“This Is 4K!” 300 Starring Gerard Butler Getting A 4K Release

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 300, the highly-acclaimed 2007 cutting-edge, heart-pounding, visual masterpiece from director Zack Snyder, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ on October 5 and Digital on October 6.

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.

Love or hate him filmmaker Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) visually was intriguing. Combining stunning live action with virtual backgrounds which for the time very unique.

The film features performances from Gerard Butler (Reign of Fire, Olympus Has Fallen), Lena Headey (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” The Purge) David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and Rodrigo Santoro (TV’s “Westworld,” Love Actually).

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. The Blu-Ray Disc of the film is set up for that Dolby Atmos® soundtrack for the home theatre environment.

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

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.  

Ultra HD Blu-ray Elements

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:

  • Additional Scenes of the Traitorous Hunchback and Never-Before-Seen Giant Warriors [in High Definition]
  • Frank Miller’s Vision Realised 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]
  • Webisode: Go on Set with the Cast and Crew
  • Commentary by Director Zack Snyder

300 will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray™ on October 5 and Digital on October 6.