300 - DVD of the Month
Category: 300 News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: July 17, 2007 | Publication: The 6 Ta' 9 show with CJ and Sarah | Author: cjandsarah
Publication/Article Link:The 6 ta 9 Show with CJ and Sarah
Genre: Action & Adventure
DVD of the week
Gerard Butler – King leonidas
Dominic West – Heron
tis spring, 480 BC Persian King Xerxes, continuing his fathers, Darius, master plan to conquer the Hellenic city-states, arrives in Hellas. The previous Persian invasion and diplomatic attempts have already turned most northern Hellas tribes and states to the Persian side. But the people of Athens and Sparta, the largest Hellenic powers at the time, feel quite insulted by the Persian emissaries requesting their surrender to Xerxes and slay them
When the ambitious King Xerxes of Persia invades Greece with his huge army to extend his vast slave empire, the brave Ling Leonidas brings his personal body guard army composed of three hundred warriors to defend the passage of Thermopylae, the only way by land to reach Greece. Using courage and the great battle skill of his men, he defends Thermopylae until a treacherous Greek citizen tells King Xerxes a secret goat passage leading to the back of Leonidas's army. Meanwhile, his wife Queen Gorgo of Sparta tries to convince the council to send the Spartan army to fight against the Persians.
I never saw the movie when it came out in the cinemas. That’s because I thought it would be a theatre filler for 2007. When I say theatre filler, I mean the kind of movie that just gets you by from one blockbuster to the next. But after hearing 10 out of 10 people claiming its one of the best movies of the year, I totally kicked myself in the ass for not watching it. I could not wait for the DVD to come out, and when it finally did, I knew that I immediately had to get my hands on it.
Basically, the whole thing is just one epic fighting scene after another. If you love epic fights scenes like the ones from Gladiator, or Troy, then you will drool over this movie.
This movie integrates the potentials of film-making and story-telling in a wonderful new way that is the best of both entertainment and artistic achievement.
Gerard Butler was born to play the role of King Leonidas! Ladies are going to love the cast as well! Wash board abs and big swords will never go wrong!!
It’s a 2 disc special edition! The DVD will already feature additional scenes that were not shown in the cinema, scenes of the treacherous hunch back and never before-seen giant warriors.
Commentary by Director Zack Snyder
DISC 2 – More special features
WHO WERE THE SPARTANS?: How actors
The 300 FACT or FICTION
WEBISODES: On set with the cast and crew