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    Unique ID Code: 0000012594
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 9/1/2001 20:27
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    Patriot, The (UK)

    6 / 10
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    "A Thunderous Spectacle…The Patriot Packs A Wallop" -Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 158 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    In the emotionally-charged adventure The Patriot, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson stars as Benjamin Martin, a reluctant hero who is swept into the American Revolution when the war reaches his home and threatens his family.

    A hero of the fierce French and Indian conflict, Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. But when the British arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger what he holds most dear, Martin takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger of 10 Things I Hate About You), and leads a brave rebel Militia into the battle against a relentless and overwhelming English army. In the process, he discovers the only way to protect his family is to fight for a young nation`s freedom.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Teaser Trailer
    Producer & Director`s Commentary
    Featurette: `The True Patriots`
    Featurette: `Visual Effect`
    Featurette: `The Art Of War`
    Conceptual Art To Film Comparison
    Featurette: `Visual Effects`
    Gallery Of Cast Portraits

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Hungarian

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Roland Emmerich

    Written By:

    Rene Auberjonois
    Tchéky Karyo
    Chris Cooper
    Jason Isaacs
    Joely Richardson
    Heath Ledger
    Mel Gibson

    Casting By:
    April Webster
    David Bloch

    Soundtrack By:
    John Williams

    Director of Photography:
    Caleb Deschanel

    David Brenner

    Costume Designer:
    Deborah Lynn Scott

    Production Designer:
    Kirk M. Petruccelli

    Peter Winther
    Dionne McNeff
    Gary Levinsohn
    Mark Gordon
    Dean Devlin
    Michael Dahan

    Executive Producer:
    William Fay
    Ute Emmerich
    Roland Emmerich

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    The is a vastly underated film, it really should get the recognition it deserves as two and a half hours of really good entertainment.
    This film is at least worth a rent but doesn`t have the `watch time and time again` tag on it.
    posted by groovedoctor on 17/4/2001 23:30
    8 / 10
    A good look a like of Braveheart. Although a good story which fits in with the historical background. Mel Gibson gets on your nerves after a while but the English captain is extremely good in what he does. Oh well not a big hit but a fine picture none the less.
    posted by D.stent on 23/9/2001 22:41
    Laughable, did the british really do that, no go back and read the history books. Most insults last only a few seconds, this one manages to go on for hours...
    posted by Richard73 on 19/9/2002 14:57
    7 / 10
    If you can get passed the inaccuracy of this movie, I think you will find it interesting. Mel Gibson stars in a similar role to that of Braveheart, this time with lesser effect. He plays a yank who is forced by the british to go into war with them. Jason Isaacs is great as a villain, a guy you`d love to kill.

    The film lasts 2h 30m but the time seems to move along quite fluently. The movie is wonderfully presented on dvd. The picture is sharp and clean despite the movie being so long and having quite a few extras on the disc. The sound also really good.

    The extras were very interesting and were presented by director roland emmerich. The focus on the making of, costume design and other such aspects. There are also some deleted scenes. One wonders how all this was fitted onto one single sided disc with no apparent drop in quality.

    Overall a very good film, that although is not as good as Braveheart and maybe historically inaccurate, provides interesting entertainment. I think it is worth owning if you can get it cheap although it doesnt have that much of a rewatchability rating
    posted by dicanio on 9/2/2003 21:33