Gettysburg-Directors Cut (Blu-Ray/2 Disc)

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best of the two despite the fake beards

on 5/31/2012

I was a big fan of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, the book this movie was based on, and I was impressed with the movie. It was faithful to the book, to its credit, and the acting is also good. It also has a very realistic feel, you feel you are right there in the action. The characters are very well developed. It is a bit long, but it is a brilliant film. Read More

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Studio Turner Home Entertainment
SKU 224473933
UPC 883929206247
UPC 14 00883929206247
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/28/2013
Rating NR
Sales Rank 845
Big Battles
Civil War
True Story
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
New York Times "...Gere's showy but intense performance is the film's real focus, and it commands attention..." 10/08/1993 p.C16
Sight and Sound "...There are real virtues in almost all the performances..." 10/01/1994 p.43-4
Variety "...GETTYSBURG succeeds as a motion picture event, and as a recreation of a pivotal chapter of American history..." 10/04/1993
Chicago Sun-Times "...This is a film that Civil War buffs will find indispensable..." 10/08/1993 p.38
USA Today "...[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..." 03/25/1994 p.3D
Ronald F. Maxwell
Tom Berenger
Jeff Daniels
Cast & Crew
Tom Berenger - Star
Maxwell Caulfield - Star
Martin Sheen - Star
C. Thomas Howell - Star
Kevin Conway - Star
Richard Jordan - Star
Jeff Daniels - Star
Stephen Lang - Star
Sam Elliott - Star
James Lancaster - Star
Ronald F. Maxwell - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
UPC 00883929206247
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 271 minutes
Color Color
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Video Format Blu-Ray

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