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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr
Writers:
Randall Wallace
Others:
John Toll, Scott Millan, Per Hallberg, Lois Burwell, Lon Bender, Tom Sanders, Paul Pattison, Charles Knode, Steven Rosenblum, Peter Frampton, Brian Simmons, Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, James Horner
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1996 BAFTA Best Cinematography

1996 BAFTA Best Costumes

1996 BAFTA Best Sound

1996 Oscar Best Picture

1996 Oscar Best Cinematography

1996 Oscar Best Director

1996 Oscar Best Makeup and Hairstyling

1996 Oscar Best Sound Editing

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2001
Run Time:
171 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Mel Gibson's Braveheart: a Filmmaker's passion documentary
  • Audio commentary by Mel Gibson
  • Original theatrical trailer
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature.
Disc 2:
This disc includes the Mel Gibson's Braveheart: "A Filmmaker's passion" documentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/11/2009
Run Time:
170 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 5.1, German DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Director Mel Gibson
  • Picture-ln-Picture William Wallace's World Commentary
  • Interactive Exclusive: Battlefields of the Scottish Rebellion
  • Tales of William Wallace
  • A Writer's Journey
  • Photo Montage
  • 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
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
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
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/11/2018
Run Time:
170 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary by Mel Gibson

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Reviews (2) of Braveheart

A must for all Scotsmen - Braveheart review by JD

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13/07/2012

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.

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Epic Cinema At It's Best - Braveheart review by GI

Spoiler Alert
09/12/2021

This is what grand, spectacular epic cinema should be like. This is a historical romantic film that shuns history to tell a story of adventure and love on a poetic scale. Much derided for its historical inaccuracies but who cares, cinema is foremost about entertainment and film makers have to have an eye for the dramatic and besides the truth is often neither of those. With elements of the fantastical director Mel Gibson tells a remarkable story of love, revenge and patriotism in the 13th Century where Scotland is under the tyrannical rule of Edward The First of England (Patrick McGoohan in a deliciously nasty performance). Orphaned commoner William Wallace (Mel Gibson) returns from France to his home in Scotland to marry the love of his life but when she is murdered by the English his rage turns into leading a rebellion. The story charts his leading the rebel army in the Battle of Stirling and his invasion and sacking of York and finally his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk. The battle scenes are bloody and exciting but it's in the passion of Wallace driven by a desire for freedom and grieving for the loss of his woman that the film excels. It really is an exceptional film, with a beautiful score by James Horner, a host of great actors in support including Brendan Gleeson, Sophie Marceau, Catherine McCormack, Brian Cox and Ian Bannen. The film is clearly influenced by Spartacus (1960) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and the devoted Catholic in Gibson can't resist channeling the crucifixion in the film's climactic and unpleasant execution scene. But that aside this is epic cinema at it's very best, exhilarating, touching and wonderful to look at and it's always worth a revisit and definitely a film you must see if by a chance it's passed you by.

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