Synopsis: 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.
Main Features: My desire to see Frank Miller's "Sin City" make a splash in UHD aside, I am happy to see the famed comic scribe's "300" adaptation make a visual explosion on the 4K format. Director Zack Snyder certainly does have a distinctive (albeit repetitive) visual style. "300" puts it on grand display. the 4K presentation is perfect for what Snyder does in the film. The story and execution of the film still packs a wallop. Sure, it's never going to be considered for greatest of all-time, but it sure is a ton of stylized, energetic blood & guts fun.
Bonus Features: The 4K disc only contains Snyder commentary, with carryovers (nothing new) from the 2007 Blu-ray release loaded onto the standard Blu-ray disc included in the set. A good handful of featurettes and deleted scenes populate the decent extras.
Final Call: "300" is still a good pack of stylized action worthy of a Spartan warrior