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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 320 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Civil War epic with great literary pedigree

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    MrMoe
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    Overall, a solid Civil War historical epic solidly grounded in The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. The film tracks on a handful of major players to dramatize the July 1863 battle between the armies of the Union and Confederacy in Gettysburg, a small Pennsylvania farm town. Martin Sheen stars as General Robert E. Lee, Tom Berenger as General James Longstreet, and Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a college professor whose unorthodox techniques save the day for the Union. The film is over 2 hours and 30 minutes. History and Civil War buffs should enjoy it. A nagging problem is that Civil War reenactors participated as extras, which in one respect is a nice touch. But, even knowing the composition of the Civil War armies, wears as you watch middle-aged and old overweight men in clean uniforms portray soldiers who had been fighting and marching for years.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty interesting historical film

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    marktrepanier
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    I'm not big on military history despite having retired about a year ago from the military. However, if I see a movie that sparks my interest, I'll check it out. I purchased this DVD pretty cheaply with a Reward Zone certificate that I had and was not disappointed. Although I'm familiar with the story of Gettysburg, it's always interesting to see things like this brought to life in a film. The acting was pretty well done and the scenes were interesting enough to make this worth watching.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Civil War fans

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    nohebiz
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    For Civil War fans like me, I enjoyed the dramatization and re-enactment of this historic battle. We've been to the battlefield twice and stayed over night in the complex which was General Lee's HQ, toured the town, and watched some performers in the park, but there's nothing like sitting back in front of a big screen, listening to the sounds of battle and imagining you were there to witness it first hand.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    gettysburg is a good war movie

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    pinkfloyd74
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    well this war movie is a good war movie to watch on a rainy day or a saturday after noon if you have 4hrs spare it has a good back story and when the battle starts between the north and south it is amazing and the sound on home theater is good so if you want to see a good war movie about the north and south i would check it out yes it is a little long but it is worth seeing so check it out

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    always worth a watch

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    belairtrappist
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    Not a big Civil War expert but, if you've ever been to Gettysburg, it will give you a great idea of how the battle unfolded over those three days. Others may argue over the accuracy of historical details but, as it's based on an historical novel ('The Killer Angels', 1974) and not a straight history retelling, willing to not quibble.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good clearance pick-up of a classic Civil War pic.

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    Steve
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    I’ve been to the Gettysburg battle-sites.. You can still feel some of the heartbreaking sense of lives lost and memorial shown in the movie.. and a history lesson everyone can learn from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Civil war Buffs

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    joepenn
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    I enjoyed the slow development of this familiar story with good characterizations and many insights on the famous historical figures as well as some less well known ones. Movie might not be for everyone as it is rather long but should not be missed by Civil War Buffs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Also Moving!!!

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    Bail
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    Both Gettysburg and Gods and Generals depict the gruesome horrors of war quite graphically. I felt true sadness for both sides at the loss of life which both sides suffered. Great depictions of 2 major civil war battles where each side took turns loosing.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great historical portrayal

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    GiggityGoo
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    I'm pretty picky with the military movies I watch, and even more so with those that depict things prior to World War I. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this movie, and even my kids enjoyed it, which was a plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    ricky2012
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    great movie, the ending felt like it was cut too soon. also, the reason for the civil war should have been further explored. the movie did mention it was state rights and not slavery that was the cause of the civil war, which is true.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A bargain bin movie

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    Cdupont
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    I got it for my girlfriend cause she liked it. Not sure what it's about or how accurate it is. But for $4.99 I'm going to find out.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Long movie if you want your moneys worth

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    mnillaman
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    It kind of dragged but It's definitely a movie good for and history class. Again, it dragged when I watched it but I did finish watching it. It's probably a movie I won't be watching from my DVD set for a while.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Never forget the sacrifices of so many

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    Pipewelder
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    Been wanting to see this for a long time. I assume it will be worth the hype and waiting. Haven't watched it yet but will soon. Many thanks to our armed forces men and women, past and present.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    History

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    noybear
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    A respectable telling of one of the most famous battles ever. Good acting and reasonably accurate within the time frame and characters. This is good, not great, but very good !

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story line

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    Jimmy11423
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    Great film for history buff. I Got the DVD so the picture quality is not too great. The sound effect is not what I am used to having since I have a 5.1 surround sound system .

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must see

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    2POODLES
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    I am not a Civil War buff. I bought it because I am a pratroit who believes deeply in "History Repeats Itself". Many parallels to the division in America today.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Civil War Story retold

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    DragonMom
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    Great acting and educational as well as entertaining. One of the best historical fictions made about the Civil War. Just did not like the poor wigs and fake beards.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Civil War buffs will enjoy this.

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    Annba
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    Although very graphic this movie tells the details of the Gettysburg battles very well. Learned some of the strategies behind the battle scenes.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitive movie on the Battle of Gettysburg

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    magoo10
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    Only thing that keeps this from being a 5-star movie is that the original (at least) 6 hour movie has been edited down to 4. Great story, flows well for a 4-hour movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gettysburg - 4 Stars

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    Jamestown45
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    Although the movie has some slow spots very interesting movie and provides a some what better understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg.

    I would recommend this to a friend