On November 18th, Zack Snyder's visual masterpiece 300 will be coming home on DVD in an all-new 3 disc Limited Collector's Edition which will include the never before available documentary To The Hot Gates: A Legend Retold. For more information, check out the official press release below:
Burbank, Calif, August 18, 2008 - 300, the cutting-edge, heart-pounding visual masterpiece from visionary filmmaker Zack Snyder (upcoming The Watchmen, Dawn of the Dead) is marching onto home screens as a Limited Collector's Edition November 18 from Warner Home Video.
The new 300 Limited Collector's Edition, available only while supplies last, will include all the spectacular special features previously available on the Two Disc Special Edition but now adds a bonus disc containing a new documentary To The Hot Gates: A Legend Retold, a comprehensive and dynamic description of the process filmmakers followed to take an ancient legend through a graphic novel and finally realizing it as a feature film. In addition there is a bonus Digital Copy of the film, a 52-page hardcover art book with a personal message from Snyder, a Lucite display with motion film image and six collectible photo cards. The 300 Limited Collector's Edition, perfect for holiday gift giving, will retail for $49.92 SRP.
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 faced off against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. In spite of insurmountable odds, they fought to the death to defend their honor and freedom, inspiring all of Greece to unite against the enemy.
Disc 1 - Film
Commentary by director Zack Snyder, writer Kurt Johnstad and director of photography Larry Fong.
Easter Egg - Preparing for Battle: The Original Test Footage.
Disc 2 - Special Features
The 300 - Fact or Fiction? - Historians, authors and filmmakers reveal how much of the film was based on fact.
Who Were The Spartans: The Warriors of 300 - An exploration of the customs and mores of Spartan life that were used by the actors and filmmakers to help build their characters.
Frank Miller Tapes - How the outspoken Miller's vision became a theatrical film.
Making of 300.
Making 300 in Images - Rapid fire stills from the first day of production to the last.
Deleted Scenes with introduction by Zack Snyder.
Disc 3 (New)
To The Hot Gates: A Legend Retold - A comprehensive and dynamic description of the ancient legend, from Frank Miller's graphic novel to the creation of Zack Snyder's epic movie.
Bonus Digital Copy of the film.