||Black Rock [DVD](1998) DVD
Edgy drama from Australia about some teens in a coastal town who hold a "welcome home" party for one of their surfing pals. The party is a successful affair, but the next morning, a 15-year-old girl is found raped and murdered. Amidst tremendous media attention, one youth remains silent. Will he reveal what he knows about the incident? Simon Lyndon and Linda Cropper star. 102 min.
10 Things I Hate About You [DVD](1999) DVD
Flavorful teen farce, loosely patterned after "The Taming of the Shrew," concerns the would-be suitors of a girl forbidden to start dating before her sullen, standoffish big sister, and their schemes to fix the older sib up with the local rebel. Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger star. 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; theatrical trailer.
The Patriot [DVD](2000) DVD
Mel Gibson is Benjamin Martin, the legendary "Hero of Fort Wilderness" who has left military life to raise his family on his South Carolina farm in 1776. But after a British commander torches his home and kills one of his sons, Gibson joins with oldest son Heath Ledger to lead a ragtag militia against the Redcoats. This stirring, action-packed epic from, appropriately, "Independence Day" director Roland Emmerich also stars Chris Cooper, Joely Richardson and Jason Isaacs. 165 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary by Emmerich; biographies; deleted scenes; DVD-ROM content; featurettes; photo gallery; production notes; scene ac
A Knight's Tale [DVD](2001) DVD
Rousing action scenes and a cheery (if anachronistic) tone drive this medieval romp starring Heath Ledger as a 14th-century squire faced with unemployment when the knight he serves is killed. With help from his sidekicks and a would-be writer named Geoffrey Chaucer, Ledger dons his late master's armor and becomes a hit on the jousting circuit while wooing princess Shannyn Sossamon. With Rufus Sewell, Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser. 132 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurettes; deleted scenes; music video; theatrical trailers; filmographies; scene access; more.
Monster's Ball [DVD](2001) DVD
Acclaimed performances by Best Actress Oscar-winner Halle Berry, as the estranged wife of Southern death row inmate Sean Combs, and Billy Bob Thornton, as a racist prison guard working with son Heath Ledger, drive this powerful drama. In the aftermath of Combs' execution, a pair of tragedies bring the emotionally drained Thornton and Berry together in a raw sexual encounter than offers each momentary solace and, perhaps, hope. Peter Boyle, and Coronji Calhoun also star. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; deleted scenes; outtakes; behind-the-scenes footage; interviews; featurette.
The Four Feathers [DVD](2002) DVD
Lavish and thrilling treatment of A.E.W. Mason's novel set in 1880s England, as a group of young army officers known as the Royal Cumbrians prepares to fight against "Mohammedan fanatics" in the Sudan and is shocked when one of their number, general's son Heath Ledger, resigns his commission on the eve of battle. Branded a coward by his comrades and fiancee Kate Hudson, Ledger undertakes a dangerous undercover mission in Africa to redeem his name. With Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou. 130 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurettes.