The Patriot

The Patriot

Mel Gibson
Director: Roland Emmerich Cast: Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
, Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
, Joely Richardson
Joely Richardson
Roland Emmerich

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Mel Gibson's lush, savage Revolutionary War epic is given the royal treatment in this DVD from Columbia-TriStar. The film is shown in an anamorphic widescreen presentation, which preserves the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. In addition, the digital mastering makes for a clearer picture with crisp, vibrant colors. The sound is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, so viewers won't miss one thundering musket or crunching cannonball. As for extras, The Patriot does not disappoint. Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin offer a feature-length commentary that offers some good insights into the making of the picture. The commentary at times seems to be improvised, however, occasionally leading to some distracting asides and in-jokes. The Patriot also offers a host of deleted scenes, which feature an optional commentary and serve to expand some of the film's subplots and characters. Viewers are also treated to three behind-the-scenes featurettes. The first of these offers a tutorial on the creation of the film's gorier special effects, while the other two provide an interesting look at the filmmaker's painstaking efforts to bring American history to life. For fans of the film, this is a must-own. For the uninitiated, it offers an excellent chance to experience The Patriot.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2000
UPC: 0043396057319
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:45:00
Sales rank: 376

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Commentary with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin ; Visual effects interactive featurette; "The Art of War" battlefield featurette; "The True Patriots" featurette; Conceptual art-to-film comparisons; Deleted scenes with optional commentary by filmmakers; Photo galleries; DVD-ROM web link; Theatrical trailers; Talent files; Interactive menus with animation; Production notes; Scene selections with motion images

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Benjamin Martin
Heath Ledger Gabriel Martin
Joely Richardson Charlotte Selton
Jason Isaacs Colonel William Tavington
Chris Cooper Colonel Harry Burwell
Tchéky Karyo Major Jean Villeneuve
René Auberjonois Rev. Oliver
Lisa Brenner Anne Howard
Tom Wilkinson Charles Cornwallis
Donal Logue Dan Scott
Leon Rippy John Billings
Adam Baldwin Loyalist/Captain Wilkins
Gregory Smith Thomas Martin
Mika Boorem Margaret Martin
Skye McCole Bartusiak Susan Martin
Trevor Morgan Nathan Martin
Joey D. Vieira Peter Howard
Jay Arlen Jones Occam
Beatrice Bush Abigale
Shannon Eubanks Mrs. Simms

Technical Credits
Roland Emmerich Director,Executive Producer
David Brenner Editor
Michael Dahan Associate Producer
Caleb Deschanel Cinematographer
Dean Devlin Producer
Ute Emmerich Executive Producer
William Fay Executive Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
Elizabeth Greenberg Casting
James M. Halty Stunts
Gary Levinsohn Producer
Dionne McNeff Associate Producer
Robert Rodat Screenwriter
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Peter Winther Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [10:59]
2. "We are at war." [6:57]
3. "Dear Thomas." [4:30]
4. Gabriel's homecoming [3:33]
5. Colonel Tavington [4:03]
6. The rules of war [6:36]
7. Gabriel's rescue [11:26]
8. Battle of Camden [:43]
9. Colonel Martin [3:09]
10. A gentleman & a butcher [3:33]
11. An announcement [1:58]
12. Militia recruitment [4:35]
13. Accuracy & precision [4:05]
14. No prisoners [1:17]
15. Fireworks [5:46]
16. King's Highway skirmish [6:19]
17. Fort Wilderness [3:15]
18. Cornwallis & The Ghost [5:05]
19. "I'm going to kill you." [4:25]
20. Charlotte's plantation [3:33]
21. The wedding [2:02]
22. Addressing the village [7:36]
23. "Burn the church." [5:12]
24. Gabriel's revenge [6:57]
25. Battle of Cowpens [1:57]
26. The Ghost vs. The Butcher [5:01]
27. Yorktown, 1781 [16:16]
28. A whole new world [7:29]

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