Gettysburg (Director's Cut)

Berenger, Tom

SKU: 883929181667

UPC 883929181667
Release Date 2011-05-24
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Length 271
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis The TNT original GETTYSBURG is a sweeping production depicting the events that led up to the Battle of Gettysburg and the three-day battle itself, which claimed tens of thousands of lives, turned the tide of the Civil War, and eventually put an end to slavery in the United States. An excellent production illuminating the horrors and heroes of this uniquely idealistic war, the film boasts terrific performances from Jeff Daniels, Tom Berenger, and Martin Sheen. The screenplay was based on the best-selling novel THE KILLER ANGELS by Michael Shaara.Michael Shaara's source novel, THE KILLER ANGELS, earned the Pulitzer Prize. Michael's son Jeff finished the Civil War trilogy with the publication of his GODS AND GENERALS and THE LAST FULL MEASURE.GETTYSBURG captures in vivid detail one of the most famous battles of the Civil War, in which more than 50,000 American lives were lost. Covering three days of brutal military campaigns, the film re-creates the world in which Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Lewis Armistead, and others made their tactical decisions and demonstrated their leadership. Special attention is paid to historical accuracy in costumes, epic battle scenes, and weaponry. The film alternates between Northern and Southern perspectives in order to deliver a full picture of the battle that changed American history....Gere's showy but intense performance is the film's real focus, and it commands attention......There are real virtues in almost all the performances......GETTYSBURG succeeds as a motion picture event, and as a recreation of a pivotal chapter of American history......This is a film that Civil War buffs will find indispensable......[This] epic does catch viewers up in the Civil War's three-day turning point -- both on tactical and humanistic levels, and from the viewpoint of both sides...
Cast Tom Berenger (Star)
Maxwell Caulfield (Star)
Martin Sheen (Star)
C. Thomas Howell (Star)
Kevin Conway (Star)
Richard Jordan (Star)
Jeff Daniels (Star)
Ronald F. Maxwell (Director)
Stephen Lang (Star)
Sam Elliott (Star)
James Lancaster (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Disc 1: Commentary by director/screenwriter Ronald F. Maxwell, cinematographer Kees Van Oostrum, Pulitzer prize-winning author James M. McPherson and military historian Craig Symonds Disc 2: 3 featurettes: The making of Gettysburg, on Location and Vintage Oscar nominee The Battle of Gettysburg Battlefield maps Theatrical trailer Director's Cut Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.60000
Height 0.60000
Width 5.60000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,War Documentaries
Attribute Behind The Scenes,Video and Book,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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