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|World War II Collection |
Price For Peace/Shooting War/Saving Private Ryan, D-Day Edition
Actors: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper
Directors: James Moll, Richard Schickel, Steven Spielberg
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Educational, Military & War
Studio: Paramount Home Video Release Date: 05/25/2004
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Send 8 Men To Save 1 - A DVD Collection Worth Buying
C.S Lee | Selangor, West Malaysia | 06/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Saving Private Ryan is not just any war movie. Its THE MOVIE that will take you places, an extra-ordinary journey of 8 men embark on a mission to save 1. And the meaning of what they believe in what they are fighting for.Watching this movie was an experience. I enjoyed a lot of how Steven Spielberg did his research well and how he directs a mood that is so real as if it had happen during WWII.I have no complains about this collection set. Saving Private Ryan: D-Day Edition had both DTS & normal 5.1 Stereo in it. With the bonus disc feature on short documentaries during the filming of SPR, it wasn't much but yet simple. Then there is 2 other DVDs short documentaries about WWII which I have yet to delve myself into.Still, its worth it when you get this collection boxset. I can guarantee you that if you enjoy Saving Private Ryan movie alone, you will enjoy the bonus discs and the featurettes included with this set. Better buy it fast before it runs out."
Asolutely incredible, moving and powerful set.
Ross McKenzie | Seattle, WA United States | 06/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"June 6th, 1944 D-Day the largest military campaign of the 20th century , 60 years ago from Sunday June 6th, 2004 to the day
thousands of allied forces along with the most miltary equipment
in the history of mankind for one purpose to liberate France from
German occupation , the single most defining battle of World War
2, it would be a success but not with out it's price the ultimate
price for allied forces and americans of our greatist generation
would be the highest price.For those that survived they would see
things that most of us would never see and some things that they
would never want to see again , but some would go to continue to fight in the pacific and other battles of World War 2.It is the
courage and bravery of these men that will stand the test of time and be rememberd for many generations from both the D-Day
and World War 2 memoreals.It is also these men who would inspire
Steven Speilberg to make his 1998 masterpeice Saving Private Ryan where it's amazing first 28 minutes of the film alone is
a living tribute to the men who fought on the beaches of Normandy that fateful day.The violence may be extreme but this
is the closest to the real thing that your going to get.Tom Hanks
is Capt.Miller him and his platoon have orders to secure the beach for the rest of the forces.When he does the miltary soon finds out that 3 brothers have died in combat and Pvt.James
Ryan is the 4th brother who is missing Capt.Miller is given orders to find him and get him out of the war when loosing
some of his men under his command , when loosing these men
he feels that all of this may not be worth the trouble.When
they finally do find him , him and his men are angry and
weary from battle , Pvt.Ryan(Matt Damon) is told and refuses
to go with Capt.Miller and instead plans to secure a bridge
that must be taken to stop the Germans, Capt Miller and
his men see that there is no choice but to stay and fight
along side Ryan , and Capt.Miller and his men beging to
realize that Pvt.Ryan is also someones son and also is
worth much more then what they came there to do in this
stirring tribute to the men that fought in World War 2. This set includes Saving Private Ryan:60 th Annaversary
Edition in Dts as well as two documentarys , Price For Peace
and Shooting War two absolutely brillant documentarys from
the team of Steven Speilberg,Steven Ambrose,and Tom Hanks to
give you an actual veiw of World War 2,these are great companion
peices to a brillant film and the best World War 2 film of all time now the men of World War 2 will live on when you watch this
as they were ment to be in this greatist sacrifice of a generation.A wonderful set."
The best movie about World War II?
Thomas R. Fasulo | Gainesville, Florida USA | 03/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Is "Saving Private Ryan" a great WW II movie? Yes it is. Was the Battle of D-Day the greatest campaign of the war? No, it wasn't. D-Day and the period leading up to it and the campaign through France was a tremendous effort that brought men close to greatness, but it pales compared to the efforts on the Russian Front or the American assault on Okinawa. As Lt. John Eisenhower said in a toast in Moscow, shortly after the war was over, "I propose a toast to the man responsible for winning the War... the common Russian soldier." So lay off Cyrus, another reviewer who is flamed here.
Everyone should see "Saving Private Ryan," especially those who don't appreciate what it took to beat the Germans and the Japanese. They don't know how close we came to losing World War II and living in HELL for generations afterward. The men and women who fought in this War against the Axis powers are true heroes, whether they be Americans, Russians, British, Indians, Filippinos, or dozens of other nationalities. The hell that hundreds of thousands went through is conveyed in "Saving Private Ryan."
"Saving Private Ryan" is more than just a combat film. The opening and ending scenes tell us that these were real people, with families, hopes and dreams. And so many of the men and women who fought the Axis never realized those dreams, for they bought freedom with their lives. Other scenes within the movie tell us that the men we are watching on the screen are more than just trained killers, but ordinary guys who just want to go home again.
But if you want to see the greatest movie about World War II, I suggest The Best Years of Our Lives It won eight academy awards, but it didn't have one scene of combat as it took place immediately after the end of the War. I saw "Saving Private Ryan" once, and that is enough. I can never see "The Best Years of Our Lives" enough times. Two other truly great films about World War II are A Walk in Sun (1945) (B&W) and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. Like "The Best Years of Our Lives," these are stories about War and how it changes men."