Rent Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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2h 43min
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Synopsis:
Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Spielberg
Voiced By:
John de Lancie
Writers:
Robert Rodat
Others:
Janusz Kaminski, Michael Kahn, Roger Guyett, Richard Hymns, Lois Burwell, Gary Summers, Conor O'Sullivan, Jeanette Freeman, Tom Sanders, Ronald Judkins, Daniel C. Striepeke, Lisa Dean Kavanaugh, Stefen Fangmeier, Andy Nelson, Mark Gordon, Ian Bryce, Gary Levinsohn, Gary Rydstrom, Neil Corbould, John Williams
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

1999 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

1999 BAFTA Best Sound

1999 Oscar Best Cinematography

1999 Oscar Best Director

1999 Oscar Best Editing

1999 Oscar Best Sound

1999 Oscar Best Sound Editing

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/11/2000
Run Time:
163 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Saving Private Ryan "Into The Beach"
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers
  • Production Notes
  • Cast And Crew Biographies
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/01/2003
Run Time:
169 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Saving private Ryan – With an introduction by Director Steven Spielberg
  • Looking into the past
  • Miller and his platoon
  • Boot camp
  • Making Saving private Ryan
  • Re-creating Omaha Beach
  • Music and sound
  • Parting thoughts
  • Into the breach: Saving private Ryan
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Re-release trailer
  • Shooting war – WWII combat photographers; hosted by Tom Hanks
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2018
Run Time:
169 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (5) of Saving Private Ryan

Wonderful - Saving Private Ryan review by GL

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31/01/2019

The film is a must see and this blu ray version couldn't be bettered. The film detail and nuanced lighting are briliant.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

One of the most influential films of my earlier life given a stunning refresh on 4K Blu-Ray - Saving Private Ryan review by TB

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20/10/2019

When Saving Private Ryan first came out, it not only kick started my love of WWII history, but also showed a side of war which had not been put on film in a way like it before. Far from battles which mainly occurred off-screen with no focus on slaughter, in the first 2 minutes of the beach scene opening, most of the nameless men you see on screen have been slaughtered. And this is what Spielberg gets across in those 20 minutes more than anything: these individuals, some of the bravest men who have ever lived, don’t even get a chance to fight. The waste and wounding which is burned into your brain and onto your eyes never leaves you.

Using hand held cameras to make this up close and personal, you are in the thick of action. Whether on the battlefield or simply watching the chosen men for this mission interact, you are alongside them, sharing the horror, humour and grief they all have to deal with.

Although Tom Hanks is the A lister at the centre of the movie, the character who made the most impression on me was Edward Burns: Reiban was someone who, although a big presence in the group and quick to anger, also was the one who had the most difficulty trying to understand the situation he was in, as well as trying to survive. And the brief moment between him and Ryan before a battle, (a look which says a thousand words, with no dialogue) shows that even when there are no guns firing, the drama can be just as hard hitting.

But the 4K remaster made me see the film in a completely different way. Everything was more visceral and the washed-out look of the film makes the contrast even more stark. This was a perfect 4K remaster of a classic. 

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This does not glorify war. - Saving Private Ryan review by RP

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02/02/2012

I saw this at the cinema when it was first released and now again on DVD I was just as shocked by the first 20 minutes. Certainly it does not glorify war. If this is what war is like, then that's one place I never want to be. After that – when the storytelling begins – it all seems a bit of an anticlimax, and the premise that a small platoon of troops is sent to wander semi-randomly around to rescue / retrieve a lone soldier seems a little far fetched. There are other flaws that bug me as well, from its over-riding American war perspective to the wooden acting abilities of Tom Hanks. I guess this sums up this film for me: multi-Oscar winning, flawed action film masquerading as a war film, some very powerful scenes, and despite my reservations Tom Hanks does act better than in many of his other films. It is most definitely American and the patriotism is a little over-done for this Brit. But it's a good film and I rate it as 4/5 stars.

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