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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Film I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray  +  Digital  | Warner Bros.  | 2006 |  116 mins |  Rated R  | October 6, 2020

Director:   Zack Snyder

Starring:   Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan

61 %

Video:

Codec: HEVC / H.265 (59.75 Mbps)
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

| Film 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.

| Video |

“300” makes its debut on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with the HDR10 form of High Dynamic Range. The HDR grading comes through beautifully here. Detail is incredibly sharp, colors are more suitably saturated, and black levels run deeper.  It's a decent upgrade over the Blu-ray.

| Audio |

This 4K comes with a new Dolby Atmos audio mix - Dolby TrueHD 7.1 default. The surround speakers was used in full force during the battle scenes. You will feel immersed by this new Atmos mix. The audio presentation is just as impressive as the visual one.

| Special Features |
  • Audio Commentary with director Zack Snyder, writer Kurt Johnstad, and cinematographer Larry Fong

  • The 300: Fact or Fiction? 

  • Who Were the Spartans?: The Warriors of 300 

  • Preparing for Battle: Test Footage 

  • Frank Miller Tapes 

  • The Making of 300 

  • Making 300 in Images 

  • Production Webisodes

  • Deleted Scenes 

| Overall Reaction |

Warner Bros.' new 4K disc improves upon the original Blu-ray's A/V specs with striking, HDR-infused visuals and a impressive Dolby Atmos mix.  Special features are the same set from the Blu-Ray, so nothing new there.  If you're a fan looking to upgrade to 4K, you won't be disappointed, especially with the Atmos Mix. Recommended. 

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  3.5   Video:  4.5    Audio:  5.0    Extras:  3.0    Overall:  4.0