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Gettysburg (Widescreen Edition)
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Manufacturer: Turner Home Ent
Starring: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Jeff Daniels, Richard Jordan
Directed By: Ronald F. Maxwell
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Binding: DVD
Brand: BERENGER/DANIELS/SHEEN
EAN: 9780780632776
Format: Closed-captioned
ISBN: 078063277X
Label: Turner Home Ent
Manufacturer: Turner Home Ent
Number Of Items: 1
Picture Format: Letterbox
Publisher: Turner Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2004-02-03
Running Time: 261
Studio: Turner Home Ent
Theatrical Release Date: 1993

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Editorial Reviews:

The fiercest battle fought on american soil commands the screen an epic film achievement painstakingly recreating the people and events of fateful days in july 1863. Special features: subtitles in english and french cas/crew interview gallery cast/director filmographies and much more. Studio: Turner Hm Entertainm Release Date: 06/21/2005 Starring: Tom Berenger Martin Sheen Run time: 254 minutes Rating: Pg Director: Ronald F. Maxwell


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Summary: could have been better
Comment: Movie was slow. The amount of film used could have been about half and been more entertaining. Lee was shown in a negative light, and no mention of General Custer heading off J.E.B. Stuart as he headed for Gettysburg. Otherwise an adequate use of time.

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Summary: Minor flaws, generally fine
Comment: I didn't know that the soldiers were able to get their uniforms to a 24 hour laundry service to be ready for the next battle. Not a wrinkle or scuff mark on any uniform. Alot of bonding, many philosopical interludes, even while battle lines are being formed. Though, if actual Civil war diaries are a guide, the "foot soldier" was a literate individual, a "student" of war. This motif is therefore, realistic; though the synthetic soundtrack doesn't help. At times, it sounds like outtakes from the "Rocky IV" sessions.
The script mentions 15 thousand here and 20 thousand there, and all we see are the same 160 guys huffing and puffing. Reviewers have criticized the unrealistic look of the "Re-enactors", but I understand that the Southern army did include many participants who did not fit the image, so to speak, because of the necessities of maintaining reasonable numbers. Although, I assumed that to be later in the War.
The script seems to be overly slanted towards the Military historian, as the constant references to flanks, infantry, cavalry, brigades, moving within specific battleplans, gets almost comical, which is not respectful to our Country's signature battle.
In the ending credits, it is written that the Battle was a (relative) failure. Some of the most interesting sections involve dialogue with the Generals regarding the potential of such a battle to actually end the War.
Very interesting montage at the end credits where actor and actual person come together. A bit crass but effective.
I thought that perhaps a graphic of The Gettysburg Address could have closed the film, though the Brothers embarcing was well done.
A very positive aspect of this film is the Gettysburg location itself. The movie begins and ends on the battlefield.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: When will extended version be available
Comment: Gettsbug's Collectors Edition in 1993 had 17 additional minutes. This should be available on dvd.

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Summary: A Little Long but an Impressive Achievement
Comment: "Gettysburg" is a film best watched in parts as it is very long (it needed to be lenghty though). This is one of the most accurate civil war films I have seen and an impressive number of reeactors were used in some of the battle scenes. Picket's Charge is particullarly well filmed as is the fighting on Little Round Top. Not all of the battle could be covered even in this epic and the cavalry battle on July third is excluded. The musical score is very appropriate and the film has a fine collection of actors. Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Sam Elliot, and Tom Berenger portray their characters well and surprisingly, all of these four except Elliot look a lot like the historical figures they are portraying. The other actors generally do a good job as well.
Overall, "Glory" is still my favorite Civil War film as a movie, but "Gettysburg" is superb in its own right and unlike many Hollywood films seems fairly accurate.

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Summary: Best Ever Civil War Movie
Comment: This is without question the absolute best Civil War movie ever made. It is beautifully filmed, expertly directed, and features stellar performances by Berringer and Daniels. If you are a Civil War buff, you must have this DVD in your collection.


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