Gods and Generals (Extended Director's Cut)

Daniels, Jeff

SKU: 883929206230

UPC 883929206230
Release Date 2011-11-15
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Length 280
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis This epic film from writer-director Ron Maxwell chronicles the early events of the American Civil War. It's a prequel to his earlier GETTYSBURG, with some of the same cast, and is part of a planned trilogy. Stephen Lang plays Thomas Stonewall Jackson, the famous (and deeply religious) Confederate general who, along with fellow General Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall), must weigh the mighty consequences of his actions, as each battle costs the lives of thousands of men. Over on the Union side there's Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, who, like Jackson and Lee, is fond of making long, poetic speeches to his troops. Beginning with the start of the war and ending with Jackson's death, the film chronicles the three main battles leading up to Gettysburg, using their actual locations and thousands of actual Civil War re-enactors as extras. Maxwell pays careful attention to authentic period detail as he chronicles the minutiae of the generals' domestic lives in the intervals between the harrowing battle scenes. While a little on the long side, the end result should serve as an invaluable document for history buffs. Mogul Ted Turner was an executive producer and appears in a small role....[The film] should delight Civil War buffs....Beautifully photographed in various locations around Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia......[With] rich and full-bodied widescreen cinematography......The film is beautifully shot by Kees Van Oostrum and the sounds of battle by Stephen Halbert measure up to the greatness of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. There is much to relish in this epic...Theatrical Release Date: February 21, 2003....GODS AND GENERALS is well-structured....Maxwell gives us a clear sense of the issues that divided America, a vivid sense of the cumbersome logistics involved, the complexity of battles and, in the instance of Fredericksburg, what it was like for a town to be overrun by warfare...Solid, stirring stuff...
Cast Jeff Daniels (Star)
C. Thomas Howell (Star)
Ronald F. Maxwell (Director)
Mira Sorvino (Star)
Stephen Lang (Star)
John Frizzell (Composer)
Frankie Faison (Star)
Ronald F. Maxwell (Screenwriter)
Randy Edelman (Composer)
Kees Von Oostrom (Director of Photography)
Moctesuma Esparza (Executive Producer)
R.E. Turner (Executive Producer)
Robert Katz (Executive Producer)
Kevin Conway (Star)
Robert Duvall (Star)
Ronald F. Maxwell (Producer)
Jeffrey M. Shaara (Source Writer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: All-New Introduction by Executive Producer Ted Turner and Director/Screenwriter Ronald F. Maxwell All-New Commentary by Ronald R. Maxwell and Historical Advisors Col. Keith Gibson and James I. Robertston Jr. Director's Cut Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject War Documentaries,Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Behind The Scenes,Video and Book,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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