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Brilliant Civil War Classic

on 5/31/2012

What an all-star cast! Matthew Broderick, Carey Elwes, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and the list goes on and on. These incredible actors bring their best and carry the film all the way through. Elwes isn't even American and he makes a convincing American soldier, a great actor indeed. It proves that this story is more than American history, but human history. A must see film for every single person, and no one will be disappointed.

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A special-ops commander leads his team into the jungle of nigeria to rescue a doctor who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 203505852
UPC 043396160941
UPC 14 00043396160941
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/5/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Broderick,Matthew
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Alan North - Actor
Andre Braugher - Actor
Cary Elwes - Actor
Cliff De Young - Actor
Denzel Washington - Actor
Edward Zwick - Director
Freddie Francis - Cinematographer
J.D. Cullum - Actor
James Horner - Original Music By
Kevin Jarre - Screenplay
Lincoln Kirstein - Based On Book By
Matthew Broderick - Actor
Morgan Freeman - Actor
Peter Burchard - Based On Book By
Pieter Jan Brugge, et. al. - Producer
Robert Gould Shaw - Based On Letters By
Steven Rosenblum - Editor
Awards
Winner (1990) Golden Globe, Denzel Washington, Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture,Oscar, Freddie Francis, Best Cinematography,Oscar, Donald O. Mitchell, et. al., Best Sound,Oscar, Denzel Washington, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominee (1990) Oscar, Norman Garwood, Best Art Direction-Set Direction,Oscar, Steven Rosenblum, Best Film Editing
Image Award (1992) Denzel Washington, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture,Glory, Winner, Outstanding Motion Picture
British Academy Awards (1991) Freddie Francis, Nominee, Best Cinematography
Grammy (1991) James Horner, Winner, Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television
Oscar (1990) Denzel Washington, Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Donald O. Mitchell, et. al., Winner, Best Sound,Freddie Francis, Winner, Best Cinematography,Norman Garwood, Garrett Lewis, Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Steven Rosenblum, Nominee, Best Film Editing
Golden Globe (1990) Denzel Washington, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Edward Zwick, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture,Glory, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Glory is, without question, one of the best movies ever made about the American Civil War (a.k.a. "The War Between the States"). The reason isn't just the way in which Kevin Jarre's script illuminates a frequent oversight of history books, nor is it the fine acting or epic feel that director Edward Zwick achieves on a modest budget -- although those elements are part of Glory's effectiveness. Rather, it is the way in which the filmmakers weave an impressively large historical tapestry without ever losing sight of the characters that make up the individual threads. Glory has important things to say, yet it does so without becoming pedantic...Glory is constructed as an inspirational tale, but the inspiration is not forced or false. It is rooted in the characters and the manner in which they overcome obstacles, including, most prominently, their own personal demons...Glory has become one of the most frequently shown motion pictures in high schools. In large part because of the film, there has been a greater awareness of the importance of African American soldiers in the Civil War. Even if it were not for that development, Glory would still be a memorable motion picture. It has all the elements of a great film, and it remains as stirring and forceful today as it was during its initial release.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The story goes that the author of "Glory," Kevin Jarre, was walking across Boston Common one day when he noticed something about a Civil War memorial that he had never noticed before. Some of the soldiers in it were black. Although the American Civil War is often referred to as the war to free the slaves, it had never occurred to Jarre - or, apparently, to very many others - that blacks themselves fought in the war. The inspiration for "Glory" came to Jarre as he stood looking at the monument..."Glory" is a strong and valuable film no matter whose eyes it is seen through. But there is still, I suspect, another and quite different film to be made from this same material.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The Washington Post
Review "Glory," a historical drama about a black regiment that proves its mettle during the Civil War, may not hold up to intense scrutiny but it marches to the glorious beat that fired up the Massachusetts 54th...And it's hard not to get carried along...The flaws are many, should you look for them. Scriptwriter Jarre (whose previous credit is, uh, "Rambo: First Blood Part II") provides only a superficial sense of his characters' dreams (his script is made better by the performers); that liberal-hearted, misty-eyed giddiness (thanks chiefly to the gushy, rhapsodizing score by James Horner) frequently gets way out of hand; and Broderick, as the Boston Brahmin who leads the 54th to timeless glory, provides a certain, gee-willikers empathy, but he should probably give Neil Simon a call and see what's shaking...In this movie, he's an amiable non-presence, creating unintentionally the notion that the 54th earned their stripes despite wimpy leadership...For the regiment in "Glory," earning those military stripes also means proving its manhood to the nation. If that seems outdated and racially insulting today, it was no such thing in an age when Americans (on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line) considered blacks childlike, immoral and militarily incapable (an attitude that, of course, no longer exists...). Washington, Freeman and company give that goal, and this movie, an updated vitality.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Broderick,Matthew
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Andrew Howe, eFilmCritic.com One of the greatest films ever made.
Desson Howe, Washington Post ...a thoroughly pleasant experience...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Exceptional story...faultlessly performed. One of the finest historical dramas ever made.
Felix Vasquez, Jr., Film Threat ...one of the best war epics ever made, with all around fantastic performances...
Los Angeles Times ...an eloquent, heart-tugging Civil War epic...Remarkable as a period piece and for Freddie Francis's vivid cinematography...
Michael Dequina, Mr. Brown's Movies The lasting power of the [film]...rests in the emotional connection to the characters.

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