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300-Complete Experience (Blu-ray)

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Exciting

on 5/24/2012

This was a total guy movie. The cinematography was sort of weird. I hated how dark everything was it was hard for me to see, but the graphics were still amazing. The acting could have been better but was not bad. The plot was based around a classic story that I have always enjoyed and was glad to see come to life.

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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.

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Studio Warner
SKU 211107686
UPC 883929061563
UPC 14 00883929061563
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/23/2013
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Awards
People's Choice (2008) 300, Nominee, Favorite Action Movie
Screen Actors Guild (2008) Damon Caro, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
MTV Award (2007) 300, Nominee, Best Movie,Gerard Butler, Winner, Best Fight,Gerard Butler, Nominee, Best Performance,Lena Headey, Nominee, Breakthrough Performance,Rodrigo Santoro, Nominee, Best Villain
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Whatever else 300 may be, it is destined to become beloved for a group of devotees. The size of that group will determine whether it achieves mainstream acceptance or attains cult status. Distilled to its essence, this is a graphic novel come to life - one of those rare instances in which filmmakers seek not merely to adapt a comic book but to interpret it for the screen. Both approaches are valid and have their strengths, but 300 would not be the experience it is had it not clung to the hyper-reality of the images of Frank Miller's graphic novel. From a visual standpoint, 300 (like Sin City before it) exists at a vertex where comic books and motion pictures intersect...300 is about heroism in the face of insurmountable odds. It is a masterpiece of images, style, and testosterone. An ode to masculinity and machismo, it captivates the eye and gets the blood pumping. It is heroic spectacle at its finest...Snyder has dug deep into his bag of tricks in order to make 300 into what it is. His approach is not unlike that of Sin City and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow...The pitch Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) used to secure financing is that 300 would change the way "sword and sandal" movies were made and viewed. To an extent, he is correct: 300 is unlike any movie to have previously reached the screen. Its larger-than-life characters, frenetic action sequences, lush visuals, and unabashed embrace of the over-the-top nature of comic books makes it something to be enjoyed in a way that is normally reserved for summer blockbusters. 300 may not offer masterful storytelling in a conventional sense, but it's hard to beat as a spectacle and that makes it worthwhile viewing for all but the most squeamish of potential audience members.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I gave a four-star rating to "Sin City," the 2005 film based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. Now, as I deserve, I get "300," based on another work by Miller. Of the earlier film, I wrote prophetically: "This isn't an adaptation of a comic book, it's like a comic book brought to life and pumped with steroids." They must have been buying steroids wholesale for "300." Every single male character, including the hunchback, has the muscles of a finalist for Mr. Universe...Both films are faithful to Miller's plots and drawings. "300," I learn, reflects the book almost panel-by-panel. They lean so heavily on CGI that many shots are entirely computer-created. Why did I like the first, and dislike the second? Perhaps because of the subject matter, always a good place to start. "Sin City," directed by Robert Rodriguez and Miller, is film noir, my favorite genre, taken to the extreme. "300," directed by Zack Snyder, is ancient carnage, my least favorite genre, taken beyond the extreme. "Sin City" has vividly-conceived characters and stylized dialogue. "300" has one-dimensional caricatures who talk like professional wrestlers plugging their next feud..."Be afraid!" they rumble, stopping just short of adding, "Be very afraid." They talk about going on the "warpath," unaware that the phrase had not yet been coined by American Indians. Their women, like Gorgo (Lena Headey), queen of Leonidas, are as bloodthirsty as their men, just like wrestler's wives...All true enough. But my deepest objection to the movie is that it is so blood-soaked. When dialogue arrives to interrupt the carnage, it's like the seventh-inning stretch. In slow motion, blood and body parts spraying through the air, the movie shows dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands, of horrible deaths. This can get depressing.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
Rated PG, Book
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Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Gianni Truzzi, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...ferocious and painterly images, with as much attention to each frame as a hand-drawn panel.
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News It's impossible not to be moved by its nearly nonstop visual assault.
Jeffrey Lyons, NBC's Reel Talk An incredible visual ride.
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer ...a huge step forward in visually sophisticated storytelling.
Lev Grossman, Time Like nothing you've ever seen...the future of filmmaking.
Pete Hammond, Maxim ...a landmark motion picture, a spectacular visual feast that is as inventive and groundbreaking as the first Matrix.
Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat ...a feast for the senses...an impressive technical achievement...a hell of a lot of fun.
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