Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Set before, during, and after the events of "300," this thrilling follow-up offers a highly fictionalized account of the Battle of Salamis, a brutal struggle between an alliance of Greek forces and the Persian Empire in the 5th century B.C. Just as the Spartans faced Persian "god-king" Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) on land, General Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) of Athens must engage Xerxes' naval commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in a desperate battle at sea. Lena Headey, David Wenham also star. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes. Two-disc set.