Butler, Gerard

SKU: 883929331765

UPC 883929331765
Release Date 2013-05-07
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 116
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis The surreal ode to extreme combat is part Fellini freak show, part LORD OF THE RINGS-style blood feast, and all adrenaline rush....Its bruised beauty is enhanced by an inky palette...Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, 300 takes over the screen like an invading horde. With all the gushing blood of a horror movie and the scope of a classic epic, the second film from Zack Snyder (who helmed the 2004 remake of DAWN OF THE DEAD) is an impressive visual spectacle. Gerard Butler (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) plays Leonidas, the king of ancient Sparta. The city is famous for its warrior philosophy, and Leonidas won't kneel to the demands of Persia's King Xerxes (LOST's Rodrigo Santoro). Instead, Leonidas leads his 300-strong army against Xerxes's army of millions. Meanwhile, his wife (Lena Headley, THE BROTHERS GRIMM) campaigns in Sparta for the city to send reinforcements as she butts heads with the treacherous Theron (Dominic West, THE WIRE). With its gore and scale, 300 marks director Snyder as a possible successor to Peter Jackson's throne. Jackson also got his start in horror with BAD TASTE and DEAD ALIVE, and the two men share a penchant for ambitious battle scenes. The huge fights in 300 rival Jackson's efforts in the LORD OF THE RINGS films. David Wenham, who starred in two of the Tolkien-based films, plays Dilios, one of the Spartan soldiers. Though the cast doesn't boast any A-list stars, the actors ably fill their larger-than-life roles. In a film filled with men, Headley stands out as Queen Gorgo. She matches her warrior husband in strength, while showing love toward Leonidas and their son. Though there are scenes that demonstrate the humanity of the characters, 300 is undeniably about bravery and blood, and it succeeds because of the stylish depictions of both.3 stars out of 4 -- [Director Zack Snyder] keeps the action roaring....300 dazzles as spectacle...3 stars out of 5 -- Everyone is loving 300 for perfectly valid reasons. It is a visual feast....The style exceeds mere competence and satisfies all promise.3 stars out of 5 -- [I]t looks incredible....Not real, not surreal, 300 is something else, a hyperreal realm where myth gasps to life.[W]ith a visual style that injects new energy into the sword-and-sandals epic.[I]ts technical achievement is beyond question....The film's presentation of the cities and battlegrounds of ancient Greece can only be considered a marvel, vividly rendered through a digitised expressionist palette...Theatrical Release: March 9, 2007Snyder uses every trick in the bloodletting playbook, and invents a few new ones, to stage one of history's greatest last stands. -- Grade: B+[I]t is less spectacle than blood rite in which history and myth almost literally bleed into each other.
Cast Benjamin Waisbren (Executive Producer)
Tyler Bates (Composer)
Michael Fassbender (Star)
Vincent Regan (Star)
Zack Snyder (Director)
Andrew Tiernan (Star)
Tom Wisdom (Star)
Rodrigo Santoro (Star)
Craig J. Flores (Executive Producer)
Gianni Nunnari (Producer)
Bernie Goldmann (Producer)
Thomas Tull (Executive Producer)
William Fay (Executive Producer)
Dominic West (Star)
David Wenham (Star)
Michael B. Gordon (Screenwriter)
Gerard Butler (Star)
Zack Snyder (Screenwriter)
Lynn Varley (Source Writer)
Deborah Snyder (Executive Producer)
Jeffrey Silver (Producer)
Mark Canton (Producer)
Lena Headey (Star)
Kurt Johnstad (Screenwriter)
Andrew Pleavin (Star)
Scott Mednick (Executive Producer)
Larry Fong (Director of Photography)
Frank Miller (Source Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Additional Scenes of the Traitorous Hunchback and Giant Warriors Frank Miller's Vision Realized on Film 300 Spartans - Fact Or Fiction?: The Shocking Life Of a Spartan Revealed Who Were The Spartans?: How the Actors Built Their Characters based on Spartan Customs Webisodes: Go on Set with the Cast and Crew Commentary by Director Zack Snyder Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish PCM Stereo - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.35000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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