i The Patriot (2000/2-Disc Superbit Deluxe Special Edition)
Synopsis: The emotionally charged adventure, "The Patriot" tells the story of Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson), a reluctant hero who is swept into the American Revolution when the war reaches his farm and the British endanger what he holds most dear. He takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel, and leads a rebel American Militia into battle against a relentless and overwhelming Redcoat army. In the process, he discovers that the only way to protect his family is to fight for a young nation's liberty. But his dark past haunts him. The Superbit Collection sets a new standard for DVD video and audio performance. The Superbit titles utilize a special high bit rate digital transfer process which optimizes video quality while offering a choice of both DTS and 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. All Superbit DVDs start with High Definition masters. The Superbit Collection will set a new benchmark in high resolution DVD image and sound, creating the ultimate in home entertainment. By reallocating data normally used for value-added content, Superbit DVDs can be encoded at double their normal bit rate while maintaining full compatibility with the DVD-Video format. The result is picture quality that provides outstanding detail. Superbit DVDs play on all DVD players. Currently DVDs are encoded to optimize space for the feature plus added value and audio streams. The SUPERBIT collection reallocates and converts the physical space ordinarily devoted to added value to higher bit rate video transfer and both Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS audio.
Special Features (on Disc 2)
  • Visual Effects Interactive Featurette
  • Battlefield Featurette
  • "The Art of War"
  • "The True Patriot" Featurette
  • Conceptual Art-to-Film Comparisons
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Photo Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Filmographies
Where Purchased Best Buy
Purchase Price $22.99
Purchase Date 9/11/2002
Suggested Retail Price $27.96
Release Date 5/28/2002
Year 2000
imdb.com User Rating 7.0
Category Drama, Action/Adventure, War
Rating R
Actors Adam Baldwin, Chris Cooper, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, Mel Gibson, Rene Auberjonois, Tcheky Karyo, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Studio Columbia/TriStar
Run Time 165 Minutes
Color/BW Color
Closed Caption YES
Language ENGLISH
Sub-Titles English, Espa˝ol, Franšais, Portugese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
THX Certified N/A
Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, DTS
Production Notes Yes
Video Features 2.35:1, Anamorphic16x9
Title Released YES
Regionally Coded YES

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