"Join the 300" Contest
June 28, 2007 by James Harvey
Warner Home Video (WHV) has announced the launch of www.JoinThe300.com, an interactive online site featuring 300-related challenges for fans to complete and boasting social networking and user-generated content functionality, in anticipation of the July 31st DVD release of 300, the box office sensation that has earned more than $200 million at the U.S. box office.
To celebrate the July 31 release of 300 on DVD, fans can enter for a chance to win two trips to Comic-Con and compete for a set visit to Watchmen, the new film from director Zack Snyder! Beginning on June 20th , fans of 300 can log on to www.JoinThe300.com for a chance to win two great prizes, as previously mentioned. The aforementioned prizes include one of two trips to the upcoming Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, where the two winners will compete head-to-head for the grand prize – a once in a lifetime trip to visit the set of Zack Snyder’s upcoming film, Watchmen.
Warner Home Video will also offer random prize giveaways to fans just for registering for the web site, including 300 DVD mini posters signed by Zack Snyder and featuring exclusive art not available anywhere else, iPod shuffles, and 300 DVDs. The two winners of the www.JoinThe300.com contest will receive travel to San Diego, hotel accommodations, passes to Comic-Con and a per diem for themselves and a guest.
Visitors to www.JoinThe300.com will take part in multiple Spartan-themed “missions,” ranging from creating 300 video mash-ups to answering trivia questions about the film to creating their own television commercial for the film. Tasks will be assigned escalating point values based on difficulty, and all contestants earning 300 points or more will be entered in a random drawing for the two trips to the annual Comic-Con International convention in San Diego from July 26th – July 29th. The two winners will then compete against each other in a final mission. The victor of this epic battle will win the trip to the set of 300 director Zack Snyder’s new film, Watchmen.
300 will be available on July 31st Single Disc at $28.98 SRP in both widescreen and full frame formats. The 2-Disc Special Edition DVD will be available in widescreen format for $34.99 SRP. The HD DVD Combo will be available at $39.99 SRP and the Blu-ray Disc version will be available at $34.99 SRP.
The 2-Disc Special Edition and hi-definition versions are loaded with over 90 minutes of thrilling extras, including additional scenes and revealing featurettes on the real-life Spartans. With the HD DVD Combo, experience the entire film with “blue screen” picture-in-picture running throughout the feature and special commentary by Zack Snyder, plus an exclusive strategy game “Vengeance and Valor.”
The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation. Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, it depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his massive Persian army. Experience history at swordpoint and moviemaking with a cutting edge.
RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) AND CANADA 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID IN QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 7/9/07. For Official Rules, alternate method of entry, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit http://jointhe300.com. Sponsor: Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros Home Entertainment, Inc., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91522, U.S.A.