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Patton [Blu-ray Boxset] [2-Disc Set]

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • General Omar N. Bradley (played by Karl Malden in the film) wrote one the major sources for the screenplay, "A Soldier's Story," and served as senior military technical advisor for the film. Luis Martin Pozuelo served as Spanish military technical advisor. Paul D. Harkins and Glover S. Johns, Jr., also served as technical advisors. Tim Considine, who appears as the soldier who gets slapped, played Fred MacMurray's oldest son Mike on the TV sitcom "My Three Sons" for five years. Producer Frank McCarthy spent 20 years trying to interest someone in the Patton biography before Fox mogul Darryl F. Zanuck purchased it. McCarthy once described the first screenplay, written by Francis Ford Coppola, as "poetic, marvelous, and rather shapeless." Schaffner won the 1970 Best Director Award from the Director's Guild of America. Scott won the 1970 Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the national Society of Film Critics. National Board of Review also named "Patton" the Best Film of 1970. There are two different laserdisc editions of "Patton." One is not letterboxed and was first released in 1981-1984. The other is a Special Wide Screen Edition, which is letterboxed, and was first released in 1989. The Special Widescreen Edition also includes an epilogue of Movietone News reports about Patton. The film has 94 speaking parts. Estimated budget $13 million. Filmed over an 18-week period in Spain, England, Morocco, Greece, and Los Angeles. Filming completed May 31, 1969. Titles by Pacific Title. Color by DeLuxe. Filmed in 70mm Dimension 150, which produced a projected aspect ratio of 2.21:1. Released in USA January 1970. Released on video May 25, 1989. Rated BBFC A by the British Board of Film Censors. The film was also known as "Patton: Lust for Glory," and "Patton: Salute to a Rebel." In 1986, George C. Scott played Patton once again in the TV-movie, "The Last Days of Patton" which covers the period of Patton's life from the end of WWII to his death. The film also featured Eva Marie Saint, Richard Dysart, Murray Hamilton, Ed Lauter, and Kathryn Leigh Scott. Written by Williuam Luce from Ladislas Farago's book, "The Last Days of Patton." Directed by Delbert Mann. Running time for the video and originally aired version is 146 minutes, while some re-run versions may run 104 minutes. Copyright 1989 The CBS/Fox Company

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w or Color) 1970
    Academy Awards Best Film Editing 1970
    Academy Awards Best Picture 1970
    Academy Awards Best Sound 1970
    Academy Awards Best Actor 1970 George C. Scott American Actor/Director
    Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1970 Francis Ford Coppola American Director, THE GODFATHER SAGA
    Academy Awards Best Director 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner American director
    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w or Color) 1970 Urie McCleary Art Director
    Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1970 Edmund H. North

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2251978

  • Credits
    George C. Scott, George Campbell Scott, Karl Malden, Malden Sekulovich, Stephen Young, Michael Strong, Michael Bates, Edward Binns, Ed Binns, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, Karl Michael Vogler, Morgan Paull
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Scott's performance] is still the glue holding together this blunt study of war..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...One of the best American movies....A great film....The opening shot is a stunner..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...[PATTON] still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance as George S. Patton..."
    USA Today

    "[A] riveting portrayal of rampant egomania with Scott fully deserving of his best actor Oscar."
    Uncut

    4 stars out of 5 -- "It's certainly a great performance from Scott, a seamless, pity-free portrayal."
    Total Film

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