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  • Published: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Edition: Special limited ed.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 49 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0783233531
  • 9780783233536
  • 0783235402
  • 9780783235400
  • 667068443325

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Saving Private Ryan

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Call number: DVD War Saving

Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

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Special features: Exclusive message from Steven Spielberg -- Saving Private Ryan: "Into the breach" (25 min.) -- 2 theatrical trailers -- Production notes -- Cast and filmmakers' bios.

Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson, Harve Presnell, Bryan Cranston, David Wohl, Nathan Fillion, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Hurst, Maximilian Martini, Leland Orser.

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private 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 uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

DVD, region 1; 5.1 digital surround, 2.0 Dolby surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.85:1).

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felt like I'd been hit by a truck after watching this, but glad i did.


Markwells already said everything about this movie. It's emotional, the characters are developed really well and it's got a killer soundtrack (John Williams). The only bad thing about "Saving Private Ryan" was it's length (almost three hours long).

great movie

This is a very heartfelt movie

A masterpiece

This is one of the best war movies ever made and probably the best cinematic rendering of World War Two that you'll find. Steven Spielberg pulls out all the stops and thrusts us onto the beach at Normandy in the middle of all the horrible action. The first 30 minutes of this movie is nearly exhausting in the totality of out and out attack and battle for survival. Spielberg spares nothing. He captures every detail of the chaos in frightening clarity. As the smoke clears and the dust settles we can catch our breath and get on with our business of saving Private Ryan. The action doesn't stop there though and neither does the realism. Make no mistake this is not a heartless action flick. With the well-acted story line, colorful cast of characters, and documentary worthy cinematography. This motion picture is a moving experience. A must see!


Matt Damon does a really good job in this movie.

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