Last week we announced the October 24th release of Mel Gibson’s The Patriot. Well, as we promised, here are the full details about this highly anticipated DVD from Columbia/Tristar, as well as some new cover art!
For anyone who missed it, ‘The Patriot’ tells the exciting 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.
This Special Edition disc will come with an enhanced widescreen transfer in the film’s original 2.35: aspect ratio, and will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio. Extras will include: audio commentary by director Emmerich & producer Dean Devlin, a visual effects interactive featurette, a battlefield featurette “The Art Of War,” ‘The True Patriots’ featurette, deleted scenes with commentary, conceptual art to film comparisons, a photo gallery, isolated music score, cast & crew bios and trailers.
With a suggested retail price of $27.95, this sounds like a Special Edition indeed…