'The 300 Spartans' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Wed May 15, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Leonidas and his army will be charging toward Blu-ray in July.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is preparing 'The 300 Spartans' for Blu-ray on July 23.

Based on actual event occurring in 480 B.C. Greece, this scintillating drama stars Richard Egan as the Greek soldier Leonidas, who led 300 Spartan soldiers against an overwhelming Persian army in the Battle of Thermopylae. Unable to recruit the soldiers he needs to defend a critical Greek mountain pass against Persia's King Xerxes, Leonidas nonetheless prepares for battle. When warned that the number of arrows his tiny army will face "will blot out the sun", Leonidas replies that his army will "fight in the shade." With its superb cinematography, realism and musical score, this story of courage and self-sacrifice is inspired filmmaking at its best.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 soundtrack, and supplements will include an Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The 300 Spartans' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 23.

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The 300 Spartans (Blu-ray)
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