'300' to Conquer Blu-ray, HD DVD This July

Posted Tue May 15, 2007 at 12:39 PM PDT by

Warner Home Video has announced it will bring the blockbuster '300' to Blu-ray and HD DVD this July in feature-laden special edition sets.

Fueled by a domestic gross of over $200 million, the ultra-violent, CGI-fueled extravaganza was the surprise hit of the winter season.

Warner will bow both a Blu-ray and HD DVD version of the spectacle on July 31, each boasting impressive tech specs and copious bonus features.

Both the BD-50 Blu-ray and HD DVD/DVD combo versions will feature identical 1080p/VC-1 transfers and, in a welcome move from Warner, matching Dolby TrueHD (48kHz/16-bit) 5.1 surround tracks.

Also comparable on each will be "over 90 minutes of bonus features," including audio commentary with director Zack Snyder and the filmmakers, multiple featurettes and more.

Things become a bit more lopsided as we move into the high-def exclusive features, with only the HD DVD edition (not the Blu-ray) also boasting a picture-in-picture video commentary, plus the exclusive "Vengeance & Valor" interactive game.

Retail will be $39.95 for the HD DVD combo, and $34.95 for the Blu-ray.

We've added full specs for '300' to both our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under July 31. Stay tuned for box art to be revealed in the coming days.

We've also set up dedicated threads for '300' in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the '300' Blu-ray release and the '300' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
300 (Blu-ray)
300 (HD DVD)
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