Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: 300

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 8pm Saturday in NZ, 6pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movie 300 from 2006.
300 is a 2006 American period action film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian Wars.
The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant.
It was filmed mostly with a superimposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.
The plot revolves around King Leonidas (Gerard Butler), who leads 300 Spartans into battle against the Persian "God-King" Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his invading army of more than 300,000 soldiers. As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband.
The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios (David Wenham). Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy.
300 was released for the first time in Austin Butt-Numb-A-Thon on 9 December, 2006, later released in Berlin International Film Festival on 14 February, 2007, and finally released in both conventional and IMAX theatres in the United States on 9 March, 2007, and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HD DVD on 31 July, 2007.
The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics, which included praise for its original visuals and style but criticism for its depiction of the Persians, which some characterized as bigoted or Iranophobic. Even so, the film was a box office success, grossing over $450 million, and the film's opening was the 24th-largest in box office history at the time.
A sequel, titled Rise of an Empire, based on Miller's previously unpublished graphic novel prequel Xerxes, was released on 7 March, 2014.
Directed by: Zack Snyder.
Produced by: Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Jeffrey Silver.
Screenplay by: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon.
Based on: 300 by: Frank Miller and Lynn Varley.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham and Dominic West,
Music by: Tyler Bates.
Cinematography: Larry Fong.
Edited by: William Hoy.
Production companies: Legendary Pictures, Virtual Studios, Atmosphere Pictures and Hollywood Gang Productions.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures.
Release date: 9 December, 2006 (Austin Butt-Numb-A-Thon), 14 February, 2007 (Berlin International Film Festival) and 9 March, 2007 (United States).
Running time: 116 minutes.
Country : United States and Canada.
Language: English.
Budget:$65 million.
Box office: $456.1 million.
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