Mel Gibson stars in and directs this sweeping saga about Scotland's brutal battle for independence in the 13th century. When William Wallace's (Mel Gibson) wife is ravaged and murdered by English troops, his quest for revenge quickly turns into an impassioned fight for his country's freedom. Tales of Wallace's bravery inspire every commoner to take arms against the English and escalate their crusade into a full scale war.
Has Mel got it in for the English? In the Patriot he is excellent as the English hater, in Braveheart Mel is again the underdog superhero who is cruelly treated by the English (his hanging, drawing and quartering at the end definitely does not inspire Anglophilia). It is however a detailed account of Scottish rebellion and of 13th century warfare. I would be surprised if anyone over 30 has not seen this film already, but for those who have not, it is a classic.
Picture-ln-Picture William Wallace's World Commentary
Interactive Exclusive: Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion
Tales of William Wallace
A Writer's Journey
Best Movies on Blu-Ray Trailer
Alba Gu Brath! The Making of Braveheart Featurette
Archival Interviews With Actors James Robinson, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson, James Cosmo, David O'Hara, Angus McFadyen. Patrick McGoohan, Peter Hanly, Sophie Marceau
This disc includes the main feature
This disc includes the following special features:
- Interactive Exclusive: Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion
- Tales of William Wallace
- A Writer's Journey
- Photo Montage
- Alba Gu Brath! The Making of Braveheart Featurette
- Archival Interviews With Actors James Robinson, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson, James Cosmo, David O'Hara, Angus McFadyen. Patrick McGoohan, Peter Hanly, Sophie Marceau
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