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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from DVD or VHS

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    The movie speaks for itself, if you're looking here you probably already know its great so no need to provide a review on the content. But having watched this movie many dozens of times over the last 30 years, first on the 2 tape VHS set and then the DVD, the Blu Ray is a great upgrade and how this movie should be viewed. You can immediately see details that were likely only seen in the original theatre presentation and it looks great on my 4k OLED tv. I was nervous if it was worth buying for the upgrade because I couldn't locate much information on how the movie was transferred to Blu Ray but the second the giant American flag appears on screen you know they did a good job. While never a movie big on special effects or a big wow factor, I would still recommend any fan who is still watching the DVD to consider upgrading.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best version of Patton available anywhere!

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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great History

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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Swear Words

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    The best film about Patton with George C. Scott starring in it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Great movie! Purchased as a gift for my husband and he loved it. Sells out pretty fast so I’m happy so found it and purchased it when I did. Would repurchase and recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    George C. Scott!

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    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 would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    General George S Patton rides again

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Classic award winning movie, great look at Patton’s wartime life. My only regret is there’s no Patton peeing in the Rhine scene.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great war movie

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I saw this film years ago as a teenager. It is one of my favorite war movies. Patton was the right person, who was in the right place, at precisely the right time in history. There were many heroes in WW2, and it was a great tribute to all of them. Another of the greats.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Please with movie Patton.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Great movie! Picture was vivid; auditory was distinctly heard. Quick shipping by Best Buy. Would shop online (Best Buy) again in the future. Satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic that should be watched by everyone

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    I am a huge fan of Patton. I was barely alive when the Vietnam conflict ended, so I don''t know anything about WWII other than what I have read in books. That being said, this movie seems to depict it very well. Without all the intense action scenes of a Saving Private Ryan, for example (and because of when it was made, that would have been too much) it more than makes up for with superb acting and strategy. Great starter for anyone wanting to learn more about WWII and a fan of classic war movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    Great movie and picture quality and sound. Story was interesting and good pacing which i bought on others reviews. No digital code which is a shame.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie on a great man

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    Patton actually had a high pitched voice but ever since I first saw this movie, at a drive in no less, with my mother in charge of the event I cannot ever get over the enormity that was WWII and all the things which could have led to our demise. The world of allies at that time, men, women and children, all playing their part, saved the earth's people, "Mostly" from a truly dark future. Learn the history and the movie becomes an excellent theatrical portrayal of this man.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic plus great extras!

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    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).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    'Blood and Guts' General of WWII

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    General George 'Blood and Guts' Patton and his 3rd Army were the truly feared Allied force in the war against Hitler's Germany. And, the Wehrmacht had just cause to be afraid of the fearless General and his loyal troops who willingly followed him through North Africa then on to enemy occupied Europe. They rescued the entrapped 'Battling B******s of Bastogne' as they then marched right up to the front door of Berlin.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great historical movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I watched this movie years ago when it first came out. I love George C. Scott, and he was excellent as Patton. It is a good World War II movie, with an excellent cast. It is as relevant now as it was when it came out

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful film & packaging, but . . . DENTS

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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pap..

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This movie looks really well. No problems at all. I would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    mr

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    I thought this was a movie of Patton and not a documentary

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    George C Scott!

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    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    George C. Scott is great in this movie. Shame it isn't available in 4k, as it was shot on 70mm and would look even better!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Patton is one of the great generals! He beat Rommel, the desert fox ! They are scared of General Patton, his leadership is unbelievable like all the rest of the Allied Forces !

    I would recommend this to a friend