Patton-Special Edition

Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner Starring: George C. Scott

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I love this movie, the acting is believable. The history is almost exactly correct in this particular movie...probably because it is a biography. The package arrived with no trouble, is still quick&easy to use. THANK YOU!

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A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (Including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of it's Oscars went to George Patton, the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and Flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmanuevered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was rebellious as well insight and poignancy, his own volatile personailty was one enemy he could never defeat.System Requirements:Running Time: 336 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202308319
UPC 024543234692
UPC 14 00024543234692
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Big Battles
Character Study
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
True Story
World War II
Editors Note
Note PATTON is a three-dimensional bronze bust of World War II field general George S. Patton (George C. Scott) who wrote poetry, fired pistols at strafing fighter planes, and loved America with a lofty and historical zeal. Tracing his personal rivalries with such generals as Rommel and Montgomery, his problematic treatment of his own men, and his nearly runaway contempt for diplomacy, the film triumphs as an enduring portrait of a complex and larger-than-life figure. PATTON was recipient of 10 Academy Award Nominations and winner of eight, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Scott, Best (Adapted) Screenplay--Francis Ford Coppola/Edmund H. North.
Plot Summary
Summary An award-winning and highly praised biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Nobody ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." -- General George S. Patton (George C. Scott)
Entertainment Weekly "...[Scott's performance] is still the glue holding together this blunt study of war..." -- Rating: B 06/03/1994 p.64
Chicago Sun-Times "...One of the best American movies....A great film....The opening shot is a stunner..." 07/03/2002 p.44
USA Today "...[PATTON] still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance as George S. Patton..." 11/05/1999 p.6E
Uncut "[A] riveting portrayal of rampant egomania with Scott fully deserving of his best actor Oscar." 08/01/2001 p.140-1
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's certainly a great performance from Scott, a seamless, pity-free portrayal." 06/01/2006 p.132
Franklin J. Schaffner
George C. Scott
Cast & Crew
Francis Ford Coppola, et al. - Screenplay
Frank Caffey, et al. - Producer
Franklin J. Schaffner - Director
Fred J. Koenenkamp - Director of Photography
George C. Scott - Actor
Hugh S. Fowler - Editor
Jerry Goldsmith - Musical Score
Karl Malden - Actor
Ladislas Farago - Based on Novel By
Michael Strong - Actor
Omar N. Bradley - Based on Novel By
Stephen Young - Actor
Edmund H. North - Screenplay
Francis Ford Coppola - Screenplay
Frank Caffey - Producer
Frank McCarthy - Producer
Fred J. Koenekamp - Cinematographer
Gil Parrondo - Art Director
Jerry Goldsmith - Original Music By
Ladislas Farago - Based On Book By
Omar N. Bradley - Based On Book By
Urie McCleary - Art Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2233469
UPC 00024543234692
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 172 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.20:1
Golden Globe (1971) Patton, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama,Franklin J. Schaffner, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Director,George C. Scott, Winner, Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Oscar (1971) Alex Weldon, Nominee, Best Effects - Special Visual Effects,Urie McCleary, et. al., Winner, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Douglas O. Williams, Don J. Bassman, Winner, Best Sound,Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Winner, Best Writing, Story And Screenplay Based On Factual Material Or Material Not Previously Published Or Produced ,Frank McCarthy, Winner, Best Picture,Franklin J. Schaffner, Winner, Best Director,Fred J. Koenekamp, Nominee, Best Cinematography,George C. Scott, Winner, Best Actor,Hugh S. Fowler, Winner, Best Film Editing,Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score,Alex Weldon, Nominee, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects,Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Winner, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced,George C. Scott, Winner, Best Actor in a Leading Role
Winner (1971) Golden Globe, George C. Scott, Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama,Oscar, George C. Scott, Best Actor in a Leading Role,Oscar, Urie McCleary, et. al., Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Oscar, Franklin J. Schaffner, Best Director,Oscar, Hugh S. Fowler, Best Film Editing,Oscar, Frank McCarthy, Best Picture,Oscar, Douglas O. Williams, Don J. Bassman, Best Sound,Oscar, Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced
Nominee (1971) Golden Globe, Patton, Best Motion Picture - Drama,Oscar, Fred J. Koenekamp, Best Cinematography,Oscar, Alex Weldon, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects,Oscar, Jerry Goldsmith, Best Music, Original Score
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review Lengthy but stellar bio of the vain, temperamental American general who masterminded significant combat triumphs during WWII. "Old Blood and Guts," who considered himself an 18th-century commander living in the wrong era, produced victory after victory in North Africa and Europe, but not without a decided impact upon his troops. Scott is truly magnificent in the title role, and [Karl] Malden shines in the supporting role of General Omar Bradley. Not a subtle film, but neither is its subject. Interesting match-up with the 1986 made-for TV movie The Last Days Of Patton, also starring Scott.
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Milestone in screen biographies; [George C.] Scott [is] unforgettable as eccentric, brilliant General George Patton, whose temper often interferes with his command during WW2. Malden [is] equally impressive as General Omar Bradley in intelligently written, finely wrought biographical war drama.
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review With its larger-than-life, yet at the same time singularly human, portrayal of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., Franklin Schaffner's picture is an example of filmmaking at its finest. From production design and battle choreography to simple one-on-one dramatic acting, Patton has it all. There is no scene in all one-hundred seventy minutes that doesn't work on some level...Those who have not seen Patton, or who have not watched the film carefully, might assume that this movie is about World War Two and one of its most celebrated generals. In fact, they would be only partially correct. What Patton sets out to do is to demythicize its subject and show the forces that drove this man...Brilliant tactician, merciless disciplinarian, tireless fighter, prima donna, and staunch patriot - Patton was all of these things and more. Life for him was the battlefield, and without war, his spirit was sapped. The German military recognized this when they noted that Berlin's fall would finish him. Patton was an anachronism - a man who belonged in another time. He was a warrior living in a time when victory in battle no longer meant the triumph it once had, a Roman conqueror who understood the meaning of the words that "all glory is fleeting." Above all, however, he was an icon whom millions cheered, millions hated, and few understood.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Patton" is not a war film so much as the story of a personality who has found the right role to play. Scott's theatricality is electrifying. As Patton he always stands up in his Jeep, loves making speeches, grandstands, plunges into the action to personally goad his men, even directs traffic. There is a touch of the manic about him. He seems to have no personal life...Franklin Schaffner (1920-1989) was a master of bold, uncluttered canvases. After a start directing live television in the 1950s, he made dramas (including "The Best Man," one of the best Hollywood films about politics) before finding his natural footing with epics such as "The War Lord" (1965), "Planet of the Apes" (1968) and, after "Patton," "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971) and "Papillon" (1973). His "Patton" is one of the most uncluttered of war movies, devoid of side plots, colorful supporting characters and "human interest." There are no individual soldiers whose adventures we follow, and the battle scenes are seen in long shot, not personalized; they have the sweep of Victorian canvases instead of the hand-to-hand intimacy of "Platoon," "Saving Private Ryan" or "We Were Soldiers." Even the Bradley character has no purpose other than to admonish, support and puzzle over Patton--to stand there and look at him. The movie sees the war as Patton saw it, as Patton's story.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
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Product Attributes
Actor Scott,George C.
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin ...intelligently written, finely wrought biographical war drama.
Variety War is hell, and Patton is one hell of a war picture, perhaps one of the most remarkable of its type ever made.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...[an] intelligently written, finely wrought biographical war drama.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune ...spellbinding acting...epic imagery...[a] highly intelligent script...[and] lucid, perfectly controlled direction.
Mike Clark, USA Today Still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance.
The Wall Street Journal One of the most superlative American films.
TV Guide ...a war movie of unusual depth and a landmark in screen biographies.
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Scott is truly magnificent in the title role, and Malden shines in the supporting role of General Omar Bradley.

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