

And a very good package for it.
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