Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) For intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language.

Overview

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.
Theatrical Release Date 1998
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Director, Winner, 1998
  • Academy Awards, Best Cinematography, Winner, 1998

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) For intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language.

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    169
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Audio
    Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound, AC3 Audio Encoding
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Keep Case
    Single Side - Dual Layer
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
    Letterbox - 1.85
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    Dolby Surround - English
    Additional Release Material:
    Behind the Scenes
    Introduction: Message From Steven Spielberg
    Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    Interactive Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Text/Photo Galleries:
    Production Notes
    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.
  • Release Date
    11/02/99
  • Theatrical Release
    1998
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    For intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language.
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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New York Times 07-24-1998 "...Soberly magnificent....It is the ultimate devastating letter home..."
Box Office 09-01-1998 "...Effective the film is, communicating the gruesome nature of combat as few anti-war films ever have..."
Los Angeles Times 07-24-1998 "...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..."
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