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[DVD] 300: 2 Disc Sp Ed (R1) £5.99 delivered.
[DVD] 300: 2 Disc Sp Ed (R1) £5.99 delivered.

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It is spring, 480 BC Persian King Xerxes, continuing his fathers, Darius, master plan to conquer the Hellenic city-states, arrives in Hellas. The previous Persian invasion and diplomatic attempts have already turned most northern Hellas tribes and states to the Persian side. But the people of Athens and Sparta, the largest Hellenic powers at the time, feel quite insulted by the Persian emissaries requesting their surrender to Xerxes and slay them. In Sparta, King Leonidas consults the local oracle, which gives two options: either a spartan king will have to be sacrificed or Sparta will be burned to the ground.

A year earlier (481, BC) a panhellenic consortium of all southern city-states have already recognized the superiority of the spartan army (the best organized and trained army at the time) and have announced King Leonidas supreme commander of the combined Hellenic army. It is then decided that a small force should block Xerxes' way to southern Hellas in the Thermopylae passage.This passage was at that time 12 meters wide.The great historian Herodotus, possibly exaggerating, states that there were 1700000 Persians(their true number could be anywhere around 100000 and 1000000) against 7000 Hellenic hoplites and slaves, including the 300 men of the spartan king elite guard.

King Xerxes waited for 4 days for the Hellenes to be frightened and eventually surrender and was quite astonished by his opponents complete apathy who were following their daily program practicing and making their hair! After that Xerxes tried to convince Leonidas to drop weapons, give up his position, kneel before him and live on as a local governor under Xerxes. King Leonidas replied "molon lave", which means "Come and get them". Then the 3 days battle begun with the 300 Spartans, and 700 thespians (the other Hellenes where sent by Leonidas to protect passages to their flanks) slaying thousands of Persians with minimal losses.

The whole Persian campaign would have fail if there wasn't Efialtes who showed Xerxes a secret passage to the Hellenic flanks. After a final battle lead by king Xerxes himself the Hellenic force was completely slain and their heroism and glory was written forever in history. From the beginning of the battle the Hellenes buried their dead in the spot they fell dead. After the battle signs where made for the dead of each Hellenic faction. For the pelloponisians generally (including the 300 Spartans) the sign reads(free translation) 'In this place 4000 thousand pelloponisians fought 30 millions), for the 300 Spartans(lakaedaemonians) especially the sign reads(free translation) 'Oh foreigner tell the lakaedaemonians that we are buried here obeying their laws' meaning that they never hesitated and never retreated from the enemy. The impact of the battle was enormous for both sides. The Persians' morale dropped to zero and the Hellenes lost their fear for the Persian conqueror and organized their defense. After several successful battles the Hellenes ultimately defeated the Persian army and repelled their invasion in the Battle of plataea in 479 BC.


Technical Details

Video: Widescreen 16x9, 2.35:1, Color (ish)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Languages: French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


Special Features

2 Disc Set
Audio Commentary with director Zack Snyder, writer Kurt Johnstad and director of photography Larry Fong
Featurette: The 300- Fact or Fiction?
Who Were The Spartans
Frank Miller Tapes
Webisodes: Behind the Scenes Peeks
Text/Photo Gallery

8 Comments

Fantastic price for the 2 disc edition. HOT !

For Sparta :viking:

Brilliant price, still not seen this, but for that price I'll pick it up!

If you're getting anything from the Amazon.com website, it's cheaper to add this to the order there ($6.99 plus the extra $2.49 for shipping, brings this to just below £5).

anastasia

If you're getting anything from the Amazon.com website, it's cheaper to … If you're getting anything from the Amazon.com website, it's cheaper to add this to the order there ($6.99 plus the extra $2.49 for shipping, brings this to just below £5).


how do you know how much in english it will be though? Is that just guessing on the exchange rate? Also shipping is $6.49 for me?

Ok my first of many dumb questions today - is it in English? The tech details list languages as French and Spanish with English subtitles?

has anyone here bought from movietyme.com before?

has anyone had any problems with them??

btw good deal voted hot +++

Blender

how do you know how much in english it will be though? Is that just … how do you know how much in english it will be though? Is that just guessing on the exchange rate? Also shipping is $6.49 for me?



I did say that it's only cheaper if you're already buying something else from them anyway - shipping at Amazon.com is $3.99 plus $2.49 for every item, so if you're only getting this it will be dearer there than at Movietyme.

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So if you buy it on it's own it would be around £6.53 at Amazon, if you were buying somethign else anyway, it would be around £4.59.

The exchange rate at the moment is around $2 to £1, so I usually just halve the price in dollars for a rough guide.
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