300 4K: Warner Brothers Home Video Release

THE TRANSFER

We all know the film 300, Zack Snyder has a very unique directing style and in the case of 300, cutting edge digital and CGI technology of the time. Because of the technology employed in the film, this 4K release will show you, in full detailed glory, that the tech of the time doesn’t necessarily look as stunning. There are still plenty of gorgeous things to look at and eventually all the “noise” you can see in the darker tones does not glaringly stand out. This film was given a specific look, the 4K transfer absolutely enhances the experience and ultimately gives a much better viewing experience than previous transfers, Blu-ray notwithstanding.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc of 300 will also feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backwards compatible with traditional audio configuration and legacy home entertainment equipment.

The Blu-Ray disc of 300 will include more than 3 hours of previously released special features, including commentary from Zack Snyder.

THE FILM

Synopsis:

The graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder, and are 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 attention to technical detail is such a delight to watch. Snyder loves his slo-mo and his bright red spurts of blood. A truly great and genre defining action film.

Special Features:

300 Ultra HD disc contains the following special features:

  • Commentary with director/co-writer Zack Snyder, co-writer Kurt Johnstad and director of photography Larry Fong

300 Blu-Ray disc contains the following special features:

  • Commentary with director/co-writer Zack Snyder, co-writer Kurt Johnstad and director of photography Larry Fong
  • The 300: Fact or Fiction
  • Who Were the Spartans? The Warriors of 300
  • Preparing for Battle: The Original Test Footage
  • The Frank Miller Tapes
  • Making of 300
  • Making 300 in Images
  • Webisode: Production Design
  • Webisode: Wardrobe
  • Webisode: Stunt Work
  • Webisode: Lena Headey
  • Webisode: Adapting the Graphic Novel
  • Webisode: Gerard Butler
  • Webisode: Rodrigo Santoro
  • Webisode: Training the Actors
  • Webisode: Culture of the Sparta City/State
  • Webisode: A Glimpse from the Set: Making 300
  • Webisode: Scene Studies from 300
  • Webisode: Fantastic Characters of 300
  • Deleted Scenes with introduction by Zack Snyder

The Nuts and Bolts

Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

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