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Movie 300 Posted By: Michael / Source

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Get ready for a cutting-edge, heart-pounding, visual masterpiece on July 31st when 300 arrives on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Warner Home Video. Based on the stylized graphic novel from icon Frank Miller (Sin City), 300 is an epic action-adventure about the 300 Spartan warriors led by the heroic King Leonidas who challenged Xerxes and his massive Persian army at the ancient Battle of Thermopylae. Facing insurmountable odds, they fought to the death to defend their honor and freedom, inspiring all of Greece to unite against the enemy.

From visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (upcoming The Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead), 300 combines stunning live action with virtual backgrounds and features spectacular performances from Gerard Butler (The Phantom of the Opera, Reign of Fire), Lena Headey (The Brothers Grimm, The Cave) David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and Rodrigo Santoro (Love Actually, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle).

The 2-Disc Special Edition and hi-definition versions are loaded with over 90 minutes of thrilling extras, including additional scenes and revealing featurettes on the real-life Spartans. With the HD DVD Combo, experience the entire film with "blue screen" picture-in-picture running throughout the feature and special commentary by Zack Snyder, plus an exclusive strategy game "Vengeance and Valor."

300 will be available on Single Disc at $28.98 SRP in both widescreen and full frame formats. The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD will be available in widescreen format for $34.99 SRP. The HD DVD Combo will be available at $39.99 SRP and the Blu-ray Disc version will be available at $34.99 SRP.

The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint. And moviemaking with a cutting edge.

The 2 Disc Special Edition features over 90 minutes of special features including:

  • 300 SPARTANS – FACT OR FICTION?: The Shocking Life of a Spartan Revealed

  • ADDITIONAL SCENES of the Traitorous Hunchback and Never-Before-Seen Giant Warriors

  • FRANK MILLER's vision realized on film

The HD DVD COMBO features the following special features:

  • BLUESCREEN PICTURE-IN-PICTURE VERSION: Director Zack Snyder Compares the Pre-CGI-Enhanced Version to the Finished Film

  • 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

  • Exclusive to HD DVD Game Vengeance and Valor: Lead More Spartan Warriors into Battle Against Xerxes' Forces and Test Your Combat-Hardened Knowledge of Tactics and Strategy

  • PICK YOUR FAVORITE SCENES: Assemble Your Favorite Clips and Create Your Own Montage

  • WEB-ENABLED FEATURES: Cool Mobile Downloads

The Blu-ray disc features the following 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 – and MORE!

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Thanks for the information. I shall probably go for the two disc Special Edition dvd myself.

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Thanks for all the information. You gals keep us so informed. Every time I come here I find everything I need to know and then some.

Thanks again!!

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Just want to make sure I'm reading this right.

The single disc will be avaiable in FULL and WIDEscreen.

Because, I want the FULL screen where it takes up the entire TV screen.

With no special features.

The 2-Disc Special Edition will be available only in WIDEscreen.

With 90 minutes of special features.

HD = stands for HIGH DEFINITION, right?

And it doesn't say if it's in FULL or WIDEscreen.

Wth tons of features.

So, if I want to see '300' using a FULL screen I'll have to buy the single disc but if I want all the

EXTRA'S I'll have to buy the HD DVD COMBO as well! Oy vei!

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Sigh ... when is Hollywood gonna pick up on the success of "Wrath of Gods"?! How long is it gonna take for them to figure out it can make money on Gerry's behind the scene scenes ALONE? [giggling] I mean, what would YOU pay to see the outtakes of Leo and Gorgo's moonlicht mating?

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I am SO not happy that the standard DVD version appears to be the one with the least amount of extra features. :tantrum: It's too early in the Blu Ray vs. HD format wars to know who's going to be the winner, so I'm not going to invest in one of those DVD player formats. I don't believe Blu-Ray or HD DVDs will function well, if at all, in a standard DVD player. If any of you more techno-savvy people know more about that, please let me know.

Being a 300 addict (18 viewings), I would have gladly paid more for a third disc with the additional features on the Blu-Ray and HD versions.

But, in the grand scheme of life, there are worse things that could happen, so I'll quit grumbling now. [/grumbling]

:D

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