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.
Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
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
man i used to dislike this movie because it looked boring and it didn't really look appealing whatsoever
ended up buying it because it was on sale and after watching it from start to finish through and through without a break i LOVED IT!!!! man mel gibson carried this whole movie and well the story was still good but gibson is the highlight
This is the epitome of the films of the patriotic era, in the birth of our democracy. The well rounded characters, and the superb casting just added to the experience. It was just one of the best period films that I've seen. Viva Liberty.
The Patriot on 4K UHD Blu-ray is simply stunning. I had only seen the film once before in HD and the 4K presentation is absolutely a gorgeous upgrade. There is a fine layer of film grain here, but the detail and depth of the picture puts you in the middle of the action whether it be in the farmlands, inside the tents, or on the battlefields. I saw no banding or artifacts watching this on my LG OLED. The scenes in the swamps with the blue hue are so clean and every sunrise or sunset on the prairies is just stunning. The fires are lush with reds and oranges that give off an intensity without being blown out or losing detail. This is an epic film with the run-time to match. It looks great here.