300 (HD) in July

Category: 300 News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: May 15, 2007 | Publication: DVD Times | Author: Dave Foster
Publication/Article Link:http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=64860

Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD release of 300 on 31st July 2007. 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.

Released on HD DVD Combo (HD30/DVD9, $39.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc (BD50, $34.99 SRP) the film is presented in 1080P Widescreen with English, French and Spanish 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital on Blu-ray Disc, Dolby Digital Plus on HD DVD), English Dolby True HD 5.1 Surround and optional English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Extras are TBC, but likely to match the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD release.

Some additional details on the extras taken from Warner's promotional text...

Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD extras Loaded with over 90 minutes of thrilling extras including featurettes on the battle scenes, special effects, and characters.

HD DVD exclusive content Watch the entire film with Blue Screen Picture-in-Picture (PIP) functionality and special commentary by Zack Snyder. Also includes an exclusive HD strategy game "Vengeance & Valor."