Warner Brothers (2007)
Action, History, War
In Collection
Seen ItYes
1 hr 57 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Gerard Butler King Leonidas
Lena Headey Queen Gorgo
Dominic West Theron
David Wenham Dilios
Vincent Regan Captain
Michael Fassbender Stelios
Tom Wisdom Astinos
Andrew Pleavin Daxos
Andrew Tiernan Ephialtes
Rodrigo Santoro Xerxes
Zack Snyder
Producer Frank Miller
Jeffrey Silver
Writer Frank Miller
Michael Gordon
Cinematography Larry Fong
Musician Tyler Bates

300 is a film about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC between Spartans and Persians. Spartan king Leonidas (Gerard Butler) gathers 300 soldiers to fight the Persians. They build a wall at the narrow cliffs of Thermopylae (Hot Gates). Even though the Persian army is one million solders strong, the Spartans fight off numerous waves of attackers, incurring heavy losses of life on the Persians. Back in Sparta, Leonidas' wife, Queen Gorgo, (Lena Headey) tries to persuade an influential politician, Theron (Dominic West), to help her rally support for her husband. Theron demands that she sleeps with him, but then goes back on his promise of support. Outraged, the Queen kills him. Since Theron is unmasked as a Persian traitor, the Spartan Council unites against Persia. At Thermopylae, a deformed Spartan outcast, Ephialtes (Andrew Tiernan) betrays his countrymen and shows the Persians a goat path. The Spartans refuse to retreat with the Arcadians. Leonidas only orders Dilos (David Wenham) to leave the battleground in order to tell their story. The sacrifice of the Spartans inspires all of Greece to unite against the Persians. They rally a big army and prepare to fight off the invaders.
Edition Details
Distributor Warner Brothers Home Video
Release Date 7/31/2007
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.40:1)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned); French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Spanish]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1

Commentary by Director Zack Snyder, Screenwriter Kurt Johnstad and Director of Photography Larry Fong