Blu-ray | Action | 16 Jul 2014
Blu-ray | Action | 16 Jul 2014
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Greek general Themistocles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. After its victory over Leonidas' 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land.
Review of 300 by Christopher Pattison
Zack Synder’s has produced some of popular cultures most iconic films, with his filmography featuring the likes of: ‘Dawn of The Dead’, ‘300’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Sucker Punch’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’ just to name a few. His visual filmmaking style has made him one of Hollywood’s most prolific filmmakers. In 2006 he made ‘300’. ‘300’ revolutionised a new style of filmmaking, with the graphic novel source material feeling like it had just leapt straight from the pages onto the big screen. The film was filled with great visuals, entertaining performances and fun and exciting action. ‘300’ has always held a special place in my heart. The film revolutionised the graphic novel adaptation, doing it better than many films that had come before it, with Synder’s visionary direction mixed with breath-taking action.
The film is populated with interesting characters in a violent and stylised world. Gerard Butler leads the cast as King Leonidis. A Violent leader, that will do anything to keep his people safe. The film tells the tale of the 300 Spartans that went up against the Persian army, with nothing but their strength, loyalty and about 2 tonnes of baby oil. The action sequences as mentioned are all very well executed, oozing with style and grit. There are many sequences that are taken straight out of the graphic novel by Frank Millar, with the pages coming to life. The performances are all really strong as well, with Michael Fassbender showing up in a very early performance as one of the Spartans.
By now, the chances are that you have already seen ‘300’, but this recent 4K UHD release is simply breathtaking, with the action playing better than it ever has and the film sounding better than ever before. As a film collector, this is a must have. I am giving ‘300’ an 8/10. Pick-up your copy of 4K UHD today at your local Sanity or online, you won’t regret it!
Chris has written this movie review for Sanity. See more from Chris here
Title: 300 - Rise Of An Empire
Release Date: 16 Jul 2014
Actor(s): Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell, Andrew Tiernan, Igal Naor, Andrew Pleavin, Peter Mensah, Ben Turner, Ashraf Barhom, Christopher Sciueref
Catalogue No: R-115586-8
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
OFLC Rating: MA15+
Run Time: 135
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Full Height Anamorphic, Widescreen, 1080P HD
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound
Language: English, Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
Region Code: B
OFLC Advice: Sex Scene, Strong Bloody Violence
Director(s): Noam Murro
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