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The English Patient


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  • Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews
  • Directors: Anthony Minghella
  • Writers: Anthony Minghella, Michael Ondaatje
  • Producers: Alessandro von Norman, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Paul Zaentz, Saul Zaentz
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Arabic, English, German, Italian
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Run Time: 162 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CUW2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,336 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Clampet on Feb. 4 2012
Format: Blu-ray
For all of you who have had your pre-order cancelled for this title, let Amazon.ca know how you feel. Bait and switch tactics are not acceptable. This title has been released with a new transfer and is currently available for under $12 is the USA. Amazon.ca has forgotten that the Canadian dollar is at par and has recently started to over charge on many other classic new releases .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Filmfan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Feb. 25 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I agree with the previous reviewer. I ordered the recently re-released Miramax version of English Patient in 1080p but Amazon replaced it with the 2009 Alliance release which is a grossly inferior bare bones transfer(1080i, no supplements). I eventually received a refund but Amazon insisted that I had originally ordered the older Alliance version. Why does Amazon.ca even make the import American versions available if they're just going to pull them? I noticed they've done this same thing with Take Shelter, the Piano, Cold Mountain and the new blu-ray release of Adaptation. Poor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mikey on Oct. 17 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Fiennes & Binoche - spectacular. Can't leave for a minute. Captures all our emotions. This is definitely repeatable viewing. Love is so powerful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By minette on Aug. 13 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have owned The English Patient on video forever and it became time to own it on DVD. I have also read the book, so I really have nothing but praise. A remarkable movie with wonderful actors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Will O'Neill on March 1 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Filmfan, I believe the name was, you should contact them again. Amazon did the same thing with me (switching one edition for the other), but I was able to prove that they had done it since I had the e-mail from my orginal order, which had the picture of the correct edition. They did apologize for making the switch, and claimed to not know how it happened, but I have trouble believing that. Anyway, they refunded my order, and also gave me an additional $20 credit.

Still, Amazon should not change people's orders without informing them, and I wish they would educate their customer service on the differences between video transfers, being one of the largest retailers of DVDs and Blu-Rays in the world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 10 2007
Format: DVD
Love and Betrayal. God and Country. Courage and Frailty. The whole range of Human Condition is captured on a canvas of infinite sands and beige dreams.

This is a breathtaking film that got the Oscar acclaim it deserved. A Modern Classic - people of coming generations will talk of this film the same way we talk about CASABLANCA.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 10 2007
Format: DVD
Love and Betrayal. God and Country. Courage and Frailty. The whole range of Human Condition is captured on a canvas of infinite sands and beige dreams.

This is a breathtaking film that got the Oscar acclaim it deserved. A Modern Classic - people of coming generations will talk of this film the same way we talk about CASABLANCA.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 25 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Towards the end of the Second World War patients are being moved from one location to another. One mortally wounded patient is in such a condition that travel is impossible. A nurse traveling along with this patient finds an abandoned villa. They deposit the patient there and she waits for his demise before planning on catching up with the convoy. We also wait as the "English patient" slowly lets his history unfold forasmuch as he can remember. But wait someone else finds out about the English patient and is determined to help them remember. As time passes we are not sure that he ever forgot. You will have to watch the movie to see how it unfolds.

This is more of a psychological drama than it is an action movie. It's not that it moved slowly but it digresses as it moves in and out of flashbacks that you have to intricately put back together to find the full story; if there is a full story.

I have to confess that I have not read the book. However the extra information on the DVDs explains how they compared and contrasted the movie to the book; also they had to explain the differences that makes the movie work as it has to get a different sequence in place of the book. However not knowing any different I saw this is an excellent presentation.
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