The Human Side of War DVD Set
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Saving Private Ryan (Special Limited Edition) DVDInternationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan is an unforgettable film achievement that has profound and lasting impact throughout the world. Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Director, the film also captured Oscars for Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound and Sound Effects Editing.
More than 70 critics (including those at Time Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly) and critics' groups in New York, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Great Britain named the film Best Picture of the Year, while the Los Angeles, Toronto and Broadcast Film Critics honored it with both Best Picture and Best Director awards.
In addition, Spielberg received his third Directors Guild of America Award, the American Legion, The Spirit of Normandy Award, a USO Merit Award from the USO of Metropolitan Washington, as well as the highest civilian public service award from the Department of the Army.
Selected for more than 60 Top Ten lists, Saving Private Ryan's other honors include Golden Globes for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director, the Producers Guild of America Award and ten nominations from the British Academy Film Awards.
Saving Private Ryan was the top-grossing motion picture of 1998. Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
- Exclusive Message From Steven Spielberg
- Saving Private Ryan: Into the Breach
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Production Notes
- Cast and Filmmakers' Bios
- Dual Layer
- Single Sided
The True Story of the Fighting Sullivans DVD
They were known as the Fighting Sullivans, and were by far America's most famous sailors. The destruction of their ship in 1942, however, turned this story of national heroism to one of deep tragedy.
On November 13, 1942, all five Sullivan brothers were serving aboard the USS Juneau when a Japanese torpedo struck the ship. Four hundred men died instantly, and another 150 floated helplessly in shark-infested waters. When rescue arrived, only 10 men survived none named Sullivan. HISTORY'S MYSTERIES traces the story of the Sullivan brothers, revealing how they ended up serving together despite the Navy's policy of separating family members and investigating the essential question: Could their deaths have been avoided?
From the forging of their deep fraternal bond to their ultimately tragic end, THE TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHTING SULLIVANS chronicles the story of five brothers who sacrificed everything to remain united.