One of the more difficult things to accurately bring to video is black. Some in the business don't want to see the deepest black levels, and many monitors cannot accurately reproduce it. Zack Snyder's 300, which in it's final DI incarnation has overexposed highlights and fully crushed blacks, could have been a technician's nightmare, but what has arrived via HD and Blu-Ray DVD is nothing short of miraculous. During the two hours of screening last night, a single word kept going through my mind. Perfect! Absolutely, undeniably Perfect! With it's exaggerated tonal scheme intact, 300 has arrived as a perfect representation of what was released theatrically. As a digital port, this should not have been in question. But many things can occur between final digital files which represent the wishes of the filmmakers, and the final DVD. Here, everything went right. Sharp as a tack. Perfect grain structure. Perfect colors and densities. Just Perfect! Of major interest to film afficionados will be the blue screen extra, which presents the entire film, with director commentary, as originally shot. What a wonderful college level course in filmmaking, and a gutsy move in not hiding the magic behind the production. 300 is a superb high definition release that comes... Very Highly Recommended.