Glory [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [1989]

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  • Release Date: 05/07/2013
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (162 out of 163)

Synopsis


Glory
Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved have been ignored by history due to racism. Those heroes were the all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, headed by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), the son of an influential abolitionist (played by an uncredited Jane Alexander). Despite the fact that the Civil War is ostensibly being fought on their behalf, the black soldiers are denied virtually every privilege and amenity that is matter of course for their white counterparts; as in armies past and future, they are given the most menial and demeaning of tasks. Still, none of the soldiers quit the regiment when given the chance. The unofficial leaders of the group are gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman) and fugitive slave Trip (Denzel Washington), respectively representing the brains and heart of the organization. The 54th acquit themselves valiantly at Fort Wagner, SC, charging a fortification manned by some 1,000 Confederates. Glory was based on Lincoln Kirstein's Lay This Laurel and Peter Burchard's One Gallant Rush; the latter book was founded on the letters of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the real-life character played by Matthew Broderick. The film won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for co-star Denzel Washington, and additional statuettes for Best Cinematography (Freddie Francis) and Sound Recording. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - Col. Robert Gould Shaw
  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington - Trip
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - John Rawlins
  • Cary Elwes
    Cary Elwes - Cabot Forbes
  • Cliff De Young
    Cliff De Young - Col. Montgomery



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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 163 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    Illinraja

    This flick is one of the greatest flicks of all time. A classic forever, the casting of the freeman was superb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    TalkToMeGoose
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    This is the best Civil War movie except for maybe Gone With the Wind. Wonderfully acted and the cinematography is first rate. It's hard to screw up a movie with Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Matthew Broderick, but even the support actors are fantastic in this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Historical Movie

    Posted
    mbennett2283
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This was another movie I had been looking for for years. Found this one in the $9.99 Savestation, so I couldn't pass it up. I loved Matthew Broderick's work in this movie. This is a great Civil War movie about a white commander of black soldiers. I think the most poignant scene of the movie is how one white soldier in particular comes to respect his African-American counterpart during battle. If you appreciate historical movies, look no further than this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Film

    Posted
    dynalee
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    One of my all time favorite movies. Based on Historical documents and facts. Cast couldn't have been better. A must for your collection of great movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An all time favorite.

    Posted
    bigdad257
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you like magnificent acting, history, cinematography and let me say it again acting. This cast is made for this film like a tailored suit. The emotions you get from these performances are nothing short of amazing. It is a roller coaster ride. The writing takes you all through an historical setting and time in the Cival War that is loaded with increditable emotions and factual realism. You will be captured from the minute the movie starts to the end. If you do not find yourself emotionally choked up at the beginning of the last sequence to the final end of the movie than I must have missed something. I am not one who believes in giving the story away but I can say Denzel Washington' s protrayal and execution of character growth within the setting of this movie, of his part, is nothing short of brilliant. It is one of the greatest assemble cast work I have seen, I could not notice one actor who stole from the assemble. Rent it, watch it and I will give you odds it will be in your collection if you do collect within no time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film and in-depth special features

    Posted
    TimD
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    I've always loved Glory, but ended up buying this Blu-Ray because my son watched a scene in his grade 8 history class and wanted to see the whole film. It's an important story that needed to be told, but the film also has some great cinematic photography and musical score. I've heard sections of James Horner's score from Glory used in so many trailers for other films that it has become that epic score that everyone recognizes, but can't identify. What really impressed me about this disc is the depth of mini-documentaries about the real people involved in the events surrounding the film. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great history lesson and entertaining.

    Posted
    Suzy
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    First time we realized black soldiers fought during the Civil War. Denzel Washington is one of our favorite actors and he and Morgan Freeman were superb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    gets me

    Posted
    ddddd22
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    GLORY-ous - makes me tear up every time... good movie

    I would recommend this to a friend



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