The patriot

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Special features: director Roland Emmerich, producer Dean Devlin commentary; visual effects interactive featurette; battlefield featurette "The art of war"; the true patriots featurette; conceptual art-to-film comparisons; deleted scenes with optional commentary by filmmakers; photo gallery; DVD-ROM weblink; theatrical trailers; talent files; interactive menus with animation; production notes; scene selection with motion images.

Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tcheky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Wilkinson.

A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.

DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital, 2-channel Dolby surround, digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video, Region 1 encoding, widescreen.

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A lot of this movie seems pretty far-fetched, but I enjoyed it. It's hard to watch most things with Mel Gibson these days, but this one still holds up pretty well and you can kind of overlook that it's him in the role. It was a little formulaic though in taking after "Braveheart": good guy just wants to live in peace with his family, evil guy comes along and ruins that, he becomes big leader in whole movement. I guess they had to find a way to make the American Revolution "personal." It's a lot easier to get behind a cause like "evil British guys burning peoples' homes and shooting their children" than "rich farmers don't want to pay taxes without representation." But it's good for what it is. The acting is good, the sets and costumes are interesting, and the actions scenes are well done.

great movie

This a very good movie, A must see

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