Now, the 7-time Academy-award-winning epic drama about legendary general George S. Patton is available in an exclusive Metalpak case. In this stirring portrait of an American original, the polarizing and uncompromising Patton (George C. Scott) rouses the troops to combat the advancing Nazi front in the Mediterranean and European theaters, paving the way for Allied victory in World War II.~Violet LeVoit
All-new introduction by Francis Ford Coppola
All-new audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola
"History Through the Lens: Patton - A Rebel Revisited" documentary
"Patton's Ghost Corps" all-new documentary
"The Making of Patton" documentary
Production still gallery accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's complete music score
Behind-the-scenes still gallery accompanied by audio essay on the historical Patton
Original theatrical trailer
Franklin J. Schaffner
Edmund H. North
Francis Ford Coppola
George C. ScottGeorge S. Patton, Jr.
Karl MaldenGen. Omar N. Bradley
Michael BatesField Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Patton is the greatest character study of a general ever.
Director Franklin J. Schaffner’s Patton (1970) is the greatest war film ever made. It takes the idea that General Patton was complex as he was raving mad with fervent energy by the end of World War II, but he also won the war for the Allied powers. Patton is patriotic in that it argues we need driven men like Patton during wartime, but it also admits he was a flawed figure. Patton is more pro-war in these aspects, while simultaneously showing the mass deaths of American troops and failing morale.
George C. Scott was born to play General George S. Patton. He plays the character of General Patton with great dexterity and calculated manner. Scott is the reason to watch Patton as the entire viewing experience gets devoted to watching Scott just act. It's a nuanced character study like no other. You are fascinated by the man that was Patton. Direct in his demeanor, intense in his manners, or lack thereof, you are hypnotized by his figure. George C. Scott captures Patton’s patriotism, heroism, poeticism, glory, insanity, drive, strategy, and historical knowledge. He was truly a complex American hero.
Scott plays Patton with a sense of patriotism that defines Patton. Meanwhile, Scott also portrays Patton’s erratic nature in his tendency to fly off the rail barking orders or scolding soldiers. Patton is the best war film for its use of strategy and planning ahead for victory, deep character study of General Patton, and thoughtful reflection on the costs of war. Patton was likely insane, but also a genius tactician. His guile led to many notable victories in combat that changed the tides of battle during his war. Patton even shows the dead and wounded soldiers that Scott’s portrayal acknowledges were pushed to the edge of their strength. Scott gives the performance of a lifetime displaying Patton's growing madness alongside his brazen persona that alludes to the impending violence Patton would order. Patton is brilliantly acted by George C. Scott.
Patton is beautifully shot with soaring cinematography from Fred J. Koenekamp. The camera will be placed atop a car or tank, then suddenly below Patton. The camera placements choices are fascinating and always entertaining. The center framed camera shot opening Patton is genius having Patton directly address the audience with his beliefs. Francis Ford Coppola’s script directly takes quotes from the actual General Patton and finds a realistic portrayal of this icon of Americana. Jerry Goldsmith’s score is exciting and reflective with army melodies scattered throughout and darker sounds to emphasize the stranger Patton moments.
You get it all with Patton! George C. Scott barks out orders, negotiates over the telephone, scans over his men like a meticulously, cruel sentry. His gaze meant you were about to be scolded or ordered and his men would listen. On the other hand, Karl Malden’s General Bradley is the voice of reason and empathy next to Scott’s relentless Patton. They play off of each other wonderfully with a kinetic energy.
In short, Patton is a character study into the mind of a genius, whose driven madness lead the Allied Powers to victory due to his war service. It is worth watching for the opening monologue from George C. Scott's Patton alone.
As I get older, I am enjoying history more. I had started learning about the Civil War and my interests grew. My father was in the 3rd Armored Division during WWII but he would not talk about it much but did talk when pressed when I was younger. Today I am glad I had spent the time talking to him because I lost him 15 years ago and I would have no information about him other than the little I could get from the government. I am finding that the few WWII veterans left seem to be talking more and I have a few who have told me interesting things. I doubted the scene where Patton was directing traffic but I was talking to a friend whose father was a tank commander and he recently told him about the crazy general directing traffic so his tanks could keep moving.
I had seen this at the movies when it first came out and had not seen it for years. My wife had never seen it so we picked up this movie so she could see it. She enjoyed it also.
This review is from Patton [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Beautiful film & packaging, but . . . DENTS
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
No need to review the film. If you've purchased this you've probably already seen it.
This "MetalPak" feels great in the hands. Nice and solid. The discs are secure in their place, and the spine of the case is metal, not plastic as I have seen in some steelbooks.
The only problem with mine is that there are several small dents in the case. They look as though someone was trying to puncture it. It is disappointing, but, not really worth the hassle of exchanging it for another copy.
Otherwise the packaging is beautiful.
Yes, this film is long, but George C. Scott delivers such a grand performance as Patton you can't take your eyes off the man. At times, the man appears totally off his rocker, but that only adds to the depth and dynamic of the whole movie. In the scene when the war ends Patton says "All good things must come to an end". I mean who else could get away with in saying that? Seriously, this isn't even a war movie. It's a character study. It's basically the George C. Scott show from first scene to last. And he owns every single frame of every single minute of this movie! You'll rarely find a cinema badass like George C.Scott's Patton. I can't imagine anyone in 1970 who was more deserving of the Oscar than George C.
I was very satisfied with selection, price, and shipping.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Classic plus great extras!
First off, Patton will always be a classic. Well acted and superb locations, and has the perfect balance of a war movie along with the real dynamic relationships of these great tacticians (on both sides).
The extras disc is great too. Has a very good, lengthy documentary on the actual Patton. Lots of never before seen (by me) footage of the man (and others).