Very Good: An item that is used but still in very good condition. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. The cover art and liner notes are included. The VHS box is included. The teeth of disk holder are undamaged. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. No fuzzy/snowy frames on VHS tape.
Format: VHS, NTSC (US, Canada)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: 03/12/1996
Leading Role: Mel Gibson
Director: Mel Gibson
Former Rental?: No
Detailed item info:
Mel Gibson directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning epic based on the life of legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace. Returning to his homeland following the death of an heirless king, Wallace (Mel Gibson) finds the political landscape precarious. Edward the Longshanks, King of England (Patrick McGoohan), has captured Scotland's throne and threatens the freedom of all Scottish people, as tyrannical policies instituted by the English plague the Scots. Initially, Wallace is content to stand by the wayside, yearning for the simple life of building a home and raising a family. However, when the woman he loves (Catherine McCormack) suffers a cruel fate at the hands of English soldiers, Wallace takes a stand against the new rule. With his fierce patriotism and determination, he gathers an amateur but passionately rebellious army. Although this makeshift force may be outnumbered by the English troops, their desperation and love for their land surpass any military maneuvers, as evidenced in the film's breathtaking battle sequences.
Number of Tapes: 2
Rating: R (MPAA)
"...This rousing, romantic adventure is laced with sorrow and savagery....With breathtaking skill, Gibson captures the exhilaration and horror of combat in some of the most vivid battle scenes ever filmed..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (06/15/1995)
"...Uncommonly passionate....A storm-the-castle spectacle..." -- 4 out of 4 stars
USA Today - Mike Clark (05/24/1995)
"...A bracing, visceral war adventure..." -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental
Premiere - Christopher Kelly (12/01/2000)
"...A muscular and brutal medieval war movie....Marceau and McCormack both cut striking figures....Gibson's central performance is also strong..."
Variety - Brian Lowry (05/22/1995)
"...BRAVEHEART is a full throated, red-blooded battle epic....Gibson plays his role with flamboyance, and cuts it with sly humor..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (05/24/1995)
5 stars out of 5 -- "[B]loody, stirring...still sending a shiver up the spine."
Ultimate DVD - Ultimate DVD Staff (04/01/2008)
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