Saving Private Ryan (4K UltraHD + Blu-ray)
The mission is a man.
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4K UltraHD Details
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 8, 2018
- Originally Released: 2018
- Label: Paramount
- 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Features:
- Encoding: Region A
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Paul Giamatti, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Edward Burns, Vin Diesel, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson, Jeremy Davies, Barry Pepper, Bryan Cranston & Harve Presnell|
|Directed by||Steven Spielberg|
|Edited by||Michael Kahn|
|Screenwriting by||Robert Rodat|
|Composition by||John Williams|
|Produced by||Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinsohn|
|Director of Photography:||Janusz Kaminski|
Academy Awards 1998 - Best Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Academy Awards 1998 - Best Director: Steven Spielberg
...Sheer gut-wrenching immediacy....[Spielberg] has come of age as an artist...
Sight and Sound
[I]t remains a spectacular, unequalled piece of action film-making.
No audience can resist it. You may walk out of the theater rich with indignation at the shamelessness of it all, but you cannot get rid of the lump in your throat. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Not simply a 1990s classic or among the better prestige films of my generation, Saving Private Ryan is a stone cold masterpiece ranking among the very best war films of all time. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- [Saving Private Ryan] accomplishes something I had been taught was most difficult -- making an action-filled anti-war film or, at least, one that doesn't in some way glorify or lie about combat. Full Review
...A powerful and impressive milestone in the realistic depiction of combat, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is as much an experience we live through as a film we watch on screen...
Los Angeles Times
Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece. It cements Steven Spielberg's reputation as one of the seminal filmmakers of the era. Full Review
Director Steven Spielberg's World War II tour de force chronicles the journey of a GI squad on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), the unit is under orders to track down a soldier, Private Ryan (Matt Damon), so he might return home to his mother in America, where she is grieving the unimaginable loss of her three other sons to the war. The first unforgettable 20 minutes of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN realistically and horrifically depicts the Normandy invasion as Miller. his second-in-command, Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore), and the others in the unit land at Omaha Beach. Before the film began shooting, Hanks and the actors in his squad went through a one-week boot camp in the woods. All the actors, except Hanks, wanted to quit, but Hanks rallied their spirits by reminding them of the incredible tribulations endured by the real veterans of World War II. Production designer Tom Sanders found a beach in Ireland that perfectly matched the landscape of Normandy's. Spielberg gave great credit to the Irish army who helped re-create the Omaha Beach scenes.
Steven Spielberg's award-winning film is a brutal look at the devastation that war leaves behind, both physically and emotionally. Standouts in the film include Tom Hanks as the seemingly hardened leader, Ed Burns as the cocky New Yorker, and Jeremy Davies as the wanna-be writer who'd rather be carrying a typewriter than a gun. A closing battle nearly matches the opening scene's in impact, and Spielberg concludes matters with a present-tense bookend, as in SCHINDLER'S LIST, that drills the point home.
War | World War II | Theatrical Release | France | Soldiers | Battles | Military (USA) | Essential Cinema
- Theatrical release: July 24, 1998.
- The film was shot in England, Ireland, and France.
- Estimated budget: $70 million.
- The film grossed more than $215 million at the domestic box office and nearly $375 million worldwide.
- Steven Spielberg won an Academy Award for Best Director for SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
- In preparation for their roles, the actors went through a week of boot camp with retired Marine Dale Dye-- except Matt Damon (Private Ryan), who was excused from the training so that a real-life resentment of him by the others would be formed.
- D day, June 6, 1944, was the largest invasion in military history--175,000 soldiers of the Allied Expeditionary Force invaded Normandy.
- Spielberg was honored with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, presented to him by Prince Andrew for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in Los Angeles in November 2000.