People, people, people. The grain visible throughout this movie is INTENTIONAL and it is exactly what the director wants you to see. All of the comments about this Blu Ray release being poor quality and not being “high definition” are complete and utter rubbish. The grain was present in the cinema release as well for crying out loud! “Black Hawk Down” is another Blu Ray release where such grain is intentionally present.
As a matter of fact, 300 is placed high in Tier 1 – Gold (meaning EXCELLENT) of the Blu Ray picture quality thread in the AV Science forums. This placement is made based on the submissions of AV Science members who know their home theatre, movies and picture quality inside out.
Put simply, 300 is a “must own” for anyone with a high-def system. The audio (whilst not reference quality) ain't half bad either and Butler's performance as Leonidas is top notch. Recommended.