300 The Complete Experience pushes Blu-ray to its limits. You cannot possibly get more special features, extras, and so on than here. In addition to being able to watch 300 in high definition, there are 4 versions of the movie in The Complete Experience: the theatrical version, the version with Creating A Legend (green button), Bringing The Legend to Life (blue button), and the history behind the myth (yellow buton). All these selections also allow you to leave 300 to dig deeper into featurettes, trivia, PIP features, and so on. Detailed information on the special features at the bottom.
This excellent movie is the story of Spartan king Leonidas and his 300 men holding against a much larger Persian army led by king Xerxes. There is of course political intrigue as the rest of Sparta is not officially at war and Leonidas' wife, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) tries to get the council to declare war against Persia. Her nemesis is Theron (Dominic West) who sells his countrymen for a promise of money, power, and teenage girls.
300 is spectacular. The live action is made to look as if it is a live graphic novel, bringing a totally new visual experience. The numerous, numerous battle scenes are spectacular as are the many elements in Xerxes army. It is impossible not to get caught up in this action movie especially in Blu-ray where everything is absolutely crisp.
Of course this is not a historical drama, neither was Spartacus or Ben Hur. If you want accurate history, get yourself a time machine. Historians themselves disagree about history.
300 Blu-ray is the reason you spent all than money on an HDTV in the first place.
The Complete 300: A Comprehensive Immersion
-Includes an introduction by Zack Snyder detailing how the feature functions.
-NEW interactive picture-in-picture experience provides 3 unique perspectives to explore while watching the film:
-Creating A Legend: Frank Miller and Zack Snyder Interpret a Classic Tale - Holding true to Frank Miller's love of history and the importance of bringing a pure adaptation to screen in this tale-based account.
-Bringing The Legend To Life: Building a World From a Comic - Blending the most talented and creative minds together to bring Frank Miller's art to life in cinematic form.
The History Behind The Myth: The Real Story of The Hot Gates - A rich and historical perspective on the Spartans and this legendary landmark.
Plus a Special Features Army:
-Bluescreen Picture-In-Picture - Join director Zack Snyder on a personal and fascinating commentary as he compares the Bluescreen composite to the feature.
-Audio Commentary by director Zack Snyder, writer Kurt Johnstad and director of photography Larry Fong.
-The 300- Fact or Fiction? - Historians, authors and filmmakers reveal how much of the movie is based on fact. (HD)
-Who Were The Spartans: The Warriors of 300 - The customs and ways of life of the Spartans used by the actors and filmmakers to build their characters. (HD)
-Preparing for Battle: The Original Test Footage - See how Frank Miller's images were used in a video montage that evolved into the fight scene test and ultimately convinced the studio to make the movie. (HD)
-Frank Miller Tapes - We'll show how the outspoken Miller continued to push his limits to realize his epic graphic novel, 300, in the world of theatrical film. (HD)
-Making of 300 - A look at how the movie was made
-Making 300 in Images - Rapid fire stills from the first day of production to the last
-Webisodes - Behind the scenes peeks on the set of 300.: Production Design; Wardrobe; Stunt Work; Lena Headey; Adapting The Graphic Novel; Gerard Butler; Rodrigo Santoro; Training The Actors; Culture of The Sparta City/State; A Glimpse from the Set - Making 300 the Movie; Scene Studies from 300; Fantastic Characters of 300.
- Additional Footage - Deleted scenes with introduction by Zack Snyder
- Warner Bros. BD Live - Features include Media Center, My WB Commentary, and Live Community Screening: Media Center is a hub for trailers, features and content
You can get sneak peeks of upcoming Warner Bros. films, and rate trailers
You can access Exclusive Content such as interviews, featurettes, and more only seen through WB BD-Live
You can access Photo Galleries and other special features
Live Community Screenings -- Now connected to Facebook, you can send invitations to all of your friends across the country for virtual screenings at a specified time and chat online with each other as the movie plays on each person's Blu-ray player. You can host your own Live Community Screening with your buddy list or participate in a WB hosted Warner Bros. BD-Live community event
My WB Commentary lets you record and post a Picture-in-Picture commentary right over the film, then share it and rate it. Using a web-camera, you can record your own comments and play them back as a Picture-in-Picture feature over the film scene you have chosen and share it with your friends or the entire Warner Bros. BD-Live Community
- Bonus Digital Copy on Disc - Theatrical version of the film compatible with iTunes and Windows Media.
- 38-Page Book Packaging - Includes a comprehensive walk-through of the navigation of The Complete Experience and additional production notes and biographies.