Saving Private Ryan DVD ;0)
Two Original Theatrical Trailers
Cast & Crew Biographies
Documentary 'Into The Beach'
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 honour, decency and courage.
BEST WAR FILM OF ALL TIME! - I'm not a huge fan of war films but this was brilliant stuff. The battle scenes were so authentic, particularly the beach landings and were graphic to say the least. A film that can keep you gripped for this length of time has got to be good. Even if you're not a war movie lover I challenge you not to like this movie. Saw it on Sky then had to have it on DVD. Would anyone like to gift me a large screen TV so that I could enjoy it more? It was worth a try!
Summing up - great cast, great acting, great movie ;0)
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All time top 5 shortlist. No arguements....
Some films just tend to stick in your mind as 1st class & this is one of the best ones for me.
From the graphic & no holes barred beach landing scene at the start of the film right through the end I was happy to have come across this film in my lifetime & will watch a few more times in the years to come.
Just one of those films where you ignore the reviews, subject matter etc & are completely moved by the experience.
A very happy viewer :-)
Good action Packed moie full of war scenes
Great film lots of "bloody action" and war scenes.
Quick beginning not too long either.
Great characters and very good actors ( bearing in mind tom hanks)eachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother... Written by J.Zelman
After the invasion of fortress Europe on June 6th 1944, Tom Hanks leads his squad from the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division, on a mission to find and bring home Private James Francis Ryan after the death of his brothers. The mission takes them through Nazi occupied territory to establish contact with Ryan's unit an element of the 101st Airborne Division. This exiting war thriller brings the reality of history's bloodiest war into the homes of ordinary people, but also brings into light the reality of broken and lost families in a time of total and encompassing war. Written by Pvt. Maher, HHC 29th Aviation Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
After learning that Private Ryans three brothers have all died in the war, the government attempts to locate him to send him home. The problem is they don't know if he is dead or alive behind enemy lines. Written by Anonymous
During WWII, Chief of Staff, General Marshall is informed that three of a woman's sons have been killed and that she's going to receive the notifications of their demise at the same time. And when he learns that a fourth son is still unaccounted for, the General decides to send a unit to find him and bring him back, despite being told that it's highly unlikely that he is still alive and the area that he was known to be at is very dangerous. So the unit consisting of 8 men are sent to find him but as stated it's very dangerous and one by one, each of them are being picked off. Will they find him and how many of them will still be alive.
Saving Private Ryan
I love world war 2 drama films and this suited me the best. Made in 1998 it had stunning visual effects for the time with realistic explosions, cannon fire and a stunning achievment of recreating Omaha beach.
This story takes you into an adventure where a squad of 6 men set out to find James Francis Ryan who's 3 brothers had been Killed In Action (KIA). The mission for the squad, to bring James Ryan back home to relieve the stress of his mother.
But after loosing 3 men in the journey to find Private Ryan, James doesn't want to go back his his grieving mother as he has direct orders to defend one of two bridges into the rest of France.
This film is rated 15+ and contains strong language, a tobacco reference (smoking) and heavy amounts of blood and gore.
Experience the true horror of war
A tip before watching this DVD. Turn the volume up on the surround sound and get ready for some astounding action. The Normandy landing at the beginning of this film shows what war can really be like. The horror and fury are captured perfectly, time even slowing as some combatants actually report in battles, sight, sound and actions all becoming distorted and changed. One of the greatest pieces of war film making ever made. The whole film continues this sensual and emotional roller coaster to the films explosive climax. Excellent moral and thought provoking scenes set in the present day round off this classic film to its full potential.
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