Let me state up front that if you haven't seen this highly entertaining "sword and sandal" epic, you definitely should if you get the chance (it's aired sometimes on the AMC channel.) It chronicles the historically true attempt by the Spartan King Leonidas and 300 of his personal bodyguards/soldiers (with help from the Greeks) to defend the narrow pass at Thermopylae. The film is very stirring in its portrayal of the heroic efforts by this hugely outnumbered group of soldiers as they battle the Persian forces. The inevitable conclusion to this particular battle is captured on film such that you'll never forget the images. This film has a lot going for it; while some of the acting is a bit wooden, the battle scenes are impressive, especially for the time. The images of the Spartan soldiers dressed in red marching into battle are even more striking as according to the IMDB the film was shot in CinemaScope (2.35:1). The film's soundtrack music is very memorable indeed and perfect for the subject matter. All in all, a very entertaining movie which as far as I know, is not available at all now either on (NTSC) VHS or DVD. After perusing various sites on the internet and reading countless reviews, I see that by far the overall response to this film is very positive...seems there are a few others like myself who would love to see The 300 Spartans (1962) released on DVD. As far as I can tell, Twentieth Century Fox owns the distribution rights to this film...if anyone knows different, let me know. Someone needs to release this on DVD in its original aspect ratio (of course), anamorphic widescreen if possible - the addition of the trailer would be real nice. Would anyone else like to see this very entertaining film released on DVD? Let's make 'em realize there's a market for this film on DVD! Thanks. Admins - feel free to move this to the 'Studio and Manufacturer Feedback' section if that's more appropriate.