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Gettysburg [Director's Cut] [2 Discs] [DigiBook] [Blu-ray] [1993]

Release Date:05/24/2011
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (284 out of 297)

    Special Features

    • Disc 1:
    • 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:
    • 3 featurettes: The making of Gettysburg, on Location and Vintage Oscar nominee The Battle of Gettysburg
    • Battlefield maps
    • Theatrical trailer


    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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Martin Sheen
      Martin Sheen - Robert E. Lee
    • Jeff Daniels
      Jeff Daniels - Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
    • Tom Berenger
      Tom Berenger - Lieutenant General James Longstreet
    • Stephen Lang
      Stephen Lang - Maj.Gen.George E. Pickett
    • Richard Jordan
      Richard Jordan - Brigadier General Lewis A.Armistead

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