Gettysburg / Gods and Generals
  • Gettysburg / Gods and Generals
  • Gettysburg / Gods and Generals

Gettysburg / Gods and Generals

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell

Cast: Ronald F. Maxwell

     
 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara becomes this sprawling historical epic. As in Shaara's novel, director Ronald Maxwell focuses on a handful of major players to dramatize the events of July 1863, when the armies of the Union and Confederacy clash at the small Pennsylvania town of the title. Among them are Martin Sheen asSee more details below

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Overview

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara becomes this sprawling historical epic. As in Shaara's novel, director Ronald Maxwell focuses on a handful of major players to dramatize the events of July 1863, when the armies of the Union and Confederacy clash at the small Pennsylvania town of the title. Among them are Martin Sheen as General Robert E. Lee, who disagrees with his top advisor, General James Longstreet (Tom Berenger) over battle strategy, and Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a college professor whose unorthodox techniques save the day (and possibly the war) for his beleaguered army. Other cast standouts include Richard Jordan in his final film appearance as the ill-fated General Lewis Armistead, and cameo roles for Civil War buff Ken Burns and media mogul producer Ted Turner. Filmed on-location at Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg was shot as a television miniseries for Turner's TNT cable channel, but earned a limited theatrical release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
UPC:
0883929188376
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
9:11:00
Sales rank:
35,430

Special Features

Disc 1 - Gettysburg ; ; Commentary by Director/Screenwriter Ronald F. Maxwell, Cinematographer Kees Van Oostrum, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author James M. McPherson and Military Historian Craig Symonds; ; Disc 2: Special Features on DVD; 3 Featurettes: The Making of Gettysburg, On Location and Vintage Oscar Nominee The Battle of Gettysburg; ; Battlefield Maps; Theatrical Trailer; ; Gods and Generals - Disc 1 - All-New Extended Director's Cut Plus Special Features on Blu-ray; ; All-New Introduction by Executive Producer Ted Turner and Director/Screenwriter Ronald F. Maxwell; ; All-New Commentary by Ronald F. Maxwell and Historical Advisors Col. Keith Gibson and James I. Robertson Jr.; ; Disc 2 - Special Features on DVD; ; 3 Featurettes:; Journey to the Past: The African-American Slave Experience in the Film's Era; ; The Life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson; The Authenticities of the Film; ; Music Video: Bob Dylan's Cross the Green Mountain; Theatrical Trailer

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