BlueRay: Gettysburg – (1993)

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BlueRay: Gettysburg - (1993) Genre: Drama, History, War, Release Date: 2011-07-05 Duration: 271 Min Dir...

BlueRay: Gettysburg – (1993)

BlueRay: Gettysburg - (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War,
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Duration: 271 Min

  • Ronald F. Maxwell

In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.


Tom Berenger

Martin Sheen

Stephen Lang

Jeff Daniels


3 responses to “BlueRay: Gettysburg – (1993)”

  1. Roy Hobbs says:
    29 of 31 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Give “Gods and Generals” another chance, July 7, 2011
    Roy Hobbs (Indianapolis, IN United States) –

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    This review is from: Gettysburg / Gods and Generals (Limited Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)

    This is what the film IS and SHOULD be. It fills in many of the gaps from the theatrical release. And although there are still some slow parts I do not care for, they are now virtually drowned out by new and extended scenes. The battle scenes are better than any other Civil War film made to date. This newer version has more life to it and is certainly more cohesive. We see more sides to Stonewall Jackson. He’s less of the “Santa Claus-like” character some labeled him as in the theatrical release. Perhaps just as important is that his character doesn’t dominate this version as it did in the original. He still has a major role, but the film doesn’t revolve around him. And although Jeff Daniels’ performance as Joshua Chamberlain is not quite as good here as it was in “Gettysburg,” his added scenes enhance the film. ”Gettysburg” is the better of the two, but they are both worthy films. So this short review basically amounts to little more than a recommendation to see the original vision for “Gods and Generals.” Watch it and judge for yourself.

  2. Chris Hall says:
    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Loved it, enough said, July 15, 2011

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    I have waited for this box set for a long time, but especially for the directors cut of God’s and Generals. I thought the extra footage made it an entirely new movie! Now all I want is for Ted Turner to finally decide to make the final movie, The Last Full Measure… ignore how much money it makes at the box office (I think for this type of movie it creats a false negative), because the real money for these movies comes from the DVD and now Blue-Ray sales from people that are dedicated to this movie genre.

  3. Scott Anderson "Sharpsburg" says:
    19 of 23 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Entertaining History, July 11, 2011
    Scott Anderson “Sharpsburg” (Shepherdstown, WV) – (VINE VOICE)

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    This review is from: Gettysburg / Gods and Generals (Limited Collector’s Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)

    I’m taking a leap in faith or as some would say, going out on a limb to give this review. Before my life became absorbed with War, History, Cooking and Family I enjoyed casual reading on the Civil War and read Killer Angels in fits and spurts before Gettysburg hit the big screen. I worked my way through college earning a BA in History and an MA in Social Sciences, and ended up studying the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam. I then moved to Shepherdstown WV, the very doorstep to Antietam National Battlefield. In doing so I finished my masters degree by completing my thesis on “Afternoon at Lower Bridge”, focusing on the tactics and strategy that took place at the Lower Bridge, now known as Burnside Bridge. I came to realize that there were a lot of different perspectives, viewpoints and theories on what took place, and the only thing we know today is that the battle took place on that hallowed ground. Everything else is up for speculation, including the thoughts of the commanders, soldiers and even more so the historians that later transposed the early words of those that fought the battles. With that being said these movies are interpretations of what took place on the battlefields 150 years ago. True, we know who fought on what side, but other than that, we really don’t know exactly what took place. Suffice to say Battlefield Historians, Park Rangers, Noted Historians and Tour Guides that have spent years studying the war and they are the ones we need to go to for exact information. With that being said I really enjoyed the 1 hr addition to Gods and Generals, and loved seeing the theatrical release of Gettysburg last week at the Gettysburg Visitor Center hosted by Ron Maxwell. The extended version of Gettysburg has an additional 17 minutes and it was nice to here Ron’s words as to why they produced the movie. It was also shocking to see that at least 20 in the audience had never seen the movie and this was their first time. Gods and Generals really filled out with addition of cutting room floor video such as the John Wilkes Booth subplot, Antietam battle scenes and reworking the entire movie to flow better. It really gives you a wonderful cinematographic representation of what took place leading up to Gettysburg, and you need to take it in with a grain of salt. If you want exacting science then take the time to walk the fields and read into what the soldiers said and ask park rangers to explain what took place. Remember this movie was historically based but there is always room for artistic licensing and movie drama to make a good picture. Gettysburg is pretty much the way it was when it came out with snippets here and there added in and I’ve not had the complete opportunity to fully watch the extended version from start to finish. When I get the chance I’ll spend some time watching Gettysburg uninterrupted and come back to give a final accounting as to the extended version. The Limited Collectors Edition with Sesquicentennial coin, booklets of Civil War information and nice storage box make a nice movie package. I recommend this package to anyone interested in a well research theatrical version of the Civil War. My apologies to anyone I may have offended, but as my good friend Ed Bearss told me, “…movies get people to the battlefield to walk the grounds to see and understand what happened and to talk to the rangers about what took place.” One last point to make – The Blu-ray version at the Gettysburg Visitor Center is selling for $130.00 and the DVD version is selling for $100.00. Save some money and purchase on Amazon, it’s the same package for 50% less.

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