300 coming to HD-DVD and BD in July


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hi everyone!

Well it does what it says on the tin :D

Spanish website zonadvd.com just confirmed that Warner Home Video will release this awesome film in both formats as well as DVD in July.

Bonus features like eliminated scenes and a comic-film comparison are expected to be in the disc.

Link below ( in spanish ):


Nice one! Went to see this at the cinema on Wednesday, and my girlfriend afterwards actually said "can't wait until you get that on Blu-Ray" :eek:
top, top film. saw it at the IMAX and was well chuffed! can't wait to see it in high definition in my living room.
A stunning movie, can't remember the last time I was this glued to the screen, really looking forward to get it on HD. :thumbsup:
its great news that it is coming out on both formats, but I will leave it. I think I am about the only one that thought it was pretty dire. Sure it had good battles, but where was the plot ? I felt absolutely zero communication wth the characters, and ended up not caring, just wanting it to end :thumbsdow
That's a mixture of both good and bad news.

It's coming out nice and early, which is good.

But a July release means no PinP Java stuff on BD, and as Warner likes to make releases equal, that means no IME stuff on the HD DVD, either.

Unless Warner change policy.

Steve W
Awesome news! Will be pre ordering the HD-DVD.:thumbsup:
So is this coming out in July or September.... And is it coming out on HD-DVD only at first with IME, or is it coming out on both formats without the extra features ??? :rotfl:

According to this site it was HD-DVD only for now, released in September with IME.

I guess we'll find out nearer the time. :D
Cant wait will defo be in my HD DVD collection :thumbsup:
Not that great a film but will look amazing in HD.
The following is taken from a review on IMDB which I think is a nice summary of this film:

This film isn't for all people. That's to say about a lot of movies in general of course, but this one in particular brings up a big clashing point between critics; What do we want to see in our movies? What is more important, to portray a fictional setting for the sake of giving people a mind blowing visual experience or to amuse and amaze them with clever plot twists and intelligent dialogs?

First lets analyze what exactly this film is made of. Basically, the whole thing is just one epic fighting scene after another. Most noticeably is the camera work and the visual effects. Every shot seems like it was intended to be a work of art. The colors, the characters, the costumes, the backgrounds... every little detail has been given so much attention. During the big fights you'll also instantly notice the unique editing. There are a lot of "time slowdowns" throughout the battles which show what exactly is happening. Fatal wounds that slowly leak blood spatters in the air, decapitated heads traveling in slow-motion across the screen... it's all there.

The story on the other hand isn't very complicated, in the sense that the whole movie could probably be described in a sentence or two. The dialogs are simple and most often talk about moral values like freedom and honor. If you would look at the script, it would probably look like another movie that has nothing more to offer then idealistic visions of how life should be.

Reviewers of this title seem to be split up in two groups. They either love it with passion calling it an epic movie of the 21th century, or hate it even more and throw it off like a piece of garbage consisting of mindless action and silly cliché phrases. I feel reluctant to take a position in this argument. Normally it's tolerable to weigh out both sides of this matter to result in a fair judgment about a movie. Not in this one. On the one hand the visual are surely among the best to be witnessed in a movie. Every detail, every background, every special effect set to the scenes are so mindblowingly stunning. On the other hand the plot and dialogs are of the most simplistic and quite frankly dumb kind. "I fight for freedom! I'd rather die in honor then live in shame!" Sounds familiar?

Of course it could be debated that this movie was never intended in the first place to have a unique plot that makes your head spin. But from an objective point of view it's still lacking in this department, so it should be noted.

Now that's fine and all, but does that all make of the film? Is it worth watching or what? I think it is. For me the good outweighs the bad by miles. From the second the movie started it grabbed me and didn't let go. Every battle, every scene of the movie had me at the tip of my chair. Everything from the strong acting to the wondrous visuals to the war-shouts of the soldiers was just so stunning... it was truly a wonderful experience.

I did not one single moment felt like the movie lacked anything. But I could imagine why other people did.

So here's the deal.

If you are easily impressed by beautiful landscapes, wonderful camera-work and editing and powerful acting then go see this. Right. Now. You'll be missing out if you don't. There is so much to see, so much power in the way this comic is translated to the big screen... It'll leave you in awe.

However, you are looking for a good story, clever plot twists, some innovating to the world of the movies then skip this. 300 contains nothing of this, nor does it wants to give you this.

I enjoyed this movie so much, but I know there will be people that will pass of as rubbish, and that's understandable. Just be sure to make up your mind about what you want to see when you go to the theater yourself instead of being drawn into bias by the tons of reviews this site has to offer.

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