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Patriot (2000)

Director: Roland Emmerich     Starring: Mel Gibson Heath Ledger
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202292604
UPC: 043396137295
UPC 14: 00043396137295
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Some things are worth fighting for.
Digitally remastered - includes over 11 extra minutes.

"Two thumbs up.  Roger Ebert At The Movies

Editor's Note
Mel Gibson stars in this action-packed historical drama from the director of INDEPENDENCE DAY and GODZILLA. Gibson portrays Benjamin Martin, an unassuming South Carolina widower who is forced to join the American Revolution when the British threaten to take his farm away from him. Together with his patriotic son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), the pair faces the vicious Redcoats with a heroism that reflects the stubborn pride of a young country's most dedicated supporters. THE PATRIOT is a sweeping epic adventure that sheds light on America's past, and at the same time entertains audiences.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/25/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 175 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2000
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 13729
Video UPC UPC: 00043396137295
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Heath Ledger
Video Cast Info Jason Isaacs
Video Cast Info Joely Richardson
Video Cast Info Mel Gibson
Video Cast Info Caleb Deschanel - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Williams - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Robert Rodat - Writer
Video Cast Info Roland Emmerich - Director
Plot Summary
In this Revolutionary War epic from director Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY, GODZILLA) and writer Robert Rodat (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), history unfolds as one man struggles to bury his demons and keep his family whole. Mel Gibson plays reluctant hero Benjamin Martin, a man who fought with both heroism and brutality in the French and Indian War, but who is now seeking to peacefully tend his own fields and ignore the later and greater conflict. Despite Martin's scrupulous parenting, however, his idealistic son Gabriel (Heath Ledger) leaves home to join the colonial army. Soon the war is literally on Martin's doorstep; a cruel British officer named Tavington (Jason Isaacs) kills one of his children and unwittingly galvanizes Martin, Gabriel, and a ragtag militia of locals into a fierce guerilla unit bent on revenge and liberty.

THE PATRIOT is concerned with honor among soldiers, finding and losing love in the midst of chaos, and also with a tactical shift from open-field combat to the hide-and-fight strategies that would come into their own in modern warfare. The historical details are imaginative, to say the least, but the spectacle is what's really effective in bringing the fight for independence to life.


Nominee (2001)
   Video Award Name Oscar, John Williams, Best Music, Original Score

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...THE PATRIOT has 'hit' written all over it..." 06/08/2000 p.134

New York Times
"...Gibson shows an on-screen comfort and expansiveness he has not revealed before..." 06/28/2000 pp.E1-E6

USA Today
"...Viscerally historical....THE PATRIOT makes a big bang..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 06/28/2000 p.2D

Sight and Sound
"...Spectacular battle scenes..." 09/01/2000 p.46-7

"...Who can deny a movie that features enough bloody fights, burning houses, and grandiloquent speeches to fill three sequels to GONE WITH THE WIND?..." -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental 12/01/2000 p.97

Rolling Stone
"...THE PATRIOT deserves a salute as the first Hollywood epic about the American Revolution to successfully blend ferocity and feeling..." 07/06/2000 p.145-6

Los Angeles Times
"...THE PATRIOT has a good sense of spectacle and is quite successful at re-creating a period that has not been brought to the screen with much success recently..." 06/28/2000 p.C1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...It is rousing and entertaining, and you get your money's worth....[Gibson gives] a powerful and effective performance..." 06/28/2000 p.209

Total Film
"...With some beautiful cinematography and a few strong doses of musket-blasting action..." 04/01/2001 p.108

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gibson,Mel
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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