300/300: Rise of an Empire [Blu-ray] [2 Discs]

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  • Release Date: 11/22/2016
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (101 out of 104)

Special Features


  • 300
  • 300 Spartans-Fact or Fiction?
  • 300: Rise of An Empire
  • Becoming a Warrior
  • Commentary by Director Zack Snyder
  • Frank Miller's Vision Realized on film
  • Includes Featurettes: 3 Days in Hell
  • Includes additional scenes
  • Real Leaders & Legends
  • Taking the Battle to Sea
  • Webisodes
  • Who Were the Spartans?
  • Women Warriors

Synopsis


300: Rise of an Empire
Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

300
Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae comes to the screen courtesy of Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas and Lena Headey plays Queen Gorgo. The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the strong-willed leader assembles a small army comprised of his empire's best fighters and marches off to battle. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, the loyal Queen Gorgo attempts to convince both the skeptical council and the devious Theron (Dominic West) to send more troops despite the fact that many view Leonidas' unsanctioned war march as a serious transgression. As Xerxes' fearsome "immortals" draw near, a few noble Greeks vow to assist the Spartans on the battlefield. When King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors fell to the overwhelming Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, the fearless actions of the noble fighters inspired all of Greece to stand up against their Persian enemy and wage the battle that would ultimately give birth to the modern concept of democracy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sullivan Stapleton
    Sullivan Stapleton - Themistokles
  • Eva Green
    Eva Green - Artemisia
  • Lena Headey
    Lena Headey - Gorgo
  • Rodrigo Santoro
    Rodrigo Santoro - Xerxes
  • David Wenham
    David Wenham - Dilios



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spartan Tough

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    Morings
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    Like most people, I had seen “300” when it first came out AND I purchased this variant to have the film But, the advantage is the 2nd Disc is the Naval engagement. Both movies were over oversized but the resulting customer attraction quickly silenced the woe sayers Watch both movies and DON’T yell at me MOM

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sparta Rocks

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    Blackmike1701
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    Visually stunning work in both movies. "Rise of an Empire" actually appears to be a contained side-story that for the most part takes place concurrently with the events of "300"; keep your eyes open for a few GoT faces while you're at it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    For $5.99, can't go wrong

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    callahan09
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    The first movie is pretty entertaining, but not great. The sequel was worse, but still worth a watch, but I won't go back to it nearly as much. The lack of a 3D disc for the 2nd movie makes this feel like a cheap package, but that's fine because it was cheap. I only paid $5.99 for it, and for that price, it's a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome price for two masterpieces!

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    BarrelRider
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    This double-feature, which I don't see too often these days, is great! The original 300, which changed combat films and cinematography as we know it is paired with its stunningly set sequel! Great price for hours of entertainment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Filled in the gaps

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    migas82
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    First time seeing 300 was an experience like no other, it changed the way we look at movies especially myself and the sequel filled in the gaps of the first, both are great movies to watch and THIS IS SPARTA

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Duo worth owning

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    BigVic55
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    The first movie is amazing. The second movie is okay. All in all they are still very epic to watch and as a guy I will always feel a rush of testosterone flowing through me whenever watching these movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    300 is classic. Rise of an Empire is a Bonus.

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    Stopper33
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    300 is an iconic movie that jump started Zach Snyder's career. It's a great action movie and fun to watch. Rise of an Empire is an ok movie, that's at least worth a watch. Think of it as a bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    300 is an entertaining movie.

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    unknown25
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    300 is an entertaining movie. This is all about the action and it's Spartans. The movie takes about the first 30 minutes to give us plot development before the Spartans take it to the battlefield.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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