Saving Private Ryan

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I love this movie and was extremely excited when I heard it was going to be released on DVD. I've now seen both versions, DTS and Dolby Digital, and I thought the DTS version sounded better. However, there are some major flaws in the film transfer to DVD, evident in both versions. I can't believe Speilberg released this with these flaws. I expect to see recall announcements for this DVD.

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Saving Private Ryan Rocks!

by Dennis Rhee on 10/12/1999

I loved Tom Hanks! The director was neat. I like Saving Private Ryan. Get it on DVD!

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What A Movie

by maitai@netnitco.net on 10/12/1999

This may be one of the top five best movies I've seen. You don't leave the theater feeling all warm and fuzzy, you wont go to dinner afterwards to recite all the funny lines, and it definitely will not become one of thos great movies you pop in for the family around holidays. Everyone in the theater was silent throughout the movie, grown men were literately sobbing, when the credits began to roll, no one jumped to get out of the parking lot first, one by one they would stand and quietly exit. Spielberg's brilliance has come as close to dipicting the suffering and horror of war more than anything I've ever seen. Some of my relatives who where on the beaches of Normady said the movie was not Hollywood, it was war. It was as vivid and horrific as D-Day was for them. I think everyone owes it to the men who served in WWII to see this movie, you will have new and deserved respect for all who died and all who triumphed. Steven Spielberg I commend your talent.

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Product Overview

A small band of U.S. Soldiers are sent on a mission during the tumultuous battle at normandy to find the lone survivor of four brothers in steven spielberg's brutally honest, world war II epic. Special features: cast and filmmakers' bios: production notes: interactive menus: two theatrical trailers and more.

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Studio Paramount
SKU 40121194
UPC 667068443325
UPC 14 00667068443325
Format DVD
Release Date 2/14/2006
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Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Actors
Name Hanks,Tom
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Directors
Name Steven Spielberg
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Name Stephen Spielberg
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Cast & Crew
Matt Damon - Actor
Adam Goldberg - Actor
Barry Pepper - Actor
Edward J. Burns - Actor
Giovanni Ribisi - Actor
Jeremy Davies - Actor
Tom Hanks - Actor
Tom Sizemore - Actor
Vin Diesel - Actor
Steven Spielberg - Director
Janusz Kaminski - Director of Photography
John Williams - Musical Score
Ian Bryce, et al. - Producer
Frank Darabont, et al. - Writer
Robert Rodat - Writer
Awards
Oscar (1999) Steven Spielberg, Winner, Best Director,Tom Hanks, Nominee, Best Actor,Steven Spielberg, et al., Nominee, Best Picture
Golden Globe (1999) Steven Spielberg, Winner, Best Director,Tom Hanks, Nominee, Best Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...a powerful experience... Spielberg knows how to make audiences weep... But weeping is an incomplete response, letting the audience off the hook. The film embodies ideas. After the immediate experience begins to fade, the implications remain and grow.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...an overwhelming experience... launches and climaxes with two of the greatest extended battle sequences ever put on film... Hanks embodies the spirit of simple decency, one of the reasons for which the war was fought... [the movie] will stick with us.
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Reviewer Bob Graham
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource The New York Times
Review ...the ultimate devasting letter home...[Spielberg] restores passion and meaning to the genre with such whirlwind force that he seems to reimagine it entirely, dazzling with the breadth and intensity of that imagination... The film simply looks at war as if war had not been looked at before... the finest war movie of our time.
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Reviewer Janet Maslin
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Hanks,Tom
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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