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Patton

(DVD - 2006)
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A dramatization of the experiences of General George S. Patton during World War II.
Title: Patton
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (171 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the factual material from "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" by Ladislas Farago and "A Soldier's Story" by Omar N. Bradley.
Special features: disc 1: video introduction & commentary track by Francis Ford Coppola; disc 2: Patton: A rebel revisited, from History Through the Lens (90 mins.); Patton's Ghost Corps (46 mins.); The making of Patton (50 mins.); Production still gallery, accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's complete score in stereo (36 mins.); Behind-the-scenes stills gallery with audio essay (53 mins.); theatrical trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1970.
CPL DVD# 5337710
Summary: A dramatization of the experiences of General George S. Patton during World War II.
Audience: MPAA rating PG.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy awards, 1971: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Scott), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound, Best Writing.
Local Note: 15 53 60 67 76 77 109 112 118 133 148 156 160 167 172 173 182 188 198 203 216 231 237 242 245 262 263
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents a Frank McCarthy-Franklin J. Schaffner production ; screen story and screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North ; produced by Frank McCarthy ; directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Credits: Director of photography, Fred Koenekamp ; editor, Hugh S. Fowler ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Performers: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, James Edwards, Frank Latimore, Richard Muench, Morgan Paull, Siegfried Rauch, Paul Stevens, Michael Strong, Karl Michael Vogler, Stephen Young.
System Details: DVD; Dolby 5.1 surround or Dolby surround in English; mono. in Spanish or French; anamorphic widescreen (2.20:1) presentation.
Other Language: Soundtrack in English and German with English subtitles, dubbed Spanish or French; optional subtitles in English or Spanish; Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Western Front. World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Africa, North. Generals United States Drama. Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945 Drama.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-2006.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2006.
Feature films-2006.
Fiction films-2006.
War films-2006.
Biographical films-2006.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Generals
Publisher No: 2233469
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Aug 02, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Jul 29, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An epic movie with George C. Scott giving the best performance of his long acting career. This is truly buried treasure in the KCLS because of the four copies the system owns, none are out on loan. We are so fortunate to have a movie which is all true and based on a script written by none other than Director Francis Ford Coppola. Director Franklin Schaftner had just finished "Nicholas and Alexandra:". He was working one epic movie after another. George C. Scott plays Patton and Karl Malden plays General Omar Bradley. The real General Bradley was an advisor on the movie, which may have led to George C. Scott capturing the essence of Patton. It is one of films greatest scenes when he stands before a draped American Flag and delivers a speech to his troops. You never doubt that George C. Scott has researched Patton and know the man by heart. The entire cast and crew are all Five Star Favorite Classic Movie winners!

When the World War I veterans, promised a bonus during an earlier depression, but never received, marched on Washington, they were forcefully dispersed, along with their former commander, one Gen. Smedley Butler, and brutally driven away by officers Patton, Eisenhower and MacArthur. Such a display of military loyalty to combat veterans of brutal trench warfare and German biowarfare - - NOT! Despicable behavior by three who would repeatedly display gross incompetence and bloodthirstiness (Patton and his son in the military, Eisenhower selling out the American worker during his administration, and overthrowing democratically-elected governments, and MacArthur's chronic and continuing stupidity in ignoring Army intelligence in WWII and the Korean War),

Jan 29, 2014
  • triptophan rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Patton is a boring war movie. I recommend: The Dirty Dozen, Saving Private Ryan, Courage Under Fire, A few Good Men and From here to Eternity. Great war movies! Much better than Patton any day.

Really? As a movie based on real events, it is horrible. The tanks are m-60's, and the Germans did not use American tanks. This thing was made in the back lot of Hollywood. Patton was short and had very high pitched voice. This movie is about as real as Star Wars. It is not one of the best war movies...see The Pacific.

Aug 13, 2013
  • liquiddemons rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent warts-and-all film documentary of Patton. George C. Scott is superb in the title role. A multi-Oscar-winning film that is a must see. They don't make movies like this anymore!

Jun 25, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

George S. Patton was a sociopath, but he was a brillian sociopath. He is with all honesty the greatest gift to the American Military since Stonewall Jackson, and he even says so himself in the film. I once did a report on legendary Military figures, and researching Patton was an great experience for me. Wheather you are liberal minded and believe he is a savage brute, or conservative minded and believe he was a great man, one cannot deny the almost biblical scope of Schaffners masterwork. Patton of course would never have been brought to life if not for the masterful performance by George C. Scott. One of the best war films I have ever seen, right up there with the Deer Hunter and Apocolypse Now.

Mar 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Narcissistic? Maybe. Sociopathic? Possibly. Prima donna? Definitely. A driven, strategical virtuoso with a bloodlust that seemed insatiable. With the diplomatic social graces of a doorknob. But primarily, he was a thorough student of military history, and a helluva soldier, and I'm grateful he was on our side! George C. Scott's incredible Oscar winning role of his career (which he refused to accept, incidentally).

Jan 09, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

Feb 24, 2012
  • imartin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I originally saw this the same evening it was awarded its numerous Academy Awards with my dad a veteran. He always insisted that this movie portrayed the realities of war very well. I still enjoy watching the performance of the actors.

The additional components are also worthy of viewing. It may assist newer viewers to understand the movie even better.

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Feb 24, 2012
  • imartin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 02, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Surviving is the only glory in war." - Sam Fuller First Infantry Division World War II

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Aug 02, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

Aug 02, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

Mar 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Clergyman: "...The colonel's agent toured us around your quarters, General Patton, and I was interested to see a Bible by your bed! You actually find time to read it?" General George S. Patton Jr.: "I sure do... Every goddamn day..."

Mar 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

General George S. Patton Jr. (in response to being delayed by a snowstorm): "... Brave men dying up there... I'm not going to wait -- not an hour! Not a minute! ...We're going to keep moving... IS THAT CLEAR?!? We're going to attack all night! We're going to attack tomorrow morning! If we are not VICTORIOUS... let no one come back alive..."

Mar 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

General George S. Patton Jr. (reading a prayer he ordered from the army chaplain): "Almighty and most merciful Father... We humbly beseech Thee... of Thy great goodness... to restrain this immoderate weather with which we've had to contend... Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us, as soldiers who call upon Thee... that armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory... and crush the oppression, and wickedness of our enemies... and establish Thy justice... among men, and nations... Amen..."

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