“The Patriot” was the first production that Steven Seagal and his production company did without the support of Warner Brothers. The film, which UCM.ONE is now releasing as a limited mediabook on the film label B-Spree Pictures, has all the requirements a good Steven Seagal film needs: evil terrorists, a hero with a CIA past and ecological criticism. The film also looks great and offers beautiful landscape shots with very clever settings.
In this film, which is based on a book called “The Last Canadian” by US author William Heine, Steven Seagal was dubbed exceptionally – and for the first and so far only time – by Manfred Lehmann, the regular speaker of Bruce Willis.
The nature-loving doctor and alternative practitioner Dr. Wesley McClaren (Steven Seagal) is actually a very solid and nice person who can’t hurt a fly. That changes suddenly when militant fascists who want to conquer America settle in the Rocky Mountains. The American people are facing the ultimate catastrophe.
To control US military and technological facilities, fanatical terrorists used a deadly virus that spreads rapidly among the people of a small town in Nebraska. A killer virus that could destroy the entire population of North America in no time.
Against the virus, Dr. To be immune to Wesley McClaren, but not against the Russian elite killer Govol, who is supposed to prevent survivors like McClaren from leaving the city and, as a possible carrier of the virus, become a deadly weapon.Having become the target of the killer, the city dwellers have no choice but to wage a merciless fight against an overpowering opponent.
“The Patriot” is the second full-length feature film by Oscar®-winning cameraman Dean Semler (“Dances with Wolves“, “Deadly Silence“, “Apocalypto“, “Waterworld“) is particularly impressive because of its excellent camera work.
Press reviews & comments on the film
“It’s not a bad Seagal film as far as Seagal films go.” (nitrateonline.com)
“All in all, a slow, albeit captivating Seagal film, without all the sermons that got on the nerves of action fans during “On Deadly Ground”. (Straight-to-DVD-Heaven)
“Steven Seagal against bio-terrorists? It’s hard to resist, and “The Patriot” delivers.” (MarcFusion.com)
“Music, images, atmosphere – the film did that well.” (liquid-love.de)
„Outbreak clone dressed as a turgid eco-thriller.” (filmtipps.at)
“At the bottom line, a standard brutal action movie with countless fight sequences.” (Lexikon des internationalen Films)
Equipment and technical data of the mediabook
Movie in the reconstructed HD version | Image format: DVD WS 2.35: 1 anamorphic; Blu-Ray WS 1.35: 1 & 1080p 23.976p | Total running time Blu-Ray 90 min, DVD 86 min | Sound format: German DD 5.1, German DD 2.0, English DD 5.1, English DD 2.0 | Extras: Trailer, US trailer, picture gallery, artwork gallery, spoken star information about Steven Seagal & Camilla Belle, 16-page booklet | FSK 18