UHD | Action | 07 Oct 2020
UHD | Action | 07 Oct 2020
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Based on Frank Miller's Graphic Novel
In this ferocious retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae based on the epic graphic novel by Sin City creator Frank Miller, King Xerxes of Persia amasses an army of hundreds of thousands, drawn from Asia and Africa, to invade and conquer the tiny, divided nation of Greece in 481 B.C. But when the advancing Persian forces enter the treacherous mountain pass of Thermopylae, they encounter Spartan King Leonidas and his royal guard of soldiers numbering just 300. According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against the Persian foe, planting the seeds of democracy and ushering in the Golden Age of Greece.
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!
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Title: 300 | UHD
Release Date: 07 Oct 2020
Actor(s): Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, Andrew Pleavin, Andrew Tiernan, Rodrigo Santoro, Giovani Cimmino, Stephen McHattie, Greg Kramer, Alex Ivanovici, Kelly Craig
Catalogue No: R-126741-8
Disc Count: 2
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
OFLC Rating: MA15+
Run Time: 117
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, Full Height Anamorphic, 2160P
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: Dolby Digital
Language: English, Dolby Digital
Region Code: B
OFLC Advice: Death And War Themes, Strong Computer-Generated Battle Violence
Production Studio: Warner
Dubbed Languages: Warner
Director(s): Zack Snyder
Genre: Action/Adventure, Action