The Patriot (Spanish Language Packaging)
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: This is the first disc with RCE: Regional Code Enhancement, which provides further protection against multi-region DVD players
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Conceptual Art to Film Comparisons
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary:
- Roland Emmerich - Director
- Dean Devlin - Producer
- THE ART OF WAR
- THE TRUE PATRIOTS
- Interactive Visual Effects featurette
- Scene Access
- Interactive Spanish Menus
- Roland Emmerich - Director
- Mel Gibson - Star
- Heath Ledger - Star
- Joely Richardon - Star
- Chris Cooper - Star
- Jason Isaacs - Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Heath Ledger & Mel Gibson|
|Performer:||Joely Richardson, Tchéky Karyo, Jason Isaacs, Tom Wilkinson, Chris Cooper, Lisa Brenner & Rene Auberjonois|
|Directed by||Roland Emmerich|
|Edited by||David Brenner|
|Screenwriting by||Robert Rodat|
|Composition by||John Williams|
|Produced by||Gary Levinsohn, Dean Devlin & Mark Gordon|
|Director of Photography:||Caleb Deschanel|
|Executive Production by||Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich & Bill Fay|
...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
A grand yarn with a sense of the weight of history and an awareness that the winners are often those who have lost the most.
Rating: 2/4 -- Make no mistake about it: The Patriot is a cartoon, even if it does have real people playing the parts.
Globe and Mail
No fond chuckles, please -- it's abominable. And to take any pleasure in it would be to resemble those followers of pro-wrestling who know it's all fake but still cough-up top-dollar to get ring-side and holler. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Rating: C -- While his hero is conscience-stricken about killing, Emmerich sure enjoys serving it up in generous helpings. Full Review
Rating: 2.5/5 -- A gruesome hybrid, a mix of sentimentality and brutality that suggests a Lethal Weapon movie directed by Norman Rockwell.
New York Times
...With some beautiful cinematography and a few strong doses of musket-blasting action...
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.
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.
- To recreate South Carolina in 1776, the filmmakers shot on location at colonial-period sites in the state. Historic Brattonsville and Charleston were among the locations used.
- Gibson received $25 million for starring in the film.
- The character of Benjamin Martin is based on a composite of at least five historical figures, including Colonel Daniel Morgan; Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox"; Elijah Clark; Thomas Sumter; and Andrew Pickens. Marion was from South Carolina, was famed for his guerilla tactics, and had a nephew named Gabriel. Colonel Burwell (Chris Cooper) is based on Lt. Colonel "Lighthorse Harry" Lee; Frenchman Jean Villeneuve (Tchéky Karyo) is loosely based on Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who trained Washington's troops; General Charles Cornwallis (Tom Wilkinson) is based on his real-life counterpart; and Colonel Tavington is based on Colonel Banastre Tarleton, nicknamed "Bloody Ban the Butcher."
- The final battle in the film corresponds to the historical Battle of Cowpens.
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