Warner Home Video
Two-disc special ed
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
Special features: Audio commentary by director Zack Snyder, writer Kurt Johnstad and director of photography Larry Fong; deleted scenes with introduction by Zack Snyder; "The 300: fact or fiction?" featurette; "Who were the Spartans: the warriors of 300" featurette; "Frank Miller tapes" featurette; webisodes: behind the scenes peeks on the set of 300; photo gallery.
Director of photography, Larry Fong ; editor, William Hoy ; music, Tyler Bates ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, James D. Bissell ; special effects supervisor, Louis Craig ; visual effects supervisors, Thierry Delattre, Chris Watts.
In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and other Slave soldiers. Xerxes waited many days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw. When the Greeks did not leave, Xerxes was left with no option and he moved forward. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat would not have happened if not for a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, who defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.
MPAA rating: R; for graphic battle sequences throughout, some sexuality and nudity.
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