Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that 300, filmmaker Zack Snyder’s 2006 action film set during the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 B.C., will be released Oct. 6 in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc combo pack at a suggested retail price of $24.99.
The film, based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, will also be available in 4K through digital retailers on that day.
The movie derives its name from the 300 Spartan warriors led by the heroic King Leonidas who challenged Xerxes and his massive Persian army at the ancient Battle of Thermopylae. Facing insurmountable odds, they fought to the death to defend their honor and freedom, inspiring all of Greece to unite against the enemy.
300 earned $210.6 million in North American theaters, with a worldwide box office gross of $456 million.
The combo pack includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with the film in 4K with HDR as well as a regular Blu-ray Disc of 300. The Blu-ray Disc will include more than three hours of previously released special features, including commentary from Zack Snyder. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver and additional speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar, are required. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.