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This... IS... Spar... Oh, you know the rest, ta!
on 8 September 2017
This is a review for 300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD].
If Zack Snyder hadn't messed up by insisting on Gerard Butler hamming his scenes up (so it would exactly match the images of his character, Leonidas, from Frank Miller's graphic novel) I seriously think Mr. Butler would have been in the running for a best actor Oscar for his performance. His death scene, especially, where he laments, "My Queen! My wife... my love!" is truly heartrending.
I love the way this film was shot (mostly green screen) as it gives it an otherworldly look that is spot on as the tale is being told by a survivor and most eyewitnesses tend to exaggerate or misinterpret what they have seen.
This film is a billion times better than the prequel/sequel.
The extras disc is excellent.
Film ratio is 2.40:1. Audio is DD 5.1. Both are very good.
If you're offended by extreme violence/gore/language/nudity, this film isn't for you. However, if you like epic films like Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator, Troy, Kingdom Of Heaven, then you'll love this.